January 9, 2010

Out of the Ice Box, Into the Cooler


Coming to you live this week from The War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, it's an adventurous new year for A Prairie Home Companion. With this week's special guests, celebrated Metropolitan Opera tenor Raúl Melo, and a bright shining star of modern bluegrass Sara Watkins. Also with us, The Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.


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Final preparations before the show.

Guy Noir script

Sara Watkins

Raúl Melo

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    Show Segments
    Listen to individual segments as listed below

  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 - Logo
    • 00:00:12 - Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:02:57 - GK talks about San Francisco, city of eternal youth
    • 00:03:21 - Six Days on the Road (San Francisco)- GK/ Shoe Band
    • 00:07:15 - Minnesota script (with Raúl Melo and Michael Recchiuti)
    • 00:11:03 - Opera Breakdown- Andy Stein and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 00:13:27 - The Only Living House Dad in Eau Claire- GK/ band
    • 00:17:10 - Cat script
    • 00:20:31 - "E Lucevan Le Stelle" (Puccini)- Raúl Melo and Michael Recchiuti
    • 00:23:18 - Underwear script
    • 00:26:18 - Powdermilk Biscuit break
  • Segment 2
    • 00:28:10 - GK talks with Sara Watkins
    • 00:30:12 - Miss My Kisses- Sara Watkins and Shoe Band
    • 00:33:18 - Sara brings out her ukulele
    • 00:34:03 - My Friend- Sara Watkins and band
    • 00:37:43 - Guy Noir script
    • 00:51:51 - Brokedown Palace- GK, Sara Watkins and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 00:56:18 - I Saw Her Standing There- GK, Sara Watkins, Shoes
    • 00:59:54 - Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble (Intermission)- Shoe Band
  • Segment 3
    • 01:03:53 - Greetings
    • 01:07:25 - Tomorrow is Forever- GK, Sara Watkins/ Shoes
    • 01:10:20 - GK talks with Raúl Melo
    • 01:11:11 - I Am A Tenor- Raúl Melo with Richard Dworsky, Andy Stein and Gary Raynor
    • 01:13:01 - SFX script (How Do You Know if You Belong Here)
    • 01:19:35 - GK talks about San Francisco history
    • 01:22:20 - Cable Car Rag- The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 01:25:04 - Pony- Sara Watkins and Shoe Band
  • Segment 4
    • 01:29:56 - The News From Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:46:45 - GK talks about Raúl Melo's upcoming performances in Fresno
    • 01:48:37 - Celeste Aida (Verdi)- Raúl Melo and Michael Recchiuti
    • 01:53:09 - Dental Airlines script
    • 01:54:20 - Credits, San Francisco Bay Blues- Pat Donohue, Sara Watkins, GK and band

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