This Week On Tent Show Radio: Steve Earle


Two time Grammy Award winner Steve Earle and his band lay it down hard on this weeks show. Hear him perform many great favorites! Listen in from the backstage dressing room with the one lonely lightbulb burnin’ Michael Perry tells the tale of the time he hollered at Steve Earle. Beginning tonight at 7PM CST on Wisconsin Public Radio and all week on public radio stations around the U.S.. Find a station near you or listen online!

[one_third]Backstage Monologue
In this episode’s monologue – delivered from the backstage dressing room with the one lonely little lightbulb burnin’ – Mike tells the tale of the time he hollered at Steve Earle.


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This Week On Tent Show Radio: Songs Of Laurel Canyon


Tune in the week of March 25th, 2013 to hear the fabulous Blue Canvas Orchestra along with special guests as they perform Songs Of Laurel Canyon featuring tracks from their shows Laurel Canyon 1970, and Ladies of the Canyon.  Guest performers include: Mary Lou Williams, Danielle Nepstad, Alissa Rhode and Corey Carlson.

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Tent Show Radio Ranks At Zeitfunk 2012 Awards


We are happy to report back that at the recent Public Radio Exchange 2012 Zeitfunk Awards, Tent Show Radio placed #16 in the “Most Licensed Group” category for 2012, and the Gaelic Storm episode of TSR ranked #5 in the “Most Listened-To Piece” category (out of 21,537 other pieces).

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Tent Show Radio LIVE! On Tour!

Tent Show Radio LIVE on tour!Tent Show Radio LIVE Tour Dates

Tent Show Radio and Big Top Chautauqua are pleased to announce upcoming tour dates in celebration of the program’s 20th Anniversary.  Tour dates have recently been announced for October 18th 2013 at the historic Stoughton Opera House in Stoughton, Wisconsin and at the CAL Center in Reedsburg, Wisconsin on October 19th.  More dates to be announced.

The Tent Show Radio Live 20th Anniversary shows will feature music and monologues from author/host Michael Perry along with Big Top’s Blue Canvas Orchestra and Special Guests.

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Perry Column = Wisconsin State Journal

Wisconsin State Journal Column Online

We’re grateful to report that as of Sunday, March 3, 2013, the Wisconsin State Journal began running “Roughneck Grace,” a weekly column written by Mike (many of the columns will be adapted from Mike’s Tent Show Radio ‘Back Stage’ monologues). The first column (about men and roosters) was printed on sturdy newsprint this Sunday and can now be seen online here.