November 19, 2005
This week, we'll re-broadcast a hybrid of two shows from November 2004, featuring Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Butch Thompson, Prudence Johnson, and the Thanksgiving Cantata performed by Vern Sutton, Janis Hardy, and VocalEssence. We return next week, live from the University Auditorium in East Lansing, Michigan. Then it's a cool December in New York City, with 4 shows from the fabulous Town Hall on West 43rd.

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Segment 1
00:00:12Tishomingo Blues
00:00:58GK rebroadcast announcement
00:02:23"Over the River and Through the Woods" - Shoe Band/GK talks about Thanksgiving
00:06:49GK introduces Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver
00:07:16"Julianne" - Doyle Lawson and Quicksliver
00:10:14GK talks to Doyle Lawson
00:11:32"John the Revelator" - Doyle Lawson and Qucksilver
00:14:22Guy Noir
00:23:37"Minnesota Thanksgiving" - GK/VocalEssence/Rich Dworsky
00:27:30Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 2
00:29:00Emperor script, into "Caravan" - Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
00:31:29Powdermilk Biscuit Break/"Where the Soul Never Dies"
00:38:50GK introduces members of Quicksilver
00:39:20"Blue Train on the Heartbreak Line" - Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver
Segment 3
00:43:27News from Lake Wobegon
01:01:17Intermission/"Somebody Stole My Gal" - Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
Segment 4
01:05:10Welcome back to the 2nd half, Greetings
01:08:14"Thanksgiving Cantata" - Vern Sutton, Janis Hardy, VocalEssence
01:18:44What the Bass Player Thinks About script
01:22:03Department of Folk Song: "Juanita," On the Road to Mandalay," "Du, Du Liegst Mir Im Herzen"
01:29:29Award script
Segment 5
01:42:33GK talks to Doyle Lawson
01:46:27"Hard Game of Love" - Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver
01:50:41"I'm Glad Somebody Obeyed" - Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver
01:52:44Catchup script
01:55:20"Blue Train on the Heartbreak Line" closer

Photos from the show
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Doyle Lawson (left) and Quicksilver's incredible harmonies, with the gospel song "John the Revelator." Guy Noir goes to Wisconsin to badger a Packers fan, with actors Tim Russell (left) and Sue Scott (center) and Garrison Keillor (right).
Sound-effects man Tom Keith is behind the sounds of Guy Noir's stories. Hardy, Sutton and the Ensemble Singers perform the Thanksgiving Cantata, which was written with messages submitted by listeners and audience members.

Guest Information
  • Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver
  • Butch Thompson
  • John Niemann
  • Philip Brunelle and the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers
  • Guest Recordings
  • VocalEssence
  • Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver
  • Butch Thompson

  • Scripts
  • Guy Noir script
  • Emperor script
  • What the Bass Player Thinks About script
  • Award script
  • Catchup script
  • Lyrics
  • Thanksgiving Cantata

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