April 16, 2011 // Show # 1285

Manhattan Era

Tom Rush

Coming to you live this week, via old-time copper wire ISDN networks, and from the historic Town Hall in New York City, it's A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. This week's special guest, the Portsmouth progenitor of Blues, Folk, and Country music, Tom Rush, young master pianist and Juilliard alumni Shai Wosner, and Bluegrass bombshell Sarah Jarosz. Also with us, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and SFX man Mr. Fred Newman, Rich Dworsky and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.


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  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 Logo
    • 00:00:13 Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:03:42 Beautiful- GK, Sarah Jarosz and Shoes
    • 00:07:26 SFX script
    • 00:09:17 Sugar Babe, It's All Over Now- Pat Donohue, GK, Shoes
    • 00:12:27 GK intros Sutton Foster and Colin Donnell
    • 00:16:20 You're the Top- Sutton Foster and Colin Donnell, with James Lowe, Gary Raynor and Peter Johnson
    • 00:20:22 Bike script
    • 00:25:12 GK intros Sarah Jarosz
    • 00:26:45 Annabelle Lee- Sarah Jarosz
    • 00:30:18 Come Around- Sarah Jarosz
    • 00:33:55 Powdermilk Biscuit Break
  • Segment 2
    • 00:35:35 GK intros Shai Wosner
    • 00:37:45 Impromptu Op. 90 No. 2 (Schubert)- Shai Wosner
    • 00:42:27 Guy Noir script
    • 00:54:03 GK intros Tom Rush, "Drop Down Mama"
    • 00:58:30 Drivin' Wheel- Tom Rush and Shoes
    • 01:04:03 Intermission- At The Jazz Band Ball
  • Segment 3
    • 01:12:00 Gypsy- Sarah Jarosz
  • Segment 4
    • 01:15:33 The News From Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:31:00 Nachtstucke No. 4 (Schumann)- Shai Wosner
    • 01:34:49 Subway Romance script
    • 01:38:18 East of Eden- Tom Rush and Shoes
    • 01:43:00 The Fish Story- Tom Rush and Shoes
    • 01:46:13 Mom script
    • 01:55:00 Credits, Beautiful reprise/ Marie Tonight

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