Mar 23, 2018
radio air date: June 25, 2016
About This Episode
This week Tent Show Radio flashes
back to the biggest new hit of 2016 - a musical gem called
Belfast to Bluegrass
from the team of Severin Behnen, Stevie Matier and Bruce Burnside.
Belfast to Bluegrass is a musical adventure of jigs and ballads as
they travel to the Appalachian Mountains by way of a quarter of a
million Scots Irish.
Before the United States were formed, the inhabitants were
absorbing, merging and transforming the ethnic sounds of its
people. Hear the changes in the traditional Celtic tunes as
bluegrass and other genres are being born into the world of our
traditional American musical culture. Performed by the Blue Canvas
Orchestra, featuring special guests Stevie Matier, Molly Stoddard,
Tom Draughon, Nori Perrine and Liesel Wilson.
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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