June 27, 2009

Open Town Meeting

Steve Martin

This week on A Prairie Home Companion it's our second to last live broadcast of the season, from Tanglewood — The Koussivetsky Music Shed, in Lenox, MA. With special guests, the only bluegrass banjo player ever to sell out Madison Square Garden, Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers, young up-and-coming radio actor Martin Sheen, and the legendary Stuart "If It's Got Strings He Can Play It" Duncan. Also with us, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, singer Heather Masse, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and The News from Lake Wobegon.


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Steve Martin

Heather Masse

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers

Fred Newman, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, Martin Sheen, Garrison Keillor and Arlo Guthrie

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    Show Segments
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  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 - Logo
    • 00:00:11 - Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:02:22 - GK opens, talks about Tanglewood
    • 00:02:50 - "Poem" - GK and Rich Dworsky
    • 00:04:45 - "Bird Song" - Heather Masse, GASB
    • 00:08:20 - "Forever Dumb" - GK, Heather Masse, Rich Dworsky
    • 00:10:50 - Cowboys Script
    • 00:23:44 - GK Intros Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers
    • 00:24:45 - "Pitkin County" - Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers
    • 00:27:43 - GK talks with Steve Martin
    • 00:29:15 - "Daddy Played the Banjo" - Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers
    • 00:32:45 - Powdermilk Biscuit Theme Break
  • Segment 2
    • 00:34:44 - "Midnight Hour Blues" - Pat Donohue, Stuart Duncan and Gary Raynor
    • 00:38:01 - "I Just Wish That She Were Here" - GK and the GASB
    • 00:41:21 - Guy Noir Script
    • 00:54:00 - GK Talks with Arlo Guthrie
    • 00:54:44 - "In the Shade of an Old Apple Tree" - Arlo Guthrie
    • 00:57:21 - "In Times Like These" - Arlo Guthrie
    • 01:01:03 - "Roanoke/Big Mon" - Stewart Duncan, Andy Stein, and GASB
    • 01:04:05 - Intermission/"Avalon" - GASB
  • Segment 3
    • 01:07:32 - Greetings and "No Other Love" - GK, Heather Masse, GASB
    • 01:13:60 - GK Talks with Steve Martin
    • 01:16:46 - "Saga of the Old West" - Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers
    • 01:20:00 - Steve Martin talks about new Album and intros next song
    • 01:20:32 - "Tin Roof" - Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers
    • 01:23:56 - ELCA Script
    • 01:25:55 - "The Dimming of the Day" - GK, Heather Masse, GASB
  • Segment 4
    • 01:30:19 - The News from Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:40:59 - "Daydream" - Heather Masse, GASB
    • 01:43:50 - Mom Script
    • 01:50:20 - GK Talks with Arlo Guthrie
    • 01:50:51 - "Waiting for a Train" - Arlo Guthrie, GK and Shoe Band
    • 01:53:20 - SFX Script
    • 01:54:28 - Credits
    • 01:55:58 - "Angel Band" - Heather Masse, GK, GASB
    • 01:57:33 - "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" - GASB, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers

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