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Tent Show Radio

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Tent Show Radio live from Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua featuring author humorist Michael Perry, the Blue Canvas Orchestra and Grammy Award winning musical guest Bill Miller.

Latest Episodes

Keb' Mo'

About This Episode Blues icon Keb' Mo' owes his longevity as a singer and writer to a combination of masterful, anecdotal writing skills, distinctive guitar versatility, and resonant, blues-soaked vocals. Every song tells a story, and every story reminds us why Keb' Mo' is one of the most versatile and engaging musical figures on today's roots rock and blues scene.

58 min3 d ago
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Keb' Mo'

The War and Treaty, also featuring Ida Jo

About This Episode When it comes to making music with both extraordinary passion and exceptional chops, few acts today can surpass the sheer excellence of The War And Treaty. Newly signed to Rounder Records—and named the 2019 Emerging Act of the Year by Americana Music Association—the husband-and-wife team of Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Blount-Trotter deliver a dynamic sound that joyfully blends Southern soul with elements of gospel, country, rock-and-roll, and blues. Also known for their phenomenal live show, the Nashville-based duo are now gearing up to make their Rounder debut with a sophomore album showcasing their boundless energy and tremendous generosity as songwriters and performers. Despite the deep sense of communion that infuses their music, Michael and Tanya hail from wildly different backgrounds. Originally from just outside Washington, D.C., Tanya discovered her supreme vocal skills at a young age and promptly pursued a career in music and acting. Meanwhile, Michae...

58 minSEP 14
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The War and Treaty, also featuring Ida Jo

Gaelic Storm

The multi-national, Celtic juggernaut Gaelic Storm grows stronger with each live performance, and as you can imagine, after two decades and over 2000 shows, it is a true force to be reckoned with. With their latest release, Go Climb a Tree, their music has never sounded more representative of themselves as musicians and as live performers.

58 minSEP 4
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Gaelic Storm

Nicole Atkins, also featuring Joyann Parker

Tonight the Big Top Chautauqua makes way for two women of power…the big note brassy blues of Joyanne Parker, and the retro-current all-her-own-sounds of Nicole Atkins.

58 minJUL 5
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Nicole Atkins, also featuring Joyann Parker

Supaman, also featuring Trampled by Turtles

"Supaman" is Christian Takes Gun Parrish, a Apsáalooke Native American dancer and innovative hip hop artist who has dedicated his life to empowering and spreading a message of hope and faith through hip hop music. Dave Simonett formed Trampled by Turtles in Duluth, Minnesota in 2003. Nine albums later they have had several Billboard hits and appeared at many major bluegrass, folk, and rock festivals.

58 minJUN 27
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Supaman, also featuring Trampled by Turtles

Adam Melchor, also featuring David Blong

Tonight the Big Top Chautauqua makes way for two Singer-Songwriters making music about love, life, and laughter. This episode brings together Adam Melchor’s “angelic vocals and poetic lyrics” with David Blong’s soulful songwriting and many musical influences.

58 minJUN 20
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Adam Melchor, also featuring David Blong

New First Night with the Blue Canvas Orchestra

It’s Big Top’s traditional season kickoff night to conjure the blue magic with top musicians. Our own house band the Blue Canvas Orchestra will play favorites old and new. Severin Behnen leads the famed house band that has graced the Big Top stage since its founding in 1986. They are an eclectic blend of string instruments, driving rhythm section, and stunning voices that together rock the tent with their unique fusion of bluegrass, folk and jazzy blues.

58 minJUN 13
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New First Night with the Blue Canvas Orchestra

Bill Miller

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.

58 minJUN 6
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Bill Miller

Steve Earle and The Dukes

Acclaimed country singer-songwriter Steve Earle was a protégé of legends Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark. His 1986 debut album Guitar Town shot to number one on the country charts. His songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Joan Baez, Emmylou Harris, The Pretenders, and countless others. Steve's latest release GUY is his 19th studio album.

58 minMAY 30
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Steve Earle and The Dukes

Horseshoes & Hand Grenades

After seven years, three albums, innumerable shows, and countless beers, bluegrass mavericks Horseshoes & Hand Grenades appropriately consider themselves a “family” on a wild, wonderful, and often whacky roller coaster. The bond between the quintet-David C. Lynch, Collin Mettelka, Russell Pedersen, Adam Greuel, and Samual Odin —fuels their creativity and chemistry on stage and in the studio.

