Hill Auditorium
Hill Auditorium
June 14, 2008

This week on A Prairie Home Companion we're driving deep into Washtenaw County to bring you a live broadcast from the Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We'll have big-time country artist Suzy Bogguss on stage, and Powerhouse Americana duo The Milroys will drive down from Ferndale and sing a few tunes. As always, we have the Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band with a special pair of guest shoes, Howard Levy and Joe Savage, and The News from Lake Wobegon.

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Segment 1
00:13"Tishomingo Blues"
02:53GK opens, talks about the spring storms we have been having, rummage sale items
05:35"Michigan (Abilene)"- GK, Pat Donohue, band
08:49Carillon script
11:40GK talks with Suzy Bogguss
11:56"Stealin'"- GK, Suzy Bogguss, Pat Donohue and band
15:57Rhubarb script
20:42GK intros The Milroys
21:53"I'm Not Going to the Jailhouse Over You"- The Milroys and band
29:58Powdermilk Biscuit Break/ "The Victors"
Segment 2
32:52GK talks to Suzy
33:29"Far and Away"- Suzy Bogguss and band
37:20Guy Noir script
50:16Ann Arbor notes
54:40"Fishin' Blues"/ "Summertime Blues"- Pat Donohue and Shoe Band
58:35Intermission- "Lady Be Good"
Segment 3
1:05:35"Sleepless Nights"- GK and Suzy Bogguss
1:09:14GK talks about poets from Michigan, recites Jim Harrison's "The Man That Looked For Sunlight" and "Marching"
1:13:55SFX script into "Blues in Triplicate"- Howard Levy and band
1:24:03GK talks with The Milroys
1:24:40"Favorite Heartache"- The Milroys
Segment 4
1:28:07The News from Lake Wobegon (Download MP3)
Segment 5
1:44:46"Someday Soon"- Suzy Bogguss and band
1:48:54Dad script
1:55:05Credits/ "You Are My Sunshine"

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Pat Donohue performs "Abilene" with new lyrics about Michigan. Howard Levy on harmonica.
The Milroys: CJ & John Milroy Suzy Bogguss
J.T. Bates The interior of the Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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