July 2, 2011 // Show # 1296

BEHOLD THE CHECKERED FLAG

Christine DiGiallonardo

Coming to you this week from the Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts, the final live broadcast performance of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor this season. With special guests, Broadway actress Christine DiGiallonardo, Nickel Creek alum Sara Watkins, Gospel singing sisters Jearlyn and Jevetta Steele, and Chris Thile rocking the mandolin. Also with us, The Royal Academy of Radio Actors: Sue Scott, Tim Russell and Fred Newman. Plus, Richard Kriehn sits in with Rich Dworsky and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band and it's another spectacular 4th of July weekend in Lake Wobegon.


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  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 Logo
    • 00:00:12 Tanglewood
    • 00:02:58 GK talks about his week, seeing little old ladies at the coffeeshop
    • 00:03:40 Back in the Day- GK/ Shoe Band
    • 00:09:13 This Will Be An Everlasting Love- Jearlyn and Jevetta
    • 00:12:06 Guy Noir script
    • 00:24:09 GK intros Sara Watkins
    • 00:25:08 Mystifies Me- Sara Watkins and band
    • 00:28:52 Summertime Blues- band
    • 00:32:00 Powdermilk Biscuit Break/ Mess Around- band, Steeles, GK, Christine
  • Segment 2
    • 00:36:47 GK intros Chris Thile, "Rabbit in a Log"
    • 00:42:14 Columbia the Gem of the Ocean- Shoes
    • 00:45:31 Mom script
    • 00:53:40 Fiddle Medley: Fisher's Hornpipe/ Gold Rush- Sara Watkins and Richard Kriehn with Shoes
    • 00:57:42 Up Above My Head- Jearlyn, Jevetta, GK, Christine, Sara and band
    • 01:01:00 Intermission- Avalon
  • Segment 3
    • 01:04:00 Greetings
    • 01:09:29 Up on the Roof/ I Can See Clearly Now- GK/ Christine/ Sara/ Shoe Band
    • 01:14:23 Cowboys script
    • 01:24:34 GK intros the Steeles
    • 01:25:10 Baby You've Got What it Takes- Jearlyn and Jevetta with Shoes
    • 01:29:00 You're the One I Love- Sara Watkins and Chris Thile and Shoes
  • Segment 4
    • 01:31:58 News From Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:44:33 Berkshire Waltz- Pat Donohue, Richard Kriehn and Chris Thile
    • 01:47:15 Ge Mig en Dag- GK/ Sara Watkins/ band
    • 01:49:22 Rhubarb script
    • 01:54:38 Credits, Up Above My Head reprise

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