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Outskirts, 2016

Just found out James McMurtry will be in Wisconsin Dells and Milwaukee this weekend. If you’re anywhere near, I hope you’ll see him. It’s impossible for me to overstate the connection between Population: 485 and Too Long in the Wasteland. Night after night I sat up into the wee hours, hitting the keyboard with those songs playing over…View post

“Roughneck Grace” Small-town literature

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Tent Show Radio Tomorrow: Hot Rize

If you’re within range of one of these stations tomorrow (Saturday, September 24th) we hope you’ll join Mike as he hosts another edition of Tent Show Radio from Big Top Chautauqua. Information on streaming the show here. In this episode’s monologue – delivered from the backstage dressing room with the one lonely little lightbulb burnin’ – Mike tells a story about cats…View post