This week: a rebroadcast featuring two shows from the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, one from May 2010 and another from just last season, May 2014. Tune in for some of the finest Southern music out there, including Suzy Bogguss belting out Merle Haggard's "Today I Started Loving You Again," Bryan Sutton putting on a flatpicking clinic with "Hangman's Reel," and The Steep Canyon Rangers showing off their a capella skills on "Can't Sit Down." Plus, Lynn Peterson and Garrison sing a few songs in Norwegian to celebrate Syttende Mai; our acting company - Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Georgia's own Fred Newman - ramps up the radio drama; and Rich Dworsky and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band. In Lake Wobegon, the war between the Lutheran Church's Pastor Haugen and his secretary Marlene intensifies.
  • Bryan Sutton

    Bryan Sutton is one of the most sought-after acoustic guitarists around. Born in Asheville, North Carolina, he grew up immersed in the rich heritage of western North Carolina music. Now based in Nashville, this six-time winner of the IBMA Guitarist of the Year award has been a member of both Ricky Skaggs' Kentucky Thunder band and Hot Rize, and he has toured with Bela Fleck, Chris Thile and others. His own recordings include Into My Own, released last month on the Sugar Hill label. Mandolin: Casey Campbell.
  • Suzy Bogguss

    During her childhood in Aledo, Illinois, Suzy Bogguss loved music. She joined the church choir, played the piano and drums, and bought her first 12-string with the money she earned from babysitting. Since moving to Nashville in the mid-1980s, she has won acclaim in both country and contemporary music circles. Her latest CD, Lucky, is a collection of songs written by the great Merle Haggard. It was released earlier this year on the Loyal Dutchess label.
  • The Steep Canyon Rangers

    The Steep Canyon Rangers started playing music for fun; now they're one of the most successful bluegrass bands touring today, garnering fans at venues ranging from Carnegie Hall and London's Hammersmith Apollo Theatre to rock clubs and traditional bluegrass festivals. Their recordings and dynamic live performances - including collaborations with Steve Martin and Edie Brickell - have earned them accolades that include Grammy and IBMA awards. The Steep Canyon Rangers are Woody Platt (guitar), Graham Sharp (banjo), Charles Humphrey (bass), Mike Guggino (mandolin) and Nicky Sanders (fiddle), and Mike Ashworth (percussion).
  • Lynn Peterson

    Singer-songwriter-science geek Lynn Peterson is a native Minnesotan whose career took her to New York City, where she spent eight years as a performer, composer, and studio vocalist, before returning to the Twin Cities. And the science geek part? She studied chemistry as an undergrad and now continues graduate work focused on chemistry and sustainability. Her Norwegian roots and love of Norway are inspiration for an upcoming recording project: Songs of the Sognefjord.