This Week’s Tent Show Radio: In Spite of Ourselves: The Music of John Prine & Nanci Griffith

Check out Mike (Twitter: @SneezingCow) hosting Tent Show Radio (Twitter: @BigBlueTent). Episode 23-14 is led by Molly Otis & Ed Willet, the Blue Canvas Orchestra take on the work of John Prine (Twitter: @JohnPrineMusic) and Nanci Griffith (Twitter: @NanciGriffith) in this Big Top original show. John Prine and Nanci Griffith were both humble masters of the story. They dug deep into the places where we were afraid to go. Emotional depth, keen observations and wry humor brought their music to life and hit an emotional bone. These are the writers who gave us “Angel from Montgomery,” “Sam Stone,” “Love at the Five & Dime,” “Trouble in These Fields, and many more. It’s the Blue Canvas Orchestra’s great honor to present a tribute to our lost songsmiths. Both John and Nanci performed at the Big Top several times – amazing memories!

This episode features Blue Canvas Orchestra members Ed Willett, Molly Otis, Severin Behnen, Phil Anich, Tom Mitchell, Jack Gunderson, Billy Knoblauch, Danielle Diamond, Betty Ferris, Yazmin Bowers, and Scott Kirby.

Michael Perry shares humorous stories throughout on the Big Top stage. If you prefer to watch this and previous episodes, follow this link for all the available viewing options. 

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