June 11, 2005
This weekend we're headed to Ohio for a show at the Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls. Our friends Elana Fremerman (on fiddle) and Cindy Cashdollar (on dobro and steel guitar) will be there, and we've asked the Minnesota-based a capella group Tonic Sol-Fa to join us as well. Plus: The Hopeful Gospel Quartet (Garrison, Robin and Linda Williams, and Mollie O'Brien), the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, the News From Lake Wobegon and more.

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Segment 1
00:00:00Logo
00:00:13Tishomingo Blues, opening credits
00:03:22GK opens, talks about Cuyahoga Falls
00:03:48"Twin Guitar Special" - Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
00:07:06Falls script
00:12:35"A Beautiful Life" - Hopeful Gospel Quartet
00:15:08GK talks about Tonic Sol-Fa, battle of the vocal quartets
00:15:32"All I'm Thinkin' About" - Hopeful Gospel Quartet
Segment 2
00:19:26Lives of the Cowboys script
00:30:37Powdermilk Biscuit Break
00:32:11GK introduces Tonic Sol-Fa
00:32:58"29 Ways" - Tonic Sol-Fa
00:35:12"Cecilia" - Tonic Sol-Fa
00:37:18"Looking Out My Back Door" - Pat Donohue and Shoe Band
Segment 3
00:40:09Guy Noir script
00:53:45GK introduces Elana Fremerman
00:54:38"Exactly Like You" - Elana Fremerman and Shoe Band
00:57:46GK introduces Hopefuls
00:58:12"Leaving Home" - Hopeful Gospel Quartet
01:01:51Intermission/"Stompin' At The Savoy"
Segment 4
01:06:33Welcome Back to the 2nd half, GK talks about Ohio history, Cleveland Cuyahoga Valley
01:10:00Greetings
01:13:00"For Better or Worse" - Robin & Linda Williams with Shoe Band
01:16:35Marriage script
01:21:34"Hamilton County Breakdown" - Elana Fremerman and Shoe Band
01:25:18SFX script (Cleveland)
01:31:19GK brings back Tonic Sol-Fa
01:33:00"Sleep On" - Tonic Sol-Fa
01:35:46"Chances" - Tonic Sol-Fa
Segment 5
01:39:35The News from Lake Wobegon
Segment 6
01:54:18"Farewell My Home" - Hopeful Gospel Quartet/Credits
01:57:33Powdermilk Biscuit Theme/"1812 Overture"/"Stars and Stripes"



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Our Royal Academy of Radio Actors: Fred Newman, Tim Russell, Sue Scott. Cindy Cashdollar.
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Elana Fremerman on violin. Linda and Robin Williams, with "For Better or Worse."
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Garrison Keillor. Drummer Arnie Kinsella.

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  • Elana Fremerman
  • Cindy Cashdollar
  • Tonic Sol-Fa
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  • Robin & Linda Williams
  • Tonic Sol-Fa
  • Cindy Cashdollar
  • Mollie O'Brien

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  • Lives of the Cowboys script
  • Guy Noir
  • Marriage script
  • SFX script
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