November 1, 2003 broadcast with Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Jeff Lang, and Butch Thompson
This week we spent some time with self-described "American Primitive" musicians Gillian Welch and David Rawlings of Nashville, and we played host to Australian guitarist Jeff Lang. Butch Thompson joined us on piano and clarinet.
October 25, 2003 broadcast with Vasen and Andrea Zonn
We hosted whirling Swedish dervishes VÃ¤sen, a gleeful, modern ensemble rooted in the folk tradition of Uppland, Sweden. We were also joined by fiddle player and singer Andrea Zonn, whose elegant sound is influenced by an uncommon mix of bluegrass, country, Celtic, and folk music.
October 18, 2003 broadcast with Tommy Emmanuel, Utah Phillips, and Al Franken
This week we welcomed three special guests: fearless guitarist Tommy Emmanuel; folkster, singer, and storyteller Utah Phillips; and comedian and political commentator Al Franken.
October 11, 2003 broadcast with Jeannie Kendall, "Spider" John Koerner, and Becky Schlegel
We spent this week at the Fitzgerald. Country and bluegrass musician Jeannie Kendall, whose band The Kendalls had the hit "Love is Only a Sin Away," joined us, as well as blues legend Spider John Koerner and angel-voiced up-and-comer Becky Schlegel. And we spent time with Arnold, the soothing music of Brahms, and a hapless author on a book tour through Hell.
October 4, 2003 broadcast with Marcia Ball and Jearlyn Steele
We spent Saturday, October 4th, at the Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, with bayou piano queen Marcia Ball as our musical guest. Jearlyn Steele brought her vocal and thespian talents to our stage once more before abandoning us for Hollywood. Barb and Jim were transfixed by a new gated community, Guy Noir helped a local rapper find her car, and Bush made another appearance on our show.
September 27, 2003 broadcast with The Derailers, Cindy Cashdollar, and Jearlyn Steele
This show begins A Prairie Home Companion's 30th anniversary season. The Derailers came up from Austin, Texas, for some good old rock'n'roll. Steel guitarist Cindy Cashdollar joined The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band. And singer Jearlyn Steele joined Garrison for a few tunes.
September 20, 2003 rebroadcast with the Hopeful Gospel Quartet, Aly Bain, Ale Moller, Jorma Koukonen, Barry Mitterhoff, and Cindy Cashdollar
A rebroadcast of our October 19, 2002, show from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, MN, with the Hopeful Gospel Quartet, Aly Bain, Ale Moller, Jorma Koukonen, Barry Mitterhoff, and Cindy Cashdollar.
September 13, 2003 rebroadcast with Geoff Muldaur, Amos Garret, Butch Thompson, and Duke Heitger
A rebroadcast of our October 27, 2001, show from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, MN, with guests Geoff Muldaur, Amos Garret, Butch Thompson, and Duke Heitger. The Guy's Band does a W.C. Handy Tribute. And in the News From Lake Wobegon, Carl hits middle age.
September 6, 2003 rebroadcast with Dave Moore, Radislav Lorkovic, and The Barn Owl Band
A rebroadcast of our February 23, 2002, show from Stephens Auditorium in Ames, IA, with guests Dave Moore, Radislav Lorkovic, and The Barn Owl Band. Randy Sabein joins the Shoe Band; Guy Noir gets a visit from Sarah Tonin of Genetics Are You; and The Markland Dogs are in The News From Lake Wobegon.
August 30, 2003 rebroadcast with Norman Blake, Peter Ostroushko, Greg Leisz, Pat Donohue, and Maria Jette
A rebroadcast of our October 13, 2001, show from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, MN, with guests Norman Blake, Peter Ostroushko, Greg Leisz, and Pat Donohue. Maria Jette does the Jello Aria. And The News from Lake Wobegon about deer hunting, Jimmy Krepsbach, and deer proofing.