May 8, 2019
About This Episode
For this episode, we hear the music
of Big Top's house band, the Blue Canvas Orchestra. They play
selections from the show All Aboard: Songs of the Railroad.
All Aboard features songs from the
Nelson Ferris Concert Co. production On the Velvet and other songs
and stories of trains, train travel, and rail men. On the Velvet is
a musical by Warren Nelson and Betty Ferris that debuted at the Big
Top in 1992 about the golden age of the U.S. railroads – with
original music illuminated by big screen visuals. Other train songs
featured in the show include everything from Johnny Cash to Boxcar
Willie. Come ride the rails of time with the Blue Canvas Orchestra
in a new show compiled by Severin Behnen and Tom Mitchell with
special guest Warren Nelson. All Aboard!
About Michael Perry
Michael Perry is a New York Times
bestselling author, humorist and radio show host from New Auburn,
Perry's bestselling memoirs include
Population 485, Truck: A Love Story, Coop, and Visiting Tom, and
his latest, Montaigne in Barn Boots: An Amateur Ambles Through
Philosophy. His first book for young readers, The Scavengers, was
published in 2014 and first novel for adult readers, The Jesus Cow,
was published in May of 2015.
Raised on a small Midwestern dairy
farm, Perry put himself through nursing school while working on a
ranch in Wyoming, then wandered into writing. He lives with his
wife and two daughters in rural Wisconsin, where he serves on the
local volunteer fire and rescue service and is an intermittent pig
farmer. He hosts the nationally-syndicated "Tent Show Radio,"
performs widely as a humorist, and tours with his band the Long
Beds (currently recording their third album for Amble Down
Records). He has recorded three live humor albums including Never
Stand Behind A Sneezing Cow and The Clodhopper Monologues.
Learn more about Michael and where
to get his publications at www.sneezingcow.com.
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