Radio Heartland In-Studios

Recent In-Studio performances for Radio Heartland

Ben Lubeck performs in the Radio Heartland studio

Farewell Milwaukee's Ben Lubeck has ventured out with a solo album of songs that read like a love letter to his father -- all through the eyes of someone who recently became a father himself. Ben Lubeck visited the Radio Heartland studio to play some songs from his album, 'Rented Rooms.'

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Ellis performs in the Radio Heartland studio

If you've seen her perform live, you already know that Ellis is totally engaging. She exhibits a true sense of joy when she sings, which you can see in her intense smile and can hear in her voice and in her laughter. Ellis brings the same energy into the Radio Heartland studio.

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Austin Plaine performs in the Radio Heartland studio

Singer-songwriter Austin Plaine had only played live a handful of times when he was invited to Nashville to record his debut album. Austin stopped by Radio Heartland to play some songs from that album and to chat with Mike Pengra.

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Mike Pengra's Radio Heartland best-of-2015 albums

Here are Radio Heartland Program Director Mike Pengra's favorite records that crossed his desk this past year, listed in no particular order. Some are new artists, some are not; some funky, some folky, some bluesy ... all of it wonderful music that fits perfectly into the Radio Heartland stream.

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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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First Listen: Tom Jones, 'Long Lost Suitcase'

'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.

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Joan Shelley performs in the Radio Heartland studio

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.

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