April 28, 2012 // Show # 1339

The Mother Church

Suzy Bogguss

This week on A Prairie Home Companion, it's a live broadcast performance from the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. With special guests, big-time country artist and singer of American folk songs, Suzy Bogguss, Certified Guitar Player Steve Wariner, Music City stalwart Chuck Mead and His Grassy Knoll Boys, and good friends Robin and Linda Williams. Plus, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.


"Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies"
(from the 4/21/2012 broadcast)

"Guy Noir"
(from the 4/21/2012 broadcast)

"Tour"
(from the 4/21/2012 broadcast)


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  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 Logo
    • 00:00:12 Tishomingo Blues - GK and Shoe Band with Steve Wariner
    • 00:03:32 GK Opens
    • 00:06:06 Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor - Chuck Mead and His Grassy Knoll Boys with Harold Bradley and Buddy Spicher
    • 00:09:58 Boeuf Script
    • 00:12:24 One More For the Road - Suzy Bogguss with Shoe Band and Steve Wariner
    • 00:16:46 Guy Noir Script
    • 00:28:28 Maybelle's Guitar and Monroe's Mandolin - Robin and Linda Williams with Shoe Band and Steve Wariner
    • 00:32:30 Powdermilk Biscuit Break/ This World Is Not My Home - GK, Robin and Linda Williams, Steve Wariner and Shoe Band
  • Segment 2
    • 00:35:28 GK talks about Republican Primaries
    • 00:37:05 Suspended - GK and Shoe Band with Steve Wariner
    • 00:40:28 '48 Ford - Steve Wariner
    • 00:45:20 Instrumental Medley - Steve Wariner (GK intros)
    • 00:48:50 Rhubarb Script
    • 00:53:44 Froggy Went A'Courtin' - Suzy Bogguss with Shoe Band, Steve Wariner and live audience
    • 00:59:02 GK talks about the honky tonks on Broadway
    • 01:02:48 Walkin' After Midnight - Shoe Band with Steve Wariner
    • 01:05:44 Intermission - Gee Whiz
  • Segment 3
    • 01:09:32 GK Greetings
    • 01:11:40 Happy Birthday to Pat Donohue! - GK, Robin and Linda Williams, Steve Wariner, Shoe Band and live audience
    • 01:12:40 GK talks about the history of the Ryman
    • 01:15:14 Are You Washed in the Blood? - GK, Robin and Linda Williams, Shoe Band and Steve Wariner
    • 01:16:34 Foggy Mountain Breakdown - Steve Wariner and Shoe Band
    • 01:18:25 GK talks to Harold Bradley
    • 01:20:30 Apartment Number 9 - Chuck Mead and His Grassy Knoll Boys with Harold Bradley and Buddy Spicher
    • 01:24:28 I'll Twine 'Mid the Ringlets - Robin and Linda Williams with Steve Wariner, Richard Dworsky and Gary Raynor
  • Segment 4
    • 01:29:00 News From Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:40:20 Let It Be Me - Suzy Bogguss and Steve Wariner with Richard Dworsky and Gary Raynor
    • 01:44:20 Fly Script
    • 01:50:28 Baby I'm Ready - Chuck Mead and His Grassy Knoll Boys with Harold Bradley and Buddy Spicher
    • 01:54:00 GK Credits
    • 01:55:25 Falling in Love - Robin and Linda Williams with GK, Shoe Band and Steve Wariner
    • 01:56:30 The Next Time I'm in Town - GK, Suzy Bogguss, Shoe Band and Steve Wariner

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