April 28, 2007
Coming to you this week from the beautiful state of Georgia, where spring has sprung like a bell's been rung, we'll welcome special guests, the "first couple" of old-time country music, Norman and Nancy Blake, performing with old-time master fiddler James Bryan and his daughter, guitarist and singer, Rachel Bryan. Also with us, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors: Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band with Richard Dworsky, and the News from Lake Wobegon. It'll be all peaches and cream this week on A Prairie Home Companion.

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Segment 1
00:00:13Tishomingo Blues
00:02:13GK talks about Columbus, tonight's guests
00:04:20"Columbus, GA" - GK and Shoe Band
00:06:45GK talks to Norman Blake
00:07:44"While The Band Was Playing Dixie" - Norman and Nancy Blake with James and Rachel Bryan
00:12:39"Green Summertime"/"Middlebrook Waltz" - Robin and Linda Williams
00:18:01"Statesboro Blues" - Pat Donohue and Shoe Band
00:21:25Hospital script
00:26:10GK introduces Jake Fussell, "Georgia Buck"
00:29:05Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 2
00:31:25Coffee script
00:32:25GK intros Nancy and Norman Blake
00:33:02"Hawaiian Mother of Mine" - Norman and Nancy Blake, James Bryan and Rachel Bryan
Segment 3
00:36:15News From Lake Wobegon (with "It Is Well With My Soul")
00:55:42"Deliah" - Pat Donohue, Jake Fussell and Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
00:59:46Intermission/"Honeysuckle Rose"
Segment 4
01:07:26Fred Newman SFX script
01:17:03"Magnolia Blossoms" - GK, Robin & Linda
01:20:48"Georgia On My Mind" singalong
01:23:25Columbus notes (Cathy and Fred Fussell and Virginia Causey)
01:31:31Rhubarb SFX script
01:35:45Vanderbilt script
Segment 5
01:41:33""I'm Going To Georgia" - Norman and Nancy Blake with James Bryan and Rachel Bryan
01:44:08GK talks about Ma Rainey, other famous Columbus people
01:46:07"Raggy Levy" - Jake Fussell
01:49:16SUV script
01:52:15GK talks more about Columbus, end credits
01:56:48"Georgia Crawl" "- Pat Donohue and Shoe Band

Photos from the show
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GK does back up for Robin and Linda Williams on "Green Summertime." Columbus, GA native Jake Fussell
Jake Fussell teams up with Pat Donohue and the Shoe Band for "Deliah." Fred Newman gives us some tense jazz fingers
Sue Scott plays the exasperated teen Brittany Nancy Blake switches to the cello for "I'm Going to Georgia"

Guest Information
  • Norman and Nancy Blake
  • Jake Fussell
  • Robin & Linda Williams
  • Guest Recordings
  • Robin & Linda Williams
  • Norman & Nancy Blake

  • Scripts
  • Hospital
  • Coffee
  • Fred Newman SFX
  • Rhubarb SFX
  • Vanderbilt
  • SUV
  • Lyrics
  • Columbus, Georgia
  • Magnolia Blossoms

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