This Week On TSR: Cloud Cult

This Week On TSR: Cloud Cult

Cloudcult Tsr
Broadcast Schedule

1st Airing: 6/22/13
2nd Airing: 12/21/13

Cloud Cult

Michael Perry

Cloud Cult developed in 1995 as Craig Minowa recruited several other artists to contribute to his solo recordings. The band’s early work earned Cloud Cult several offers from record labels, but all were rejected in favor of self-publishing.  As they began to play live, one of their show’s most distinctive features was the live painting by Connie Minowa and Scott West: over the course of a show they each completed a painting to be auctioned off at the end.

In 1997, lead singer Craig Minowa formed Earthology Records on his organic farm, powered by geothermal energy and built partially from reclaimed wood and recycled plastic. This nonprofit label uses only recycled materials and donates all profits to environmental charities.  The band also tours in a biodiesel van and in 2012 they performed an awe inspiring, downright amazing, mostly acoustic show at the tent.

Backstage Monologue

In this episode’s monologue – delivered from the backstage dressing room with the one lonely little lightbulb burnin’ – Mike discusses sightseeing versus insightseeing.



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