September 30, 2006
This week on a Prairie Home Companion, we travel west to Montana, land of Ponderosa Pines, Blackspotted Cutthroat Trout, and Grizzly Bears the size of compact cars. We'll be broadcasting live from the University of Montana's Adams Center, in Missoula, with featured guests including Montana Singer-Songwriter Stephanie Davis, acoustic duo Growling Old Men, singer Prudence Johnson, and sitting in with the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, Andy Stein and Peter Ostroushko. Also with us, the Royal Academy of Radio Acting: Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman. Join us this Saturday from Big Sky Country, where we'll turn the horses loose, "...'cause you can't ride 'em in the chute!"

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Segment 1
00:00:00Logo
00:00:13"Tishomingo Blues" - GK, Guy's All-Star Shoe Band with Peter Ostroushko
00:02:39GK talk about Montana
00:04:54"Mountain Song" - GK, Peter and Shoes
00:06:58"Hittin' the Trail Tonight" - Stephanie Davis, GK, Prudence Johnson, Peter, Shoes
00:10:15Radio Rodeo Script
00:15:03"Steel Away" - Pat Donohue and the Shoes with Peter Ostroushko
00:18:02Cowboys Script
00:25:30GK introduces and talks to The Growling Old Men
00:27:35"Madison Brown" - The Growling Old Men
00:31:20GK and The Growling Old Men intro next song
00:31:50"Sarah Hogan" - The Growling Old Men
00:36:51Powdermilk Biscuit Theme Break
Segment 2
00:38:22GK talks about Guests and Missoula
00:40:40"Juanita" - GK, Prudence, Stephanie, Shoes
00:42:46"Put Your Little Foot" - GK, Prudence, Stephanie, Peter, Shoes
00:45:06Guy Noir Script
00:57:48GK talks with Stephanie Davis
00:58:26"Bailing Twine" - Stephanie Davies, Shoes
01:02:40INTERMISSION - "Gee Whiz" - Peter and the Shoes
Segment 3
01:06:50Greetings-GK
01:10:23GK intros next song
01:10:50"Merle" - GK, Prudence, Shoes
01:14:00GK intros next song
01:14:30"Coming Down from Red Lodge" - Peter Ostroushko, Stephanie Davis, Shoes
01:17:18Ketchup Script
01:20:25Rolling Stones SFX Impromptu
01:22:00Rolling Stones Audience Sing-a-long with "Last Time" and "Ruby Tuesday"
01:25:14GK talks about Missoula, Montana
01:32:00"Montana" - Peter Ostroushko and the Shoes
Segment 4
01:35:43The News From Lake Wobegon
Segment 5
01:50:10"Tall Pines" - Growling Old Men, GK, Shoes
01:52:38Credits
01:54:20GK talks with Stephanie Davis
01:55:15"Love's Gonna Live Here" - Stephanie Davis, Prudence Johnson, Peter Ostroushko, Shoes


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A unique look at Arnie and his sheet music Excuse me! Sound effects man Fred Newman lets out a belch
The Growling Old Men: John Lowell, Dave Thompson and Ben Winship Stephanie Davis, Peter Ostroushko and Andy Stein
Garrison enchants us with the News From Lake Wobegon The show wouldn't be complete without the credits


Guest Information
  • Stephanie Davis
  • Growling Old Men
  • Prudence Johnson
  • Peter Ostroushko
  • Andy Stein
  • Guest Recordings
  • Peter Ostroushko
  • Prudence Johnson


  • Scripts
  • Radio Rodeo script
  • The Lives of the Cowboys script
  • Guy Noir script
  • Ketchup script
  • Lyrics
  • Mountain Song
  • Merle


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