October 29, 2005
This week from the haunted Fitzgerald Theater, we welcome a storm of eclectic virtuosity from Southern California, Nickel Creek. Also on the show Powdermilk Biscuit Band alumnus Adam Granger, singer Prudence Johnson, Andy Stein joins the Guy's All Star Shoe Band, plus an icy touch of the Halloween spirit.

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Segment 1
00:00:12Tishomingo Blues
00:03:00GK opens, talks about tonight's guests, Halloween in Anoka
00:04:19"Long Black Veil" - GK, Tubas
00:07:33Bush script
00:14:28Halloween script
00:27:05"Nickel Creek" (Railroad Bill) - GK and Pat Donohue
Segment 2
00:30:51GK talks with Nickel Creek
00:31:34"When in Rome" - Nickel Creek
00:35:55Powdermilk Biscuit Break
00:37:50"Wind and Rain" - Ruth MacKenzie and Prudence Johnson
Segment 3
00:42:23News From Lake Wobegon
01:01:11"O Death" - Tim Eriksen
01:04:28Intermission/"Some of These Days"
Segment 4
01:08:28Welcome back to the 2nd half, Greetings
01:13:17Rhubarb script
01:20:12GK intros Andy Stein
01:21:23"The Little Man Who Wasn't There" - Andy Stein and Shoe Band
01:23:36GK talks with Adam Granger
01:24:58"I'm Hopin', Here's Hopin'" - Adam Granger and Shoe Band
01:28:08Librarian script
Segment 5
01:33:50GK talks with Nickel Creek
01:34:45"Best of Luck" - Nickel Creek
01:38:07"Why Should The Fire Die?" - Nickel Creek
01:41:37"The Banks of the Ohio" - GK, Prudence, Shoe Band
01:45:22"Poor Babes in the Woods" - GK
01:47:15"Two Babes" - Tim Eriksen
Segment 6
01:51:41Catchup script
01:54:07English Majors script
01:56:17Credits/"Remember Me" closer

Photos from the show
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GK, Rich Dworsky and The Midwinter Tuba Quintet with "Long Black Veil." Tim Russell, with a little back up from the Shoe Band.
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Garrison Keillor introduces the members of Nickel Creek. Ruth MacKenzie and Prudence Johnson with their a cappella duet of "Wind and Rain."
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Andy Stein and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band get the room jumping. Adam Granger and The Shoe Band perform a tune written by Adam.

Guest Information
  • Nickel Creek
  • Midwinter Tuba Quintet
  • Tim Eriksen
  • Adam Granger
  • Prudence Johnson
  • Ruth MacKenzie
  • Andy Stein
  • Guest Recordings
  • Nickel Creek
  • Tim Eriksen
  • Prudence Johnson
  • Ruth MacKenzie

  • Scripts
  • Bush script
  • Halloween script
  • Rhubarb script
  • Ruth Harrison script
  • Catchup script
  • English Majors script
  • Lyrics
  • Tishomingo Blues
  • Nickel Creek

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