Aug 24, 2023
In an evening reminiscent of the VH1 Storytellers television
series, Tent Show Radio host Michael Perry is
joined onstage by his longtime bandmate and sometimes personal
pilot Evan Middlesworth and additional special guests. In addition
to the side-splitting laughs and fresh stories fans have come to
expect from Perry, he and Middlesworth will perform stripped-down
versions of several songs from Perry's musical catalog and share
the backstory behind the songs...in addition to a few tales from
the tour van.
This episode features recordings from Michael Perry's August 2022 performance under the tent.
First broadcast in 1994, Tent Show Radio is a weekly one-hour radio program showcasing the best live recordings from acclaimed music acts and entertainers who grace the Big Top Chautauqua stage each summer in beautiful Bayfield, WI. In the program's nearly 30-year history it has featured artists like Johnny Cash, B.B King, Brandi Carlile, Willie Nelson, Don McLean, and many more. Hosted by celebrated New York Times best-selling author Michael Perry-who weaves stories and humor throughout each episode - Tent Show Radio features performances from renowned national & regional artists, with regular appearances featuring Big Top’s own unique brand of shows that feature songs and stories performed by its acclaimed house band, The Blue Canvas Orchestra. Tent Show Radio is independently produced by Big Top Chautauqua, a non-profit performing arts organization, with a mission to present performances and events that celebrate history and the environment - along with their annual summer concert series - nestled in the woods on the shores of Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands.
Michael Perry - Host
Phillip Anich - Announcer
Jaime Hansen - Engineer & Producer
Gina Nagro - Marketing Support
2023 TENT SHOW RADIO
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