Apr 17, 2019
About This Episode
Paul LaRoche is the founder and
producer of the award-winning Native American music group Brulé.
The group is best known for thrilling audiences with a mergence of
cultural rock and theatrical instrumentations. Now in their 20th
season, their national performances carry the same contagious
excitement as Trans Siberian Orchestra, Celtic Thunder, and
Riverdance—but with the emotional impact of the American Indian
The group is one of the top-selling
Native American adult/rock music groups and has chalked up
impressive CD sales (over 1 million worldwide). Brulé has released
21titles in 20 years and has been named “Group of the Year” five
times by the prestigious Native American Music Awards, earning
seven NAMMYs since 2002. Their annual performance schedule takes
them extensively throughout the U.S., touring the casino,
performing arts theatre, arena, corporate and festival
Brulé has pushed the boundaries of
contemporary Native American rhythms and classic rock in their
genre-blending selections. Their electrifying show consists of a
5-piece rock ensemble augmented with an array of traditional Native
American instrumentation. Paired with the stunning steps of one of
the top Native American dance troupes, their authenticity brings a
multi-dimensional art form to this cultural rock opera. The musical
journey of Brulé’s founder, Paul LaRoche, adds an affecting story
to audiences and has been well documented in the best-selling
biography "Hidden Heritage".
Brulé is seen regularly on national
PBS affiliates across the country. Their history-making concert,
“Brulé, Live at Mount Rushmore—Concert for Reconciliation of the
Cultures”, has become the longest running Native American concert
special on national TV. Brulé produced over 70 episodes of the TV
Program “Hidden Heritage” for cable TV. RFD-TV is a cable TV
network that broadcasts to over 40 million homes across the United
Sates and international markets. The show “Hidden Heritage”
presents positive stories from across Native America.
Brulé is pioneering a new trend in
the music industry: the epic Native American Rock Theatre.
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
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