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Acoustic, Americana and Roots
Radio Heartland is a 24-hour service featuring acoustic, Americana and roots
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It seems impossible to want to improve on the sound of Mandolin Orange, but that's exactly what Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz did when the duo added more musicians to the mix. Playing songs from their new album 'Blindfaller,' Mandolin Orange stopped in to the Radio Heartland studio for a session hosted by Mike Pengra.
Gillian Welch and partner David Rawlings sift through their musical archives and select 21 tracks that document their early- to mid-'90s rise, before they emerged as leaders of an ascendant Americana scene.
Richard Shindell's songs are so full of imagery, they could be novels, films or paintings. 'Careless,' Shindell's latest album, continues in that mold. Shindell stopped by Radio Heartland to chat with Mike Pengra and to share a few tracks from the new album.
Gurf Morlix has produced and arranged for a veritable Who's Who in Americana Music, but he also has his own recordings and original songs. On a tour of the central U.S., Morlix stopped at Radio Heartland to chat with Mike Pengra and to play a few songs, including a couple from his forthcoming 2017 album, 'The Soul and the Heal.'