Bill Miller

Radio air date: June 06, 2020

About This Episode

For years, Bill Miller’s music has moved audiences around the world. He’s an icon of the Native American music community, having won 3 Grammys in the last 4 years. Bill is an accomplished artist whose paintings are exhibited nationwide. Yet, in the view of singer, composer, flutist, painter and storyteller Bill Birdsong Miller, he’s just getting started. Beyond music, Bill is an accomplished painter whose work has appeared in The National Museum of the American Indian (Smithsonian Institution), the Barbara Able Gallery in Santa Fe, the Trickster Gallery in Chicago, and the American Indian Community House Gallery in New York. He is also an in-demand keynote speaker and lecturer, speaking at universities, race relations conferences and cultural awareness programs nationwide.

About Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a New York Times bestselling author, humorist and radio show host from New Auburn, Wisconsin.

Perry’s bestselling memoirs include Population 485, Truck: A Love Story, Coop, and Visiting Tom, and his latest, Montaigne in Barn Boots: An Amateur Ambles Through Philosophy. His first book for young readers, The Scavengers, was published in 2014 and first novel for adult readers, The Jesus Cow, was published in May of 2015.

Raised on a small Midwestern dairy farm, Perry put himself through nursing school while working on a ranch in Wyoming, then wandered into writing. He lives with his wife and two daughters in rural Wisconsin, where he serves on the local volunteer fire and rescue service and is an intermittent pig farmer. He hosts the nationally-syndicated “Tent Show Radio,” performs widely as a humorist, and tours with his band the Long Beds (currently recording their third album for Amble Down Records). He has recorded three live humor albums including Never Stand Behind A Sneezing Cow and The Clodhopper Monologues.

Learn more about Michael and where to get his publications at www.sneezingcow.com.

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Tent Show Radio: Bill Miller & BCO

[one_third]Broadcast Schedule

1st Airing: 1/5/14
2nd Airing: 7/5/14

Links
Bill Miller
www.billmiller.com

Michael Perry
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With Native American heritage and Wisconsin roots, Tent Show Radio is pleased to welcome back to the Big Top stage Grammy Award winning artist Bill Miller backed up by our very own Blue Canvas Orchestra.

Miller has stood alongside some of the biggest names in popular music including Tori Amos, Pearl Jam, The Bodeans, Richie Havens, Arlo Guthrie and Nanci Griffith.  In 2005, Millers instrumental Cedar Dream Songs won a Grammy Award for Best Native American Music Album.  In an interview, Bill said, “I appreciate people who have something to stand up for. I stand up for the truth. If you stand up for what you believe in you have no idea how many people you’ll affect.”

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[one_third]Program Notes

Backstage Monologue
In this episode’s monologue – delivered from the backstage dressing room with the one lonely little lightbulb burnin’ – Mike reflects on becoming a godfather again.

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Program Notes & Streaming Here

http://tentshowradio.org/podcast/TSR1401_Bill_Miller.mp3