June 30, 2007
This week on A Prairie Home Companion we'll wrap our summer broadcast season at Tanglewood, in Lenox, Massachusetts. With special guests, the unpretentious superstar James Taylor, conductor and violinist Jaime Laredo with cellist Sharon Robinson, and jazz singer Inga Swearingen. Also with us, the Royal Academy of Radio Acting: Tim Russell, Sue Scott, Fred Newman, and Erica Rhodes, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band with maestro Richard Dworksy, and The News From Lake Wobegon. Join us this weekend for a spectacular season finale, and thank you for supporting your local public radio station!

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Segment 1
00:00:12"Tishomingo Blues" - GK, Shoes
00:02:40GK talks about July 4th
00:04:05"Happiness" - Inga Swearingen, Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
00:05:15"Deep Henderson" - Shoes
00:07:47 "Fourth of July" - James Taylor, Shoes
00:11:56"Why Do Fools Fall in Love" - Inga, GK, and Shoes
00:15:03ELCA Script
00:16:54"Sounds of Sirens" - GK, Pat Donohue, and Shoes
00:20:45Journal Script with "Rite of Spring" by Stravinsky - Rich Dworsky, Andy Stein, Gary Raynor, Jaime Laredo, and Sharon Robinson
00:27:00SFX Script
00:32:30Powdermilk Biscuit Theme Break
00:33:42GK talks about the weather
00:34:03"Skylark" - Inga Swearingen, Gary Raynor, Owen Young, Rich Dworsky
Segment 2
00:37:32The News From Lake Wobegon with "Aften" - Inga, GK, Shoes
Segment 3
00:52:46"Something in the Way She Moves" - James Taylor and Owen Young
00:56:17"Everybody has the Blues" - James Taylor and Shoes
00:59:08"Happy Birthday" to James' wife, Kim - James Taylor, GK, Shoes
01:00:13"Caroline I See You" - James Taylor, Owen Young and Shoes
01:03:45INTERMISSION - "Dr. Jazz" - Shoes
Segment 4
01:08:05GK Welcomes Back
01:08:28"Rolling Home" - GK, Inga, and Shoes
01:16:14"I Think of You" - GK, Inga, and Shoes
01:19:56"Tango" - Jamie Laredo and Sharon Robinson
01:23:26Brain Script with James and Kim Taylor
01:32:00GK talks about Tanglewood and to Jaime Laredo
Segment 5
01:34:38"Waltz" - Jaime Laredo and Sharon Robinson
01:37:48Guy Noir Script
01:49:13"Sweet Baby James" - James Taylor, Owen Young, Shoes
01:53:24Rhubarb Script
01:57:09"Water is Wide" - GK, James Taylor, Inga Swearingen, Owen Young, and Shoes

Photos from the show
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A view of the green mountains Owen Young performs during the ceremony
James Taylor rehearses with the Shoes before the show Pat Donohue and Garrison Keillor during rehearsal
Gary Raynor warms up A fan is serenaded as Garrison steps out into the crowd

Guest Information
  • Jaime Laredo
  • Erica Rhodes
  • Sharon Robinson
  • Andy Stein
  • Inga Swearingen
  • James Taylor
  • Guest Books and Recordings
  • Sharon Robinson
  • James Taylor
  • Inga Swearingen

  • Scripts
  • ELCA
  • Journal
  • SFX
  • Brain
  • Guy Noir
  • Rhubarb

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