June 4, 2005
We're looking forward to spending this Friday evening in L.A., at the Hollywood Bowl, and we're sure you'll love the show when we broadcast it for you throughout the weekend. Old Crow Medicine Show, Leo Kottke, Karan Casey, Maude Maggart, Greg Leisz, Prudence Johnson will all be hanging out with us in sunny southern California. It's going to be a great time...

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Segment 1
00:00:13Tishomingo Blues, opening credits
00:02:48GK opens, talks about guests, having a radio face, how his daughter loves school, teachers
00:05:27"Ripple" - GK, Prudence, Shoe Band, Strings
00:09:23Bowl script
00:15:47GK introduces Maude Maggart
00:16:15"On Such A Night As This" - Maude Maggart, Shoe Band, strings
00:19:24"Somewhere Over the Rainbow" - Maude Maggart
Segment 2
00:23:23Catchup script
00:27:44Powdermilk Biscuit Break
00:30:24GK talks about renovations to the Hollywood Bowl
00:31:24"Big Time in the Jungle" - Old Crow Medicine Show
00:34:26"Down South Blues" - Old Crow Medicine Show
00:38:38Guy Noir
Segment 3
00:51:08GK introduces Karan Casey, she sings a song she learned in school
00:52:46"The Brown and the Yellow Ale" - Karan Casey
00:57:32Aida script
01:03:02Intermission/"Yes Sir, That's My Baby" - Shoe Band
Segment 4
01:07:19Welcome back to the 2nd half, Bertha's Kitty Boutique script
01:10:49GK introduces Leo Kottke
01:11:27"Morning is A Long Way Home" - Leo Kottke
01:15:32"Eight Miles High" - Leo Kottke
01:19:38English Majors script
01:21:26"Drowning" - Pat Donohue and strings
01:24:46SFX script
01:29:23GK introduces Old Crow Medicine Show
01:30:34"Soul Rebel" - Old Crow Medicine Show
Segment 5
01:35:22The News from Lake Wobegon
Segment 6
01:52:50"Where Are You Tonight I Wonder" - Karan Casey, Shoe Band
01:57:32"Next Time I'm in Town" - GK, Shoes, Strings

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Garrison and Prudence Johnson, with "Ripple." Garrison, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, Fred Newman, and Prudence Johnson, with the Catchup script.
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Garrison chats with Karan Casey. Pat Donohue, with "Drowning."
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Garrison listens on as sound-effects guy Fred Newman does his thing. Garrison Keillor, with the News from Lake Wobegon.

Guest Information
  • Leo Kottke
  • Greg Leisz
  • Old Crow Medicine Show
  • Karan Casey
  • Maude Maggart
  • Prudence Johnson
  • Guest Recordings
  • Leo Kottke
  • Old Crow Medicine Show
  • Karan Casey

  • Scripts
  • Bowl script
  • Catchup script
  • Guy Noir
  • Aida script
  • Bertha's Kitty Boutique script
  • English Majors script
  • SFX script
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