June 14th, 2000 ~ An acoustic performance from Jeff Tweedy and Jay Bennett, who front the Chicago rock band Wilco. Tweedy and Bennett talk about writing music for the lyrics of Woody Guthrie. Plus a guided tour of the Mississippi River Valley in Missouri and Illinois with music by Miles Davis, Chuck Berry, and John Hartford.

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Hour One   Hour Two  
  • Hard Traveling Woody Guthrie
    Hard Traveling, Folkways
  • Watchin' the River Flow Bob Dylan
    Greatest Hits Vol.2, Columbia
  • One Room Country Shack Mercy Dee Walton
    One Room Country Shack, Specialty
  • One Room Country Shack Jimmy D Lane
    Legacy, APO
  • Instrumental: Someday Some Morning Sometime Wilco & Billy Bragg
    Mermaid Avenue Volume 2, Reprise
  • INTERVIEW: Wilco
  • Airline to Heaven Jeff Tweedy and Jay Bennett
  • How to Fight Loneliness Jeff Tweedy and Jay Bennett
  • Blues for Illinois Dr. Ross
    Down Home Harp, Testament
  • Illinois Blues Cephas & Wiggins
    Homemade, Alligator
  • Instrumental: Melville Two-Step Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band
    Home Music with Spirits, Arhoolie
  • Parlez Nous a Boire Lil' Band O' Gold
    Lil Band O' Gold, Shanachie
  • Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee Malcolm Yelvington
    Sun Singles Vol.1, Bear Family
  • Louisian-i-a Michael White
    A Song for George Lewis, Basin Street
  • Open Bed: Maple Leaf Rag Marcus Roberts
    Joy of Joplin, Columbia
  • Show Me Missouri Blues Julia Lee
    Ladies Sing The Blues Mercury Records 1945-1957, Mercury
  • You Came a Long Way From St. Louis June Christy
    Big Band Specials, Blue Note
  • Missouri Valley Carson Robison & His Pioneers
    Home Sweet Home On The Prairie, ASV
  • Long Hot Summer Day John Hartford
    Mark Twang, Flying Fish
  • Illinois Blues Alvin Youngblood Hart
    Territory, Hannibal
  • Missouri Low
    Secret Name, Kranky
  • Instrumental: Dance Around Molly Jake Hockemeyer and Russ Orchard
    I'm Old But I'm Awfully Tough, Missouri Friends of the Folk Arts
  • INTERVIEW: Barry Bergey
  • Missouri Moan Cab Calloway
    Volume 1 1929-1930, Masters of Jazz
  • St. Louis Blues Ann Peebles & The Memphis Horns
    River of Song, Folkways
  • Instrumental: All Blues Miles Davis
    Kind of Blue, Columbia
  • Some Day My Prince Will Come Miles Davis
    Some Day My Prince Will Come, Columbia
  • Johnsburg, Illinois Tom Waits
    Swordfishtrombones, Island
  • Down the Road Apiece Chuck Berry
    Chess Box, MCA
  • Rock Island Line Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
    Long Way From Home, MCA