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TSR13-01 Jesse Winchester

Dynamic Canadian songwriter.  This man can write the hits.  Covered by many.  Matched by few  Tune in. Turn up.  Mike talks about his favorite New Year ever, and why Grandma’s cookies taste like cigarettes.
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TSR13-02 Riders In The Sky

A show for both grownbups and children alike.  A little bit country and a whole lot of western swing.  Big time music.  Big time radio.  Mike talks about his feelings regarding a certain black cat.
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TSR13-03 Travelin’ McCoury’s w/Keller Williams

A lively mixed up performance between this unlikely hopped up pairing.  The McCoury boys line up with Keller Williams. Mike talks about how he both fights and celebrates light pollution on the back forty.
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TSR13-04 Meg Hutchinson

Please put your hands together for Boston, Massachusetts native singer/songwriter, and award winner Meg Hutchinson.  Mike discusses why he may or may not be around for next week’s show.
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TSR13-05 BCO By Request

We polled you and you picked the hits.  The fabulous Blue Canvas Orchestra plays 27 years of classic Big Top favorites. Mike discusses wedding ring safety.
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TSR13-06 JJ Grey & MOFRO

JJ brings it this week all the way from Jacksonville, Florida with his unique blend of soul, blues, R&B and southern rock. Mike discusses how he fought the snow and the snow won.
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TSR13-07 The Steeles

Put your hands together for Twin Cities gospel brothers and sisters, the Steeles.  An evening of good ‘ol Gospel. Mike talks about loggers who wear clogs.
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TSR13-08 Aoife & David Mayfield Parade

Aoife O’Donovan opens the show and the David Mayfield Parade bring it on home with his humorous and spirited performance.  Mike reveals that he was once a “Pet of the Week.”
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TSR13-09 Arlo Guthrie

Arlo Guthrie and his big family band celebrate 100 years of Woody Guthrie.  Woody is joined on stage by 3 generations of Guthrie’s and offspring. Mike discusses tire swings and big old trees.
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TSR13-10 Peter Mulvey & BCO

Milwaukee, Wisconsin song slinger Peter Mulvey shares the stage with our very
own Blue Canvas Orchestra. Mike talks about removing his wedding ring.
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TSR13-11 Leahy

All the way from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia come this Canadian fiddlin’ family powerhouse ~ Leahy! Mike walks and walks and walks and gets absolutely nowhere.
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TSR13-12 Songs of Laurel Canyon

Blue Canvas Orchestra and guests perform classic hits by Crosby, Stills & Nash, the Eagles, Mama Cass, Fleetwood Mac and more! Mike reveals why he needs a really big dumpster.
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TSR13-13 Steve Earle

Two time Grammy Award winner Steve Earle and his band lay it down hard on this weeks show.  Hear him perform many of his hits! Mike tells the tale of the time he hollered at Steve Earle.
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TSR13-14 Tift Merritt & The Pines

North Carolina singer and songwriter Tift Merritt opens the show for Red House Recording artists the Pines.  Mike talks about cheaters.
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TSR13-15 The Punch Brothers

Please welcome to the Big Top stage one of our favorite new-grass bands the Punch Brothers featuring the electrified Chris Thile on mandolin.  Mike talks about being reasonable.
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TSR13-16 Greg Brown

From way of Iowa comes the songs and stories of Big Top’s wayward son, Greg Brown.  The man.  The voice.  Mike talks about why he loves his little Typhoid Mary.
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TSR13-17 Corey Carlson

Hometown flavor and Bayfield bound we go with the music of Corey Carlson & his ‘Big City Band’ on their annual performance under the Big Top.  Mike explains the joy of pain and how it relates to the word “gozzle.” [ED NOTE: Gozzle with an “o” not guzzle with a “u” no matter what AutoCorrect says].
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TSR13-18 The Long Beds featuring Michael Perry

An evening with Michael Perry and his notorious band the Long Beds. A
little of this and that.  A whole lot of stories and song.  Mike explains how he wound up in a band, and what critical advice he once received from a Grammy-winning musician.
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TSR13-19 Ruthie Foster

Armed with a big smile, a tremendous band , a huge voice and enormous talent comes bluesy soulstress Ruthie Foster’.  Mike shows you how not to buy a used car and where not to put the yogurt.
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TSR13-20 Trampled By Turtles

Around the bay our friends from the west comes Duluth, Minnesota indie bluegrass musicians ~ Trampled By Turtles.  Mike visits a neighbor who just lost his wife of 60 years.
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TSR13-21 Trampled By Turtles part 2

Too many great songs to choose from so decided to have two shows!  Mike talks about evil, evil chickens.
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TSR13-22 Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Grammy Award winning country folk rock band Nitty Gritty Dirty Band.  Mike is inspired by an inspirational license plate holder—but not necessarily in the manner intended.
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TSR13-23 Elephant Revival

Their second appearance on Tent Show Radio we are happy to welcome back from Nederland, Colorado and one of our favorites, Elephant Revival.  Mike discusses why he doesn’t care for the term “best friend.”
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TSR13-24 Robert Mirabal & Blue Canvas Orchestra

Three time Native American Music ‘Artist of the Year’ winner Robert Mirabal and his flutes.  Mike talks about why he loves his little Typhoid Mary.
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TSR13-25 Cloud Cult

From St. Cloud, Minnesota comes Cloud Cult who deliver an awe inspiring, downright amazing, mostly acoustic show at the tent..  Mike discusses sightseeing versus insightseeing.
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TSR13-26 Tent Show Radio Mash Up

A big old mash-up show featuring Arlo Guthrie, Cloud Cult, W.C. Clark, Elephant Revival and Ruthie Foster!  Mike establishes his PRIORITIES.
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