February 23, 2008
This week on A Prairie Home Companion, we'll be broadcasting live from the McCown Gymnasium at Winona State University, located in the beautiful bluff country along the Mississippi River. With special guests, legendary blues pianist and singer Marcia Ball, plus the eclectic and electric Cajuns, BeauSoleil. 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 Dworsky, and the News from Lake Wobegon.

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Segment 1
00:13"Tishomingo Blues"
02:32GK opens, talks about the beauty of Winona, taking the train, lunar eclipse, Oscars, intros BeauSoleil
04:17"Bosco Stomp" - BeauSoleil
08:06Rhubarb script
12:14"Have You Ever Seen the Rain" , with Kathryn (Hauser) Slusher, WSU class of '96
19:14"The Wreck of the Prairie Queen" - GK, Pat Donohue, Shoe band
22:42The Lives of the Cowboys script
32:53Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 2
34:40GK intros Simone Perrin
34:54"Tú So Tú" - Simone Perrin and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
37:49Winona script
41:08"DaCoda Crossbow" - Shoe Band
42:33Guy Noir script
52:36GK intros Marcia Ball
53:17"Where Do You Go?" - Marcia Ball Band
57:45"Party Town" - Marcia Ball Band
1:02:18Intermission - "Dr. Jazz"
Segment 3
1:06:00Welcome Back, Winona history, greetings
1:10:30GK talks to Michael Doucet, intros BeauSoleil
1:11:45"Mardi Gras" - BeauSoleil
1:15:30"Valse de BeauSoleil" - BeauSoleil
1:20:05Winona history notes
1:24:40GK talks to Simone Perrin
1:25:06"Long Gone Lonesome Blues" - Simone Perrin and Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
1:28:32GK talks about Watkins, into "The Watkins Man"- Pat Donohue and Shoes
Segment 4
1:30:57The News from Lake Wobegon (Download MP3)
Segment 5
1:45:20"Peace Love and Barbecue" - Marcia Ball Band
1:49:46Ketchup script
1:52:08GK thanks the folks at WSU, credits
1:53:50"It's You I Love"/ "Iko Iko closer" - Marcia Ball, BeauSoleil, Shoe Band

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Rich Dworsky BeauSoleil
Tim Russell and Sue Scott Simone Perrin performs, "Tú So Tú."
Garrison delivers the News from Lake Wobegon. Marcia Ball on her keyboard.
Guest Information
  • Marcia Ball Band
  • BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
  • Peter Johnson
  • Simone Perrin
  • Andy Stein
  • Guest Books and Recordings
  • Marcia Ball
  • BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

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  • Rhubarb
  • The Lives of the Cowboys
  • Winona
  • Guy Noir
  • Ketchup

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