Saturday, May 6th, 2023 at 7:30 p.m., Michael Perry and the Long Beds head east for a return engagement at The Grand Oshkosh. The Long Beds feature all-original songs written and sung by Michael Perry (New York Times bestselling author of numerous books including: Population 485, Truck, The Scavengers, and Visiting Tom). Perry began writing music in the early 1990s as a way to break up all-night typing sessions when he was struggling to survive on prose. Eventually a musician friend invited him to play a coffee shop gig. “I’m not saying I was nervous, but I cranked out a sixty-minute set list in thirty-two minutes flat,” says Perry.
Since then Michael has released 4 albums, several singles, and toured – backed by a collection of renowned musicians who have performed on numerous stages throughout the world (including The Tonight Show, Austin City Limits, and Eaux Claires festival) and worked with a host of artists, including Bon Iver, S. Carey, The Staves, Miley Cyrus, Lizzo, Field Report, The Tallest Man on Earth, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and many more.
Every Long Beds show is built on roughneck ballads and freight train rockers interspersed with hilarious off-the-cuff tales from Mike’s diverse experience as a Wisconsin farm kid turned cowboy turned nurse turned best selling author and humorist (as featured on the recent PBS special Michael Perry: On the Road).
Mike’s new novella Forty Acres Deep (as well as his other books and recordings) will be available at the merchandise table–and true to form, he’ll be out there after the show, happy to sign and shoot the breeze.
Tickets: $29 | $31 | $33 Suite Seats: $35
Prices are inclusive of tax, facility, and ticketing fees.
Purchase tickets here.
Show starts at 7:30 p.m.