58 minMAY 24
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Horseshoes & Hand Grenades

Latest Episodes

Keb' Mo'

About This Episode Blues icon Keb' Mo' owes his longevity as a singer and writer to a combination of masterful, anecdotal writing skills, distinctive guitar versatility, and resonant, blues-soaked vocals. Every song tells a story, and every story reminds us why Keb' Mo' is one of the most versatile and engaging musical figures on today's roots rock and blues scene.

58 min3 d ago
Comments
Keb' Mo'

The War and Treaty, also featuring Ida Jo

About This Episode When it comes to making music with both extraordinary passion and exceptional chops, few acts today can surpass the sheer excellence of The War And Treaty. Newly signed to Rounder Records—and named the 2019 Emerging Act of the Year by Americana Music Association—the husband-and-wife team of Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Blount-Trotter deliver a dynamic sound that joyfully blends Southern soul with elements of gospel, country, rock-and-roll, and blues. Also known for their phenomenal live show, the Nashville-based duo are now gearing up to make their Rounder debut with a sophomore album showcasing their boundless energy and tremendous generosity as songwriters and performers. Despite the deep sense of communion that infuses their music, Michael and Tanya hail from wildly different backgrounds. Originally from just outside Washington, D.C., Tanya discovered her supreme vocal skills at a young age and promptly pursued a career in music and acting. Meanwhile, Michae...

58 minSEP 14
Comments
The War and Treaty, also featuring Ida Jo

Gaelic Storm

The multi-national, Celtic juggernaut Gaelic Storm grows stronger with each live performance, and as you can imagine, after two decades and over 2000 shows, it is a true force to be reckoned with. With their latest release, Go Climb a Tree, their music has never sounded more representative of themselves as musicians and as live performers.

58 minSEP 4
Comments
Gaelic Storm

Nicole Atkins, also featuring Joyann Parker

Tonight the Big Top Chautauqua makes way for two women of power…the big note brassy blues of Joyanne Parker, and the retro-current all-her-own-sounds of Nicole Atkins.

58 minJUL 5
Comments
Nicole Atkins, also featuring Joyann Parker

Supaman, also featuring Trampled by Turtles

"Supaman" is Christian Takes Gun Parrish, a Apsáalooke Native American dancer and innovative hip hop artist who has dedicated his life to empowering and spreading a message of hope and faith through hip hop music. Dave Simonett formed Trampled by Turtles in Duluth, Minnesota in 2003. Nine albums later they have had several Billboard hits and appeared at many major bluegrass, folk, and rock festivals.

58 minJUN 27
Comments
Supaman, also featuring Trampled by Turtles

Adam Melchor, also featuring David Blong

Tonight the Big Top Chautauqua makes way for two Singer-Songwriters making music about love, life, and laughter. This episode brings together Adam Melchor’s “angelic vocals and poetic lyrics” with David Blong’s soulful songwriting and many musical influences.

58 minJUN 20
Comments
Adam Melchor, also featuring David Blong

New First Night with the Blue Canvas Orchestra

It’s Big Top’s traditional season kickoff night to conjure the blue magic with top musicians. Our own house band the Blue Canvas Orchestra will play favorites old and new. Severin Behnen leads the famed house band that has graced the Big Top stage since its founding in 1986. They are an eclectic blend of string instruments, driving rhythm section, and stunning voices that together rock the tent with their unique fusion of bluegrass, folk and jazzy blues.

58 minJUN 13
Comments
New First Night with the Blue Canvas Orchestra

Bill Miller

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.

58 minJUN 6
Comments
Bill Miller

Steve Earle and The Dukes

Acclaimed country singer-songwriter Steve Earle was a protégé of legends Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark. His 1986 debut album Guitar Town shot to number one on the country charts. His songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Joan Baez, Emmylou Harris, The Pretenders, and countless others. Steve's latest release GUY is his 19th studio album.

58 minMAY 30
Comments
Steve Earle and The Dukes

Horseshoes & Hand Grenades

After seven years, three albums, innumerable shows, and countless beers, bluegrass mavericks Horseshoes & Hand Grenades appropriately consider themselves a “family” on a wild, wonderful, and often whacky roller coaster. The bond between the quintet-David C. Lynch, Collin Mettelka, Russell Pedersen, Adam Greuel, and Samual Odin —fuels their creativity and chemistry on stage and in the studio.

58 minMAY 24
Comments
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades
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