August 13, 2011 // Show # 1302


Emmylou Harris

The Civil Wars

This week on A Prairie Home Companion, a summer compilation of shows from The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, including an episode of The Lives of the Cowboys with Emmylou Harris and Sara Watkins, and a young and hip Nashville duo called the Civil Wars. Plus, a few archival items from the dim mists of antiquity (a.k.a. the early '90s) with Chet Atkins, Buddy Emmons, Mary Chapin Carpenter and John Prine. And in Lake Wobegon, Marilyn Magandantz finally got fed up with Gene's chuckling. She moved to Florida, dyed her hair red, and changed her name.


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    Show Segments
    Listen to individual segments as listed below. Times may be edited for broadcast.

  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 APHC Logo Open
    • 00:00:11 Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:00:54 GK Intro
    • 00:01:46 "From This Valley" and "Barton Hollow," The Civil Wars (3/26/11)
    • 00:09:37 "Railroad Blues," PD (3/26/11)
    • 00:13:37 Guy Noir script with Sara Watkins (3/26/11)
    • 00:28:12 "Old Five and Dimers," Emmylou Harris (3/26/11)
    • 00:34:40 GK Powdermilk Intro
    • 00:35:17 Powdermilk Biscuit Break with Sam Bush (3/26/11)
  • Segment 2
    • 00:38:06 "Diamond Joe," Sam Bush and Shoes (3/26/11)
    • 00:42:13 Cowboys script with Emmylou and Sara Watkins (3/26/11)
    • 00:54:20 "The Price," Sara Watkins (3/26/11)
    • 00:58:26 GK Intermission Credits (3/26/11 "Cincinnati Rag," Shoes)
  • Segment 3
    • 01:03:17 GK Welcome Back
    • 01:04:17 "The Fat Boy Rag," Buddy Emmons, Chet Akins, Mark O'connor and Andy Stein (12/30/95)
    • 01:08:12 "The Bottomless Lake" and "You Got Gold Inside of You," John Prine (12/30/95)
    • 01:16:41 Rhubarb script (6/3/94)
    • 01:21:29 "Only a Dream" Mary Chapin Carpenter with John Carroll (6/3/94)
    • 01:31:06 Radio script (6/3/94)
    • 01:37:53 GK Mono Intro
    • 01:38:31 "Darling Kate," Emmylou Harris (3/26/11)
  • Segment 4
    • 01:41:20 News From Lake Wobegon re: Gene Magandantz's chuckling (3/26/11)
  • Segment 5
    • 01:52:09 "Poison and Wine," The Civil Wars. (3/26/11)
    • 01:55:56 GK Credits
    • 01:56:46 "Ain't Nobody's Business," GK, John Prine, Chet, Shoes (12/30/95)

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