April 9, 2005
It was great to be back in New York last weekend, and we're looking forward to a second show there this Saturday (with clearer weather, we hope): We've invited big-band leader Vince Giordano and his Nighthawks, pianist André Watts, blues and folk singer Odetta, and violinist Andy Stein. The Royal Academy of Actors will be there, too, with the adventures of Guy Noir and so much more.

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Segment 1
00:00:00Logo
00:00:13Tishomingo Blues
00:02:35"Town Hall Song" - GK, Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, Shoe Band
00:04:32Opening SFX script
00:09:24"Happy Feet" - Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
00:13:00Radio script
Segment 2
00:32:28Powdermilk Biscuit Break
00:34:03GK talks to Odetta
00:35:48"Weeping Willow Blues" - Odetta and the Nighthawks
00:39:15"You Don't Know My Mind" - Odetta and the Nighthawks
Segment 3
00:43:28Guy Noir
00:53:38GK talks with André Watts
00:58:17"Oiseaux Tristes" (Sad Birds) - André Watts
01:03:08"Schlaf Los, Frage & Antwort" (Sleepless Questions and Answers) - André Watts
01:06:33Intermission/"Nobody's Sweetheart"
Segment 4
01:10:40Greetings
01:13:44"I'll Be Home" - GK, Nighthawks, Shoe Band
01:15:50"Rolling Stones Medley" - Pat Donohue, Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, Vince
01:19:22Hard script
01:21:02Fritz Electronics script
01:24:02GK talks with Odetta
01:24:48"Rich Man" - Odetta and Keith Cotton with Andy Stein
Segment 5
01:29:22The News from Lake Wobegon
Segment 6
01:43:32"Nocturne in C-sharp Minor" - André Watts
01:50:00Catchup script
01:52:25"You Shake That Thing" - Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks
01:56:03Credits
01:57:16"Oh Baby I Love You So" - All

Scene at the Fitz

April 30, 2005
Chrysler Hall, Norfolk, Virginia
Andy Bowes and his son Ben Bowes, hard at work on the perfect Greeting.


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Garrison sings a song about Town Hall.Odetta, with the "Weeping Willow Blues."
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Garrison chats with pianist André Watts. Pat Donohue with a Rolling Stones Medley.
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Garrison with the News From Lake Wobegon."Vince Giordano leads his Nighthawks on "You Shake That Thing."

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  • Odetta
  • André Watts
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  • Odetta
  • André Watts

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  • Town Hall Song (Lyrics)
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