May 28, 2005
We had a lovely Memorial Day at Wolf Trap last year, so we're thrilled to be heading that way again for this year's long weekend. Joining us will be Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, the phenomenal blues and folk singer Odetta, Mari and Håkon Samuelsen, Peter Ostroushko, Prudence Johnson. Plus the Royal Academy of Radio Acting, and our Guy's All-Star Shoe Band. Join us.

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Segment 1
00:00:13Tishomingo Blues, opening credits
00:02:56GK talks about summer beginning, all the rain, school ending
00:03:56"In My Life" - GK, Prudence, Shoe Band
00:10:11GK introduces Doyle Lawson
00:10:39"Heartbreak #9" - Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver
00:13:57Doyle talks to the crowd, introduces band
00:15:50"Four Walls" - Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver
Segment 2
00:18:36SFX script
00:24:49"Brasilierinho" - Peter Ostroushko and Shoe Band
00:26:35GK intros Mari and Håkon Samuelsen
00:27:42"Whoop-I-ti-yi-yo" - GK with Mari and Håkon Samuelsen
00:28:30"Summertime" - GK with Mari and Håkon Samuelsen and live audience
00:31:31Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 3
00:33:05"Jesus Gave Her Water" - Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver
00:35:13Norse script
00:40:003 Cheers for Norwegian independence
00:40:50"Mountain Vision" - Mari and Håkon Samuelsen
00:45:14Bush script (with "All I Have to Do is Dream")
00:55:50"Something Inside So Strong" - Odetta
01:00:50Odetta introduces Seth Farber
01:01:19"Can't Afford to Lose My Man" - Odetta, with Seth Farber and Shoe Band
01:03:45Intermission/"Ain't She Sweet"
Segment 4
01:08:24Welcome back to the second half, Pants script
01:13:50"Live It Up" - Pat Donohue and Shoe Band
01:17:15"He Just Disappeared" - GK, Prudence, Shoe Band
Segment 5
01:21:24The News from Lake Wobegon
Segment 6
01:37:20"Don't It Make You Want To Go Home" - Prudence Johnson
01:41:00"You Gotta Know How" - Odetta
01:44:56GK intros Russ Ringsak
01:45:31"A Little Over 29 Ton" - Russ Ringsak
01:47:16GK talks with Mari and Håkon Samuelsen
01:47:55"Passacaglia" - Mari and Håkon Samuelsen
01:54:30"You Gotta Dig A Little Deeper" - Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver
01:57:11More credits, "Will The Circle Be Unbroken"

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Norwegian siblings Mari and Håkon Samuelsen. Vocalist Prudence Johnson.
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Bluegrass greats Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver. Garrison laughing at Fred Newman's sound effects.
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Doyle Lawson Folk and blues singer Odetta.

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  • Prudence Johnson
  • Peter Ostroushko
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  • Peter Ostroushko

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  • Pants script
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  • He Just Disappeared
  • A Little Over 29 Ton

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