September 3, 2011 // Show # 1305

A NIGHT AT THE FAIR

The Jayhawks

This week on A Prairie Home Companion, the aroma of deep-fried foods calls us back from the first leg of the Summer Love Tour for our annual Grandstand show at the Minnesota State Fair. With special guests, Minneapolis twang-rock heroes The Jayhawks, and singer-songwriter-fiddler Sara Watkins. Also with us, fresh from the rides of the Mighty Midway, The Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, Tom Keith, and Fred Newman. All this, plus giant summer squash champions The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band with Richard Dworsky, and of course, the latest News from Lake Wobegon.


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  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 APHC Logo Open
    • 00:00:11 Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:02:54 "It Is So Beautiful (State Fair)," GK and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 00:05:43 "Back in the Day," GK and Shoes
    • 00:10:22 "State Fair Blues," Pat Donohue
    • 00:12:36 GK Intros/ Talks with Chicken Judges (Hawkon Vaadeland and Dwayne Urch)
    • 00:18:13 GK Intros Jayhawks
    • 00:18:37 "Closer to Your Side" and "She Walks in So Many Ways," The Jayhawks
    • 00:25:29 Powdermilk Biscuit Break
  • Segment 2
    • 00:27:00 The Lives of the Cowboys
    • 00:35:45 Fiddle Medley, Sara Watkins, Richard Kriehn and Shoes
    • 00:39:05 GK Intros/ Talks with Butter Sculptor (Linda Christensen)
    • 00:42:54 "Love in Vain/ State Fair Blues," GK and Shoes
    • 00:46:18 GK talks about The Jayhawks
    • 00:47:23 "Blue," The Jayhawks
    • 00:50:43 Guy Noir
    • 01:03:15 GK Intermission Credits ("Joyride," The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band)
  • Segment 3
    • 01:06:37 GK Welcome Back/ Greetings
    • 01:09:24 "Let It Be Me," GK and Sara Watkins with Shoes
    • 01:12:28 "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight/ If Not For You," GK and Sara Watkins with Shoes
    • 01:16:48 GK Intros/ Talks with Blue Ribbon Judges re: Fair Food (Jean Wolf, Lola Whalen, Dorothy Jones)
    • 01:25:11 Hamlet
    • 01:30:07 GK talks more about The Jayhawks
    • 01:30:48 "Over My Shoulder," The Jayhawks
  • Segment 4
    • 01:34:37 The News From Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:51:46 "Lost My Dear Child," GK and Sara Watkins with Shoes
    • 01:55:40 GK Credits/ Allianz Welcome
    • 01:57:49 "Red River Valley" Closer

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