January 11, 2014 // Show #1428

Knocking on the Golden Door

The Songbirds

Coming to you this week from the Nourse Theater in San Francisco, California, it's a live broadcast performance of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. With special guests, three-part harmonizers The SongBirds, home-grown-music masters Jim Kweskin and Geoff Muldaur, and fiddler extraordinaire Sara Watkins. 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
    Listen to individual segments as listed below. Times may be edited for broadcast.

  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 Logo
    • 00:00:13 Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:03:00 I Left My Dough in San Francisco- GK and Rich Dworsky
    • 00:04:22 GK talks about the Nourse Theater
    • 00:05:11 Minnesota Song- GK and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 00:08:52 Papa's on the Housetop- Jim Kweskin and Geoff Muldaur with band
    • 00:12:09 Duet Medley- GK and Sara Watkins with band
    • 00:21:20 GK talks with The Songbirds
    • 00:22:46 Chattanooga Choo Choo- The Songbirds with The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 00:26:22 Crazy People- The Songbirds with The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 00:30:06 The Dotted Line- Sara Watkins with The Songbirds and Shoe Band
    • 00:33:46 Powdermilk Biscuit Break
  • Segment 2
    • 00:35:17 Down By The Sally Garden- GK/ band
    • 00:38:38 Kelly script
    • 00:41:20 GK talks with Jim Kweskin and Geoff Muldaur
    • 00:42:23 Boll Weevil- Jim Kweskin and Geoff Muldaur
    • 00:46:10 My Mary- Jim Kweskin and Geoff Muldaur
    • 00:49:47 Guy Noir script
    • 01:00:57 Intermission- City of New Orleans
  • Segment 3
    • 01:04:23 Greetings
    • 01:07:19 Sleepless Nights- GK, Sara Watkins, band)
    • 01:10:55 Symphony Souffle- The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 01:14:16 San Francisco Bay Blues (Opera)- GK/ Shoe Band
    • 01:17:20 SFX script
    • 01:23:33 POEM script
    • 01:26:22 GK talks with The Songbirds
    • 01:27:03 Wishing (Will Make it So)- The Songbirds
  • Segment 4
    • 01:28:22 News From Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:43:08 Too Many Tomorrows- Sara Watkins and band
    • 01:47:13 GK talks about the history of the High School of Commerce, San Francisco
    • 01:50:44 Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me- Jim Kweskin and Geoff Muldaur with The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 01:54:12 Credits, Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight/ Stealin'/ Jerusalem- The Songbirds, Jim Kweskin, Geoff Muldaur, GK, Shoe Band

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