July 1, 2006|
This week, from the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts, we bring you the official Prairie Home Companion season finale and Independence Day Special. Broadcasting from the Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, the performance will be live on radio and filmed for broadcast on the PBS television program Great Performances, Sunday, July 2 at 9 pm Eastern. With very special guests, two-time Academy Award winner - and star of Robert Altman's "A Prairie Home Companion" movie, Meryl Streep, Canada's finest female trio, The Wailin' Jennys, and spine-tingling Gospel singer, Jearlyn Steele. Also with us, the Hopeful Gospel Quartet with Robin & Linda Williams, Carol Elizabeth Jones, and Mr. low G himself, Carson Wyler. Actress Erica Rhodes will join the Royal Academy of Radio Acting, and sitting in with the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, Mr. Andy Stein. Join us for the fireworks, this Saturday on your local public radio station, and again Sunday on your local public television station.
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|00:00:15||GK intros - Happy Birthday America!|
|00:03:38||GK reminisces about America|
|00:08:46||"One Love" - Hopeful Gospel Quartet and Guy's All-Star Shoe Band|
|00:11:30||GK talks with Meryl Streep|
|00:24:47||"How I Got Over" - Jearlyn Steele, Shoes|
|00:28:20||"Twelve Gates To The City" - Jearlyn Steele, Hopeful Gospel Quartet, Shoes|
|00:31:03||Powdermilk Biscuit Theme Break including "Horses Stood Around", "Pigs in a Blanket", "Be Kind To Your Web-Footed Friends", and "Dogfight" - Hopefuls, Shoes|
|00:33:40||"Jazz Names" - Pat Donohue and the Shoes|
|00:42:37||GK Intros The Wailin' Jennys|
|00:43:02||"Bring Me A Little Water Sylvie" - The Wailin' Jennys|
|00:46:13||GK Talks about The Wailin' Jennys|
|00:46:37||"One Voice" - The Wailin' Jennys|
|00:50:18||Guy Noir Script|
|01:05:06||Intermission - "Dr. Jazz" - Guy's All-Star Shoe Band|
|01:09:04||GK Welcomes Back|
|01:09:30||"All I'm Thinkin' About is You" - Hopeful Gospel Quartet and the Shoes|
|01:13:50||"Green Summertime" - Hopefuls with Rich Dworsky and Gary Raynor|
|01:17:57||Poems - GK, Meryl Streep, Andy Stein|
|01:28:45||"Calling All Angels" - Wailin' Jennys|
|01:34:27||The News from Lake Wobegon|
|01:46:32||GK Intros Jearlyn Steele|
|01:46:47||"I Shall Be Released" - Jearlyn Steele, Hopefuls, Shoes|
|01:53:19||"What'll I Do" - Meryl Streep, GK, and Richard Dworsky|
|01:57:25||CLOSER - "Goodnight Ladies" into "Waitin' for You"- Hopefuls Gospel Quartet, Wailin' Jennys, Shoes|
Photos from the show|
Click images to view slideshow. (Photos taken by Russ Ringsak)
|Stage Manager Albert Webster adjusts a microphone before the show
||A view from a monitor
|The Hopeful Gospel Quartet as seen from side stage
||Meryl Streep lends a voice to the Mother script
|Linda Williams on the guitar
||Meryl shares a poem with us