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.
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.
Charlie Roth lives in Central Minnesota; he's got a following in the region as well as in the U.K. Charlie joined Mike Pengra by phone to talk about his new album, 'Oh My Stars', and to share a few tracks from it.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.