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Acoustic, Americana and Roots
Radio Heartland is a 24-hour service featuring acoustic, Americana and roots
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The O'Connor Band centers on esteemed violinist Mark O'Connor and his son, Forrest. Add Mark's wife Maggie, Forrest's fiancee Kate Lee, plus a couple top-notch Nashville session players. During an extended run at a club in Minneapolis, the O'Connor Band stopped at Radio Heartland for a session hosted by Mike Pengra.
Vicky Emerson and Sarah Morris have led parallel lives for the past several years, but they hadn't met until recently. Now, the duo have combined their talents and their playlists, launching a new duo under the name the Home Fires. Emerson and Morris stopped at Radio Heartland for a session hosted by Mike Pengra.
Billy Bragg and Joe Henry have just released an album of railroad songs recorded at a number of train stations between Chicago and Los Angeles. 'It's certainly not about nostalgia,' Henry says. 'This is a part of our living heritage.' Bragg and Henry stopped in to the studio to play some songs and to chat with host and producer Mike Pengra.
Touring in support of her new album, 'Young In All The Wrong Ways,' Sara Watkins visited our studio for a session heard on Radio Heartland and on The Current's 'United States of Americana.'