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Acoustic, Americana and Roots
Radio Heartland is a 24-hour service featuring acoustic, Americana and roots
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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.
Radio Heartland Program Director Mike Pengra conducted more than 30 in-studio sessions during 2016, and as the year draws to a close, Mike shares a few in-studio highlights from Radio Heartland's most recent trip around the sun.
Roots band Dead Horses have recently relocated from Osh Kosh, Wis., to Milwaukee, recorded and released a new album, 'Cartoon Moon,' and are launching a prolonged winter tour that will take them across the U.S. While in town for a show at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Dead Horses stopped in the Radio Heartland studio for a session hosted by Mike Pengra.