A Wolf
May 24, 2008

This week on A Prairie Home Companion we're broadcasting live from the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park in Vienna, VA. With special guests, the all American bluegrass girl, Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, and internationally adored tenor Raúl Melo. Also with us, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors: Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and The News from Lake Wobegon.

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Segment 1
00:11"Tishomingo Blues"
02:38GK opens, talks about the local sites
03:54 "Washington (America The Beautiful)"- GK/ Shoe Band
06:04ELCA script into "Smoke in the Kitchen"- Shoe Band
11:45Guy Noir script
23:16GK intros Rhonda Vincent and the Rage
23:38 "Bluegrass Saturday Night" - Rhonda Vincent and the Rage
26:42 "Ashes of Mt. Augustine" - Rhonda Vincent and the Rage
30:04GK talks with Rhonda
30:24 "Fishers of Men" - Rhonda Vincent and the Rage
33:57Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 2
35:30GK talks to Pat Donohue
36:18 "Sometimes"- Pat Donohue and Shoe Band
40:10GK talks about summer, white shoes, hot dogs
40:33Cowboys script
47:36GK brings up the band to sing about summer
47:53 "Turn, Turn Turn/ Surfer Girl/ Summertime"- GK/ Pat/ Rich/ Shoe Band
54:15GK intros Raúl Melo
55:13 "Torna A Surriento/ Funiculì Funiculà/ 'O Sole Mio!"- Raul Melo, Tamara Sanikidze
1:01:35Intermission- "Everybody Loves My Baby"
Segment 3
1:09:56 "Congressman"- Pat Donohue and GK
1:12:23Mom script
1:21:05 "Washington Blues"- Pat Donohue and Shoe Band
1:22:26 "Washington Notes" - GK
1:25:00 "Tenting On The Old Campground"- GK and Raúl Melo
1:28:40 "Elegy"- Shoe Band
1:30:45Sonnet for Memorial Day- GK
1:31:53 "Ingemisco" (from Verdi's Requiem)
Segment 4
1:35:28The News from Lake Wobegon (Download MP3)
Segment 5
1:48:19 "Mattinata" - Raúl Melo and Tamara Sanikidze
1:51:00 "Hit Parade of Love" - Rhonda Vincent and the Rage
1:53:30Body script
1:54:53Credits, "Summertime reprise", "Fire on the Mountain"

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The emblem of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. Garrison Keillor starts the show by addressing the crowd.
Rhonda Vincent sings "Ashes of Mt. Augustine." Rich Dworsky
"Mattinata" performed by Raúl Melo Rhonda Vincent and the Rage
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