April 20, 2013 // Show #1389

Keep Wobegon Weird

Asleep at the Wheel

This week on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, we'll head south and attempt to help "Keep Austin Weird" with a live broadcast performance from the Bass Concert Hall in Austin, Texas. With special guests, the Kings of Western Swing, Asleep at the Wheel, Tex-Mex all stars the Texas Tornados, and vocalist Kat Edmonson. Also with us, 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.


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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
    • 00:00:12 Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:02:50 Misc. Sponsors script
    • 00:04:10 GK talks about the first responders that lost their lives in the West, Texas explosion, the sad week we had with the Senate and the Boston marathon bombing, winter in Minnesota
    • 00:05:50 Spring Poem/ April in Texas- GK/ band
    • 00:10:32 Miles and Miles of Texas- Asleep at the Wheel
    • 00:14:24 Mendocino- Texas Tornados and Asleep at the Wheel
    • 00:18:15 Subjunctive script
    • 00:19:40 The Lives of the Cowboys script with Ray Benson
    • 00:30:00 Powdermilk Biscuit Break
  • Segment 2
    • 00:31:30 Breakfast spot, GK talks about Austin landmarks
    • 00:33:15 GK talks with Pat Donohue
    • 00:33:30 Shuckin' Sugar Blues- Pat Donohue and band
    • 00:36:30 GK intros Kat Edmonson
    • 00:36:39 Take the Long Way Home- Kat Edmonson, Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel
    • 00:40:18 Lucky- Kat Edmonson and Asleep at the Wheel
    • 00:43:49 Guy Noir script with Kat Edmonson
    • 00:54:00 GK talks with Ray Benson
    • 00:54:50 Route 66- Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel
    • 00:58:17 Intermission- Eight Days A Week
  • Segment 3
    • 01:02:31 Greetings
    • 01:04:35 GK talks with Kat Edmonson
    • 01:05:22 Faded Jeans- GK, Kat Edmonson, band
    • 01:08:02 SFX script
    • 01:10:46 Is Anybody Going to San Antone- Texas Tornados and Asleep at the Wheel
    • 01:14:12 Hey Baby (Que Paso)- Texas Tornados and Asleep at the Wheel
    • 01:17:25 CafĂ© Boeuf script
    • 01:19:40 Kat intros next tune
    • 01:20:48 Champagne- Kat Edmonson and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
  • Segment 4
    • 01:24:16 News From Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:37:03 Perpetual Notion- Richard Dworsky and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 01:39:03 GK talks more about Austin
    • 01:42:00 Airline script
    • 01:43:35 Hesitating Blues- Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel
    • 01:46:55 Boogie Back to Texas- Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel
    • 01:51:19 How Great Thou Art (for George Beverly Shea)- GK/ Rich/ audience, credits
    • 01:54:39 Deep in the Heart of Texas- GK, Kat Edmonson, bands, live audience

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