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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Charlie Daniels is partly Western and partly Southern. His signature “bullrider” hat and belt buckle, his lifestyle on the Twin Pines Ranch (a boyh...

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


  • Added: Apr 25, 2016
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 9
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While strongly rooted in bluegrass, old-time, and folk music, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades produces a sound that draws on the vaults of music collect...

Bought by KMSU, WTIP, KMXT, WRNC-LP, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Apr 14, 2016
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 9
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For thirty-five years Riders in the Sky have been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers. While rema...

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  • Added: Apr 07, 2016
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 9
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Cloud Cult, originally from Duluth, is an experimental chamber rock band that has sold more than 100,000 albums via their own label, Earthology Rec...

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


  • Added: Apr 07, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Tab Benoit is one of Louisiana’s best musical exports. In 2007, Benoit won the dual awards of B.B. King Entertainer of the Year and Best Contempora...

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


  • Added: Apr 07, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Hot Rize has been astounding the bluegrass world with their fresh, contemporary approach to traditional music ever since their formation in 1978. T...

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  • Added: Mar 17, 2016
  • Length: 59:20
  • Purchases: 10
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After more than 20 albums (including Live from the Big Top) and more than three decades of performing, this co-founder of the influential indie roo...

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  • Added: Mar 12, 2016
  • Length: 59:21
  • Purchases: 10
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A son of the canvas, Big Top is proud to welcome Corey Carslson and his Big City Band.

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  • Added: Mar 06, 2016
  • Length: 59:20
  • Purchases: 10
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Academy Award and GRAMMY winning artist, Melissa Etheridge, will take the stage to perform songs from her new album, This is M.E., as well as some ...

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  • Added: Feb 26, 2016
  • Length: 59:22
  • Purchases: 10
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The Wailin’ Jennys are Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse – three distinct voices that together make an achingly perfect vocal sound. Starti...

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2016
  • Length: 59:31
  • Purchases: 10