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Location:

Washburn, WI

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Tent Show Radio is a weekly variety series showcasing live performances from Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua. Featuring author, humorist Michael Perry, and nationally and regionally renowned performers, Tent Show Radio is heard every week on listener-supported radio stations across the country, and the world on the Internet. Each week features a different live performance from Big Top Chautauqua’s summer season of concerts and musical productions.

Language:

English

Contact:

Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua PO Box 455 101 West Bayfield Street - Washburn, WI 54891 715-373-5552


Episodes

TSR17-26 Old Last Night

6/20/2017
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Join Big Top for the traditional closing night of the season, where we celebrate with music and laughter the end of another year. Our beloved house band, The Blue Canvas Orchestra, opens the night with rollicking renditions of some of our favorite songs, illuminated by big screen images. Author, humorist and host of Tent Show Radio, Michael Perry delivers his hilarious, winding tales of rural Wisconsin life.

Duration: 00:58:59


TSR17-25 The Villanoba Brothers

6/20/2017
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The Villanoba Brothers all the way from Mexcio to the shores of the great Lake Superior and Big Top Chautauqua stage.

Duration: 00:58:59


TSR17-23 Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

6/5/2017
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Duration: 00:31:12


TSR17-22 Auralai and Ziggy Marley

6/5/2017
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During the late 70s, Ziggy could also be seen alongside his brother Stephen at some of their father’s larger concerts around Jamaica and abroad. In 1978, the duo appeared on stage at the One Love Peace Concert in Kingston, and the following year at Reggae Sunsplash II in Montego Bay. Also in 1979, Ziggy and his siblings Sharon, Cedella and Stephen formed the Melody Makers – named after the British weekly pop/rock music newspaper, Melody Maker – and made their recording debut with...

Duration: 00:59:00


TSR17-21 Live from Oshkosh

6/5/2017
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If you’re within range of (or can stream) one of these stations tonight (Saturday, June 3rd) we hope you’ll join Mike and the Blue Canvas Orchestra as he hosts an edition of Tent Show Radio from Grand Opera House in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, sings a couple of songs and debuts yet another Clodhopper Definition of the Big Dang Word of the Week. Information on streaming the show here. This episode’s monologue – delivered from the backstage dressing room with the one lonely little lightbulb burning...

Duration: 00:59:00


TSR17-20 Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle

6/5/2017
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If you’re within range of (or can stream) one of these stations tonight (Saturday, May 27th) we hope you’ll join Mike as he hosts another edition of Tent Show Radio from Big Top Chautauqua and debuts yet another Clodhopper Definition of the Big Dang Word of the Week. Information on streaming the show here. This episode’s monologue – delivered from the backstage dressing room with the one lonely little lightbulb burning – Mike tells the story of his fall from…well, not from GRACE, because...

Duration: 00:59:01


TSR17-19 Ruthie Foster

6/5/2017
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If you’re within range of (or can stream) one of these stations tonight (Saturday, May 13th) we hope you’ll join Mike as he hosts another edition of Tent Show Radio from Big Top Chautauqua and debuts yet another Clodhopper Definition of the Big Dang Word of the Week. Information on streaming the show here. This week’s show welcomes Ruthie Foster with a throwback performance by Brandi Carlile. This episode’s monologue – delivered from the backstage dressing room with the one lonely little...

Duration: 00:59:00


TSR17-18 The Mavericks

6/5/2017
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If you’re within range of (or can stream) one of these stations tonight (Saturday, May 6th) we hope you’ll join Mike as he hosts another edition of Tent Show Radio from Big Top Chautauqua and debuts yet another Clodhopper Definition of the Big Dang Word of the Week. Information on streaming the show here. This episode’s monologue – delivered from the backstage dressing room with the one lonely little lightbulb burning – Mike admits he cheated on winter this winter. Then – in clodhopper...

Duration: 00:58:59


TSR 17-16 - The High Kings

5/25/2017
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Links The High Kings www.thehighkings.com Michael Perry www.sneezingcow.com The High Kings is an Irish folk group formed in Dublin in 2008. The band consists of Finbarr Clancy, Brian Dunphy, Martin Furey and Darren Holden. By June 2016, the group had released four studio albums, two live albums, and two live DVDs. Their first three studio albums appeared at number three or higher on the Billboard world music chart, the first two went platinum in Ireland,and all of their albums...

Duration: 00:59:00


TSR 17-17 Big Top Opry = The Outlaw Yearsv

5/25/2017
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The Blue Canvas Orchestra perform great country and western music takes us from the mid-60s through the early 80s with music from Opry icons like Willie & Waylon, Dolly & Loretta, Johnny Cash, George Jones, Glen Campbell, Charley Pride and Lynn Anderson. This show again features the Blue Canvas Orchestra with Corey Carlson and special guests Andy Dee, Randy Sabien, Joe Savage, Danielle Diamond and Emily Belanger. This show will bring you to your feet as you clap and sing along to popular...

