August 19, 2006
This week we present a warm and windy summertime repeat featuring two California shows we did in 2003 from San Luis Obispo and San Diego, with veteran surf-rockers Gil Orr and Paul Johnson (The Duo-Tones), jazz singer Inga Swearingen, and cowgirl poet and singer-songwriter Stephanie Davis. Dusty and Lefty manage to get thrown into the San Luis Obispo county jail, and in Lake Wobegon, Pastor Inqvist and his wife Judy rekindle their romance with a trip up North to the cabin, where memories of Bruno the fishing dog pay them a visit. Join us this Saturday, as we go panning for gold in the Golden State.

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Segment 1
00:00:13Tishomingo Blues
00:00:57GK Intro
00:02:58"Pipeline" - The Duo-Tones
00:06:05GK talks with The Duo-Tones
00:07:59"Mr. Moto" - The Duo-Tones
00:10:18Rhubarb script
00:15:53"Cannonball Rag" - Greg Leisz and the Shoes
00:18:50Butter script
00:21:05GK talks about John F. Kennedy
00:24:10"Appropriate Dipstick" - Natalie MacMaster
00:28:45"The Fairy Dance" - Natalie MacMaster
00:34:17Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 2
00:35:42GK talks about San Luis Obispo
00:39:08"Spike Driver Blues" - Pat Donohue and Shoes
00:42:56Cowboys script
00:53:08GK talks with Stephanie Davis
00:54:32"Looks Like Lonesome" - Stephanie Davis
00:59:30"Maiden's Prayer" - Shoes
Segment 3
01:03:34GK Welcome Back
01:03:52"Home Sweet Home" - GK and Shoes, and Thanksgiving script
01:07:25"Diamond O" - Stephanie Davis
01:10:57"Apache" - The Duo-Tones
01:14:22Duct Tape script
01:16:05"South By Southwest" - Pat Donohue and Shoes
01:19:07Guy Noir script
01:27:10"Lullaby of the Leaves" - Inga Swearingen
Segment 4
01:30:53The News from Lake Wobegon
Segment 5
01:48:53"Fallen Leaf" - Greg Leisz and Shoes
01:51:37"Welcome to the Trossachs" - Natalie MacMaster
01:56:17GK Close Credits

Photos from the show
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Our venueFred Newman
Inga Swearingen and bandInga Swearingen

Guest Information
  • Natalie MacMaster
  • Greg Leisz
  • Rosie Flores
  • The Duo-tones
  • Inga Swearingen
  • Stephanie Davis
  • Guest Recordings
  • Natalie MacMaster
  • Rosie Flores

  • Scripts
  • Rhubarb script
  • Butter script
  • The Lives of the Cowboys script
  • Duct Tape script
  • Guy Noir script
  • Lyrics
  • Home Sweet Home

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