February 9, 2013 // Show #1379

The Heart is a Tender Thing


Coming to you this week from The Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, Minnesota, it's a live broadcast performance of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. With special guests, Buddhist-inspired folk musician Ellis, and men's choir Cantus. Plus, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, Lindsay Marcy, and Fred Newman, guitar man Dean Magraw sits in with The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.


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

  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 Logo
    • 00:00:13 Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:02:55 GK opens, talks about snow
    • 00:05:44 Old Rosin the Beau- GK, Cantus, Richard Dworsky
    • 00:08:49 Guy Noir script
    • 00:15:33 GK intros Ellis
    • 00:16:00 Right on Time- Ellis
    • 00:22:14 GK and Ellis talk about her granny, who inspired the next song
    • 00:22:48 You Are Royalty to Me- Ellis and band
    • 00:27:22 Rhubarb script
    • 00:32:00 Powdermilk Biscuit Break
  • Segment 2
    • 00:33:38 Fritz script
    • 00:36:03 On Your Mind- Pat Donohue and band
    • 00:39:39 GK talks about the coming snowstorm
    • 00:40:03 Cowboys script
    • 00:55:09 GK talks with Cantus
    • 00:55:33 Fundraising Song- Cantus
    • 01:00:30 Babylon- Cantus
    • 01:02:44 Intermission- She's A Woman
  • Segment 3
    • 01:06:56 Greetings, more talk about snow
    • 01:10:30 Where Could I Go?- GK and Shoe Band
    • 01:14:00 Chant- GK, Cantus, Richard Dworsky
    • 01:18:48 North script
    • 01:28:10 GK talks with Ellis
    • 01:29:45 500 Crows- Ellis
    • 01:33:39 Trouble- Ellis
    • 01:35:40 Cannonballin'- Shoe Band
  • Segment 4
    • 01:38:50 News From Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:50:52 Sederunt- Cantus
    • 01:54:30 Credits, Eyes of Texas/ Polly Wolly Doodle/ Dinah/ I've Been Working on the Railroad

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