June 25, 2005
This weekend we're headed to the Chastain Amphitheater in Atlanta, where we'll welcome opera singer Jan Grissom (a soprano), blues singer Precious Bryant, and the prolific Sam Bush on mandolin. Plus, our friends Andy Stein and Prudence Johnson, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, and so much more. We're recording the show live on Friday for Saturday and Sunday broadcasts.

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Segment 1
00:00:12Tishomingo Blues
00:02:58GK open, talk about Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, people eating in the park, government allowing seizure of private property
00:04:14GK intros Sam Bush
00:04:49"Bringin' in the Georgia Mail" - Sam Bush and Shoe Band
00:07:00Rhubarb script
00:12:41GK brings out Prudence Johnson
00:13:02"Love is Strange" - GK and Prudence Johnson with Shoe Band
00:16:30NPR script
00:20:49"Mystery Train" - Pat Donohue and Shoe Band (with GK intro)
Segment 2
00:24:24GK introduces Precious Bryant
00:25:20"Blues All Around" - Precious Bryant
00:27:52Powdermilk Biscuit Break
00:30:30GK intros next song, talks about A.P. Carter
00:30:52"Gold Watch and Chain" - GK, Prudence Johnson, Sam Bush, Shoe Band
00:34:23Catchup script
00:38:07GK intros next tune, dedicates it to the gentlemen his age
00:39:05"Sleepy Man" - Prudence Johnson and Shoe Band
Segment 3
00:42:10Guy Noir script
00:54:21"Under The Stars" - Prudence Johnson and GK (with GK intro)
00:56:58GK talks about the Atlanta Opera, intros Jan Grissom, La Traviata talk
00:58:42"Sempre Libre" - Jan Grissom
01:02:43GK talks to Jan Grissom
01:03:20"Musetta's Waltz ('Quando me'n vo' soletta la via')" - Jan Grissom
Segment 4
01:10:50Welcome Back to the 2nd half, Greetings
01:15:15GK talks about mixed marriages (Minnesota/Georgia)
01:15:34"Columbus Stockade Blues" - GK/Sam Bush/Shoes
01:18:25"Girl From the North Country" - Sam Bush (with Sam intro)
01:22:36Park script
01:24:16GK talks to Precious Bryant
01:25:12"The Truth" - Precious Bryant
01:28:16Scout script
01:30:00"Atlanta Twilight Waltz" - Rich Dworsky and Shoe Band
Segment 5
01:32:34The News from Lake Wobegon
Segment 6
01:47:17"At A Georgia Camp Meeting" - Shoe Band
01:49:17Improvised SFX script (Decency)
01:56:50Credits/"Next Time I'm in Town"

Photos from the show
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Chastain Park ushers provided friendly services and a sea of blue. Garrison leads the audience.
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As the sun set, candles came out in Chastain Park. Sam Bush was a featured performer at Chastain.
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Precious Bryant, with "The Truth." Rich Dworsky plays his composition, "Atlanta Twilight Waltz."

Guest Information
  • Jan Grissom
  • Precious Bryant
  • Sam Bush
  • Andy Stein
  • Prudence Johnson
  • Guest Recordings
  • Sam Bush
  • Precious Bryant
  • Jan Grissom
  • Prudence Johnson

  • Scripts
  • Rhubarb script
  • NPR script
  • Catchup script
  • Guy Noir
  • Park script
  • Scout script
  • Online Greetings
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  • Music Information
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