Nov 23, 2016
Cloud Cult, originally from Duluth, is an experimental chamber
rock band that has sold more than 100,000 albums via their own
label, Earthology Records. Started by Craig Minowa, the band is
known for its commitment to the environment and for its
philosophical lyrics centered on big picture spirituality. Their
live shows feature two on-stage painters who create artwork during
the concert, as well as a full band complete with violin, cello,
trumpet, trombone and French horn.
Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua (www.bigtop.org) is a
non-profit performing arts organization. Culture under
canvas on the south shore sands of Lake Superior near
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.
Tent Show Radio host Michael Perry is a author and humorist,
singer/songwriter, intermittent pig farmer and New 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 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.