March 15, 2008
This week on A Prairie Home Companion we're bringing you a live performance spectacle, a talent show for twenty-something troubadours, where six entrants will compete for the coveted silver water tower trophy, also known as the Wobegon Idol.
This year's contestants are:
Also on this week's show, The Royal Academy of Radio Actors: Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Tom Keith, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and The News from Lake Wobegon. Join us this Saturday, live from The Fitzgerald Theater.
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|00:14|| "Tishomingo Blues" |
|03:26 ||GK talks about the Montessori generation, everyone is a winner, helicopter parents|
|06:30|| GK intros The Honey Dewdrops|
|06:53|| "Miner's Prayer" - The Honey Dewdrops|
|10:34 ||GK intros Alyson Gilbert|
|11:12|| "I Wanna Be That Girl" - Alyson Gilbert|
|14:54 ||GK announces voting procedure|
|15:25 ||GK intros Andrew Ryan|
|16:00|| "Skip" - Andrew Ryan|
|19:04 ||GK introduces Mattie Speece and Patrick Villines|
|19:44|| "Phoebe" - Mattie Speece and Patrick Villines|
|22:18 ||GK intros Ashley Monroe|
|22:50|| "I Can't Get Past You" - Ashley Monroe|
|26:30|| GK intros Pinky Lee|
|27:09|| "Father Time"- Pinky Lee|
|30:49|| Powdermilk Biscuit Theme|
|32:27|| GK talks to Pinky Lee|
|33:22|| "Grandma's Kitchen Table" - Pinky Lee|
|35:54|| ELCA script|
|37:13|| GK talks with Ashley Monroe|
|38:00|| "Used" - Ashley Monroe|
|42:25|| Retro script|
|43:52|| GK talks with Mattie Speece and Patrick Villines|
|44:31|| "Honky Tonkin'" - Mattie Speece and Patrick Villines|
|47:00|| GK talks with Andrew Ryan|
|48:10|| "Lay You Down" - Andrew Ryan|
|51:20|| GK talks with Alyson Gilbert|
|52:08|| "A Real Bad Mood" - Alyson Gilbert and band|
|55:19 ||GK intros the Honey Dewdrops|
|55:48|| "The Long Black Veil" - The Honey Dewdrops|
|59:52 ||GK announces that voting is open|
|1:00:48|| "Long, Long Ago" - GK/ Guy's All-Star Shoe Band|
|1:04:16 ||St. Paul script|
|1:07:30 ||Intermission ("Mississippi Mud")|
|1:10:52 ||Welcome Back to the 2nd Half|
|1:11:28||The News from Lake Wobegon (Download MP3)|
|1:28:40||Guy Noir script|
|1:44:56 ||GK awards Ray Marklund award: Andrew Ryan|
|1:46:06 ||3rd place: Alyson Gilbert|
|1:46:23 ||2nd Place: Mattie Speece and Patrick Villines|
|1:47:27 ||1st Place: The Honey Dewdrops|
|1:49:46 ||"Without Tears" - The Honey Dewdrops|
|1:53:47 ||Credits, "Rock and Roll Music" closer|
Photos from the show|
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|It's the first prize water tower statue!
||Alyson Gilbert sings, "I Wanna Be That Girl."
|Garrison introduces Mattie Speece and Pat Villines.
||Garrison chats with Jenny Bousquet (from Pinky Lee) about water towers.
|"Lay You Down," performed by Andrew Ryan.
||Our talent show winners, The Honey Dewdrops.