May 25, 2018
About This Episode
Blackberry Smoke has evolved from
rough-edged club act to arena-ready rock 'n' roll juggernauts,
while steadily extending and expanding the Southern rock tradition.
Since the group’s formation in 2000, the band has never shied away
from hard work, playing more than 250 shows a year and building an
ever-expanding audience on the strength of its live shows. In
addition to winning fans and friends throughout the United States,
they've toured Europe multiple times and performed for the first
time ever in Australia in 2016 to sold-out crowds.
Along the way, Blackberry Smoke has
found time to record a handful of independent releases, including
the albums Bad Luck Ain't No Crime, Little Piece of Dixie and The
Whippoorwill, plus a pair of EPs, the concert DVD “Live at the
Georgia Theatre,” the live CD/DVD set Leave A Scar and their latest
project Holding All the Roses, the first album the band feels
properly captured their musical essence. Additionally, the band has
had songs featured in movie and video game soundtracks, including
EA Sports’ Madden NFL 16, performed on The Tonight Show with Jay
Leno and Conan and toured with and befriended idols such as The
Marshall Tucker Band, ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd and George Jones.
For more info on Blackberry Smoke,
visit blackberrysmoke.com, like them on Facebook and follow them on
Twitter and Instagram @blackberrysmoke.
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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