This Week On TSR: Blue Canvas Christmas

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Blue Canvas Orchestra:

Michael Perry

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Tune in beginning this week to a special holiday edition of Tent Show Radio featuring host Michael Perry and Big Top Chautauqua’s Blue Canvas Orchestra.

Originally performed in 2013, this Tent Show Radio program features Big Top Chautauqua’s Blue Canvas Orchestra performing original songs and arrangements of broad range of holiday music from classics like Tchaikovsky’s Russian and Arabian Dance songs to Jackson Browne’s Rebel Jesus to Mr. Grinch.

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Spend the evening with Big Top’s Blue Canvas Orchestra featuring author Michael Perry, live in concert from the beautiful and historic Oshkosh Theater.

The Blue Canvas Orchestra (BCO) is Chautauqua’s house band that, together with co-founder and Visuals Director Betty Ferris, provides the entertainment engine that powers the Big Top. This group converged on the Northland from around the country, brought together by the desire to make great art in a beautiful environment. In today’s Chautauqua they continue to be devotees of the “Big Show,” remaining resolute in their commitment to bringing expansive sound, imagery and experience to their audiences.

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Blue Canvas Orchestra Ft. Michael Perry, Live in Oshkosh

[one_third]Broadcast Schedule
1st Airing: 5/28/17
2nd Airing: 11/25/2017

Links
Blue Canvas Orchestra:

Michael Perry

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perry_backstageJoin host Michael Perry as he hosts another edition of Tent Show Radio from Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua and debuts yet another Clodhopper Definition of the Big Dang Word of the Week.

This episode’s monologue – delivered from the backstage dressing room with the one lonely little lightbulb burning – Michael discusses donuts, deceit, and the value of engine maintenance.  

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Spend the evening with Big Top’s Blue Canvas Orchestra featuring author Michael Perry, live in concert from the beautiful and historic Oshkosh Theater.

The Blue Canvas Orchestra (BCO) is Chautauqua’s house band that, together with co-founder and Visuals Director Betty Ferris, provides the entertainment engine that powers the Big Top. This group converged on the Northland from around the country, brought together by the desire to make great art in a beautiful environment. In today’s Chautauqua they continue to be devotees of the “Big Show,” remaining resolute in their commitment to bringing expansive sound, imagery and experience to their audiences.

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Socks In The Frying Pan & BCO

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Airing: 3/25/17

Links
Socks In The Frying Pan
www.sockinthefryingpan.com

Blue Canvas Orchestra
www.facebook.com/bco

Michael Perry
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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, Shane Hayes on accordion and Fiachra Hayes on fiddle & banjo.This youthful trio blend Irish traditional melodies with their own personal flair which has gained them critical acclaim and accolades including ‘New Band of the Year’ by the Irish Music Association. The group have been embraced in the United States, having been booked by every major Irish festival and praised for their modern traditional style and energetic approach to music. They have a clear love for live performance which only compliments the traditional essence in their shows and makes for a truly unique form of entertainment.

Tonight’s second half of the show features Big Top’s very own Blue Canvas Orchestra.

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Backstage Monologue

In this episode’s monologue – delivered from the backstage dressing room with the one lonely little lightbulb burnin’ –Mike finds inspiration in a hairball.

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Belfast To Bluegrass this week on Tent Show Radio

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1st Airing: 6/25/16

2nd Airing: 12/24/16

Links
Belfast To Bluegrass
www.bigtop.org

Michael Perry
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Perhaps the biggest new hit of last summer was this musical gem from the team of Severin Behnen, Stevie Matier and Bruce Burnside. Belfast to Bluegrass is a musical adventure of jigs and ballads as they travel to the Appalachian Mountains by way of a quarter of a million Scots Irish. Before the United States were formed, the inhabitants were absorbing, merging and transforming the ethnic sounds of its people. Hear the changes in the traditional Celtic tunes as bluegrass and other genres are being born into the world of our traditional American musical culture. Performed by the Blue Canvas Orchestra, featuring special guests Stevie Matier, Molly Stoddard, Tom Draughon, Nori Perrine and Liesel Wilson.

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Backstage Monologue

In this episode’s monologue – delivered from the backstage dressing room with the one lonely little lightbulb burnin’ – Mike turns the tent show into a cooking show and tells you how to make chive blossom vinegar.

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The Blue Canvas Orchestra this week on Tent Show Radio

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1st Airing: 5/28/16
2nd Airing: 11/26/16

Links

Blue Canvas Orchestra
www.bco/facebook.com

Michael Perry
www.sneezingcow.com[/one_third]

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The Blue Canvas Orchestra (BCO) is Chautauqua’s house band that, together with co-founder and Visuals Director Betty Ferris, provides the entertainment engine that powers the Big Top. This group converged on the Northland from around the country, brought together by the desire to make great art in a beautiful environment. In today’s Chautauqua they continue to be devotees of the “Big Show,” remaining resolute in their commitment to bringing expansive sound, imagery and experience to their audiences.

