Aug 17, 2019
About This Episode
Musician, filmmaker, and
humanitarian Michael Franti is recognized as a pioneering force
using music as a vehicle for positive change. His unforgettable,
high energy shows with his band, Spearhead, draw on the music of
hip hop, reggae, funk and rap.
"I make music because I believe it
can change people's lives and make a difference in the world,"
enthuses Franti, "music gives us new energy and a stronger sense of
purpose." He and his band Spearhead guarantee a show that will be
thought provoking as well as energetic. We were excited to welcome
Franti for his 3rd visit in his 2017 appearance at Big Top.
This episode also features Noble
Sound System, the hard working original reggae act from Northern
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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