This week on A Prairie Home Companion, we'll rebroadcast a show from our run at The Fitzgerald Theater last October. John Lithgow revisits a few of his lesser-known roles in The Lives of the Cowboys, acoustic duo Storyhill perform "Blazing," and Nashville virtuoso Steve Wariner sings "Chet's Guitar." Plus, Peter Ostroushko and Butch Thompson sit in with the Shoe Band, and the Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Tim Russell, Sue Scott and our dear friend Mr. Tom Keith. In Lake Wobegon, Dorothy urges Chatterbox Café customers to try pumpkin bread pudding.
Audio available Sundays at noon.
- 00:00:00 Logo
- 00:00:13 Tishomingo Blues - GK and Shoe Band
- 00:02:46 GK Opens
- 00:04:55 It Is So Beautiful - GK and Richard Dworsky
- 00:07:55 Papa's on the Housetop - Pat Donohue and Shoe Band with Steve Wariner
- 00:12:13 Cowboys Script
- 00:22:54 Blazing - Storyhill (GK intros)
- 00:27:54 Avalon - Storyhill
- 00:32:15 Powdermilk Biscuit Break
- 00:33:46 Sails - Steve Wariner (GK intros)
- 00:38:26 GK talks to Steve Wariner
- 00:40:15 I'm Already Taken - Steve Wariner
- 00:43:35 Beneath Oklahoma Soil - Peter Ostroushko, Gary Raynor and Richard Dworsky
- 00:46:49 News From Lake Wobegon
- 01:00:28 Caravan - Butch Thompson and Shoe Band
- 01:03:56 Intermission - Lulu's Back In Town
- 01:08:10 Just Wait 'Til Next Year - GK and Shoe Band
- 01:10:58 GK Greetings
- 01:14:26 Will the Circle Be Unbroken - GK, Storyhill, Steve Wariner and Shoe Band
- 01:19:54 GK talk with John Lithgow
- 01:23:32 Diabinho Maluco - Shoe Band
- 01:26:57 Guy Noir Script
- 01:37:10 Chet's Guitar - Steve Wariner with Shoe Band
- 01:40:17 Teacher Script
- 01:46:35 Cover Your Tracks - Storyhill
- 01:50:36 Shakespeare Script
- 01:54:04 Poem Script
- 01:55:10 GK Closes
- 01:56:48 Goodnight Ladies/Cecilia - GK, Storyhill, Steve Wariner and Shoe Band
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Lovingly selected from the earliest archives of A Prairie Home Companion, this heirloom collection represents the music from earliest years of the now legendary show: 1974–1976. With songs and tunes from jazz pianist Butch Thompson, mandolin maestro Peter Ostroushko, Dakota Dave Hull and the first house band, The Powdermilk Biscuit Band (Adam Granger, Bob Douglas and Mary DuShane).