January 24, 2004
Join us this week as we broadcast live from Erie, Pennsylvania. We'll be welcoming back American roots musician (and harmonica player) Spider John Koerner and lap steel and dobro player Cindy Cashdollar. We're also pleased to welcome to the stage be-hatted acoustic guitarist Leon Redbone.

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Segment 1
00:00:00Logo (MPR)
00:00:13Tishomingo Blues
00:03:27GK talks about Erie, Pennsylvania, George Bush's State of the Union Address, Patriot Act, Howard Dean, Mars rover
00:06:54"Blue Bonnet Rag" - Cindy Cashdollar and Shoe Band
Segment 2
00:09:00Erie script
00:18:04GK intros John Koerner
00:19:12"St. James Infirmary" - John Koerner
00:22:30"Midnight Special" - John Koerner
Segment 3
00:25:36Bush script
00:28:10Powdermilk Biscuit Break
00:30:00GK talks about Erie history
00:38:39"Cathal's Two-Step" - Rich Dworsky and Arnie Kinsella
Segment 4
00:41:20Guy Noir script
00:52:00"Livin' The Blues" - Leon Redbone with Cindy Cashdollar and Arnie Kinsella
00:55:00"Lazy River" - Leon Redbone with Cindy Cashdollar and Arnie Kinsella
00:58:50"Gospel Medley" - GK and band
01:04:00Intermission- Speedy
01:08:14Greetings
01:12:27"Girl From the North Country" - GK and Shoe Band
Segment 5
01:15:57Catchup script
01:18:49GK talks to John Koerner, tells jokes
01:21:30"Phoebe" - John Koerner
01:25:50"Cuckoo" - John Koerner
01:28:25"Rattlesnake" - John Koerner
Segment 6
01:30:18The News from Lake Wobegon
01:44:30"Little Brown Gal" - Shoe Band
01:48:00"Roll Along Kentucky Moon" - Leon Redbone with Cindy Cashdollar
Segment 7
01:52:30Coffee script
01:54:37Credits, Goodnight Ladies/ Gotta Travel On

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Cindy CashdollarLeon Redbone
Spider John Koerner Spider John Koerner
Garrison Keillor Rich Dworsky

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