February 14, 2004
This week we came at you live from Spartanburg, South Carolina, where we welcomed back our mandolin virtuoso and bluegrass rebel Sam Bush. We also brought hot flatpickin' folk guitar stylist Mr. Doc Watson to the stage.

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Segment 1
00:00:00Logo (MPR)
00:00:13Tishomingo Blues
00:03:15"Carolina Moon" - GK and Shoe Band
Segment 2
00:04:36Opening script
00:07:36"Columbus Stockade Blues" - GK, Sam Bush, Shoe Band
00:10:28"Crossroads" - Sam Bush and Shoe Band
Segment 3
00:14:03Rock script/ Loving You
00:26:34GK intros Baker Maultsby
00:27:50"Four Wal-Marts" - Baker Maultsby
00:31:50Powdermilk Biscuit Break/ "Turn Your Radio On"/ "Nonsense Song"/ "Tell Me Ma"
00:36:53"Boogie Woogie Baby" - Pat Donohue and Shoe Band
Segment 4
00:39:30Rhubarb script
00:42:37GK intros Doc Watson
00:43:33"Summertime" - Doc Watson, Richard Watson, and Sam Bush
00:48:03"Milk Cow Blues" - Doc Watson, Richard Watson, and Sam Bush
Segment 5
00:52:49Guy Noir script
01:05:28Intermission - "Broadway" - Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
01:14:09"Treasures Untold" - GK and Shoe Band
Segment 6
01:15:46Barbie script
01:17:32"Ralph' Banjo Special" - Sam Bush and Shoe Band
01:20:30"East Bound Freight Train" - Doc Watson, Jack Lawrence, and Sam Bush
01:24:27"Greenville Trestle" - Doc Watson, Jack Lawrence, and Sam Bush
01:28:33"Blue Eyed Jane" - Doc Watson, Jack Lawrence, and Sam Bush
Segment 7
01:32:15News from Lake Wobegon
01:46:30"Crazy Love" - Pat Donohue and Shoe Band
Segment 8
01:49:50English Majors script
01:51:27GK talks about Spartanburg
01:53:22"Amazing Grace" - GK and audience
01:54:37Credits, "Goodnight Ladies"/ "Wabash Cannonball"

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Baker Maultsby and bandDoc Watson
GK and Sue Scott Doc Watson and Jack Lawrence

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  • Doc Watson
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