This week on A Prairie Home Companion, the first in our springtime compilation series: a mix of shows from the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. Superstar Brad Paisley sings "La Bamba" in an episode of Guy Noir and joins Sam Bush and Pat Donohue for a picker's version of Pat's song "Stealin' from Chet." Plus, Alison Krauss, The Dave Rawlings Machine, Cowboy Jack Clement, Buddy Emmons, Johnny Gimble and Kacey Jones with Roger Miller's "King of the Road." Also with us, Alison Krauss, The Dave Rawlings Machine, The Royal Academy of Radio Actors: Sue Scott, Tim Russell, Fred Newman and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band. It's a game of musical chairs, from Nashville, this weekend.
Audio available Sundays at noon.
- 00:00:00 Logo
- 00:00:12 Tishomingo Blues
- 00:00:55 GK Intro
- 00:03:34 “A Living Prayer” and “Blessed Jesus Hold My Hand,” Alison Krauss
- 00:10:44 The Lives of the Cowboys (Twitter Song)
- 00:21:12 “Ridin' That Bluegrass Train,” Sam Bush
- 00:25:13 Café Boeuf script
- 00:27:09 Ketchup script
- 00:30:06 “Stealin From Chet,” Sam Bush, Brad Paisley and Pat Donohue
- 00:33:14 GK Powdermilk Intro
- 00:33:34 Powdermilk Biscuit Break
- 34:53 Fritz Electronics script
- 37:35 “King of the Road,” GK and Kacey Jones
- 00:39:55 Guy Noir script with Brad Paisley (La Bamba)
- 00:51:44 GK talks about Nasville/ Ryman
- 00:52:58 Gospel Medley, GK with The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band and Sam Bush
- 00:57:27 “Sometimes the Answer Is No,” Brad Paisley
- 01:00:52 GK Intermission (“I've Just Seen a Face,” The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band)
- 01:04:06 GK Welcome Back
- 01:04:47 “It's Too Easy” and “Bells of Harlem,” Dave Rawlings Machine
- 01:13:32 Katchup script
- 01:17:43 “To Be Young,” Dave Rawlings Machine
- 01:21:35 GK Intro Mono
- 01:21:49 ““Spider,” GK and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
- 01:25:57 Listeners SFX script
- 01:29:41 “Boogie Woogie Baby,” PD and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
- 01:32:23 Mystery script
- 01:37:33 “Jesse Polka,” Johnny Gimble, Dick Gimble, Peter O. and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
- 01:40:20 Monologue
- 01:52:57 “The Waltz You Saved for Me,” Buddy Emmons
- 01:54:37 GK Credits
- 01:55:34 “No Expectations,” Cowboy Jack Clement
- 01:58:41 GK Recorded Credits
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Lovingly selected from the earliest archives of A Prairie Home Companion, this heirloom collection represents the music from earliest years of the now legendary show: 1974–1976. With songs and tunes from jazz pianist Butch Thompson, mandolin maestro Peter Ostroushko, Dakota Dave Hull and the first house band, The Powdermilk Biscuit Band (Adam Granger, Bob Douglas and Mary DuShane).