Feb 3, 2021
This week on Tent Show Radio, living legend,
songwriter and singer, Arlo Guthrie. Mr. Guthrie has performed
everywhere from Carnegie Hall too, well, just about everywhere!
Born in Coney Island, Brooklyn, Arlo is the eldest son of America's
beloved singer, songwriter and philosopher Woody Guthrie. Arlo grew
up surrounded by dancers and musicians like Pete Seger, Leadbelly,
Ramblin Jack Elliott, and Brownie McGee. Arlo gave his first public
performance and age 13 and has returned to the Big Top for seven
appearances on the Chautauqua stage. This show combines two shows
from when he was under the Big Top in 2005 & 2015.
First broadcast in 1994, Tent Show Radio is
a one-hour public radio program created from the best live
recordings from acclaimed musical acts who grace the Big Top
Chautauqua stage each summer in beautiful Bayfield, WI.
During intermission, host Michael Perry spins a story from the
backstage dressing room, with the one lonely little light bulb
burning. Topics range from Mike's battles with trees, to the
behavior of rogue chickens, to the search for hope while stoking a
wood stove the darkness. Running 52 weeks a year, Tent Show Radio
is broadcast on 31 listener supported radio stations across 6
states and on most podcast streaming platforms. "Tent Show Radio"
is also available for streaming ay www.tentshowradio.org.
Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua was founded in 1986. The first
show under canvas was the Nelson-Ferris Concert Company Production
Riding the Wind, the story of
Bayfield and Madeline Island. Since then Big Top has welcomed over
700,000 patrons to the grounds for 2,000+ concerts and shows and
countless lectures, workshops and other unique events. In addition
to the action on the tent grounds, Big Top has also broadcast its
performances over the public radio airwaves since 1994 through
Tent Show Radio, bringing Big
Top concerts into living rooms across the country and around the
world via internet streaming and podcasts. Our resident band, the
Blue Canvas Orchestra, also
tours to theaters and schools throughout the Upper Midwest. Over
the course of 30 years we've touched millions of lives and created
millions of memories with our eclectic blend of excellent musical