September 2, 2006|
This week on A Prairie Home Companion, we'll test the waters and cannonball into our new season with a show from the Minnesota State Fair. Featured guests include the boss of blazing bluegrass banjo, The Del McCoury Band, the vibrant voice of Becky Schlegel, and talk-radio trailblazer turned cultivated crooner Tommy Mischke. Also featuring the Royal Academy of Radio Acting: Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Tom Keith, the Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band, with this week’s guest loafer Andy Stein, and of course, the News from Lake Wobegon. Join us this Saturday from the inside straightaway of the old short track, for a show fueled entirely by creamed corn casserole.
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|00:02:58||GK talks about how everything you could ever want is at the fair|
|00:03:38||"You Got It" - GK, Becky Schlegel, band|
|00:06:50||GK talks about Labor Day, end of summer, getting older|
|00:09:16||"If Teardrops Were Pennies" - GK, Becky Schlegel|
|00:12:14||Lives of the Cowboys script|
|00:22:26||GK intros Tommy Mischke|
|00:23:12||"Back to the Water" - Tommy Mischke Band|
|00:27:00||GK talks with Tommy|
|00:28:10||"Grandpa" - Tommy Mischke Band|
|00:32:00||Coffee Script - GK and Shoes|
|00:33:54||Powdermilk Biscuit Theme Break|
|00:35:28||GK talks about the upcoming State Fair guests- barkers, cheese curd judges|
|00:39:33||"I Like It Like That" - Pat Donohue, GK, Becky, Brian, and Shoes|
|00:41:33||GK Intros and talks with the Barkers|
|00:44:15||"Barker Contest Medley" - Ward Hall, Billy Newcomb, Dennis Miller|
|00:48:12||GK introduces Del McCoury's band, "All Over God's Promised Land"|
|00:52:35||GK talks to Del about his new grandchild|
|00:53:25||"Five Flat Rocks" - Del McCoury Band|
|00:56:30||Duct Tape script|
|00:57:37||"We're Going Down" - GK and Shoes with Ward Hall|
|01:04:12||"Cheese Curd Contest" - Judges: Christine Seppanen, Shirley Barber, Alice Hawks, Contestants: "The Original Cheese Curd" - Audrey Skarda & Mickey Truman, "Big Cheese" - Brad Schroeder, "The Mouse Trap" - Laurie and Krista Spawn|
|01:13:15||"You Better Leave That Corn Dog Alone" - GK, Becky, Brian, Shoes|
|01:19:30||GK talks about the horticulture at the Fair|
|01:21:36||"Thoughts of You" - Tommy Mischke and Band|
|01:27:19||News From Lake Wobegon|
|01:48:11||Pat Donohue solo|
|01:50:30||Del introduces next song|
|01:50:47||"Led By The Master's Hand" - Del McCoury Band|
|01:53:58||"The Star-Spangled Banner" - cast and audience|
Photos from the show|
Click images to view slideshow. (Photos taken by Andrea McAvey)
|Garrison and The Shoes open the show with "Tishomingo Blues."
||It was a full house at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand.
|Garrison Keillor and Tom Keith verbally joust during SFX Script.
||Tim Russell and Sue Scott "play it old school" with a beat box rap.
|The Del McCoury Band
||Ward Hall ran away to join the circus when he was 15