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This Week’s Tent Show Radio: Ani DiFranco

Check out Mike (Twitter: @SneezingCow) hosting Tent Show Radio (Twitter: @tentshowradio).

This week on Tent Show Radio, savor a transportive hour of soulful rock and roll and the boundary-pushing music of Grammy award winning singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco (Twitter: @anidifranco), recorded live at Big Top in August 2021.

Michael Perry shares humorors stories throughout on the Big Top stage (Twitter: @BigBlueTent). If you prefer to watch this and previous episodes, follow this link for all the available viewing options.

Michael Perry hosts episode 22-33.

Stream it 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:

This One’s Gonna Be Fun But We Gotta Get the Word Out

Hey folks, first things first, and I’ll lay it right out there: On Saturday, August 20, we’re subbing in up at the Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua for a much bigger name that had to cancel…as a result, this show isn’t listed in the brochure or any advance materials, meaning we gotta hustle extra hard to move tickets. We’ll work hard to make it worth your while. But then we always do.

Evan Middlesworth is a low-key fascinating fellow. Born in the same Indiana town as my mom, so maybe we oughta do one’a them are-we-cousins tests? Evan has toured all over the world as a musician and a sound engineer, and has run the live mix for names you’d recognize for sure. We met nearly a decade ago when I was looking for a guitar player. Now we’ve racked up thousands of miles and countless shows together, become good friends (and mortal ping-pong enemies), and when he isn’t playing lead guitar or grand piano or reminding me it’s one more song and then the break, Evan fires up the ol’ single prop and flies me to select gigs. In short, we enjoy each other’s company and we’ll strike that exact relaxed tone on stage up there at the Big Top as we play some songs, talk about where and how those songs came to be, share a bunch of stories from behind the scenes and the road, and generally needle each other as good friends do. Also gonna introduce a young backup singer for a couple…

We’d sure love it if you can join us. The Big Top is a wonderful venue. Ticket info here. See y’up there.

Welcome to Sneezing Cow

Howdy folks, if you’re looking for the new book Hunker, it’s here. Also available at your local independent bookstore…they will probably have to order it but let them know it’s available through Ingram, and they’ll know what to do.

All the other books are here.

Info on Mike’s weekly “Voice Mail” is right here. This has really been picking up steam lately. It’s a mini-podcast that shows up weekly in your email In Box. There are both free and subscription options. Here’s more in-depth information, and here’s a subscription link.

Finally, if you haven’t already, please sign up for the Sneezing Cow mailing list so we can let you know if Mike has a new book or music out, and if he’ll be performing live in your area.

Arcadia Books is selling “Hunker”

Independent bookstores (and their hand-selling) are a writer’s best friend and a reader’s best helper. A big thank you to Arcadia Books, who ordered up some Hunkers from us and put them on display in their beautiful store. If you’re in the area, drop in and grab a copy from them at 102 E Jefferson St., Spring Green, WI 53588.

You can also visit Arcadia Books online: Facebook & Instagram.

Indies, Hunker is available via Ingram. And if you are interested in placing a bulk wholesale order of signed copies of Hunker (or Million Billion, or Peaceful Persistence), please email: [email protected]