This Week's Show

Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver
September 5, 2009

This week on A Prairie Home Companion we're broadcasting from the Minnesota State Fair, celebrating the 150th year of The Great Minnesota Get-Together. Serving up deep-fried bluegrass with Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, fresh songs on a stick with the uniquely wonderful Mindy Smith. Veteran knife-thrower, mandolin and fiddle slinger Peter Ostroushko, and our Blue Ribbon Singer of the Prairie, Andra Suchy, is with us as well. Also along for the rides: The Royal Academy of Radio Actors: Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Tom Keith, and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band. Plus, the latest news from Lake Wobegon.

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Segment 1
00:00:12"Hello Love"
00:02:43GK Intro
00:05:03"Unchained Melody" - GK/Andra Suchy
00:09:10 "Always on My Mind"- GK/ Andra Suchy
00:13:30State Fair Info Booth Workers - Bill Nisbit/Vicki Meier
00:19:40"Call Me Up" - Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver
00:22:39"Little Heart" -Andra Suchy/Guy's All-Star Shoe band
00:25:32Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 2
00:27:15"Highs and Lows" - Mindy Smith
00:30:20TK script
00:33:35"Frieght Train" - Pat Donohue/Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
00:36:16Guy Noir script
00:50:24"Lonely Street" - Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver
00:53:32 "He Made It Alright"- Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver
00:56:00GK story
01:00:55Intermission/"Corn Dog Ramble" - Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
Segment 3
01:03:55Welcome Back/Greetings
01:06:29"One More Fall/Summer Slipped Away" - GK/Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
01:09:31Spam Entrée Presentation - Judge Jean Wolf
01:15:14Catchup script
01:19:30"What Love Can Do" - Mindy Smith
01:22:46 "Jolene"- Mindy Smith
Segment 4
01:26:54The News From Lake Wobegon
Segment 5
01:41:28 "A & A Waltz" Peter Ostroushko/band
01:45:04Crispy script
01:52:17"Blue Train" - Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver
01:56:50Credits /Closer - "Goodnight Sweetheart/Blackberry Blossom"

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Mindy Smith sings "Jolene" "Unchained Melody"
"Call Me Up" - Doyle Lawson and Quicksilve Garrison tours the audience as he leads them in an intermission sing-a-long.

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  • Peter Ostroushko
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