December 17, 2005
This week, after we've recovered from the sticker shock of Manhattan hotel rooms in December, we'll be back at the Town Hall welcoming old friends Rob Fisher, The Wailin' Jennys, and the pride of the upper west side, Andy Stein. Join Garrison, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and the Royal Academy of Radio Acting for our pre-Christmas preparation and shopping show, this Saturday on your local public radio station.

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Segment 1
00:00:13Tishomingo Blues, opening credits
00:02:39GK opens, talks about transit strike and being here 25 years ago during the transit strike with his son
00:04:26"Lucia (The Week Before Christmas)" - GK/Shoe Band
00:06:42Pope/XM script
00:14:50Christmas script
Segment 2
00:21:07GK introduces Rob Fisher and Richard Dworsky
00:21:23"4-handed Christmas Piano Duet" - Rob Fisher and Richard Dworsky
00:25:21GK introduces the Wailin' Jennys
00:25:45"Sun's Gonna Rise" - Wailin' Jennys
00:36:46Powdermilk Biscuit Break with Christmas medley
Segment 3
00:41:01GK introduces Rob Fisher
00:41:23"Jingles" - Rob Fisher with Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
00:43:49GK brings the Wailin' Jennys back
00:44:19"Fields of Gold" - GK/Wailin' Jennys/Shoe Band
00:49:04News From Lake Wobegon
01:03:34Intermission/"Jingle Bell Rock"
Segment 4
01:12:48"Transit Strike (Railroad Bill)" - GK, Wailin' Jennys, Shoes
01:15:52Garrison announces the Trip Giveaway winners, with assistance from Benjamin from the audience
01:21:10The Lives of the Cowboys script
01:28:44"I Want To Ring Bells" - Andy Stein and Shoe Band
01:31:48Guy Noir script
Segment 5
01:41:00GK brings the Wailin' Jennys back
01:41:37"Bring 'Em All In" - Wailin' Jennys
01:45:52Radio script, into "The Coventry Carol" - Wailin' Jennys
01:54:10"O Holy Night" - GK, Wailin' Jennys, Shoe Band, audience
01:57:00Credits, "Angels We Have Heard on High" closer

Photos from the show
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Garrison warms up his "Lucia" during rehearsal Ruth Moody of the Wailin' Jennys
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Regular guest Andy Stein on the saxophone Soundman Fred Newman and actor Tim Russell lend an ear to actor Sue Scott
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Guest pianist Rob Fisher and Rich Dworsky play a 4 handed Christmas Piano Duet Guy's All-Star Shoe Band bassist Gary Raynor

Guest Information
  • Rob Fisher
  • The Wailin' Jennys
  • Andy Stein
  • Guest Recordings
  • The Wailin' Jennys

  • Scripts
  • Pope/XM script
  • Christmas script
  • Lives of the Cowboys script
  • Guy Noir script
  • Radio script
  • Lyrics
  • Lucia/The Week of Christmas
  • Transit Strike

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