June 7, 2008
This week on A Prairie Home Companion, it’s a garden fresh hot dish of shows from the Greek Theater, in Los Angeles.
We’ll march our phalanx of pen-wielding English majors into the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, bringing Minnesotan cultural exchange to the coastal peoples of the Pacific. With special guests, blue-eyed soul sister Bonnie Raitt, actor and ‘flower in the gun barrel’ Martin Sheen, and gospel-singer Jearlyn Steele. Also with us, The Royal Academy of Radio Actors: Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, The Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band with Rich Dworsky, and The News from Lake Wobegon. Join us this weekend, on your local Public Radio station.
Featuring Bonnie Raitt singing duets with Keb’ Mo’, Randy Newman singing a song for his beloved New Orleans, and Martin Sheen taking on multiple dramatic roles: a crotchety Irishman, a slippery movie producer, and a difficult tour bus operator. Paula Poundstone and Erica Rhodes also sit in with the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, and in Lake Wobegon — the story of Herman the Human Lightning Rod, survivor of seven atmospheric discharges.
Bonnie Raitt, guitar and vocals
Richard Thompson, guitar
Keb’ Mo’, vocals and guitar
Hutch Hutchinson, bass
Ricky Fataar, drums
Jeff Paris, keyboard
Andy Stein, mandolin *
“Not the Only One” – Bonnie Raitt and Richard Thompson
“Guy Noir, Private Eye” script
“No Getting Over You” – Bonnie Raitt and Keb’ Mo’ *
“There Ain’t Nothin’ in Ramblin'” – Bonnie Raitt and Keb’ Mo’
“Dimming of the Day” – Bonnie Raitt and Richard Thompson with Shoes
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