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Program Notes Backstage Monologue

In this episode’s monologue – delivered from the backstage dressing room with the one lonely little lightbulb burnin’  – Mike talks about why he prefers a yellow firefighter’s helmet over a red firefighter’s helmet.

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Blue Canvas Orchestra & Tin Can Gin!

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1st Airing: 1/16/16
2nd Airing: 7/16/16

Links

Blue Canvas Orchestra
www.bco/facebook.com

Tin Can Gin
www.tincangin.com

Michael Perry
www.sneezingcow.com[/one_third]

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Tonight’s show begins with the familiar sounds of Big Top Chautauqua’s very own Blue Canvas Orchestra along with special musical guests Corey Carlson, Danielle Diamond, Randy Savage and Randy Sabien!

Closing out the show in tonight’s second half are local favorites Tin Can Gin!  Born and brewed upon the shores of Lake Superior near Duluth by childhood pals Harrison Olk and Trevor Marrin. Along with mandolinist Bryan Nelson, the trio created the trademark TCG tunes that are fan favorites to this very day. In the autumn of 2011 the group was summoned to the stage at their first gig as “Tin Can Gin”. As time passed the band added fiddle virtuoso Nori Perrine and Neil Krause on stand-up bass to round out the sound!  Tonight we welcome them back!

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Program Notes Backstage Monologue

In this episode’s monologue – delivered from the backstage dressing room with the one lonely little lightbulb burnin’  – Mike talks about why he prefers a yellow firefighter’s helmet over a red firefighter’s helmet.

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This Week on TSR: BCO with Nattali Rize & Notis

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1st Airing: 2/20/16
2nd Airing: 8/20/16

Links
Blue Canvas Orchestra
www.facebook.com/bco

Natalie Rise
http://nattalirize.com/

Michael Perry
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The Blue Canvas Orchestra and special guests open up the show in the first half followed by Jamaican and Australian musical group Nattali Rize & Notis

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Backstage Monologue

In this episode’s monologue – delivered from the backstage dressing room with the one lonely little lightbulb burnin’ – Mike tells a story about what it’s like to work with musicians…and even joins them onstage.

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This Week: BCO & Tin Can Gin

[one_third]Broadcast Schedule

1st Airing: 1/16/16
2nd Airing: 7/16/16

Links

Blue Canvas Orchestra
www.bco/facebook.com

Tin Can Gin
www.tincangin.com

Michael Perry
www.sneezingcow.com[/one_third]

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Tonight’s show begins with the familiar sounds of Big Top Chautauqua’s very own Blue Canvas Orchestra along with special musical guests Corey Carlson, Danielle Diamond, Randy Savage and Randy Sabien!

Closing out the show in tonight’s second half are local favorites Tin Can Gin!  Born and brewed upon the shores of Lake Superior near Duluth by childhood pals Harrison Olk and Trevor Marrin. Along with mandolinist Bryan Nelson, the trio created the trademark TCG tunes that are fan favorites to this very day. In the autumn of 2011 the group was summoned to the stage at their first gig as “Tin Can Gin”. As time passed the band added fiddle virtuoso Nori Perrine and Neil Krause on stand-up bass to round out the sound!  Tonight we welcome them back!

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Program Notes Backstage Monologue

In this episode’s monologue – delivered from the backstage dressing room with the one lonely little lightbulb burnin’  – Mike talks about why he prefers a yellow firefighter’s helmet over a red firefighter’s helmet.

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Tent Show Radio: Old Last Night featuring Michael Perry & The Blue Canvas Orchestra

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1st Airing: 6/27/15
2nd Airing: 12/12/15

Links
Old Last Night
www.bigtop.org

Michael Perry
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Join us for our traditional closing night of the summer season. Old Last Night is a variety show featuring music from our beloved house band the Blue Canvas Orchestra with commentary by our host and special guest Michael Perry.  Michael is the host of Tent Show Radio and author of several humorous and heartwarming books about ordinary yet extraordinary Midwesterners.

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Program Notes Backstage Monologue

In this episode’s monologue – delivered from the backstage dressing room with the one lonely little lightbulb burnin’ – Mike tells a little story about music and how it moves him.

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Tent Show Radio: Shanties & Shipwreck

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1st Airing: 6/6/15
2nd Airing: 11/21/15

Links
Shanties & Shipwrecks
www.bigtop.org

Michael Perry
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Come sail the Great Lakes and the 7 Seas with Big Top Chautauqua’s Blue Canvas Orchestra. Shanties & Shipwrecks draws on the bountiful collection of sea shanties, sailing songs and rowdy sailors-in-port songs that have come down through time from those that roamed the great waters aboard vessels of wood with canvas sails. Of course not all of the wayfaring men returned to dry land. Hear and see their tales in song, story and big screen pictures. New in 2014, Shanties & Shipwrecks was an audience favorite — rousing and wildly entertaining! Go to www.bigtop.org for this season’s show schedule up at the tent.

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Program Notes Backstage Monologue

In this episode’s monologue – delivered from the backstage dressing room with the one lonely little lightbulb burnin’ Mike reports on selfie sticks and a bad case of creeping codgerism.

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