November 21, 2009

Over the River


This week on A Prairie Home Companion, we're heading over the river to broadcast live from the historic State Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We'll welcome some very special guests: country-music's beloved singer/songwriter Steve Wariner, and the ever-versatile, always vivacious Nellie McKay. Prepare to have your heart-strings tugged & your funny-bones tickled. Also with us: our good friend Andra Suchy, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors: Tim Russell, Sue Scott and sound effects man Mr. Tom Keith, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, plus the latest News from Lake Wobegon.


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Marquee outside the State Theater

Guitarists Steve Wariner and Pat Donohue play

Nellie McKay

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  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 - Logo
    • 00:00:14 - Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:02:48 - Swine Flu—GK and Andra Suchy
    • 00:06:15 - Art script
    • 00:13:04 - Dear Naked Ladies —GK and Andra Suchy
    • 00:17:22 - GK talks with Nellie McKay
    • 00:18:14 - The Very Thought of You —Nellie McKay and Shoe Band
    • 00:20:53 - Mom script
    • 00:26:00 - Those Memories Of You — GK, Nellie McKay and Shoe Band
    • 00:30:00 - Powdermilk Biscuit Break
  • Segment 2
    • 00:31:32 - Guy Noir script
    • 00:41:00 - GK intros Steve Wariner
    • 00:43:18 - 6120 — Steve Wariner
    • 00:46:20 - Steve Wariner brings out Chet Atkins’ guitar, talks about Chet’s hometown
    • 00:46:48 - Leaving Luttrell- Steve Wariner and Shoe Band
    • 00:49:43 - Chet’s Guitar- Steve Wariner and Shoe Band
    • 00:52:54 - Catchup script
    • 00:56:30 - GK intros Nellie McKay
    • 00:56:50 - The Dog Song- Nellie McKay and The Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band
    • 01:00:04 - When I Dream- GK, Andra Suchy, Steve Wariner and Shoes
    • 01:04:49 - Intermission- Some Of These Days
  • Segment 3
    • 01:08:24 - Canned Heat— Pat Donohue, Steve Wariner and Shoes
    • 01:11:35 - Greetings
    • 01:11:44 - GK talks about Minneapolis rent, what to expect if you relocate
    • 01:16:07 - Sweet Patsy from Pike— GK, Andra, band
    • 01:20:22 - GK talks with Nellie McKay about Doris Day
    • 01:22:20 - If I Ever Had A Dream— Nellie McKay and Shoe Band
    • 01:26:00 - The Lives of the Cowboys script
    • 01:34:10 - Caffeinated Locomotive— Joe Savage and Shoe Band
  • Segment 4
    • 01:36:02 - The News From Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:47:52 - Crazy Rhythm— Nellie McKay and Shoe Band
    • 01:51:15 - Reeding Out Loud— Steve Wariner and Shoe band
    • 01:54:11 - GK talks about riding his bike down Hennepin Ave., WCCO radio program, swimming lessons, lying to his mom, credits
    • 01:56:54 - The Next Time I’m in Town— GK, Andra, Shoes, Steve Wariner

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