Aug 31, 2018
About This Episode
Andrew Bird has been called a
Musical innovator who winds together his trademark violin technique
with xylophone, vocals and sophisticated electronic looping. Add in
his uncanny ability to whistle anything, and he becomes a riveting
one-man orchestra. He was initially known through his work with the
band Squirrel Nut Zippers before forming Bowl of Fire, and is now
best known as a solo musician. He wrote “The Whistling Caruso” for
The Muppets and performed the whistling heard in both the film and
the soundtrack. Bird composed the score for the FX original series
This weeks episode also features a
set by Minneapolis favorites, Roma Di Luna. Roma di Luna conjure
elements of traditional Americana filtered through a modern lens,
ethereal uncertainty, and an underlying passion throughout.
Reuniting in 2017 after a 6 year hiatus, they paid a visit to the
Big Top for a performance to remember.
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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