Radio Heartland In-Studios

Recent In-Studio performances for Radio Heartland

Tom Paxton performs in the Radio Heartland studio

Tom Paxton's career has spanned more than five decades, and he's just as creative as ever. Tom has a new album, 'Redemption Road', and he stopped by Radio Heartland to talk to Mike Pengra and to play some songs off the new record.

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Norah Rendell captures Celtic music on her latest album, 'Spinning Yarns'

Touring across Canada, Norah Rendell became steeped in the Celtic-music traditions that are so rich in that country. She captures that spirit in her latest album, 'Spinning Yarns'. While in the Twin Cities, Norah stopped at Radio Heartland to talk to Mike Pengra about how she's collected tunes during her travels.

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Morning Show final broadcast: playlist, pics and more

The Morning Show with Dale Connelly and Jim Ed Poole (aka Tom Keith) made its final broadcast on Dec. 11, 2008. The live program aired from a packed Fitzgerald Theater. Here is the program rundown as well as a slideshow and other mementos from the event.

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Mike Pengra shares his thoughts as Radio Heartland turns six

On Dec. 11, 2008, Minnesota Public Radio's Morning Show with Dale Connelly and Jim Ed Poole (aka Tom Keith) made its final broadcast. That same day, a new service, Radio Heartland, began streaming. Program Director Mike Pengra recently sat down to reflect on Radio Heartland past, present and future.

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Interview: Erik Brandt of the Blood Washed Band and House of Mercy Recordings

Erik Brandt of the Urban Hillbilly Quartet is also part of the Blood Washed Band, and he's the "guy In charge" at House of Mercy Recordings. Brandt stopped by the Radio Heartland studio to chat about a new music series at the 331 Club in Minneapolis and to play some tracks from the Blood Washed Band's latest album, 'Driftin' Along'.

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Peter Mayer stops by the Radio Heartland studio

Singer-songwriter Peter Mayer has a new album called 'Third Street'. His sold-out CD release show is Saturday, Nov. 22. Mayer stopped by Radio Heartland to talk to Mike Pengra about the new album and other upcoming shows.

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Barbara Jean performs in the Radio Heartland studio

Barbara Jean could have been a painter: Some of the lyrics on her new album, Darker Than Blue, conjure images such as stars dancing on the water or waves lapping on the shore at night. Barbara Jean and a band of seasoned performers stopped in to the Radio Heartland studio to chat and to play songs off the new record.

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