February 5, 2011 // Show # 1276

Too Late to Turn Back Now

Sam Bush

Coming to you this week from the Fitzgerald Theater in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota, it's A Prairie Home Companion with the not retiring Garrison Keillor. This week's special guest, the man who puts the 'sting' in 'string', Sam Bush, and Nashville Songwriter, Berklee Alumna, and Biwabik, Minnesota native Emily Shackelton. Also with us, the voice of lightness Jearlyn Steele, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Sir Tom Keith, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.

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    Show Segments
    Listen to individual segments as listed below. Times may be edited for broadcast.

  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 Logo
    • 00:00:11 Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:02:51 GK opens, talks about NASA, astronomy
    • 00:06:45 Keep a-Knockin' - Pat, Sam, Jearlyn, GK, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 00:08:38 Coffee script
    • 00:12:12 GK talks to Jearlyn Steele
    • 00:12:42 Take Me For a Buggy Ride - Jearlyn Steele and band
    • 00:15:40 GK intros Sam Bush
    • 00:17:16 Same Ol' River - Sam Bush and band
    • 00:22:13 GK intros Emily Shackelton
    • 00:25:30 Memories Don't - Emily Shackelton and band
    • 00:29:57 Love Like Mine - Emily Shackelton and band
    • 00:33:50 Powdermilk Biscuit Break
  • Segment 2
    • 00:36:00 GK talks with Sam Bush
    • 00:36:44 Tennessee Blues/ Daybreak in Dixie - Sam Bush and Richard Kriehn with The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 00:40:19 English Majors script
    • 00:47:30 Only You - GK, Jearlyn Steele and band
    • 00:52:09 Guy Noir script
    • 01:04:02 Intermission - Broadway
  • Segment 3
    • 01:07:42 Greetings
    • 01:09:55 The Snowstorm - GK and band
    • 01:13:00 GK and Jearlyn talk
    • 01:13:45 You Don't Know Me - Jearlyn Steele and band
    • 01:17:43 GK brings Emily Shackelton back
    • 01:18:38 Never Left Home - Emily Shackelton and band
    • 01:22:54 Hotel script
    • 01:26:10 O Love That Will Not Let Me Go - GK, Jearlyn, band
  • Segment 4
    • 01:30:57 News From Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:44:27 The Old Northwoods - Sam Bush and band
    • 01:47:46 The Lives of the Cowboys script
    • 01:56:20 Credits, Only You reprise

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