Jul 12, 2019
About This Episode
The New Standards are three friends,
musicians and raconteurs who have been performing together since
2005 in clubs and theaters everywhere, from Shanghai to New York
City. They've released half a dozen CDs and populated Youtube with
a number of popular videos. In their original state, they take the
form of an unusual trio (stand up bass, piano and vibraphone), but
of-late have been the soul and creative core of a hydra-headed,
funny, freewheeling, nutty yet very moving "Variety Show".
This episode also features a
performance by Yazmin Bowers. Yazmin has lived a life of music from
day one, having grown up with musician parents. Her career has
taken her many places from recording her 'Solo' EP at Fantasy
Studio in Berkeley, California to opening for Nanci Griffith. Over
the years, Cuban music has played a big roll in her life.
Songwriting has always been the common thread for her and earned
her recognition as the 2010 Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua
Songwriter of the Year. Whether pounding out Cuban tumbaos or
singing a soft, heart-wrenching ballad, Yazmin's music comes
straight from the soul.
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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