Heartland In Studio

Listen to 'Life on Fire,' a new song from Mapache

Sam Blasucci and Clay Finch form the cosmic California country duo Mapache. On March 20, Mapache released 'From Liberty Street,' their debut album on Yep Roc Records. Watch the official video for 'LIfe On Fire,' one of the lead tracks from the new album.

Inspired by Ken Burns, Aster Cafe launches country-music series February to June

The third Wednesday of the month for the next five months will be dedicated to live concerts by Minnesota musicians, playing country music organized by time period, roughly mirroring the popular PBS series by Burns. Maygen Lacey, one of the event organizers and performers, visited Radio Heartland to talk to Mike Pengra about this live series.

Ellis Delaney performs at Radio Heartland

Formerly known by the mononym Ellis, singer-songwriter Ellis Delaney is soon to release her 10th album, 'Ordinary Love.' In the run-up to the release, Ellis Delaney visited Radio Heartland to play songs from the new record.

Interview with Mandolin Orange

In town for a show at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Mandolin Orange's Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz visited The Current for a conversation with Mike Pengra about what proved to be a meteoric year for the band, some of their side projects, the music of Bob Dylan, and what might be next for the Chapel Hill, N.C., outfit.

Taylor James Donskey peels back the layers on 'Paper Over It'

Taylor James Donskey is celebrating the release of his album, 'Paper Over It,' with a show at Icehouse in Minneapolis on Thursday, Jan. 16. Before the show, Donskey stopped at Radio Heartland to talk to Mike Pengra and to spin some tracks from the album.

Pieta Brown and friends merge on 'Freeway'

For her latest album, 'Freeway,' Pieta Brown knew which musicians she wanted to work with and where she wanted to record. Gathering a number of accomplished players from Wisconsin and Minnesota, Brown recorded her new album at April Base in Wisconsin. On a recent visit to The Current, Brown and her friends performed some songs from the resulting album for a session heard on United States of Americana.