June 26, 2004
We come to you this week from Marymoor Park in Redmond, Washington, just outside Seattle. Joining us this week are be singer/songwriter Kelly Joe Phelps and mandolin master Peter Ostroushko.

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Segment 1
00:00:00Logo (MPR)
00:00:11Tishomingo Blues
00:02:25GK opens, Marymoor script
00:07:04GK talks about Microsoft and laptops
00:07:24"He Stays Online" - Hopeful Gospel Quartet and Shoe Band
Segment 2
00:10:52Decaf script
00:12:28"Three Crows" - Peter Ostroushko and Shoe Band
00:16:38GK talks about Redmond and Marymoor
Segment 3
00:17:15The Lives of the Cowboys script
00:27:40"Green Summertime" - Hopeful Gospel Quartet and Shoe Band
00:32:07Powdermilk Biscuit Break
00:35:12"Jericho" - Kelly Joe Phelps
Segment 4
00:41:07SFX script
00:47:14GK talks to Kelly Joe Phelps
00:48:11"Window Grin" - Kelly Joe Phelps
Segment 5
00:51:26Guy Noir script
01:01:17Intermission - "Some of These Days"
01:05:58"Summer in Lake Wobegon" - GK and Shoes
01:09:06Greetings
01:12:58"Falling in Love" - Hopefuls and Shoes
01:16:00GK talks about weather
Segment 6
01:16:25Catchup script
01:19:33GK introduces Kelly Joe Phelps
01:20:35"Tommy" - Kelly Joe Phelps
01:25:54"A Touch of the Past" - Hopeful Gospel Quartet and Shoe Band
Segment 7
01:29:37News from Lake Wobegon
01:47:25"Choro" - Peter Ostroushko and Guy's All Star Shoe Band
01:50:56"I Couldn't Keep it to Myself" - HGQ and Shoe Band
01:54:18Credits
01:55:40Fred Newman recaps the show's best sound effects
01:56:25"Goodnight Ladies" / "Lighthouse" closer

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Peter OstroushkoMarymoor Amphitheatre
Kelly Joe Phelps Hopeful Gospel Quartet

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