Category: News

Encore Tent Show Radio tonight feat. Belfast to Bluegrass and the BCO

If you’re within range of (or can stream) one of these stations tonight (Saturday, Sept 22nd) we hope you’ll join Mike as he hosts another edition of Tent Show Radio from Big Top Chautauqua. In between all the music, Mike tells a story about old songs and John F. Kennedy. Information on streaming the show here. You can join the Tent…View post

Barry, Mi Familia

This portrait hangs beside my writing desk. Michael and Barry. My keyboard reflected in the glass. A few months ago a big trucker in a sleeveless t-shirt came to the library where I was speaking and waited at the end of the signing line to tell me the things I’ve written about Barry changed his…View post

2 Mikes and Montaigne on Whad’Ya Know

Michael Feldman gave me two doughnuts, so I sat down with him and we shot the breeze. We covered a lot of ground, and a lot of Montaigne in Barn Boots. I think I said UVA when I meant RVA, but other than that, perfection. You can listen on Soundcloud and on iTunes. Stitcher has…View post

“Roughneck Grace” Getting out of the way of the future

Every week the Wisconsin State Journal runs “Roughneck Grace,” a weekly column written by Mike (many of the columns will be adapted from Mike’s Tent Show Radio monologues). This week’s “Roughneck Grace,” titled, “Getting out of the way of the future” can be seen online here.

Encore Tent Show Radio tonight feat. Delbert McClinton, Big Wave Dave and the Ripples + the BCO

If you’re within range of (or can stream) one of these stations tonight (Saturday, September 15th) we hope you’ll join Mike as he hosts another edition of Tent Show Radio from Big Top Chautauqua. In between all the music, Mike tells a story about all the things he can’t remember. Information on streaming the show here.You can join the Tent Show…View post