February 17, 2007
This week on A Prairie Home Companion it's a reunion of the "Neale Diamond Trio", as guitarists Phil Heywood and Dan Neale sidle up next to our own Pat Donohue to compare manicures and guitar licks in a finger-picking free for all. We're also happy to have master vocalists Prudence Johnson and Vern Sutton on board to give Garrison a few tips. We've also nabbed several cast members from the Minnesota Opera's production of The Grapes of Wrath going on just down the street. Guy Noir will be working the stage door and a new case for Presidents' Day, and sitting in with the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, Minnesota Jazzman Butch Thompson and the Manhattan Maestro, Andy Stein. International sound effects superstar Tom Keith joins Sue Scott and Tim Russell as the Royal Academy of Radio Acting, and of course, there's always news from Lake Wobegon as the ice fishing gets interesting over a long holiday weekend. Join us this Saturday for the latest.

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Segment 1
00:00:13Tishomingo Blues
00:02:10SFX script
00:04:04"My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You" - GK/ Prudence Johnson
00:07:42WD40 script
00:09:19"Gonna Get Along Without You Now" - GK/ Prudence Johnson
00:11:57Bob script
00:21:06GK intros the singers from the MN Opera production of "The Grapes of Wrath"
00:25:25"The Plenty Road" - singers from the cast of "The Grapes of Wrath"
00:27:22GK talks to the pit director and cast members
00:29:00"Like They Promised" - singers from the cast of "The Grapes of Wrath"
00:34:12Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 2
00:35:46GK intros the guitar trio
00:36:43"In Christ There is no East or West" - guitar trio
00:39:20"As Tears Go By" - GK/ Prudence Johnson, Shoe Band, guitar trio
00:42:55"Secret Smile" - guitar trio
00:46:06Guy Noir script
00:58:20"Sheridan Stomp" - Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
01:01:00Intermission/"Mississippi Mud" - Shoe Band
Segment 3
01:05:00Welcome Back to the 2nd half, greetings
01:09:09Talent show announcement
01:10:39"Comes Love" - Prudence Johnson and Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
01:14:12GK talks about Gordon Wright
01:16:30"A Solas" (for Gordon Wright) - Butch Thompson
Segment 4
01:21:09News From Lake Wobegon
Segment 5
01:38:13"Living in the Country" - guitar trio
01:41:28St. Paul script
01:49:12"The Preacher" - Shoe Band and guitar trio
01:52:00GK thanks guests, end credits, Bison script, Chicken script, more credits
01:55:07"Goodnight Sweetheart"/"Our Monday Date"

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Butch Thompson and Andy Stein sit in with the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band this week. The Royal Academy of Radio Actors and Vern Sutton with the next installment of Bob, the story of a struggling artist.
Brian Leerhuber is Tom Joad in the Minnesota Opera's performance of The Grapes of Wrath. Garrison chats with Grant Gershon, the pit director, and various cast members of The Grapes of Wrath.
Cast from The Grapes of Wrath perform "Like They Promised." Prudence Johnson with "Comes Love."

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  • Prudence Johnson

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  • Guy Noir script
  • Saint Paul script
  • Chicken script
  • Bison script

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