September 15, 2007
This week on A Prairie Home Companion, it's our season kick-off event at the Fitzgerald Theater, featuring Austin's hangdogs of honky tonk The Derailers, Nashville's hardest working dobro player Jerry Douglas, and the Virginia Vagabonds Robin and Linda Williams. Also with us, Prudence Johnson, Rich Dworsky and The Guy's-All Star Shoe Band, and the Royal Academy of Radio Acting; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Tom Keith.

Following the live broadcast, Mr. K. hosts our 7th Annual Meatloaf Supper & Street Dance (rain or shine!) on Exchange Street in front of the theater. We'll be serving up $5 suppers, plenty of dance tunes and even some cash prizes. Contests this year include:

  • The Loudest Child (Stella!)
  • Beautiful Baby
  • Loon Calling
  • Bob Dylan Impersonations
  • Mr. Wonderful
  • and Dance Contest — with The Derailers!

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Segment 1
00:00:12Tishomingo Blues
00:02:41Geese script
00:06:43GK talks about tonight's street dance
00:07:50"Turn, Turn, Turn" - GK and Pat Donohue
00:12:05"Bring it on Home to Me" - GK, Robin & Linda and Prudence
00:14:41Ruth Harrison script
00:22:53"County Line" - Shoe Band
00:24:50GK intros The Derailers
00:25:08"Still Missing You" - The Derailers
00:28:13"Who's Going to Mow Your Grass" - The Derailers
00:30:52GK talks with Robin & Linda
00:31:28Powdermilk Biscuit Break
00:34:20GK introduces Pat Donohue
00:35:20"Guitar Camp"- Pat Donohue
00:38:16"I Don't Know Where I Stand" - Prudence Johnson, Richard Dworsky and Jerry Douglas
Segment 2
00:41:26News From Lake Wobegon (Download MP3)
Segment 3
00:55:41"Patrick Meets the Brick Bats" - Jerry Douglas Band
01:00:00"Don't Take Your Guns to Town" - Luke Bulla and Jerry Douglas Band
01:04:50Intermission/"Somebody Stole My Gal"
Segment 4
01:13:58"Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" - vocal quartet
01:16:50"Ain't No Grave" - vocal quartet
01:21:25The Apartment script
01:26:58"Who's Your Uncle" - Jerry Douglas Band
01:31:18"The Suit" - Luke Bulla and the Jerry Douglas Band
01:37:10Rhubarb script
Segment 5
01:43:23"We Believe in Happy Endings" - Robin & Linda Williams
01:46:35"Hey Valerie" - The Derailers
01:50:09"Big in Vegas" - The Derailers
01:53:38Credits, GK invites everyone to the street dance
01:56:26"Bring it on Home" reprise

Photos from the show
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Pat Donohue and GK take a turn on "Turn, Turn, Turn." Austin-based honky tonk band The Derailers
Peter Johnson keeps the beat this week. Brian Hofeldt of the Derailers asks "Who's Going to Mow Your Grass?"
The Jerry Douglas Band Bassist Gary Raynor enjoys the show.

Photos from the Street Dance
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$5 meatloaf supper GK gets a melody from Rich Dworsky.

Guest Information
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  • Jerry Douglas
  • Prudence Johnson
  • Peter Johnson
  • Andy Stein
  • Robin and Linda Williams
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  • The Derailers
  • Jerry Douglas
  • Prudence Johnson
  • Robin and Linda Williams

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  • Geese
  • Ruth Harrison
  • The Apartment
  • Rhubarb

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