July 2, 2005
We love playing shows at Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts, so we're thrilled to be headed there for the coming Fourth of July weekend, for a Saturday show at the Koussevitzky Music Shed. And what a group musical guests! We'll welcome Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Professor Peter Schickele with David Düsing, and Inga Swearingen. Plus, violinist Andy Stein, vocalist Prudence Johnson, our Royal Academy of Radio Acting, and more.

Listen to the show
Requires free RealAudio player. See how to listen.

In its entirety
Listen to the whole show, broadcast on July 2, 2005.

Trouble with the link? Try this one.
In segments
Play individual show segments as listed below.

Segment 1
00:00:00Logo
00:00:08Tishomingo Blues
00:03:06GK opens, talks about Lake Wobegon, potato salad, Blair script
00:04:55James Levine Honk- Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
00:06:50"Make Me A Palette" - Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
00:10:28Camp script
00:14:31GK talk
00:14:55"Stockbridge Mohican Song" - GK, company
00:17:00"Attics of My Life" - GK, Prudence, Strings, Shoes
Segment 2
00:20:25"Scarborough Fair" - Inga Swearingen, strings, Shoes
00:23:42"Palms of Victory" - GK, company
00:27:12Powdermilk Biscuit Break/ Dwelling in Tanglewood
00:30:40"The Road to Kingdom Come" - Pat Donohue, strings, Shoes
00:34:07Guy Noir script
00:44:39GK introduces Peter Schickele and David Düsing
00:45:30"If Love is Real" - Peter Schickele and David Düsing (with Arnie Kinsella)
Segment 3
00:48:38GK talks to Peter and David, Peter introduces next song
00:51:12"Cyndi" - Peter Schickele and David Düsing
00:54:12Lenox script
00:56:57GK intros Gillian and David
00:57:45"Red Clay Halo" - Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
01:01:00"Palms of Victory" - GK and live audience
01:01:33Intermission/"My Honey's Lovin' Arms"
Segment 4
01:06:06GK talks about Declaration of Independence, all sing "Star Spangled Banner"
01:09:30Greetings
01:11:44"Let it Be Me" - GK, Prudence, strings, Shoes
01:13:36"Dear Someone" - Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
01:16:25"And I Love Her" - Prudence Johnson, Inga Swearingen and Shoes
01:19:22More greetings
01:21:17Fourth script
01:25:25"Gigue for 2 Basses" - Gary Raynor and Nathan Farrington
01:27:39Café Boeuf script
01:33:26GK introduces Inga
01:33:50"Where Flamingos Fly" - Inga Swearingen, Richard Dworsky, Gary Raynor
Segment 5
01:37:15The News from Lake Wobegon (with "Palms of Victory")
Segment 6
01:49:32"Independence Rag" - Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
01:51:22"Goin' Down the Road" - Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
01:55:05Credits
01:56:20"The Parting Glass"/"Palms of Victory"



Photos from the show
Click images to view slideshow. (Photos taken by Bill Pedersen)

Enlarge photo Enlarge photo
The beautiful grounds of Tanglewood. Inga Swearingen and Prudence Johnson rehearse.
Enlarge photo Enlarge photo
Fans find spots on the outside lawn. Garrison with the opening monologue.
Enlarge photo Enlarge photo
Sue Scott, Tim Russell and Fred Newman. Prudence, Inga, Garrison, Peter and David.

Guest Information
  • Gillian Welch & David Rawlings
  • Peter Schickele
  • David Düsing
  • Inga Swearingen
  • Andy Stein
  • Prudence Johnson
  • Guest Recordings
  • Gillian Welch
  • Peter Schickele

  • Scripts
  • Blair script
  • Camp script
  • Guy Noir
  • Lenox script
  • Fourth script
  • Café Boeuf script
  • Lyrics
  • Tishomingo Blues

  • Online Greetings
  • This week's greetings
  • Submit a greeting
  • Music Information
    Performers, music sources and credits

    Chat About the Show
    Join the Chatterbox and share your thoughts about the show.
    The News from Lake Wobegon
    Is available as a podcast from Audible.com.

    Old Sweet Songs: A Prairie Home Companion 1974-1976

    Old Sweet Songs

    Lovingly selected from the earliest archives of A Prairie Home Companion, this heirloom collection represents the music from earliest years of the now legendary show: 1974–1976. With songs and tunes from jazz pianist Butch Thompson, mandolin maestro Peter Ostroushko, Dakota Dave Hull and the first house band, The Powdermilk Biscuit Band (Adam Granger, Bob Douglas and Mary DuShane).

    Available now»

    American Public Media © |   Terms and Conditions   |   Privacy Policy