January 22, 2005
Rhonda Vincent and the Rage were with us for the Halloween show,and we had a fantastic time. So we invited this bluegrass queen back for Saturday's show at the Fitz, and she accepted! Considering St. Paul's recent weather reports, we're calling her the trooper of the month, with a reward she can tell the folks back in Missouri about: Temps above zero. Join us, plus Jim Lauderdale, the Royal Academy of Radio Acting, and more.

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Segment 1
00:00:12Tishomingo Blues
00:02:36GK talks about winter's arrival, Embarrass, MN has the all-time lowest temperature
00:04:16GK talks to Rolland Fowler in Embarrass by phone
00:05:40"Road Rage" - Rhonda Vincent & The Rage
00:09:07Opening SFX script
00:12:35"Freezin'" - Pat Donohue and Shoe Band
Segment 2
00:16:53News script (with Inauguration Song)
00:27:16GK intros Jim Lauderdale
00:27:57"Sandy Ford" - Jim Lauderdale and Shoe Band
00:32:10GK talks about Jim Lauderdale
00:32:31Powdermilk Biscuit Break
00:34:20GK talks more with Jim Lauderdale
00:35:27King of Broken Hearts- Jim Lauderdale and Shoe Band
Segment 3
00:38:50"I Ain't Never" - GK and Jearlyn Steele
00:41:01GK introduces Andrew "Cadillac" Kolstad
00:42:15"Four F Ferdinand the Frantic Freak" - Cadillac Kolstad
00:45:32The Lives of the Cowboys script
00:56:37GK brings back Rhonda Vincent & The Rage
00:57:00"I've Forgotten You" - Rhonda Vincent & The Rage
01:01:27"Ghost of A Chance" - Rhonda Vincent & The Rage
01:05:54"Twelfth Street Rag" - Guy's All-Star Shoe Band (Intermission)
Segment 4
01:10:04Greetings/Welcome to 2nd half of show
01:14:07"A Fool in Love" - Jearlyn Steele and Shoe Band
01:17:37"Maple on the Hill" - GK, Jim Lauderdale, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
01:20:38GK introduces Cadillac Kolstad with Jearlyn Steele
01:21:04"St. Louis Blues" - Jearlyn and Cadillac Kolstad
01:25:43Catchup script
01:29:00"Rollin' the Dice"- Jim Lauderdale, Shoe Band, Jearlyn Steele
Segment 5
01:31:24The News from Lake Wobegon
Segment 6
01:43:17"My True Love" - Pat Donohue and Shoe Band
01:46:00"Rescue Cat" - GK and Rich Dworsky
01:50:15GK talks with Rhonda Vincent
01:51:15"Instrumental" - Rhonda Vincent & the Rage
01:54:40Credits, talent show announcement
01:56:09"This World is Not My Home" - All/Closer

Scene at the Fitz

The People We Meet at Our Show

Richard Haughian
Richard, Denise,
& the Beckhams
Richard Haughian, the man on the left (from River Falls, Wisconsin, seen here at the January 22 show with his wife Denise and friends Sue and Dick Beckham), claims to be the only liberal car dealer on the planet. We hope he's wrong.

Jan and Taylor
Jan & Taylor
Jan Meck of Houston and her son Taylor Sprenkle of Washington, DC, decided to meet up in Minnesota for a bit of a Prairie Home weekend; when they found out that the Saturday show was sold out, they decided to come anyway for a Friday preview show. Then they hit the rush line on January 22 in the hopes of a double feature and they got in!

Peter and Sara
Peter & Sara
Peter Albrecht and Sara Mushlitz are like west and east. He lives in Minneapolis and she lives in St. Paul. But when we caught up with the couple at the Fitz on January 22, they managed somehow to be lovely together and even to take a fine photo. Peter figured we were being friendly because of his Wobegonian hat, but people are just friendly here in St. Paul, Peter. Ask Sara. She'll tell you.

The Johnsons
The Johnsons
Jake and Judy Johnson's daughter Janelle was kind enough to get her parents a Christmas gift of tickets to our January 22 show. The parents have been listening for years from their home in St. Cloud, which, says Jake, is not far from the start of the Lake Wobegon bike trail.

Photos from the show
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Garrison talks about the arrival of winter. Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, with "Road Rage."
Rich Dworsky, pianist and leader of our Guy's All-Star Shoe Band. Jim Lauderdale with "Sandy Ford."
Garrison and the Royal Academy of Radio Acting, with the Lives of the Cowboys. Jearlyn Steele and Garrison with "A Fool In Love."

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