December 5, 2009

Nighttime is the Right Time


This week on A Prairie Home Companion, we're up after dark and not slowing down in the second weekend of our annual stint at The Town Hall. Join us as we get our blood pumping to the Bluegrass movements of the Punch Brothers, while Heather Masse's smooth stylings stimulate like a hot cup of street cart coffee. The Klezmatics will also be joining us and keeping the pace are The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band and The Royal Academy of Radio Actors: Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and sound effects man Mr. Fred Newman. None of the big city excitement can compare to the News From Lake Wobegon — with winter just setting in and Christmas around the corner, things can get a little unpredictable. Tune in Saturday and be a part of the raucous live broadcast from The Town Hall in New York City.


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Stage all set up during rehearsal before the house opens.

Lorin Sklamberg on accordion and Lisa Gutkin on violin.

Punch Brothers

Fred Newman and Tim Russell.
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  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 - Logo
    • 00:00:13 - Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:02:45 - GK Opens, talk about Times Square, SFX script
    • 00:08:30 - Runnin' Wild - The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band and Chris Thile
    • 00:10:50 - High-Heeled Woman - Heather Masse, GK, Shoes, Chris Thile
    • 00:13:38 - The Lives of the Cowboys script
    • 00:24:56 - Pretty Mama's Gone- Pat Donohue and Shoe Band
    • 00:27:58 - Powdermilk Biscuit Break
  • Segment 2
    • 00:29:38 - GK intros the Klezmatics
    • 00:30:28 - Hanukah Gelt- The Klezmatics
    • 00:34:10 - Gilad and Zivs Sirba- The Klezmatics
    • 00:37:17 - Guy Noir script
    • 00:48:08 - In My Life/Julia- Heather Masse, GK and Shoes
    • 00:51:50 - GK intros Punch Brothers
    • 00:52:20 - Red Handed - Punch Brothers
    • 00:57:26 - Rye Whiskey - Punch Brothers
    • 01:01:26 - Intermission - At The Jazz Band Ball
  • Segment 3
    • 01:05:39 - Bulgars/The Kiss - The Klezmatics
    • 01:08:51 - Greetings
    • 01:12:45 - New York Love - GK/ Shoes
    • 01:16:44 - I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now - GK, Heather Masse, GASB
    • 01:19:01 - Cinecast announcement
    • 01:19:49 - Tiger script
    • 01:23:51 - GK talks with Chris Thile
    • 01:24:39 - How to Grow a Woman - Punch Brothers
  • Segment 4
    • 01:29:36 - The News From Lake Wobegon into
    • 01:44:22 - In the Bleak Midwinter/The Holly and The Ivy - GK/Heather/band
  • Segment 5
    • 01:48:37 - Letter script - Heather Masse and band
    • 01:52:18 - Wayside - Punch Brothers
    • 01:55:30 - Credits, Here We Come A Wassailing/Back Up And Push

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