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Joe Ely and Joel Guzman
Joe Ely
and Joel Guzman
May 31, 2008

This week on A Prairie Home Companion, we’ll be broadcasting from the Pan American Center at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. With special guests, Sorela, honky-tonk heroes Joe Ely and Joel Guzman, Prudence Johnson, mandolin maestro Chris Thile, and our man of steel Joe Savage. 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. Join us this week, when we float down the Rio Grande on a 10 foot enchilada.

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Segment 1
00:00Logo
00:12 "Tishomingo Blues"
02:30GK opens, talks about the salsa backstage, intros guests
03:50Open script
05:43GK talks about Billy the Kid, song
09:22Guy Noir script
21:59 "Stars on the Sandias"- Prudence Johnson and band
26:02 "Enchanted"- Pat Donohue and band
28:17 "The Goodnight Loving Trail"- Joe Ely, Joel Guzman, Garrison Keillor, Prudence Johnson and Shoe Band
33:24Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 2
35:10GK intros Sorela
36:08 "Yo Recurdo"- Sorela
39:35GK talks to Sorela
40:24 "You're the One"- Sorela
43:13 "Blue Shadows on the Trail"/ "Riding Down The Canyon"/ "Back in the Saddle" - GK, Chris Thile, Pat Donohue and band
48:21Cowboys script
55:45GK intros Joe Ely and Joel Guzman
56:05 "She Never Spoke Spanish to Me"- Joe Ely and Joel Guzman
59:43 "Me and Billy the Kid"- Joe Ely and Joel Guzman with the Shoe Band
1:03:45Intermission- "Hey Good Lookin'"
Segment 3
1:07:55GK talks about the water shortage in New Mexico, Greetings
1:11:13McCain script
1:12:10GK intros Chris Thile
1:13:04 "El Paso"- Chris Thile and Shoe Band
1:17:38Mom script
1:26:14 "Stony Point"- Chris Thile and band
1:27:54GK talks about Sorela
1:28:46 "Te Amo Tanto"- Sorela
Segment 4
1:32:30The News from Lake Wobegon (Download MP3)
Segment 5
1:48:50 "Slow You Down"- Joe Ely and Joel Guzman
1:53:15GK talks about the history of Las Cruces
1:54:33SFX script
1:56:24Credits, "Hymn Song" / "I Think of You"

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D'anna & D'ette sing "You're the One." Prudence Johnson lends her vocal talents to this week's show.
Joe Ely The expressive accordion of Joel Guzmán.
Guest Information
  • Joe Ely and Joel Guzmán
  • Chris Thile
  • Prudence Johnson
  • Sorela
  • Guest Books and Recordings
  • Joe Ely and Joel Guzmán
  • Chris Thile
  • Prudence Johnson

  • Scripts
  • Open
  • Guy Noir
  • The Lives of the Cowboys
  • McCain
  • Mom
  • SFX

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