Apr 9, 2015
Tune in this week as author/host Michael Perry welcomes our homespun hereo Corey Carlson to the Big Top stage. In this episode’s monologue – delivered from the backstage dressing room with the one lonely little lightbulb burnin’ – Mike tells the story of getting stuck–and unstuck..
Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua (www.bigtop.org) is a non-profit performing arts organization. 2014 marks our 29th season of culture under canvas on the south shore sands of Lake Superior near Bayfield, Wisconsin.
Tent Show Radio is a weekly one-hour variety series showcasing
live performances from Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua. It has
aired continuously since 1994, is available for free and
hosted by best-selling author, humorist and pig farmer, Michael
Perry. Tent Show Radio features regional and national acts
with regular contributions by the Big Top’s Blue Canvas Orchestra,
a vocal and instrumental ensemble consisting of Bruce Bowers,
Jack Gunderson, Bruce Burnside, Phillip Anich, Tom
Mitchell, Jane Aleckson and Andy Dee. with appearances
by a variety of other professional musicians from around the
region including Warren Nelson, Corey Carlson, MaryLou Williams,
Danielle Diamond, Barbar Jean, Tom Draughon and Nori Perine.
Tent Show Radio host Michael Perry is a humorist, singer/songwriter and Ney York Times best-selling author. His works include Population 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time, Coop, Truck, the essay collection, Off Main Street and a very recent work, From The Big Top; a collection of Tent Show Radio essays. Perry has written for Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, Outside, Backpacker, Orion and Salon.com, and is a contributing editor to Men’s Health. His essays have been heard on NPR’s All Things Considered and he has performed and produced three live audience recordings (I Got It From the Cows and Never Stand Behind a Sneezing Cow, Live From Big Top). Perry lives in rural Wisconsin, where he remains active as a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical responder. He can be found online at www.sneezingcow.com.