October 16, 2004 broadcast with BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet and Prudence Johnson
This week we're back at the Fitz with ragin' cajuns BeauSoleil, a group that combines zydeco, Tex-Mex, and New Orleans jazz. Late breaking news: Jazz vocalist Prudence Johnson joins GK for some duets! We also have our Royal Academy of Radio Acting and Guy's All-Star Shoe Band.
October 9, 2004 broadcast with Jearlyn Steele, Chuck Suchy, and Janet Sorenson
This week we're continuing our fall run in Minnesota with a show at Concordia College in Moorhead; featuring the big voice of gospel singer Jearlyn Steele, along with the Chuck Suchy, yodeler Janet Sorenson and Guy's All-Star Shoe Band.
October 2, 2004 broadcast with Geoff Muldaur and Mark Knopfler
This week we welcome folk-rock-blues singer Geoff Muldaur and guitarist/composer/former Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler to our second show of the season. Recorded live at home at the Fitzgerald Theater.
September 25, 2004 broadcast with Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, and Old Crow Medicine Show
It's the 2004 Season Kickoff live from the Fitzgerald Theater, with guests Gillian Welch and David Rawlings and Old Crow Medicine Show. After the show, we'll be hosting our annual Street Dance outside the Fitz, with Jack Knife and the Sharps, contests, prizes, and our famous $5.00 meatloaf supper.
September 18, 2004 rebroadcast with Mollie O'Briend, Robin & Linda Williams, Greg Leisz, and Peter Ostroushko
Enjoy this rebroadcast of the March 23, 2002, program from the Fitzgerald Theatre, with Mollie O'Brien, with Mollie O'Brien, Robin & Linda Williams and Their Fine Group, Greg Leisz, and Peter Ostroushko.
September 11, 2004 rebroadcast with Taj Mahal, Stephanie Davis, Marni Nixon, Peter Ostroushko, and Greg Leisz
Enjoy this rebroadcast of the June 1, 2002, program from the Greek Theatre in sunny Los Angeles, California, with Taj Mahal, Stephanie Davis, Marni Nixon, Peter Ostroushko, and Greg Leisz.
September 4, 2004 broadcast with Shawn Colvin, Tonic Sol-Fa, and the Marching Wolfpack of Cottage Grove
This week it's a live broadcast from the Minnesota State Fair. This annual Mecca for Norwegian Bachelor Farmers hosts a show from the historic State Fair Grandstand. We welcome folk star Shawn Colvin, Minnesota-based a capella quartet Tonic Sol-Fa, and the Marching Wolfpack of Cottage Grove, Minnesota, as guests, as well as the regular crew: The Royal Academy of Radio Acting, Tim Russell and Sue Scott; sound effects from Tom Keith; and Rich Dworsky and the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, joined this week by fiddler John Neiman.
August 28, 2004 rebroadcast with Kristin Chenoweth, Mike Auldridge, and Mark Thomsen
From Wolf Trap Farm Park in Vienna, Virginia, this June 8, 2002, rebroadcast features performances by Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth, dobro player Mike Auldridge, and tenor Mark Thomsen (accompanied by Sonja Thompson). Plus Peter Ostroushko sits in with the Shoe Band, and there's music from the Hopeful Gospel Quartet.
August 21, 2004 rebroadcast with Tommy Emmanuel, The Klezmatics, Andy Stein, Vince Giordano, Al Franken, and Billy Collins
In this rebroadcast of our December 27, 2003, we welcome to our Town Hall stage Australian-turned-Americana rocker Tommy Emmanuel, as well as the irrepressible Klezmatics, fiddler Andy Stein, and bandleader Vince Giordano. Stay tuned for a special guest appearance by the man of a thousand disguises, Mr. Al Franken. And Billy Collins reads to us some poetry.
August 14, 2004 broadcast with Nicole Cabell, Quinn Kelsey, Jearlyn Steele, and the Kenny & Amanda Smith Band
We help Chicago celebrate its 100th annual Ravinia Festival with a live broadcast from the Ravinia Park Pavilion. We're joined by opera singers Nicole Cabell and Quinn Kelsey, as well as gospel singer Jearlyn Steele and bluegrass quintet the Kenny and Amanda Smith Band.