Duration: 00:33:45


TSR17-15 John Anderson

4/26/2017
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John David Anderson (born December 13, 1954, in Apopka, Florida) is an American country musician with a successful career that has lasted more than 30 years. Starting in 1977 with the release of his first single, "I've Got a Feelin' (Somebody's Been Stealin')", Anderson has charted more than 40 singles on the Billboard country music charts, including five Number Ones: "Wild and Blue", "Swingin'", "Black Sheep", "Straight Tequila Night", and "Money in the Bank". He has also recorded 22...

Duration: 00:59:00


TSR17-14 Oak Ridge Boys

4/26/2017
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The Oak Ridge Boys are an American country and gospel vocal quartet. The group was founded in the 1940s as the Oak Ridge Quartet. They became popular in southern gospel during the 1950s. Their name was officially changed to the Oak Ridge Boys in the early 1960s, and they remained a gospel group until the mid-1970s, when they changed their image and concentrated on country music.

Duration: 00:58:59


TSR17-13 Chris Isaak

4/26/2017
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Christopher Joseph "Chris" Isaak (born June 26, 1956) is an American rock musician and occasional actor. He is best known for his hit "Wicked Game," as well as the popular hit songs "Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing" and "Somebody's Crying." He is renowned for his signature 1950s rock & roll style and crooner sound, as well as his soaring falsetto and reverb-laden music. He is closely associated with film director David Lynch, who has used his music in numerous films and gave him a large role in...

Duration: 00:59:00


TSR17-12 Socks In The Frying Pan

3/20/2017
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Socks in the Frying Pan are a multi-award winning trio from County Clare on the West coast of Ireland, the universal hub of Irish traditional music. Their dynamic vocal harmonies, virtuosic musical ability and their onstage wit has captured and captivated audiences the world around. One of the most sought after groups in Irish music today, the worldwide ‘Sock Invasion’ continues! Socks in the Frying Pan comprises of Aodán Coyne on guitar and vocals and the accomplished Hayes brothers,...

Duration: 00:59:00


TSR17-11 Elephant Revival

3/20/2017
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That simple line atop Elephant Revival’s Facebook page contains only five words, but reveals volumes about the band’s reason for being. Music unites us in ways that no other medium can. Even when we don’t understand one another’s languages – we can be moved by a rhythm, soothed by a song. Brought together by a unified sense of purpose – the spirit of five souls working as one, in harmony, creating sounds they could never produce alone. The five souls in Elephant Revival are Bonnie Paine...

Duration: 00:59:00


TSR17-10 Gaelic Storm

3/2/2017
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After nearly two decades and more than 3,000 live shows, Gaelic Storm — the chart-topping, multi-national Celtic band — is looking sharper than ever with their latest release, Matching Sweaters. The new album mixes traditional Irish music with modern influences, creating a sound that's as wide-ranging as the band's own audience. From bluegrass fans and country cowboys to Deadheads, rock & rollers and Celtic fanatics, Gaelic Storm has built one of the most diverse fan bases in modern...

Duration: 00:59:00


TSR17-09 Kris Kristofferson

2/28/2017
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After struggling in Music City for several years, Kris Kristofferson achieved remarkable success as a country songwriter at the start of the 1970s. His songs “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” “Sunday Morning Coming Down,” and “For the Good Times,” all chart-topping hits, helped redefine country songwriting. By 1987, it was estimated that more than 450 artists had recorded Kristofferson’s compositions. His renown as a songwriter triggered Kristofferson’s successful...

Duration: 00:59:00


TSR17-08 Horse Shoes & Hand Grenades

2/19/2017
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While strongly rooted in bluegrass, old-time, and folk music, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades produces a sound that draws on the vaults of music collectively and individually enjoyed throughout the course of their lives thus far. The music doesn’t lend itself well to categories or boundaries. Horseshoes & Hand Grenades has begun to form a place in the Midwest music scene, gaining recognition on both a regional and national scale. The band took 3rd place at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s...

Duration: 00:59:00


TSR17-07 The Pines

2/9/2017
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Rising out of the prairies of the Midwest, The Pines are one of the most distinct and powerful indie-rock/Americana groups to hit the national scene in years. Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua (www.bigtop.org) is a non-profit performing arts organization. Culture under canvas on the south shore sands of Lake Superior near Bayfield, Wisconsin. Tent Show Radio is a weekly one-hour variety series showcasing live performances from Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua. It has aired continuously...

Duration: 00:59:00


TSR17-06 Mandolin Orange

2/3/2017
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Mandolin Orange makes their Big Top debut. The duo of multi-instrumentalist/singer/songwriters Emily Frantz and Andrew Marlin delivers “honest music, shot through with coed harmonies, sweeping fiddle, mandolin, acoustic guitar and the sort of unfakeable intimacy that bonds simpatico musicians like Gillian Welch and David Rawlings” according to American Songwriter. www.tentshowradio.org

Duration: 00:59:00

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