May 12, 2012 // Show # 1341

City in a Forest

Joe Ely

Coming to you this week from the Fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, it's a live broadcast performance of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. With special guests, road-tested Texas troubadour Joe Ely, the King of Newgrass, Sam Bush, and Southern noir songstress Lera Lynn. Plus, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Sue Scott, Tim Russell, and Fred Newman, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.


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    Show Segments
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  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 Logo
    • 00:00:14 Tishomingo Blues/ Summertime - GK and Shoe Band
    • 00:04:28 GK Open
    • 00:07:35 They're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone - Sam Bush and Shoe Band
    • 00:12:24 POEM Script
    • 00:14:42 Bobby, Baby - Lera Lynn with Ben Lewis
    • 00:19:24 Happy Ever After - Lera Lynn with Ben Lewis and Sam Bush
    • 00:22:40 SFX Script
    • 00:29:14 Powdermilk Biscuit Break - GK and Shoe Band
  • Segment 2
    • 00:30:46 GK talks about Atlanta
    • 00:34:12 Southern Town - GK and Shoe Band
    • 00:37:34 Guy Noir Script
    • 00:49:48 Yo Yo Blues - Pat Donohue and Shoe Band
    • 00:52:18 Leo and Leona - Joe Ely with Jeff Plankenhorn (GK intros)
    • 00:58:02 Me and Billy the Kid - Joe Ely with Jeff Plankenhorn and Shoe Band
    • 01:02:24 Intermission - M-O-T-H-E-R
  • Segment 3
    • 01:05:56 GK talks about The Fox Theatre
    • 01:07:28 GK Greetings
    • 01:09:42 When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (Hymn for Mother) - GK and Shoe Band
    • 01:13:18 Tick Script
    • 01:17:32 GK talks to Lera Lynn and Sam Bush
    • 01:19:55 Happy Birthday to You - Garrison Keillor, Lera Lynn and live audience
    • 01:20:28 A Friend For Life - Sam Bush, Lera Lynn and Shoe Band (GK intros)
  • Segment 4
    • 01:24:28 News From Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:39:26 Comin' Down - Lera Lynn with Ben Lewis and Shoe Band
    • 01:43:14 Mom Script
    • 01:49:38 Mama Tried - Joe Ely with Jeff Plankenhorn and Shoe Band
    • 01:53:05 GK Credits
    • 01:54:32 Circus Script
    • 01:56:18 One Love - Sam Bush, GK, Lera Lynn, Ben Lewis, Joe Ely, Jeff Plankenhorn, Pat Donohue, Rich Dworsky and Shoe Band

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