May 29, 2010 // Show # 1252

Got a Mind to Ramble

This week on A Prairie Home Companion we go deep into the heart of the wolf, with a live broadcast performance from the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in Vienna, VA. With special guests, the grandfather of the singer-songwriter era Tom Rush, brilliant acoustic artists Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings Machine, and eclectic Jazz vocalist Inga Swearingen. Also with us, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, The Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.

Memorial Day

During this beautiful three-day spring weekend, our thoughts turn toward the heroic men and women who have served our country so well. We came across some sites that might interest you — and we wish you all a safe and happy Memorial Day holiday!


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Inga Swearingen and GK

Tom Rush

Dave Rawlings and Gillian Welch

Wolf Trap

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  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 - Logo
    • 00:00:11 - Tishomingo Blues, credits, America the Beautiful
    • 00:03:30 - Trouble in Mind- GK/ band
    • 00:07:25 - Mel script
    • 00:08:27 - Twin Fiddle Medley- Gabe Witcher and Andy Stein with Shoes
    • 00:12:19 - Cabin script
    • 00:21:57 - GK intros Tom Rush
    • 00:22:46 - River Song- Tom Rush, with Inga Swearingen and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 00:26:24 - Tom Rush talks with audience about Washington DC
    • 00:27:15 - Merrimack County- Tom Rush, with Inga Swearingen and Shoes
    • 00:30:15 - Catchup script
    • 00:31:00 - Powdermilk Biscuit Break/ Stars and Stripes Forever
  • Segment 2
    • 00:34:00 - Henry Hill into "Lamentation for James Moray of Abercairney"- GK/ band
    • 00:40:02 - GK talks about the Veterans History Project
    • 00:41:24 - Guy Noir script
    • 00:51:40 - GK intros Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings
    • 00:52:00 - Someone Like You- Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings
    • 00:56:06 - Queen Jane- Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings with Gabe Witcher and Gary Raynor
    • 01:02:30 - GK talks about the Battle of Mannassas
    • 01:04:20 - Tenting Tonight- GK, Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings, Shoe Band
    • 01:07:05 - Lady Be Good- Intermission
  • Segment 3
    • 01:10:24 - The Star Spangled Banner- GK/ band/ audience
    • 01:12:06 - Greetings
    • 01:13:50 - Lazy Afternoon- Inga Swearingen with the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 01:18:15 - Summer Sonnet- GK, Inga, Richard Dworsky, Gary Raynor
    • 01:19:45 - English Majors script
    • 01:24:13 - GK intros Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings
    • 01:24:40 - Sweet Tooth
  • Segment 4
    • 01:30:50 - News From Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:40:40 - Wheel Hoss- Gabe Witcher and Andy Stein with Shoes
    • 01:42:52 - GK announces rest of season schedule, intros Tom Rush
    • 01:43:50 - Child's Song- Tom Rush and Gary Raynor
    • 01:49:10 - I Will Guide Thee- GK, Inga, Gillian and Dave, band
    • 01:52:37 - Credits, Fred Newman SFX
    • 01:54:37 - So Long, It's Been Good To Know You- GK/cast/band

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