June 16, 2007
Coming to you this week from the Ravinia Pavilion in Highland Park Illinois, A Prairie Home Companion welcomes special guests, American folk icon, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, crafty Wisconsin singer-songwriter Jon Troast, and singer Prudence Johnson. Also with us, the Royal Academy of Radio: Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band with maestro Richard Dworsky, and harmonica master Howard Levy. Tune in this Saturday for these fine guests, The News From Lake Wobegon, and more, in an all-new broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion from the Land of Lincoln.

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Segment 1
00:00:11Tishomingo Blues (extended version)
00:03:39GK intros Pat Donohue, Leaves that Are Green
00:07:14"Children I Am Growing Old"
00:09:15"That Silver-Haired Daddy Of Mine"
00:11:26Chicago SFX script
00:18:00"Merengue" - Shoe Band
00:19:45Guy Noir script
00:29:56GK intros Jon Troast
00:30:16"Was it Ever Really Mine" - Jon Troast and Shoe Band
00:33:19Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 2
00:36:33GK talks with Jon Troast
00:38:07"Lake Geneva" - Jon Troast and Shoes
00:42:06Cicada script
00:43:46"Fatherhood song" - GK/ Shoes
00:49:12Sperm script
00:53:30"Johnson Ride" - Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
00:55:08GK intros Ramblin' Jack Elliot
00:55:54"Rock Island Line" - Jack Elliot and Howard Levy
01:00:10"Hong Kong Blues" - Jack Elliot
01:03:22Intermission/"Everybody Loves My Baby" - Shoe Band
Segment 3
01:07:31Greetings, GK talks about the food people are eating on the lawn
01:11:21GK intros Andriana Chuchman
01:12:34"Una Voce Poco Fa" - Andriana Chuchman and Timothy Shaindlin
01:18:45"I Still Can't Say Goodbye" - GK and Shoes
01:21:47"I'm Still Your Daddy" - Pat Donohue and Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
01:26:07"Family" - Jon Troast and Shoe Band
Segment 4
01:29:07News From Lake Wobegon
Segment 5
01:45:57"O Mio Babbino Caro" - Andriana Chuchman and Timothy Shaindlin
01:48:35Catchup script
01:53:00GK talks with Ramblin' Jack
01:53:19"Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" - Jack Elliot and GK
01:56:19Credits/"Next Time I'm in Town"

Photos from the show
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People bring their picnics to the show Fred Newman channels the seagulls on Lake Michigan in SFX
Playing a Jehovah's Witness, GK forgets his clipboard in Guy Noir Tim Russell talks about the new iGod
Prudence Johnson joins Garrison Keillor in a tender duet Which feet belong to Garrison?

Guest Information
  • Ramblin' Jack Elliott
  • Jon Troast
  • Prudence Johnson
  • Howard Levy
  • Andriana Chuchman
  • Guest Recordings
  • Ramblin' Jack Elliott
  • Prudence Johnson
  • Howard Levy

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  • Chicago SFX
  • Guy Noir
  • Cicada
  • Sperm
  • Catchup
  • Lyrics
  • Ravinia
  • Fatherhood

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