March 8, 2014 // Show #1436

Cold Foot Boogie

The Cactus Blossoms

This week on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, we're back at The Fitzgerald Theater in downtown Saint Paul for a live broadcast. With special guests, honky tonk harmonizers The Cactus Blossoms, our friends Bob Douglas and Susie Eldredge, and pianist Butch Thompson, who's written a few pieces about the Minnesota winter blues. 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
    • 00:02:48 GK talks about the warmer weather, end of the Polar Vortex
    • 00:03:41 Putin's on the Blitz- GK and Richard Dworsky
    • 00:05:46 GK talks about his recent trip to Paris
    • 00:10:38 Vive La Compagnie- GK/band/ audience
    • 00:12:45 Beer script
    • 00:15:38 Big Chief- The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 00:18:06 Rhubarb script
    • 00:24:43 GK announces our 40th anniversary and celebration, intros Bob Douglas
    • 00:27:19 There's No Hiding Place Down Here- Bob Douglas, Susie Eldredge, GK and Richard Kriehn with band
    • 00:29:55 Powdermilk Biscuit Break
  • Segment 2
    • 00:31:39 GK talks with Roy Blount Jr., who is in New Orleans for Mardi Gras.
    • 00:35:42 Northern Boy- Pat Donohue and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 00:38:08 Guy Noir script
    • 00:48:34 GK intros The Cactus Blossoms
    • 00:50:18 Crazy Arms- The Cactus Blossoms with Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 00:53:19 GK talks with The Cactus Blossoms about the Turf Club
    • 00:54:21 Queen of Them All- The Cactus Blossoms and Shoe Band
    • 00:59:00 Go to the Mardi Gras- The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 01:02:00 Intermission- Avalon
  • Segment 3
    • 01:06:27 Greetings
    • 01:08:33 Northwoods Waltz- Richard Kriehn and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 01:11:12 Hotel- GK/ Richard Dworsky
    • 01:14:25 Diamond script
    • 01:17:06 GK talks more about the folk scene
    • 01:18:05 Anchored in Love- Bob, Susie, GK, Richard Kriehn
    • 01:21:10 GK talks with Susie and Bob
    • 01:22:05 Going Up Home To Live in Green Pastures- Bob, Susie, GK, Richard Kriehn
    • 01:25:40 GK talks with Butch Thompson
    • 01:26:30 In The Gloom- Butch Thompson
  • Segment 4
    • 01:29:42 News From Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:43:42 I'm Coming Virginia- Butch Thompson and Pat Donohue
    • 01:45:30 Catchup script
    • 01:49:27 Stoplight Kisses- The Cactus Blossoms and Shoe Band
    • 01:52:28 Credits
    • 01:53:53 GK warns about falling on the ice
    • 01:56:06 Big Chief reprise

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