October 4, 2008

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER

This week on A Prairie Home Companion, we begin the new season with a live broadcast performance from the Fitzgerald Theater. With special guests Old Crow Medicine Show, Maria Jette, Butch Thompson, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band with additional Shoe Horns: Dale Mendenhall, Michael B. Nelson, and Steven Strand, and The Royal Academy of Radio Actors: Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Tom Keith. Immediately following the broadcast will be our annual Street Dance and Meatloaf Supper on Exchange St., with cash prizes and gifts for contestants in the Best Loon Call, Most Beautiful Baby, Seed Identification, Sweetest Singer (12 & under), and Best Dancer contests. Mrs. Sundberg is making the meatloaf, so bring an appetite, a warm jacket, and comfortable dancing shoes.


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Tim Russell

Trombonist Michael B. Nelson

Butch Thompson and Rich Dworsky play, "Blue Skies," in four-handed duet.

"Alabama High Test" performed by Old Crow Medicine Show.


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People gathered outside to listen to the show and enjoy the meatloaf supper.

The littlest loon caller

All styles of dancing welcome at this year's dance contest.

Here's to the crowd who came out to enjoy the evening with us. Thank you.

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  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 - Logo
    • 00:00:13 - Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:02:39 - GK opens, talks about the weather, Nobel Prize for Literature
    • 00:09:13 - "I Dreamt I Dwelt in Old St. Paul" - GK/ Maria Jette
    • 00:13:47 - GK intros The Old Crow Medicine Show
    • 00:14:03 - "Fire on the Mountain" - Old Crow Medicine Show
    • 00:16:00 - Guy Noir script
    • 00:27:47 - GK and Pat talk about his new guitar
    • 00:28:08 - "Let it Go" - Pat Donohue and band
    • 00:31:14 - Powdermilk Biscuit Break
  • Segment 2
    • 00:34:44 - GK intros Butch Thompson
    • 00:36:02 - "Working Man Blues" - Butch Thompson
    • 00:39:28 - GK reads "The Wild Swans at Coole " by William Butler Yeats
    • 00:43:06 - The Lives of the Cowboys script
    • 00:52:30 - GK intros Old Crow Medicine Show
    • 00:53:30 - "Lift Him Up" - Old Crow Medicine Show
    • 00:57:27 - "Caroline" - Old Crow Medicine Show
    • 01:01:18 - GK thanks Ford for their sponsorship, "Ford Man"
    • 01:02:57 - Intermission/"Avalon" - Shoe Band
  • Segment 3
    • 01:06:18 - Welcome back to the 2nd half, GK talks about street dance, greetings
    • 01:10:36 - Book Tour Blues
    • 01:16:15 - "Bananas" - GK and Maria Jette
    • 01:17:10 - SFX script
    • 01:23:35 - "Blue Skies" - Richard Dworsky and Butch Thompson
  • Segment 4
    • 01:26:19 - The News from Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:40:23 - "Les Chemins De L'amour" - Maria Jette and Richard Dworsky
    • 01:44:30 - Sweet and Low- GK/ Maria Jette
    • 01:47:40 - Café Boeuf script
    • 01:50:28 - GK talks about Old Crow Medicine Show, "Alabama High Test"
    • 01:53:50 - "Vita Velveeta" - GK/ Maria Jette
    • 01:54:53 - Accent script
    • 01:56:05 - Credits/"Red Wing" closer

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