June 10, 2006
In our quest for continuing adult education ("co-elder-cation"), we've planned a field trip to the University of Texas Performing Arts Center in Austin. We'll broadcast live from the Bass Concert Hall, with special guests Cindy Cashdollar, Elana James, and Red Volkaert, known collectively as The High-Flyers, and hailing from somewhere between Route 66 and the Rock Island Railroad line, we welcome Rock n' Roll icon Joe Ely. Also with us: The Royal Academy of Radio Acting; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, and sitting in with the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, the irrepressible Andy Stein.
Don't miss a hot Texas takedown, this week on A Prairie Home Companion!

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Segment 1
00:00:13"Tishomingo Blues" - GK, Guy's All-Star Shoe band
00:03:40GK talks about Austin
00:04:17"Wahoo" - GK, Shoes, Joel Guzmán (accordion)
00:07:44Da Vinci Script
00:09:14666 Script
00:12:05GK intros The High Flyers
00:12:21"Road Stop" - The High Flyers
00:14:31Guy Noir Script
00:26:39GK talks about music in Texas
00:27:23"Texas Blues" - Pat Donahue
00:34:30Powdermilk Biscuit Theme Break - GK and Shoes
Segment 2
00:35:58GK intros Molly Ivins
00:36:54GK talks with Molly Ivins INTO "Honkin' on a Hydrant" - Shoes
00:44:54GK intros and talks with Joe Ely
00:44:45"I Saw it in You" - Joe Ely and Joel Guzmán
00:49:32"Row of Dominoes" - Joe Ely and Joel Guzmán
00:53:26Cowboys Script
Segment 3
01:04:09Intermission/"Three Little Words" - Shoes
01:11:53"Bubbles in My Beer" - Red Volkaert and The High Flyers
01:15:17"Old Watermill" - Elana James and The High Flyers
01:18:11Catchup Script
01:21:17GK talks with Joe Ely about Austin
01:22:38"On The Run" - Joe Ely and Joel Guzmán
Segment 4
01:26:02The News from Lake Wobegon
Segment 5
01:42:32"Sleepy Time Down South" - Andy Stein, Rich Dworsky, Gary Raynor
01:43:45GK talks with Joe Ely
01:44:15"Wind's Gonna Blow" - Joe Ely and Joel Guzmán
01:48:04SFX Script
01:53:20GK thanks guests
01:53:45GK talks with Molly Ivins
01:54:10Spam Script
01:56:18"Red River Valley" - GK, Shoes, Audience
01:57:26"Armadillo Stomp" - Shoes

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Garrison warms up the audience Stage manager Albert Webster gives the on-air cue
Andy Stein joins the Shoe Band on violin Music director and pianist Rich Dworsky
The unstoppable Molly Ivins From left: Elana James, Nate Rowe, Redd Volkaert and Cindy Cashdollar

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  • 666 script
  • Guy Noir script
  • Cowboys script
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  • Wahoo

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