Jorma Kaukonen
Music Shed
June 28, 2008

This week on A Prairie Home Companion we'll bring you a live broadcast performance from Tanglewood — the Koussevitzky Music Shed in Lenox, MA. With special guests The Del McCoury Band, poet Donald Hall, and singer Inga Swearingen. 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
00:13"Tishomingo Blues"
03:15GK opens talks about the crowd at Tanglewood
04:57 "Down By The Sally Gardens"/ "All I Have to Do is Dream"- GK/ Inga Swearingen
09:15GK talks about the lawn crowd, intros Del McCoury
10:00 "40 Acres and a Fool"- Del McCoury Band
14:12GK talks to Del McCoury
15:04 "Get Down on Your Knees and Pray"- Del McCoury Band
19:46Guy Noir script
32:13Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 2
34:00 "You Have To Start Out Low"- GK/ Shoes
36:44English Majors script
39:00 "Summer Kitchen"- Inga Swearingen
40:33GK intros Donald Hall, Donald recites poetry
49:00GK talks about the Koussivitsky Music Shed, Tanglewood
49:45Diary script into "Flower Duet"- Inga Swearingen and band
57:00 "Let Them Talk"- GK, Inga, band
1:00:32Intermission- "Exactly Like You"
Segment 3
1:08:06 "Sonnet for Summer (One Day With You)"- GK and Pat Donohue, more greetings
1:11:16GK talks with Donald Hall, he recites more poems
1:16:40GK talks about the area
1:18:52Rhubarb script
1:23:03 "Moneyland"- Del McCoury Band
1:27:16GK talks to Inga Swearingen
1:28:00 "Two Trees"- Inga Swearingen and band
Segment 4
1:31:36News From Lake Wobegon (Download MP3)
Segment 5
1:43:26 "Working on a Building"- The Del McCoury Band and GK
1:46:08 "Tuba Blues"- Pat Donohue, band, Mike Roylance
1:48:45 "Will We Go, Darling, Go"- GK/ Inga/ Shoe Band
1:52:25SFX script
1:54:40Credits, "Goodnight Ladies"/ "Soldier's Joy"

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Garrison Keillor Inga Swearingen and GK
GK lends his voice to The Del McCoury Band. Tim Russell and Sue Scott share a laugh"Bread Line Blues."
Donald Hall, Poet Laureate of the United States 2006–2007 Thomas Haggerty and Mike Roylance on tuba
Guest Information
  • Donald Hall
  • The Del McCoury Band
  • Inga Swearingen
  • Guest Books and Recordings
  • Donald Hall
  • The Del McCoury Band
  • Inga Swearingen

  • Scripts
  • Guy Noir
  • English
  • Diary
  • Rhubarb
  • SFX

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