On Friday, July 19, the Long Beds and I will be playing at the Potter’s Shed up in Shell Lake, Wisconsin. If you’ve never been, it’s an unusual venue in the best unusual way. Have a look here. Meanwhile, I gotta sort the van.
That’s a whole lotta books signed, stories told, songs sung, hands shook, merch boxes lugged, gear packed and unpacked, soundchecks checked, gas station coffee, and just general truckin’. Thank you, 2002 Toyota Sienna with two hubcaps on the other side: Then there was the time the gas tank fell off: Full gas tank story after…View post
Sometimes you step to the microphone, look down, and there at the foot of the stage is a note, and it infuses every note to follow.
Michael Perry and the Long Beds live on “30 Minute Music Hour,” including the newest song, “Underlined.” SET LIST “Could Be You” (from Headwinded) “Golden in the Morning” (upcoming release) “Shaman Girl” (from Headwinded) “Underlined” (upcoming release) “After Waymore’s Blues” (from Tiny Pilot) THE LONG BEDS* Michael Perry – songwriting, lead vocals, acoustic guitar Evan Middlesworth –…View post
This was my father’s trumpet. It’s beat, bent, and busted. But I just blew it here in Pine Hollow Studios so we could put some distant notes behind a song. Long time ago, in the essay “Scarlet Ribbons,” I wrote about how Dad’s trumpet playing altered the course of my life. After five minutes in…View post