March 19, 2005
On November 01, 2003, we spent some time at the Fitz in St. Paul with Gillian Welch, David Rawlings, and Australian guitarist Jeff Lang. Butch Thompson joined us on piano and clarinet as well, and of course we also played host to our Royal Academy of Radio Actors. It was such a great show we thought we'd play it for you again this weekend.

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Segment 1
00:00:10Rebroadcast Announcement
00:00:16Tishomingo Blues
00:02:44Open Talk
00:05:20"Green Summertime" - Robin and Linda Williams and Their Fine Group
00:10:20Catchup script
00:12:57GK talks to Jeff Lang
00:13:49"The Road is Not Your Only Friend" - Jeff Lang
00:17:08"Slip Away" - Jeff Lang and Shoe Band
Segment 2
00:21:53"Mr. and Mrs. Jones" - Adam Granger
00:26:56Snow Emergency script
00:28:13Powdermilk Biscuit Break
00:29:55"Blues for Bemidji" - John Niemann and Shoe Band
00:33:34Rhubarb script
00:38:23"Make Me Down A Pallet on Your Floor" - Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
Segment 3
00:43:33"No One Knows My Name" - Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
00:47:28The Lives of the Cowboys script
00:55:26"Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" - Howard Levy, Shoe Band
00:58:31"Big Bill Stomp" - Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
Segment 4
01:02:35Welcome back to 2nd half
01:06:17"Untitled" - Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
01:12:43GK talk to Butch Thompson about his tour, pianos, Jelly Roll Morton
01:15:57"Mamamita" - Butch Thompson
01:19:26Grieg (Married Couple) script
01:29:17GK talks to Jeff Lang
01:30:25"Danville Girl" - Jeff Lang
Segment 5
01:35:20The News from Lake Wobegon
Segment 6
01:50:01"Mood Indigo" - Butch Thompson and Pat Donohue
01:52:23"My First Lover" - Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
01:57:25"Red Wing"/Closer - Shoe Band/All

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