April 2, 2005
We've been looking forward to this: On Saturday we'll start our month-long visit to New York City with a live broadcast out of Town Hall. We invited mandolin virtuoso and bluegrass rebel Sam Bush, cabaret star Maude Maggart, violinist Andy Stein and vocalist Prudence Johnson.

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Segment 1
00:00:13Tishomingo Blues
00:02:44GK talks about Buddy Holly, also, cadet Jessamyn Liu
00:04:20Opening SFX script
00:12:46"42nd St."/"Boulevard of Broken Dreams" - Maude Maggart
00:17:38Yiddish/Minnesota Dictionary script
00:20:59GK talks with Sam Bush
00:21:30"Memphis in the Meantime" - Sam Bush and Shoe Band
Segment 2
00:26:01Hans Christian Anderson script
00:34:48Powdermilk Biscuit Break
00:39:15GK talks to Pat Donohue
00:39:48"Big City Bound" - Pat Donohue and Shoe Band
Segment 3
00:42:21GK talks about Buddy Holly
00:44:00It Doesn't Matter Anymore" - GK, Prudence, Shoe Band
00:44:57"True Love Ways" - GK, Prudence, Shoe Band
00:47:33Guy Noir script
Segment 4
01:13:32Department of Folk Song, GK talks to Cendra Lynn
01:15:29"Baby's Boat's a Silver Moon" - Prudence Johnson
01:17:40GK talks about Jimmie Rodgers
01:19:34"The Train Carryin' Jimmie Rodgers Home" - Prudence Johnson and Shoe Band
01:22:52Coffee script
01:24:25"Forgotten Man" - Maude Maggart
01:27:54GK talks to Maude Maggart
01:30:11"Talk of the Town" - Maude Maggart
Segment 5
01:33:26The News from Lake Wobegon
Segment 6
01:47:05"Puppies & Knapsacks" - Sam Bush and Shoe Band
01:51:09Catchup script
01:55:08"I'll See You Again" - Maude Maggart
01:57:38"Red River Valley" - GK, Prudence, Shoe Band

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The leader of our Guy's All-Star Show Band, Rich Dworsky.Cabaret singer Maude Maggart, with "42nd Street"/"Boulevard of Broken Dreams."
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Prudence Johnson joins Garrison on a tribute to Buddy Holly, with "True Love Ways." Maude Maggart plays herself in the Guy Noir script.
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Garrison leads the audience in "Oklahoma."The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, featuring Andy Stein and Sam Bush, with "Puppies and Knapsacks."

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  • Sam Bush
  • Maude Maggart
  • Andy Stein
  • Prudence Johnson
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  • Sam Bush

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  • Yiddish/Minnesota Dictionary script
  • Hans Christian Anderson script
  • Guy Noir script
  • Coffee script
  • Catchup script
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