February 09, 2008
This week on A Prairie Home Companion, we're broadcasting live from the Fitzgerald Theater with special guests, the self-described "mother" of Bluegrass, Mr. Sam Bush, and back by popular demand, the valedictorian of an Angel Choir, singer-songwriter Suzy Bogguss. Also with us, The Royal Academy of Radio Actors: Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Tom Keith, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band with Rich Dworksy, John Niemann and Joe Savage. All this, plus the News From Lake Wobegon, this Saturday.

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Segment 1
00:12"Tishomingo Blues"
02:49GK opens
05:08"The Bramble and the Rose" - GK/ Suzy Bogguss/band
08:15Guy Noir script
19:47GK talks with Admiral Allen
23:02"Smokin'" - Shoe Band and Sam Bush
25:50GK intros Suzy Bogguss
26:38"I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire" - Suzy and Butch with band
30:06GK and Suzy intro next tune
30:38"In Heaven" - Suzy Bogguss and band
34:32Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 2
37:48"The Blues" - GK and Butch Thompson
46:55Crispy script
52:30GK intros Sam Bush
53:24"Workin' Man Blues" - Sam Bush and Shoe Band
57:28"Gold Heart Locket" - Sam Bush and Suzy Bogguss with band
1:01:30Intermission - "Broadway"
Segment 3
1:04:45 Greetings
1:07:48 "I Still Miss Someone" - GK/ Suzy/ band
1:11:28 Coast Guard script
1:15:22 Ketchup script
1:19:04 GK talks with Butch Thompson
1:20:43 "Mamanita" - Butch Thompson
Segment 4
01:24:32The News from Lake Wobegon (Download MP3)
Segment 5
1:42:22"Somewhere Between" - Suzy Bogguss and band
1:45:56Candidates script
1:52:22"Mr. President" - Sam Bush and band
1:55:55Credits, "Next Time I'm in Town"

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Garrison sings the "Tishomingo Blues." The Royal Academy of Radio Actors
Butch Thompson on clarinet with, "I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire." "In Heaven" brings a tear to the eye as performed by Suzy Bogguss.
Butch Thompson Percussion this week performed by JT Bates.
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  • Candidates
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  • The Blues

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