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THE QUICK SUMMARY

(This is a pinned post summarizing the SneezingCow basics…scroll down for newer posts.)

Mike’s latest book (Forty Acres Deep) (indie booksellers scroll down to lower left for wholesale info). All the other books (including Population 485) and CDs and DVDs and whatnots.

The Voice Mail page. (For free samples, click on the episodes without the miniature padlocks.)

Mike’s ability to spin his 20+ books and wide range of life experiences into humorous and heartfelt live presentations have put him in great demand as a public speaker. In addition to his one-man theater shows, Mike has delivered entertaining keynote addresses at conferences for software companies, hospitals and health care organizations, fire and EMS providers, farming and agricultural groups, national and regional utility cooperatives, business and economic development entities, governmental agencies, mental health organizations, dental hygienists, faith-based organizations, logging conventions, book festivals, MFA programs, libraries, and countless others. If you’re interested in retaining Mike for your event, please contact his booking agent here.

The mailing list signup (explained very specifically). We hope you’ll consider joining; it’s old-fashioned but way more loyal than social media. It’s also the best and most direct way to know when Mike’s got something new or is performing near you.

Upcoming live events.

Free Episode of Michael Perry’s Voice Mail Episode #217: How I Became a New York Times Bestselling Author

* Editorial note: the upcoming show mentioned in the episode has now occurred. If you want to know if Mike is coming to your area, feel free to join the mailing list here.

Howdy folks:

Welcome to Michael Perry’s Voice Mail, episode 217. This one’s available to free and paid subscribers alike. Click here to listen.

In this episode I tell the unpublished story of how I came to be a New York Times bestselling author, what that really means, and why your kids are gonna giggle at you anyway.

This week’s marginalia…well, you’ll see it in the episode.

Meanwhile, thank you.

Mike

 

This Week’s Tent Show Radio: Three fer

Check out Mike (FacebookInstagram / Twitter / Threads) hosting Tent Show Radio. This week there are 3 episodes!

During intermission Michael Perry shares a humorous or heartfelt (or both) story drawn from his beloved books and offbeat life experiences.

In Episode 1, country-Rock ‘n’ Roll outfit Adam Greuel & the Space Burritos rock the tent with an unforgettable performance. You can steam the episode here.

Episode 2 features Milwaukee singer/songwriter Trapper Schoepp performing tunes from his latest release, Siren Songs. Have a listen here.

In Episode 3, enjoy high-energy and high-caliber entertainment from the Blue Canvas Orchestra in Pickin’ on Rock! You can listen to the episode here.

Follow this link for all the available viewing options.

Stream all 3 episodes here along with other Tent Show Radio episodes.

Tent show Radio is broadcast each week on many fine independent stations, which can be found here: https://sneezingcow.com/ten-show-radio-stations/.

Michael Perry’s Voice Mail Episode #215: DON’T EAT THAT

Welcome to Michael Perry’s Voice Mail, episode 215. This one’s available to paid subscribers only. However, if you’re curious, please email [email protected] and we will get you a couple free weeks on us.

Click here to listen.

Howdy folks:

Welcome to Michael Perry’s Voice Mail, episode 215. This one’s subscribers only. Click here to listen.

In this episode, I don’t mind admitting I’ve been a little whiny lately, and then counter by sharing a silly story about silly girls (and a dad/uncle who shoulda maybe knew better). And for marginalia, I go ahead and annotate a couple of my own errors.

Thank you for continuing to tune in,

Mike

One Reader At A Time

Signing books for the webstore. I remember setting up my first PayPal account, hand-addressing each padded mailer, walking one or two orders a week over to the New Auburn post office. Thousands of books and a couple decades later, we’re still a boutique operation but I couldn’t do it without the neighbors (yep, right down the rural route) who do our shipping and handling now. And we never forget: at the other end of that order is a reader, and without readers, I’m outta luck. Thank you.

This Week’s Tent Show Radio: Good Morning Bedlam and Gareth Pearson

Check out Mike (FacebookInstagram / Twitter / Threads) hosting Tent Show Radio.

During intermission Michael Perry shares a humorous or heartfelt (or both) story drawn from his beloved books and offbeat life experiences.

On this episode of Tent Show Radio, Midwest folk group Good Morning Bedlam showcases their exciting sound & soaring three-part harmonies, then, acoustic musician Gareth Pearson, known for his distinctive fingerstyle techniques, captivates with his creative and innovative arrangements.

You can steam the episode here.

Good Morning Bedlam has become an innovative force in the Midwest folk scene. Their shows are known for their contagious energy, with members careening about the stage. With tight soaring three-part harmonies, and thumping kick-drum, they captivate their audience night after night. Every song is a unique twist on what is generally dubbed as folk music. In 2019, the folk-rock band from Minneapolis, MN claimed the first-place title at the John Hartford Memorial Festival Band Competition and were finalists at the NWSS Band Competition. Their shows are known for their wild energy and stunning harmonies. They have played at festivals alongside artists such as Shakey Graves, Sam Bush, Jason Isbell, The Infamous Stringdusters, Trampled By Turtles and others. In 2021, the band ran a successful Kickstarter in July of 2021 for their much anticipated third full-length record ‘Lulu’ where fans from around the world pledged a total of $34,000. Good Morning Bedlam has been featured on Bluegrass Today, Relix Magazine, Glide Magazine, and Paste Magazine. Now in 2023 the band is gearing up to release a brand-new EP titled Dear Day, Dear Darling in the Fall of this year.

Referred to as “The Welsh Tornado,” Gareth Pearson has emerged as one of the most exciting acoustic musicians of his generation. His distinctive style can be heard through his creative and innovative arrangements which cover a wide spectrum of genres including country/folk/classical/pop/rock/jazz/swing and bluegrass music, along with his own beautiful and often intricate original compositions, which serve in showcasing an enthusiasm and musical intuition well beyond his years. Influenced by guitar greats like Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed, Tommy Emmanuel and Merle Travis, Gareth Pearson strays from the traditional style of the seated and motionless acoustic performances. An extremely entertaining and inspiring performer, Pearson exhibits immense love for the music he performs while he combines fingerstyle pyrotechnics, with explosive lead runs as his exuberant style denotes a mastery of the instrument very few possess.

Follow this link for all the available viewing options.

Stream the episode here along with other Tent Show Radio episodes.

Tent show Radio is broadcast each week on many fine independent stations, which can be found here: https://sneezingcow.com/ten-show-radio-stations/.