July 30, 2011 // Show # 1300

BITS FROM THE FITZ

Ricky Skaggs

Heather Masse

This week on A Prairie Home Companion, another summertime compilation featuring bits and pieces from our run last fall at The Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, including Ricky Skaggs as an evangelizing preacher in an episode of The Lives of the Cowboys, a re-telling of Madame Butterfly with Heather Masse, Storyhill sings "Fallen," The Klezmatics, and Louisiana legend Dr. John. Plus, a tribute to William Blake with Butch Thompson and a message from Mel's Diner, home of the "All-You-Can-Eat-Taco-Sandwich."

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  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 APHC Logo Open
    • 00:00:11 Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:00:55 GK Intro
    • 00:02:07 "Sawing on the Strings" and "The Lonesome River," Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder (10/30/10)
    • 00:08:36 Cowboys script with Ricky Skaggs (10/30/10)
    • 00:22:04 "Yo Riboyn" and "Kots un Moys," The Klezmatics (10/16/10)
    • 00:29:15 Powdermilk Intro
    • 00:29:43 Powdermilk Break (10/30/10)
  • Segment 2
    • 00:30:57 Madame Butterfly/ Minnesota Men script with Heather Masse (10/30/10)
    • 00:34:16 "All the Good Times," GK and Andra Suchy (10/9/10)
    • 00:38:58 GK recites/sings William Blake with Butch Thompson (10/9/10)
    • 00:42:25 Guy Noir script (10/9/10)
    • 00:55:23 "Well of Sorrow" and "Give Up the Ghost," Storyhill (6/18/11)
    • 01:03:01 GK Intermission Credits (10/16/10 "Avalon," Shoes)
  • Segment 3
    • 01:05:44 GK Welcome Back
    • 01:06:05 GK sings Gospel medley with Jearlyn Steele (10/2/10)
    • 01:12:48 Wedding script with Andra Suchy (10/2/10)
    • 01:18:48 Mel's script (10/2/10)
    • 01:22:40 "Them," Dr. John (10/2/10)
    • 01:26:22 GK Mono Intro
    • 01:26:56 "Better Angels," Storyhill (10/9/10)
    • 01:30:34 Glasses script with Andra Suchy (10/9/10)
    • 01:39:20 "Vicksburg Blues," PD and Butch (10/9/10)
  • Segment 4
    • 01:42:42 News From Lake Wobegon (10/9/10)
  • Segment 5
    • 01:52:46 "London Suite II: Chelsea," Butch Thompson (10/9/10)
    • 01:55:05 GK Credits
    • 01:55:46 "Paradise Lost," Storyhill (10/9/10)

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