Radio Heartland In-Studios

Recent In-Studio performances for Radio Heartland

Prudence Johnson and Dan Chouinard sing Gershwin

The latest project from Prudence Johnson and Dan Chouinard is a collection of 18 tunes by George Gershwin. Prudence and Dan stopped by the Radio Heartland studio to perform some songs from their new album, Gershwin.

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Rhiannon Giddens performs in the Radio Heartland studio

A fantastic musician, Rhiannon Giddens is also a great juggler: Fronting the Carolina Chocolate Drops, working with T Bone Burnett on film scores and on 'The New Basement Tapes', plus supporting her new solo album, 'Tomorrow Is My Turn', keeps Giddens busy. 'I am tirelessly promoting this obscure, forgotten music that is worthy of so much love and energy and attention,' she says. Listen to her full in-studio session, hosted by Mike Pengra.

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Interview with Dar Williams

Between family life, touring and performing, and teaching classes at Wesleyan University, Dar Williams has also recorded a new album, 'Emerald', which comes out May 5. She spoke to Radio Heartland's Mike Pengra ahead of her gig in Minneapolis on April 26.

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Carson McHone performs in the Radio Heartland studio

Carson McHone got hooked on songwriting while still a high-schooler. She's been touring heavily on the strength of her self-titled EP, and she and her band stopped into the Radio Heartland studio while on tour road-testing songs from a forthcoming album.

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Karen Choi performs in the Radio Heartland studio

Karen Choi is a wife, mother and musician. She recorded her first album after having two children and earning a graduate degree. Karen's songs are inspired by everyday life, and she recently stopped by Radio Heartland to play some songs from her debut album, 'Paper Birch'.

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Trout Steak Revival perform in the Radio Heartland studio

Trout Steak Revival have had a very good year: They recorded an album funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign, won the best band competition at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and are now on tour supporting their album. Trout Steak Revival stopped at Radio Heartland to record this in-studio performance.

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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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