October 12, 2013 // Show #1415

Headed Down a Southern Way

Iris DeMent

This week on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, a live broadcast from the newly re-opened Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, Louisiana. With special guests, country and folk singer and songwriter Iris DeMent, vocal powerhouse Jearlyn Steele, and singer Hilary Thavis. Plus, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, musical director Rich Dworsky and the Street Corner Orchestra (Jon-Erik Kellso, Richard Moten, and Brian O'Connell), 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
    • 00:03:40 GK opens, talks about the "cold snap" in New Orleans
    • 00:05:26 Iko Iko- GK and band
    • 00:09:35 POEM script
    • 00:12:42 GK intros Jearlyn Steele, talk about Mahalia Jackson
    • 00:18:37 Didn't it Rain- Jearlyn Steele with Richard Dworsky and band
    • 00:16:36 Guy Noir script
    • 00:26:45 GK intros Iris DeMent
    • 00:27:30 The Night I Learned Not to Pray- Iris DeMent
    • 00:32:06 Powdermilk Biscuit Break
  • Segment 2
    • 00:33:48 GK talks about the Saenger Theatre, damage caused by Hurricane Katrina
    • 00:35:37 Hashtag script
    • 00:37:25 Hesitation Blues- Hilary Thavis and band
    • 00:40:50 City of Flowers- GK and band
    • 00:43:24 GK talks about New Orleans, getting lost in the city, history, Jelly Roll Morton
    • 00:46:30 Mamie's Blues- Richard Dworsky and His October Boys
    • 00:54:07 GK brings Iris DeMent back
    • 00:54:52 The Kingdom Has Already Come- Iris DeMent
    • 00:59:42 When My Mornin' Comes Around- GK and Iris DeMent
    • 01:04:28 Intermission- Down in Honky Tonk Town
  • Segment 3
    • 01:08:35 Greetings
    • 01:11:30 Beautiful- GK and Richard Dworsky
    • 01:16:18 Too Short Blues- Hilary Thavis and band
    • 01:18:19 Wolf script into "Once in Awhile"- Richard Dworsky and His October Boys
    • 01:27:00 Here In My Arms- Jearlyn Steele and Richard Dworsky
  • Segment 4
    • 01:31:08 News From Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:43:50 Sing the Delta- Iris DeMent
    • 01:49:20 SFX script
    • 01:52:44 GK talks with Jearlyn, credits
    • 01:55:55 Just A Little While to Stay Here- Jearlyn Steele, GK, Iris Dement, Hilary Thavis, band

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