May 26, 2007
This week on A Prairie Home Companion we're broadcasting live from the Filene Center at Wolf Trap, America's national park for the performing arts in Vienna, Virginia. With this week's special guests, poet laureate Billy Collins, Canadian singers and songwriters The Wailin' Jennys, and joining The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, the amazing "Shoe Horns" of Dave Bargeron, Jon-Erik Kellso, and Scott Robinson. Also with us, the Royal Academy of Radio Acting: Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, The News From Lake Wobegon, and much more. Coming up this Saturday on A Prairie Home Companion.

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Segment 1
00:00:20"And The Band Played the Star-Spangled Banner"/National Anthem/"Tishomingo Blues"
00:06:30GK opens
00:06:59"Washington DC" (Memphis, TN) - GK/Pat Donohue/Shoes
00:10:24E.L.C.A. script
00:11:43"T Bone Boogie" - Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
00:14:20SFX script
00:19:42"Washington" (Abilene) - Garrison Keillor and Pat Donohue/Shoes
00:23:16GK talks about Billy Collins, he recites "Ballistics", "Despair", "Flock", "Hotel Rex", "Oh, My God!"
00:30:57Al Gore script
00:33:15Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 2
00:34:48GK introduces the Wailin' Jennys
00:36:13"One More Dollar" - The Wailin' Jennys
00:41:10GK talks to the Jennys
00:42:31"Begin" - The Wailin' Jennys
00:46:04Book script
00:58:38"Hand Jive" - GK/ Shoes
01:03:08Intermission/"Blue Skies" - Shoes
Segment 3
01:10:00"We'll Meet Again"/"I'll Be Seeing You" - GK/Shoes
01:13:11"On Fertile Ground" - Rich Dworsky, Jon Kellso, Gary Raynor
Segment 4
01:16:00News From Lake Wobegon
Segment 5
01:27:33"Eternal Father, Strong to Save"/" Battle Hymn of the Republic"
01:30:47"Wolf Trap Wine" - Wailin' Jennys
01:31:50Bush script
01:35:40Rhubarb script
01:40:22Billy Collins talk about Robert Frost, reads "The Four Moon Planet", "Building With Its Face Blown Off"
01:46:21"Weary Blues From Waiting" - The Wailin' Jennys
01:50:05"Racing With the Sun" - Wailin Jennys
01:54:15Credits, Loon script, "Hand Jive" reprise, "T Bone Boogie" reprise

Photos from the show
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Dave Bargeron, Jon-Erik Kellso, Scott Robinson and Andy Stein sound their horns Fans bring coolers and hats for the outdoor seating at the Filene Center
Garrison shares the secret to a good life: Rhubarb Pat Donohue does a D.C. jam to the tune of "Abilene"
Garrison steps to the rhythm The secret songs of animals are voiced by Fred Newman

Guest Information
  • Billy Collins
  • The Wailin' Jennys
  • Dave Bargeron
  • Jon-Erik Kellso
  • Scott Robinson
  • Andy Stein
  • Guest Recordings
  • The Wailin' Jennys

  • Scripts
  • E.L.C.A.
  • SFX
  • Al Gore
  • Book
  • Bush
  • Rhubarb
  • Loon

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