HERE IT IS BEAUTIFUL
Coming to you this week from the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois, a home stretch live broadcast performance of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. With special guests, skydiving Texas soprano Kiri Deonarine, author and storyteller Jack Zimmerman, and indie lightning rod; singer-songwriter Joe Pug. Also with us, The Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, singer Andra Suchy, and windy city sketch comic Lila Newman, Rich Dworsky & The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.
Audio available Sundays at noon.
- 00:00:00 Logo
- 00:00:13 Tishomingo Blues
- 00:03:24 Open song- Ravinia
- 00:06:58 Beach Boys Medley: In My Room/ Wouldn't it Be Nice/ Fun Fun Fun- GK/ Andra Suchy
- 00:11:24 GK intros Kiri Deonarine
- 00:13:09 O Luce Di Quest 'Anima (Donizetti)- Kiri Deonarine with Craig Terry
- 00:19:14 Guy Noir script
- 00:31:40 Powdermilk Biscuit Break
- 00:33:30 Rolling Stone- Pat Donohue and the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
- 00:36:50 Jack Zimmerman talks about growing up in Chicago
- 00:46:00 GK intros Joe Pug
- 00:46:34 How Good You Are- Joe Pug, with Greg Tuohey
- 00:50:55 Hymn 101- Joe Pug, with Greg Tuohey
- 00:56:03 Fritz script
- 01:01:23 Mozart Waltz- GK/ Andra Suchy and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
- 01:06:36 Intermission- County Fair
- 01:10:00 Greetings
- 01:14:42 God Only Knows- GK, Andra, band
- 01:16:55 Without Your Help- GK and band
- 01:19:00 ELCA
- 01:22:02 Pops Cafeteria script- Kiri Deonarine and Craig Terry
- 01:23:40 Glitter and Be Gay (Bernstein)- Kiri Deonarine and Craig Terry
- 01:28:13 News From Lake Wobegon
- 01:41:11 Here it is Beautiful op.21 (Rachmaninov)- Kiri Deonarine and Craig Terry
- 01:43:38 GK talks with Kiri Deonarine
- 01:45:13 English Majors script
- 01:47:40 Boogie Woogie Dance- Pat Donohue and Shoe band
- 01:49:43 Ketchup script
- 01:52:25 GK talks about the Chicago area, brings out Joe Pug
- 01:54:00 Do My Father's Drugs
- 01:57:24 Credits, Fun Fun Fun reprise/ Sweet Home Chicago
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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).