02/14/2020 7:00 p.m. Music at the Shed
Music at the Shed: Michael Perry and The Long Beds
Friday, February 14th | Doors open at 6:00 p.m. | Music starts at 7:00 p.m.
The Potter's Shed | 260 Industrial Blvd. | Shell Lake, WI 54871
$15 per Person | Children under 14 Free
Enjoy live music by regional and national bands at the coolest outdoor music venue in Northwest Wisconsin!
Concerts every Friday night from Memorial Day to Labor Day and a few extra nights for good measure. The Shed is family friendly so bring the kids and your own chairs if you choose. Doors open at 6 PM for pizza, snacks, desserts, and the best craft beer and wine selection in the area. Music starts at 7PM.
Perry began writing songs in the early 1990s during long nights when he was struggling to survive on prose (he is the author of numerous books including: Population 485, Truck, The Scavengers, and the New York Times bestseller Visiting Tom). With no arts background (he has a nursing degree) he found himself drawn especially to the work of poets and singer/songwriters. (In interviews Perry tends to list his greatest literary influences as Dylan Thomas and Steve Earle – and not necessarily in that order.) “I remember writing late one nightand hearing a Kevin Welch song with the line, ‘I whiskey’d up my coffee cup... sittin’ here tryin’ not to call you up,’” says Perry, “and I was floored by the rhythm and the story in that single line...” He began writing songs as a way to break up all-night typing sessions, and eventually he had enough of them that a musician friend invited him to play a coffee shop. “I’m not saying I was nervous, but I ripped out a sixty-minute set list in thirty-two minutes flat,” says Perry. By 2004, he had begun recruiting Long Beds. In 2006, he released his first album, Headwinded.