April 24, 2010 // Show # 1248

April Come We Will

This week on A Prairie Home Companion, we're enjoying Spring in the big city, as we set-up shop for the first of three performances at The Town Hall in New York. With special guests singer-songwriter Sara Watkins, acclaimed actress Debra Monk, and pianist extraordinaire Rob Fisher. As always, we'll have the Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and sound man Fred Newman. Also with us, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band with music director and keyboardist Richard Dworsky, guitarist Pat Donohue, bassist Gary Raynor Peter Johnson on percussion, and Andy Stein on the fiddle and the bari sax. All this, plus the latest News from Lake Wobegon, this Saturday on your public radio dial.


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Sara Watkins

Sue Scott and Debra Monk

Rob Fisher

Fred Newman, Tim Russell and Sue Scott

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    Show Segments
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  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 - Logo
    • 00:00:13 - Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:03:06 - GK opens, talks about caricatures in Times Square, vendors
    • 00:03:58 - With You Again- Pat Donohue and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 00:07:35 - GK talks about spring in Lake Wobegon
    • 00:10:22 - Ballad- GK and Shoe Band
    • 00:13:20 - Volcano script
    • 00:18:44 - GK intros Sara Watkins
    • 00:19:36 - If It Isn't Impossible- Sara Watkins band
    • 00:22:24 - GK talks with Sara Watkins
    • 00:23:04 - I've Known You Since the Day that I Was Born- Sara Watkins band
    • 00:26:22 - GK talks about dandelions
    • 00:27:40 - Bridge Over Troubled Water- GK, Sara Watkins, band
    • 00:31:15 - Powdermilk Biscuit Break/ Downsizing the Band- GK/ Shoes
  • Segment 2
    • 00:35:25 - Guy Noir script
    • 00:43:40 - Wang Wang Blues- The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 00:46:46 - GK intros Rob Fisher and Debra Monk
    • 00:48:54 - When You're Old and Gray- Debra Monk and Rob Fisher
    • 00:51:26 - A Little Lift- Debra Monk and Rob Fisher
    • 00:55:24 - GK talks with Debra Monk
    • 00:56:32 - Softly and Tenderly- GK, Debra Monk, Rob Fisher and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 01:00:37 - Jefferson- Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins
    • 01:03:44 - Intermission- April Showers
  • Segment 3
    • 01:07:20 - Greetings
    • 01:10:50 - Cat script
    • 01:19:22 - Sleepless Night- Rob Fisher
    • 01:21:23 - English Majors script
    • 01:25:05 - Same Mistakes- Sara Watkins band
  • Segment 4
    • 01:28:18 - News From Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:38:22 - Precious Memories- GK and band
    • 01:41:39 - Make Up Your Mind- Pat Donohue and band
    • 01:45:12 - Ketchup script
    • 01:48:27 - When You're Good To Mama- Debra Monk and Rob Fisher
    • 01:51:31 - GK intros Rob Fisher
    • 01:52:19 - Gershwin Medley: Who Cares/ My One and Only/ Swanee- Rob Fisher
    • 01:55:10 - Credits, The Next Time I'm in Town

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