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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.

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    • 4.7, 11 Ratings

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.

    Nicole Atkins, also featuring Joyann Parker

    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 min
    Supaman, also featuring Trampled by Turtles

    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 min
    Adam Melchor, also featuring David Blong

    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 min
    New First Night with the Blue Canvas Orchestra

    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 min
    Bill Miller

    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 min
    Steve Earle and The Dukes

    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 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

SuperiorRanger ,

Love this!

Having lived ten years on the south shore of Lake Superior, I’ve learned to enjoy Big Top. Now that I’ve moved I’m so grateful to learn of this as a podcast. Now I can enjoy a little bit of Chequamegon Bay even down here in southern WI. Such a great collection of musicians, actors, singers, and characters!

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