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John Gorka's career-catapulting album, 'I Know,' was released in 1987, but he had actually recorded an earlier version in 1985, which Gorka didn't feel was quite right. Fast-forward to 2016, and Gorka has a different opinion about that earlier session; the older recording has now been released as 'Before Beginning - the Unreleased I Know'. Gorka stopped in to Radio Heartland to talk to Mike Pengra about the two albums and to compare versions of a few tunes.
Miss Tess has been writing, performing and recording her own songs for more than a decade now, and with a recent move to Nashville, she has released a new album called 'Baby We All Know'. She shares some of those songs in this session at Radio Heartland.
The Father of Bluegrass died 20 years ago. Now, Monroe's family is cleaning out the closets -- and for music fans, even some of his most mundane possessions are meaningful.
Darrell Scott's latest album is 'Couchville Sessions,' a collection of songs recorded in Scott's living room. Scott stopped by the Radio Heartland studio to play a few tracks from the album and to talk about how he was able to record his pal, the late Guy Clark, on one of the album tracks.