May 20, 2023
Minnesota’s Cloud Cult has a rich eleven-album history of
bucking the mainstream music industry in favor of independently
releasing music via their environmentally conscious record label
Earthology Records. Hailed as one of the Top 10 Green Bands by
Rolling Stone, the band’s philosophical lyrics and
alternative-orchestral-folk-rock sound has been lauded by critics
as "insane genius" (Pitchfork) and "an invocation of the lifeforce"
(New York Times). Cloud Cult began as Craig Minowa's solo studio
project after the unexpected loss of his son and has grown to the
present day with an evolving lineup of incredible musicians. Known
for incorporating live painting into their concerts, Cloud Cult are
pioneers of multimedia artistry, most recently highlighted with the
feature film release of The Seeker – starring Josh Radnor & Alex
McKenna – which accompanied the band’s 2016 album, landed the group
on Entertainment Weekly’s Must List, and garnered prestigious
awards on the indie film festival circuit.
This episode features recordings from Cloud Cult's 2022 performance at Big Top Chautauqua.
First broadcast in 1994, Tent Show Radio is a weekly one-hour radio program showcasing the best live recordings from acclaimed music acts and entertainers who grace the Big Top Chautauqua stage each summer in beautiful Bayfield, WI. In the program's nearly 30-year history it has featured artists like Johnny Cash, B.B King, Brandi Carlile, Willie Nelson, Don McLean, and many more. Hosted by celebrated New York Times best-selling author Michael Perry-who weaves stories and humor throughout each episode - Tent Show Radio features performances from renowned national & regional artists, with regular appearances featuring Big Top’s own unique brand of shows that feature songs and stories performed by its acclaimed house band, The Blue Canvas Orchestra. Tent Show Radio is independently produced by Big Top Chautauqua, a non-profit performing arts organization, with a mission to present performances and events that celebrate history and the environment - along with their annual summer concert series - nestled in the woods on the shores of Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands.
Michael Perry - Host
Phillip Anich - Announcer
Jaime Hansen - Engineer
Gina Nagro - Marketing Support
2023 TENT SHOW RADIO
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