August 12, 2006
This week on A Prairie Home Companion—a summertime rebroadcast featuring two shows we did with a great guitarist: Mark Knopfler. In 2004 he came solo and collaborated a bit with Geoff Muldaur. And this past year, he came with Emmylou Harris. Guy Noir dreams of Bogart, Ruth Harrison dreams of love, and in Lake Wobegon: Arlene Bunsen buried her leftover Easter ham in the backyard ... all coming up on this week's show.

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Segment 1
00:00:13Tishomingo Blues
00:00:56GK Intro
00:02:30"Bob Dylan Polka" - Dan Newton and Shoes
00:04:35"All the Good Times Are Passed and Gone" - GK, Geoff Muldaur, Mark Knopfler and Shoes
00:08:07Good Shepherd script
00:10:02GK talks about Mark Knopfler
00:12:29"Song for Sonny Liston" - Mark Knopfler
00:18:14GK talks with Mark Knopfler
00:20:54"Back to Tupelo" - Mark Knopfler
00:26:02Powdermilk Break
Segment 2
00:29:25Improvised SFX script, Viking script
00:33:13"High Flyers Stomp" - Shoes
00:35:10GK talk with Geoff Muldaur
00:35:50"The Whale Swallowed Jonah" - Geoff Muldaur and Shoes
00:38:53"Small Town Talk" - Geoff Muldaur, Mark Knopfler and Shoes
00:43:34Guy Noir script
00:53:36"Golden Slippers" - Shoes (Intermission Tune)
Segment 3
00:57:23GK Welcome back and talk about Rochester, MN
01:00:50"The Streets of Rochester" - GK and Shoes
01:03:58Soap script
01:10:27GK introduces Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris
01:11:30"Red Staggerwing" - Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris
01:14:54"Love and Happiness" - Mark, Emmylou and Shoes
Segment 4
01:19:23The News from Lake Wobegon
Segment 5
01:35:55"My Little Pumpkin Pie" - Richard Dworsky, piano
01:38:07Ruth Harrison, Reference Librarian script
01:45:24"All the Roadrunning" - Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris
01:50:57"If This Is Goodbye" - Mark and Emmylou
01:55:37GK Credits
01:56:34"The Next Time I'm In Town" - GK, Mark, Emmylou and Shoes

Photos from the show
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Geoff Muldaur and the Shoe Band "The Whale Swallowed Jonah" Garrison Keillor as Guy Noir
Garrison Keillor talks to Mark Knopfler Special guest Mark Knopfler
Jearlyn Steele and Garrison duet on "There is a Balm in Gilead" Award winning guitar player Pat Donohue

Guest Information
  • Emmylou Harris
  • Mark Knopfler
  • Geoff Muldaur
  • Dan Newton
  • John Niemann
  • Jearlyn Steele
  • Andy Stein
  • Guest Recordings
  • Emmylou Harris
  • Mark Knopfler
  • Geoff Muldaur

  • Scripts
  • Good Shepherd script
  • Guy Noir script
  • Soap script
  • Ruth Harrison script
  • Lyrics
  • All the Good Times are Passed and Gone
  • The Streets of Rochester

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