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Noam Pikelny is a Chicago native best known as the banjo specialist with The Punch Brothers, but during the stretches when the band isn't recording or touring, Noam has found time to record a new album, 'Universal Favorite,' which also presents Noam's skills as a guitarist and as a singer. Noam performed four songs from the new album on a recent visit to Radio Heartland.
Having just released her highly acclaimed new album, 'Natural Conclusion,' Rose Cousins is back on the road, and her tour brought her to the Twin Cities for an evening at The Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis. While in town, Cousins and her band visited the Radio Heartland studio, and they were joined by local singer-songwriter John Gorka for a session hosted by Mike Pengra.
In her new work, the Carolina Chocolate Drops vocalist speaks for the truly silenced: slaves; those murdered during the civil rights movement; young men felled by police bullets in city streets today. Before its Feb. 24 release date, listen to Rhiannon Giddens' 'Freedom Highway' in its entirety.
For her latest video, singer Gillian Welch is stranded in a dry town with 'no beer, no liquor for miles around.' The song 'Dry Town' is on Welch's latest release, 'Boots No. 1 The Official Revival Bootleg,' and the video uses stop-motion animation to tell the story.