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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.

Feb 19, 2014

Tent Show Raio host and New York Times best selling author/humorist welcomes from Duluth, Minnesota, Low and  Mike describes a visit with a 99-year-old dancer.

Formed in 1993 in the beautiful hillside of Duluth, Minnesotta, Low’s debut album, I Could Live in Hope, was released on Virgin Records’ Vernon Yard imprint in 1994.  Long Division and its similar follow-up, 1996′s The Curtain Hits the Cast, established the band as critical darlings; extensive touring helped them to develop a highly devoted fan base.  In 2010, Robert Plant recorded two Low songs that were included on his album Band of Joy and most recently recorded by singer Mavis Staples on her 2013 release.  Low are known for their impressive live performances and tonights show is no exception! -