Feb 26, 2015
“I think our music promotes the bridging of all tribes,” Nahko
says. “The lyrics and the stories and our energy as a group break
down people’s walls. You'll find us in the most unique places on
earth because it's real, raw, and honest storytelling about what
we've been through and what we believe in. And that's why people
connect with it. I think that’s the most important thing you can do
with music.” And connect with the people of the Big Top he did that
magical evening under the September stars!
Tent Show Radio is a weekly
one-hour music series showcasing live performances from Lake
Superior Big Top Chautauqua, Bayfield Wisconsin.
Airing continuously since 1994, Tent
Show Radio is hosted by farmer, humorist, New York Times
best-selling author, volunteer firefighter, Michael Perry and
features regional and national acts with regular contributions by
the Big Top’s Blue Canvas Orchestra.
Michael Perry is a humorist and
author of the bestselling memoir Population 485: Meeting Your
Neighbors One Siren at a Time, and the essay collection Off Main
Street. Perry has written for Esquire, The New York Times Magazine,
Outside, Backpacker, Orion and Salon.com, and is a contributing
editor to Men’s Health. His essays have been heard on NPR’s All
Things Considered and he has performed and produced two live
audience recordings (I Got It From the Cows and Never Stand Behind
a Sneezing Cow). Perry lives in rural Wisconsin, where he remains
active as a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical responder.
He can be found online at www.sneezingcow.com
In 2014, Lake Superior Big Top
Chautauqua will celebrate its 29th season under canvas on the south
shore sands of Lake Superior near Bayfield, Wisconsin. Big Top
Chautauqua is a non-profit performing arts organization. For more
information visit www.bigtop.org or