October 28, 2006
This week on A Prairie Home Companion, we're carving blue-ribbon pumpkins and drinking hot spiced cider at the Fitzgerald Theater, with very special guests, the Queen of the blues renaissance Bonnie Raitt, and firecrackers of the Canadian prairie The Wailin' Jennys. Also with us the Royal Academy of Radio Acting: Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Tom Keith, sitting in with the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, the Manhattan maestro Andy Stein, plus an older guy in a rumpled tuxedo and red sneakers handing out the candy. Join us this Saturday for a live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion.

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Segment 1
00:00:00Logo
00:00:11Tishomingo Blues
00:02:44GK opens, talks about the October sky, fall nights, Martin Luther
00:03:51"Sanctus" - GK and Shoe Band
00:08:32Fear script
00:13:22GK intros the Wailin' Jennys
00:13:56"Devil's Paintbrush Road" - Wailin' Jennys
00:17:32"Glory Bound" - Wailin' Jennys
00:21:48Bush script
00:24:00Guy Noir script
00:35:04Powdermilk Biscuit Break: U of M Rouser/"Candyman"
Segment 2
00:38:12"Vampire Blues" - Tim Russell
00:40:56"Somethin's in the Attic" - Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
00:43:36GK intros Bonnie Raitt
00:44:38"Women Be Wise" - Bonnie Raitt
00:49:04Bonnie talks to the crowd
00:49:25"Louise" - Bonnie Raitt
00:54:39GK talks with Bonnie Raitt
00:55:55"Thing Called Love" - Bonnie Raitt
01:00:24Intermission/"I Found A New Baby"
Segment 3
01:04:18Greetings
01:08:58Wanda/Dog script
01:15:08Catchup script
01:19:00GK talks with the Wailin' Jennys
01:21:04"Avila" - Wailin' Jennys
01:25:15"Bright Morning Stars" - Wailin' Jennys
Segment 4
01:28:33News From Lake Wobegon
Segment 5
01:45:37"Angel from Montgomery" - Bonnie Raitt
01:51:13Haunted script into "You Are My Sunshine," credits


Photos from the show
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Tom Keith grabs the audiences (and Garrison's) attention Look! A mime on the radio! Cathy Gasiorowicz and Garrison share a moment.
The Wailin' Jennies getting into the Halloween Spirit Garrison ponders his shoes during the News from Lake Wobegon.
Garrison receives a note from a dangling headless man. Pat Donohue in disguise.


Guest Information
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Wailin' Jennys
  • Andy Stein
  • Guest Recordings
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Wailin' Jennys


  • Scripts
  • Fear script
  • Bush script
  • Guy Noir script
  • Wanda script
  • Catchup script
  • Haunted script


  • Online Greetings
  • This week's greetings
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  • Music Information
    Performers, music sources and credits


    The News from Lake Wobegon
    Is available as a podcast from Audible.com.


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