June 2, 2007
This week on A Prairie Home Companion we're headed down to the Rhubarb Festival in Lanesboro, Minnesota. Where, with a few samples of the coveted "BeeBopAreeBop" recipe, we'll pucker the pie holes of purists from Pigeon Falls to Plainfield. Joining us, Texas honky-tonk legend Joe Ely with guitarist Rob Gjersoe, local ladies The Rhubarb Sisters will sing some songs about the beloved Rheum, plus longtime duo Bob Bovee and Gail Heil will pitch in a tune or two, and Rich Dworsky and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band will kick up a cloud of dust out on the Lanesboro softball field. Also with us, The Royal Academy of Radio Acting: Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Tom Keith, The News from Lake Wobegon, and much more coming up this Saturday on A Prairie Home Companion.

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Segment 1
00:00:13Tishomingo Blues
00:03:00GK opens, talks about right field, softball and beer, Rhubarb Festival in Lanesboro
00:3:05GK explains satellite switch, joins previous night's performance
00:3:50"My Girl" – The Rhubarb Sisters
00:5:37SFX script
00:9:26Adventures in Scripture script
00:12:33"I Heard" – Andy Stein and Shoes
00:14:35The Lives of the Cowboys script
00:20:50GK talks about Lanesboro, mixed religions, intros Bob Bovee and Gail Heil
00:22:05"The Farmer is the Man" – Bob Bovee and Gail Heil
00:26:04"Come Over and See Me Sometime" – Bob Bovee and Gail Heil
00:29:40Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 2
00:33:25GK talks with Orval and Marie Amdahl
00:35:30"The Amdahlís Waltz" – Shoe Band
00:38:26Rhubarb script
00:43:02GK intros Joe Ely
00:43:41Santa Rosa/ St. Augustine – Joe Ely and Rob Gjersoe, INTO Up on a Ridge
00:47:40Guy Noir script
00:55:38GK intros and talks with Yvonne Freese
00:58:20Mouth So Charmful– Yvonne Freese
01:03:00Intermission – Somebody Stole My Gal
Segment 3
01:07:45Welcome back to 2nd half/Greetings
01:10:27GK talks more about Lanesboro
01:15:50GK talks to Joe Ely
01:16:29"Silver City" – Joe Ely and Rob Gjerse
01:20:10"Live Forever" – Joe Ely, Rob Gjerse and Shoe Band
Segment 4
01:23:50News From Lake Wobegon
Segment 5
01:36:40"God Bless The Outcasts" – Yvonne Freese
01:40:49Ketchup script
01:44:38Rhubarb Rag – Shoe Band
01:47:20GK talks to the Rhubarb Sisters about rhubarb
01:48:40The Rhubarb Song – GK and Shoe Band
01:50:30Rhubarb One script (with Rhubarb Sisters)
01:55:05Credits, "The Next Time Iím in Town" – Shoe Band

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Garrison throws the softball around between rehearsal sets. When the sky was clear the setting could not have been more perfect in Lanesboro.
Decked out in hostess aprons and pink high tops, The Rhubarb Sisters join GK in their version of the tune "Hold Tight." Joe Ely performs "Silver City."
The Royal Academy of Radio Actors (Tom Keith, Tim Russell, Sue Scott and Garrison Keillor) open with the script "Lanesboro." Bob Bovee and Gail Heil, local tunesmiths, talk with Garrison under the big Rhubarb stage banner.

Guest Information
  • The Rhubarb Sisters
  • Andy Stein
  • Bob Bovee and Gail Heil
  • Joe Ely (recordings)
  • Scripts
  • SFX
  • Lives of Cowboys
  • Guy Noir
  • Ketchup
  • Adventures in Scripture

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