July 21, 2007
This week on A Prairie Home Companion: a special summertime rebroadcast from the Dakotas — the North one and the South one. We take Del McCoury and his band farther north than they've ever been before to meet up with a few of the locals: Becky Schlegel and singer/songwriter/farmer Chuck Suchy. The New Custer Brass Band plays historic instruments from the National Music Museum, and the historic "King" cello makes an appearance. Plus, find out why Guy Noir is skulking around the Lucky Harvester Casino Complex.

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Segment 1
00:00:00APM Logo Open
00:00:12Tishomingo Blues
00:00:56GK Open
00:02:33"Early," GK, Becky Schlegel and Shoes
00:06:01"Lives of the Cowboys" script
00:14:58GK intros The New Custer Brass Band
00:15:24"Yankee Notion Overture," New Custer Brass Band
00:16:53"Lewis & Clark" script w/Brass Band
0021:37"Count Your Blessings," The Hopeful Gospel Quartet (HGQ)
00:23:48GK intros Chuck Suchy
00:24:06"Dakota Breeze," Chuck Suchy with Rich Dworsky and Gary Raynor
00:29:17"Rhubarb" script
00:34:17Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 2
00:37:28"Guy Noir" script
00:48:16GK intros Del McCoury
00:49:42"She Can't Burn Me Now," Del McCoury and his band
0053:27"Nothin' Special," Del McCoury and his band
00:56:58Intermission
Segment 3
00:57:09GK Intermission Credits
00:58:50NETCUE
01:01:11GK Welcome Back
01:02:04"Fields of Gold," GK, Becky Schlegel and Shoes
01:04:51GK talks with Chuck Suchy
01:05:36"Oh, Darlin'," Chuck Suchy
01:08:46GK intros Nick Curry, talks about Amati cello
01:10:32"Allemande" from Bach's Suite in G for Unaccompanied Cello, perf. by Nick Curry
01:14:38GK talks about Laura Ingalls Wilder
01:16:59"In the Sweet By and By," "Golden Years," "Love's Old Sweet Song," GK, Becky Schlegel and Shoes
01:21:06GK talks more about Amati cello (the "King" cell)
01:22:18"Largo" from Chopin's Cello Sonata in g, perf. by Nick Curry and Susan Gray
Segment 4
01:26:22The News From Lake Wobegon
Segment 5
01:38:27"Bound To Run For Tennessee," Becky Schlegel and Shoes
01:41:49GK talks more about Amati cello
01:43:38"Sicilienne," Nick Curry and Susan Gray
01:46:59"I've Been Working On The Radio," GK, HGQ and Shoes
01:50:00"Coffee" script
01:51:19"Jordan," HGQ
01:53:40GK Close/ Credits
01:54:46"I'll Twine Mid The Ringlets," Robin and Linda Williams
01:58:54APM Logo
01:58:59OUT

Photos from the show
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North Dakota native Chuck Suchy brings us "Dakota Breeze" The Grammy Award-winning Del McCoury Band
Ronnie McCoury on mandolin for the Del McCoury Band Becky Schlegel warms up in rehearsal

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  • The Hopeful Gospel Quartet
  • Nick Curry
  • Becky Schlegel
  • Chuck Suchy
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  • Chuck Suchy
  • Hopeful Gospel Quartet

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  • The Lives of the Cowboys script
  • Brass (Lewis & Clark) script
  • Rhubarb script
  • Guy Noir
  • Coffee Spot script
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  • I've Been Working on the Radio

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