September 14, 2013 // Show #1411

Life Starts All Over Again

Chuck Mead

This week on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, it's our season opener: a live broadcast from The Fitzgerald Theater in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota, followed by the annual Meatloaf Supper and Street Dance out on Exchange Street. With special guests, honky-tonk heroes Chuck Mead and His Grassy Knoll Boys, singing sisters Jearlyn and Jevetta Steele, and soprano Ellie Dehn. 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.


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    Show Segments
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  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 Logo
    • 00:00:13 Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:02:44 St. Paul Babylon- GK and Shoe Band
    • 00:08:35 GK opens, talks about fall, mortality
    • 00:11:23 Old Shep- GK, Rich Dworsky, Chuck Mead and His Grassy Knoll Boys
    • 00:14:55 Anytime- Chuck Mead and His Grassy Knoll Boys
    • 00:19:05 GK intros Ellie Dehn
    • 00:19:37 Guy Noir script
    • 00:31:54 Powdermilk Biscuit Break
  • Segment 2
    • 00:34:06 The Jewel Song (Faust)- Ellie Dehn and Eric McEnaney
    • 00:38:00 GK talks about Ellie Dehn, how she is from Anoka
    • 00:38:15 Cowboys script
    • 00:49:48 I Heard it Through the Grapevine- Jearlyn Steele and Jevetta Steele
    • 00:53:17 If It Had Not Been For the Lord- Jearlyn Steele and Jevetta Steele
    • 00:56:50 Ketchup script
    • 00:58:46 The Devil and Me- Chuck Mead and His Grassy Knoll Boys
    • 01:01:47 Intermission- Tennessee Tumble
  • Segment 3
    • 01:05:40 Greetings
    • 01:07:35 Long Time Ago- GK and Richard Dworsky
    • 01:10:24 SFX script
    • 01:18:29 Diva script, with Ellie Dehn
    • 01:23:00 Summertime- Ellie Dehn
    • 01:25:50 Ricordi D'Estate- Rich Dworsky and Shoe Band
  • Segment 4
    • 01:29:26 News From Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:42:43 Sempre Libera (La Traviata)- Ellie Dehn and Eric McEnaney
    • 01:45:00 POEM script
    • 01:47:57 There Stands The Glass- Chuck Mead and His Grassy Knoll Boys
    • 01:50:56 Way Too Late to Go Home Early- Chuck Mead and His Grassy Knoll Boys
    • 01:54:23 Credits, The Song is Ended/ Waiting At The End closer

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