April 21, 2007
This week on A Prairie Home Companion it's the PITTS, or rather, our first annual People In (their) Twenties Talent Show. The six finalists, and all hope for the future are as follows... From Burlington, VT old-time string band The Powder Kegs, from Brooklyn, NY country band The Sweetback Sisters, from Big Rapids, MI singer/songwriter duo Daisy May Erlewine and Seth Bernard, from Somerville, MA singer-songwriter Chris O'Brien, from Nashville, TN, country/pop duo Karg Boys, and from Kaplan, LA country singer/guitarist Jaryd Lane. Also with us this week, the great ivory hunter, Butch Thompson, the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band with maestro Richard Dworsky, the Royal Academy of Radio Acting, and the News From Lake Wobegon. Vote early, and tell your friends: the future of democracy and talent hangs in the balance this Saturday, live from the Fitzgerald Theater.

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Segment 1
00:00:00Logo
00:00:13Tishomingo Blues
00:02:00GK opens, talks about the contest
00:03:55Fritz script
00:04:50GK talks about Generation Y
00:05:53GK intros/talks with Chris O'Brien
00:07:50"Rosa" - Chris O'Brien
00:11:32Duct Tape script
00:12:24GK intros/talks with Daisy May Erlewine and Seth Bernard
00:13:55"Shine On" - Daisy May Erlewine and Seth Bernard
00:18:05GK talks about student loans, intros/talks with The Powder Kegs
00:20:22"Beat it on Down the Line" - The Powder Kegs
00:23:58English Majors script
00:25:07GK intros/talks with Jaryd Lane
00:26:20"What Are We Fighting For" - Jaryd Lane
00:30:00Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 2
00:31:40GK talks more about this generation intros/talks with The Sweetback Sisters
00:33:46"I Want To Be A Real Cowboy Girl" - The Sweetback Sisters
00:38:14ELCA script
00:40:03GK intros/talks with The Karg Boys
00:41:28"That Was Us" - The Karg Boys
00:45:20GK announces voting procedure
00:46:28"Melissa" - Chris O'Brien
00:49:14"Collage" - Daisy Erlewine and Seth Bernard
00:52:06"Cumberland Gap" - The Powder Kegs
00:54:25"The Wrangler" - Jaryd Lane
00:57:00"Everlovin'" - The Sweetback Sisters
00:59:00"Sweetie" - The Karg Boys
01:02:06GK announces voting is open, intermission
Segment 3
01:06:30Welcome Back to the 2nd Half
01:06:44Guy Noir script (with talent show contestants)
01:22:27GK intros Butch Thompson, talks about Dick Allen
01:23:35"Gulf Coast Blues" - Butch Thompson, piano
Segment 4
01:26:27News From Lake Wobegon
Segment 5
01:39:27GK announces results
01:40:17Third Place: Daisy May Erlewine and Seth Bernard
01:40:47Ray Marklund Award: The Karg Boys
01:41:33Second Place" The Sweetback Sisters
01:42:28"Silver Tongue and Gold-Plated Lies" - The Sweetback Sisters
01:45:09Accent script
01:47:30Big Winners: The Powder Kegs
01:52:25end credits, "Bye Bye Love" closer - full company

Photos from the show
Click images to view slideshow. (Photos taken by Amanda McKay)

The water tower trophies for the Talent in Their Twenties winners What was that Sue?
The Powder Kegs from Burlington, Vermont Jaryd Lane from Kaplan, Louisiana
The Sweetback Sisters from Brooklyn, New York GK sits back and enjoys the music

Guest Information
  • Daisy May Erlewine and Seth Bernard
  • The Karg Boys
  • Jaryd Lane
  • Chris O'Brien
  • The Powder Kegs
  • The Sweetback Sisters

  • Scripts
  • Fritz
  • Duct Tape
  • English Majors
  • ELCA
  • Guy Noir
  • Accent

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

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