'Long Lost Suitcase' is not just Jones' story, but also the story of America's musical roots spreading to reach the whole planet, generation by generation. Get a first listen to Jones's new album before it comes out on Dec. 4, 2015.
Joan Shelley is from Louisville, Ky., but listen to her sing and you might think she's from England and her original songs centuries old. Shelley has had a busy year among two solo albums and a collaboration; nevertheless, she found time to stop at Radio Heartland for an in-studio session hosted by Mike Pengra.
Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams have toured with many national acts but say their time touring with Levon Helm gave them the spark to work as a musical duo themselves. They stopped in to the Radio Heartland studio to play a few songs and to chat with host Mike Pengra.
When the four members of Mipso graduated from college a few years ago, they piled their instruments into a van and hit the road, setting aside their majors for the thrill of music. Touring in support of their album, 'Old Time Reverie,' Mipso made a stop at Radio Heartland.
Jeffrey Foucault's latest album, 'Salt As Wolves' was released Oct. 16, 2015, and the New York Times already calls it 'close to perfection.' Jeffrey, along with Billy Conway and Caitlin Canty, join Mike Pengra in the Radio Heartland studio.
One of six winners at the 2014 Kerrville Folk Festival, Matt Nakoa finds himself among a prestigious list of past winners, including Steve Earle, Patty Griffin and Lyle Lovett. Nakoa's album, 'A Dozen Other Loves,' has been well received. Let's get to know this rising star a bit better.
Keepers by Request celebrates the classic songs as heard on MPR's Morning Show hosted by Dale Connelly and Jim Ed Poole. Mike Pengra, along with special guest Dale Connelly, play two hours of these beloved tunes.