Tent Show Radio

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Available for free since 1994 Tent Show Radio is a weekly one-hour variety series showcasing regional and national acts including the Blue Canvas Orchestra performing at  Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua , Bayfield Wisconsin.


Tent Show Radio is hosted by best selling author, humorist and singer-songwriter, Michael Perry.


Michael Perry is the author of the bestselling memoir, “Population 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time,” and the essay collection “Off Main Street.” Perry has written for Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, Outside, Backpacker, Orion and Salon.com, and is a contributing editor to Men’s Health. His essays have been heard on NPR’s All Things Considered and he has released two live audience recordings, “I Got It From the Cows” and “Never Stand Behind a Sneezing Cow.” Perry lives in rural Wisconsin, where he remains active as a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical responder. He can be found online at www.sneezingcow.com


In 2018, Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua will celebrate its 33th season under the big blue canvas tent on the south shore of Lake Superior near Bayfield, Wisconsin.



Big Top Chautauqua is a non-profit performing arts organization. www.bigtop.org


Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua



 

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190 Pieces

Available for free and hosted by best-selling author Michael Perry, Tent Show Radio is a weekly one-hour variety series showcasing live performances from Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua, Bayfield Wisconsin.


Pieces

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Country a cappella band Home Free was crowned Champions of NBC’s “The Sing-Off” in 2013 launching them onto the national spotlight. The group, hail...

Bought by WPCA-LP, KSRQ, KSJE, KUMD, and KMXT


  • Added: Jan 06, 2017
  • Length: 59:50
  • Purchases: 5
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Yonder Mountain String Band bends bluegrass, rock and other influences, pioneering a genre-defying sound of their own. The Colorado-based foursome ...

Bought by WTIP, KALH, KSRQ, KMSU, KUMD and more


  • Added: Jan 05, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Perhaps the biggest new hit of last summer was this musical gem from the team of Severin Behnen, Stevie Matier and Bruce Burnside. Belfast to Blueg...

Bought by WTIP, KMXT, KALH, KSRQ, KMSU and more


  • Added: Jun 21, 2016
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 11
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Opening the program, The Cactus Blossoms, brothers Jack Torrey and Page Burkum grew up in northeast Minneapolis and have been blending their voices...

Bought by WTIP, KMXT, KALH, KSRQ, KMSU and more


  • Added: Jun 15, 2016
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 10
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Ronny Cox is a superbly talented singer-songwriter, musician and actor who has been consistently active in music and Hollywood for over 40 years – ...

Bought by KMXT, WTIP, WPCA-LP, KPIP-LP, KALH and more


  • Added: Jun 15, 2016
  • Length: 59:31
  • Purchases: 10
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The Quebe’s unique brand of music has taken the Americana music scene by storm. Touring in support of their latest album, Every Which-A-Way, some o...

Bought by KMXT, WTIP, KALH, KSRQ, KSJE and more


  • Added: May 30, 2016
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 10
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The Blue Canvas Orchestra (BCO) is Chautauqua’s house band that, together with co-founder and Visuals Director Betty Ferris, provides the entertain...

Bought by KMXT, WTIP, KPIP-LP, KALH, KSJE and more


  • Added: May 23, 2016
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 10
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Country a cappella band Home Free was crowned Champions of NBC’s “The Sing-Off” in 2013 launching them onto the national spotlight. The group, hail...

Bought by KMXT, WTIP, KALH, KSJE, KUMD and more


  • Added: May 11, 2016
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 10
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Ireland’s Folk Band of the Year, The High Kings, is Finbarr Clancy, Brian Dunphy, Martin Furey and Darren Holden. Coming from impressive musical pe...

Bought by KMXT, WTIP, KALH, KSJE, KUMD and more


  • Added: May 09, 2016
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 10
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Over the course of 10 albums and nearly 3,000 live shows, Gaelic Storm — the chart-topping, multi-national Celtic band — is dishing up a hearty ser...

Bought by KMXT, KPIP-LP, WTIP, KALH, KSJE and more


  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 9