January 13, 2007
This week on A Prairie Home Companion we'll navigate the Rocky Mountains to bring you a live broadcast from the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco. With this week's special guests: a champion of American roots music and brilliant performer, Maria Muldaur; San Francisco's all-gal urban old-time teardown The Stairwell Sisters; and joining the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, the rainy day man, Andy Stein. Also with us, the Royal Academy of Radio Acting: Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, the News from Lake Wobegon, and much more. Join us this Saturday, live from the Golden State.

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Segment 1
00:00:13Tishomingo Blues
00:03:10GK talks about Nancy Pelosi, San Francisco
00:04:38FBI script
00:19:48"Golden Gate Rag" - Shoe Band
00:21:53"Habanera" (San Francisco)- GK and Shoes
00:25:36"Hambone" - Stairwell Sisters
00:27:20"E Lucevan Le Stelle" - Shoe Band
00:28:15Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 2
00:29:57"Try Not To Stare" - GK and Shoes
00:36:25GK introduces the Stairwell Sisters
00:36:53"Fiddler A Dram" - The Stairwell Sisters
00:40:00Guy Noir script
00:51:10GK introduces Maria Muldaur
00:53:09"Buckets of Rain" - Maria Muldaur
00:57:47"Moonlight" - Maria Muldaur
01:02:11Intermission/"Old Fashioned Love"
Segment 3
01:09:10"San Francisco Bay Blues" - GK, Pat Donohue, Shoes
01:15:22GK talks about San Francisco
01:22:41Rhubarb script
01:28:02"The Longest Night of the Year" - Stairwell Sisters
Segment 4
01:32:00News From Lake Wobegon
Segment 5
01:50:55"Bay Bridge Blues" - Pat Donohue and Arnie Kinsella
01:52:53"You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" - Maria Muldaur
01:56:27Credits/ Hambone/ Sleeping Lulu

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Lisa Berman of The Stairwell Sisters A peek at the band from the alongside the porch
Fred Newman hits a high note Evie Ladin steps in for a clog or two
Now wait a gosh darn minute! Maria Muldaur showers the audience with "Buckets of Rain"

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  • The Stairwell Sisters
  • Andy Stein
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  • Maria Muldaur

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  • San Francisco
  • FBI script
  • Guy Noir script
  • Rhubarb script
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  • Tishomingo Blues
  • Habanera
  • Try Not to Stare

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