July 28, 2007
This week on A Prairie Home Companion: a special summertime rebroadcast featuring a few shows we did at the Hollywood Bowl in L.A. A great band that has spent a lot of time playing on street corners, The Old Crow Medicine Show, is with us. Our friend Leo Kottke is with us, and Irish songstress Karan Casey sings "The Brown and Yellow Ale." Plus, a whole bunch of big-time Hollywood movie stars: Meryl Streep, Virginia Madsen, John C. Reilly... And in Lake Wobegon, all of the beautiful weather makes ones thoughts turn to death, of course.

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Segment 1
00:00:00APM Logo Open
00:00:12Tishomingo Blues
00:00:54GK Open
00:02:27"Goin' To California," Pat Donohue and Shoes
00:05:40GK intros Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver
00:05:56"Blue Train," Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver
00:10:13"All Alone," GK, Meryl Streep and Shoes
00:13:11"Coffee" script
00:15:50"Floss" script
00:18:48"Hard Game of Love," Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver
00:22:51"Bach" script
00:30:01"Jesus Came Into My Heart," Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver
00:31:50Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 2
00:33:09"Radio" script
00:51:43GK intros Karan Casey
00:53:32"The Brown and Yellow Ale," Karan Casey
01:57:28"Aida" script
01:03:11Intermission
Segment 3
01:03:15GK Intermission Credits
01:06:16NETCUE
01:07:25"Bertha's Kitty Boutique" script
01:10:43"Morning Is A Long Way Home," Leo Kottke
01:14:52"Eight Miles High," Leo Kottke
01:18:56"English Majors" script
01:20:50"Drowning," Pat Donohue and Shoes
01:24:02"SFX" script
01:28:37GK intros Old Crow Medicine Show
01:29:40"Soul Rebel," Old Crow Medicine Show
01:33:59"Down South Blues," Old Crow Medicine Show
Segment 4
01:38:12The News From Lake Wobegon
Segment 5
01:55:49"Where Are You Tonight I Wonder," Karan Casey
01:57:11GK Close/Credits
01:58:54APM Logo
01:58:59OUT

Photos from the show
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The Hollywood Bowl Meryl Streep runs through a script during rehearsal
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Andy Stein lends a sax to "Goin' to California" Garrison chats with Karan Casey.
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Pat Donohue, with "Drowning." Garrison listens on as sound-effects guy Fred Newman does his thing.
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Garrison and Meryl Streep are "All Alone" Garrison Keillor, with the News from Lake Wobegon.

Guest Information
  • Karan Casey
  • Sally Dworsky
  • Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver
  • Leo Kottke
  • John C. Reilly
  • Andy Stein
  • Meryl Streep
  • Guest Books and Recordings
  • Sally Dworsky
  • Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver
  • Leo Kottke
  • Karan Casey

  • Scripts
  • Coffee
  • Floss
  • Bach
  • Radio
  • Aida
  • Bertha's Kitty Boutique
  • English Majors
  • SFX

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