June 5, 2004
The show this week was broadcast live from Meadowbrook Farm Musical Arts Center in Guilford, New Hampshire, featuring an extra-large Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, with guests Vince Giordano, Duke Heitger, Andy Stein, and Butch Thompson. We have music from acoustic rebels Old Crow Medicine Show and a return visit from Leon Redbone.

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Segment 1
00:00:00Logo (MPR)
00:00:12Tishomingo Blues
00:03:17GK announces Ronald Reagan's passing, "Lighthouse"/"Where Could I Go?"
00:07:52"Minor Drag" - Butch Thompson, Rich Dworsky, Shoe Band
Segment 2
00:10:32Also script
00:12:21"'Tain't No Sin" - Vince Giordano and Shoe Band
00:14:50GK talks about New Hampshire history
00:15:14GK introduces Old Crow Medicine Show
00:15:30"Tear it Down" - Old Crow Medicine Show
Segment 3
00:17:52Café Boeuf script
00:19:46GK talks about the bears in Gilford, N.H. politics
00:20:35"Another Friend Like Me" - Pat Donohue and Shoe Band
Segment 4
00:24:13Chamber of Commerce script
00:26:33"We're Going Down" - GK and Shoe Band
00:27:55Powdermilk Biscuit Break
00:30:25GK talks about Leon Redbone
00:31:00GK talks about Old Crow Medicine Show
00:31:30"CC Rider" - Old Crow Medicine Show
00:37:11"Hard to Tell" - Old Crow Medicine Show
Segment 5
00:40:52Guy Noir script
00:53:06GK talks more about Hew Hampshire
00:53:43GK intros Leon Redbone
00:54:00"Big Time Woman" - Leon Redbone and Shoe Band
00:57:41"Shiek of Araby" - Leon Redbone and Shoe Band
01:01:08Intermission - "I Can't Give You Anything But Love"
01:05:18Welcome Back to the Second Half, New England history, Greetings
01:12:55"Clothesline Ballet" - Butch Thompson
01:16:14"Rivers of Babylon" - GK and Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
Segment 6
01:19:00Catchup script
01:23:32"Lonesome Me" - Butch Thompson and Pat Donohue
Segment 7
01:26:17The News From Lake Wobegon
01:41:50"Let's Break the Good News" - Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
Segment 8
01:44:47GK recites Vermont limerick
01:45:09Mel's Buffet script / Gas script
01:47:01"Ain't Misbehavin'" - Leon Redbone
01:50:30"Wagon Wheel" - Old Crow Medicine Show
01:55:10Credits
01:56:22"America the Beautiful" closer
01:59:05Minor Drag reprise

Photos from the show
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Leon RedboneVince Giordano
Duke Heitger Butch Thompson
GK and crowd Old Crow Medicine Show

Guest Information
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  • Leon Redbone
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  • Vince Giordano
  • Duke Heitger
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  • Old Crow Medicine Show
  • Leon Redbone

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  • Café Boeuf
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Guy Noir
  • Catchup
  • Mel's Buffet/Gas


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  • We're Going Down


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