July 3, 2010 // Show # 1257

Standard Songs for Above Average People

This week on A Prairie Home Companion, it's time again for our live season finale at the Ravinia Festival Pavilion in Highland Park, Illinois. With special guests, Nashville Hall of Fame singer-songwriter John Prine, Howard Levy, Andra Suchy, 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. Join us this 4th of July weekend for a very special wrap-up to the 2009-2010 APHC season.


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Howard Levy

John Prine

Happy Fourth!

GK and Andra Suchy

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    Show Segments
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  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 - Logo
    • 00:00:12 - Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:02:34 - 4th of July Open Song- GK/ Andra Suchy/ Band
    • 00:04:50 - Secret Surfer- Shoe Band
    • 00:07:42 - GK talks about John Prine
    • 00:08:43 - Souvenirs- GK, Andra Suchy and Shoe Band
    • 00:12:23 - Radio script
    • 00:22:02 - Howlin' For My Darlin'- Pat Donohue and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 00:24:54 - Male script
    • 00:31:20 - Powdermilk Biscuit Break
  • Segment 2
    • 00:33:03 - Speed of the Sound of Loneliness- GK/ Andra/ Band
    • 00:36:40 - Guy Noir script
    • 00:47:30 - Grandpa Was A Carpenter- John Prine
    • 00:50:50 - One Red Rose- John Prine
    • 00:53:44 - GK talks with John Prine
    • 00:55:19 - Hello in There- John Prine with Howard Levy
  • Segment 3
    • 01:04:22 - Greetings
    • 01:07:00 - Orange Blossom Special- Howard Levy with the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 01:09:30 - Down in Chicago- GK, Andra, Shoe Band
    • 01:12:57 - More greetings
    • 01:14:30 - The Fundamentalist Rag- GK/ Shoes
    • 01:18:00 - Ruth script
    • 01:25:50 - Hammock Dreams- The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
  • Segment 4
    • 01:28:00 - News From Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:40:54 - I Cannot Sing the Old Songs- GK, Andra, Rich Dworsky, band
    • 01:44:35 - Rhubarb script
    • 01:50:07 - The Great Compromise- John Prine
    • 01:53:53 - Credits, America, Battle Cry of Freedom, Battle Hymn of the Republic

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