February 12, 2005
We'll be on the edge of our seats at the Fitz this weekend, waiting to see what the young guys in the rebellious Appalachian string band Old Crow Medicine Show have for us. We'll be glad to have them (back for the first time since September), along with Peter Ostroushko, Prudence Johnson, John Niemann, and more.

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Segment 1
00:00:11Tishomingo Blues
00:02:15GK opens, talks about Lent and St. Valentine's Day, mild winter, his daughter
00:05:30"Under the Stars" - GK/Prudence Johnson, strings, Shoe Band
00:09:29GK talks about our guests tonight, talks with Prudence
00:10:37"Let it Be Me" - GK/Prudence, strings, Shoe Band
Segment 2
00:13:12Pencil script
00:15:23GK intros Old Crow Medicine Show
00:15:50"Tell it to Me" - Old Crow Medicine Show
00:19:13Guy Noir script
00:33:33Powdermilk Biscuit Break
00:35:43GK intros next piece
00:36:25"The Good Life" - Rich Dworsky, Joseph Johnson, Gary Raynor
Segment 3
00:39:23GK talks about Lincoln's birthday
00:40:00"Gentle Annie" - Loner String Quartet
00:41:07Lincoln segment with Bob Rogers
00:52:27"Deep Elm Blues" - Pat Donohue and Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
00:56:12GK introduces Old Crow Medicine Show
00:56:29"Big Time in the Jungle" - Old Crow Medicine Show
Segment 4
01:03:40Greetings/Welcome to 2nd half of show
01:07:02"Taking A Chance on Love" - Prudence Johnson
01:10:16Furniture script
01:11:22Pants script
01:12:50GK talks about Valentine's Day as a kid
01:14:05"When I Dream" - GK/Prudence, strings, Shoe Band
01:17:29"What'll I Do?" - GK/Prudence, strings, Shoe Band
01:21:40Rhubarb script
01:26:53GK intros Loner String Quartet
01:27:47"Lord, In Thy Bosom We Will Rest" - Peter Ostroushko, Loner String Quartet, Richard Dworsky
Segment 5
01:31:34The News from Lake Wobegon
Segment 6
01:42:25"I Got the Morning Blues" - Peter Ostroushko and Shoe Band
01:46:24GK talks to Old Crow Medicine Show
01:47:11"Drinkin' of the Wine" - Old Crow Medicine Show
01:51:34GK talks to Old Crow about Washington Phillips
01:52:16"Denomination Blues" - Old Crow Medicine Show
01:55:33GK thanks guests, credits
01:57:30"Red Wing" closer

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Sound-effects man Tom Keith makes the sound of Guy Noir's footsteps. "The Good Life."
Pat Donohue with "Deep Elm Blues." Garrison reads through Greetings submitted by listeners and audience members.
Peter Ostroushko with "Lord, In Thy Bosom We Will Rest." "I Got The Morning Blues," with (left to right) John Niemann, Pat Donohue, Peter Ostroushko, the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band (in the back), and Garrison on the jug.

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