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Long Beds Show Announcement

Mike and the band will play at Icehouse in Mpls, MN on Nov 4th.  Doors at 5PM and 6PM Showtime. Tickets are $20 and available here: http://bit.ly/2CGOohk Mike and The Long Beds have been variously described as ‘country folk,’ ‘roughneck folk,’ ‘folk-twang,’ an Americana. “I was raised by farmers and preachers and tough country women,…View post

Population 485 Onstage Other Places

Even after all these years, miles, and hair loss, I keep having new experiences. In this case, theater groups performing a script I wrote in a tiny room…and me being nowhere near when the curtain goes up. It’s a little like sending a kid off to college. Thank you to Penguin Productions Theatre (the folks…View post

“Roughneck Grace” Revisiting the idea of mercy

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, “Revisiting the idea of mercy” can be seen online here.

Encore Tent Show Radio tomorrow feat. the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra and the BCO

If you’re within range of (or can stream) one of these stations tomorrow (Saturday, Oct 6th) 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 entropy and a pole barn. Information on streaming the show here. You can join the Tent Show…View post