October 22, 2005
This week from the Fitzgerald Theater, we welcome Canadian singer-songwriters, The Wailin’ Jennys, The Mila vocal ensemble, and the mad musical talents of Bill Hinckley & Judy Larson, Prudence Johnson, and John Niemann. Join us Saturday, right after you carve that giant pumpkin on the front steps.

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Segment 1
00:00:00Logo
00:00:12Tishomingo Blues
00:02:47GK opens, talks about the president's popularity ratings, naming blizzards, cold in St. Paul
00:04:39"Apocalypse Lullaby" - Wailin' Jennys
00:08:40Bud script
00:09:43"In St. Paul" (Railroad Bill) - GK, Pat Donohue, GASB
00:12:30"Nashville Pickin'" - Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
00:15:16Bush script
Segment 2
00:17:58Bob script
00:27:09GK introduces the Mila Vocal Ensemble
00:28:13"Moma Bega Prez Livage" - Mila Vocal Ensemble
00:31:04GK talks to Mila Vocal Ensemble
00:32:49"Austro-Bulgarian" - Mila Vocal Ensemble
00:35:55Powdermilk Biscuit Break
00:40:07GK intros Bill Hinkley and Judy Larson
00:41:15"Blues For Home Sweet Home" - Bill Hinkley and Judy Larson
Segment 3
00:45:34News From Lake Wobegon
01:00:16"Bring it On Home to Me" - GK/ Prudence/ GASB
Segment 4
01:03:33Intermission/"It's A Sin To Tell A Lie"
01:07:20Greetings
01:11:50"The Winter is Long" (the Water is Wide)- GK/Prudence/GASB
01:14:38GK talks with Wailin' Jennys
01:16:15"Hard Times Come Again No More" - Wailin' Jennys
01:18:46"Beautiful Dawn" - Wailin' Jennys with the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
01:22:02"Nu-Grape" - Bill Hinkley and Judy Larson
01:24:33Cheese script
Segment 5
01:25:52GK introduces the Mila Vocal Ensemble
01:27:11"Zamruknala Moma Jana" - Mila Vocal Ensemble
01:31:00"Oj, Nitochka" - Mila Vocal Ensemble
01:32:33Cowboys script/"Colorado Trail- GK & Wailin' Jennys/"Dry and Dusty" - Bill and Judy
01:44:09St. Paul script
01:47:46GK talks with Wailin' Jennys
Segment 6
01:52:48Credits
01:54:22"Shop Medley 1" - Mila Vocal Ensemble
01:55:30SFX script
01:56:48"Bring it On Home to Me" reprise



Photos from the show
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Tim Russell does an impersonation. In the light of a full moon, Garrison presents the News from Lake Wobegon.
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Roundin' up some dogies in a Cowboys script. Bill Hinkley and Judy Larson join us on the porch.
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The Mila Vocal Ensemble and the Wailin' Jennys lend a hand to the Powdermilk Biscuit Break. Garrison Keillor gives the audience a five minute time out.

Guest Information
  • The Wailin' Jennys
  • Bill Hinkley and Judy Larson
  • Mila Vocal Ensemble
  • Prudence Johnson
  • John Niemann
  • Guest Recordings
  • The Wailin' Jennys

  • Scripts
  • Bud script
  • Bush script
  • Bob script
  • Cheese script
  • The Lives of the Cowboys
  • St. Paul script
  • SFX script
  • Lyrics
  • In St. Paul
  • The Winter is Long

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