Jul 4, 2020
About This Episode
About This Episode Tonight the Big
Top Chautauqua makes way for two women of power…the big note brassy
blues of Joyanne Parker, and the retro-current all-her-own-sounds
of Nicole Atkins.
Armed with a guitar and a voice that manages to sound all bluesy
and brokenhearted and yet blasts like a locomotive wrapped in
brass, Joyann Parker sounds above all like she sings from deep in
the soul, wherever it resides.
Born in New Jersey, and her earliest musical influences came from
her parents record stash—The Ronettes, Johnny Cash, The Beach Boys,
Cass Elliott—but since then she has built a repertoire arising from
other geographies and other genres over a career that has seen her
develop a distinctive voice blending everything from belters to
ballads. A self-starter from the day she started teaching her self
to play guitar at the age of 13, she’s a testament to time, talent
and tenacity, a performer who digs deep within to create songs of
strength and vulnerability, please welcome Nicole Atkins.
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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