Prudence Johnson and Dan Chouinard sing Gershwin

Dan Chouinard and Prudence Johnson perform
Dan Chouinard and Prudence Johnson perform in the Radio Heartland studio. (MPR photo/Mike Pengra)
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Most Americans probably can hum a bar or two of at least one George Gershwin tune. Gershwin wrote popular songs in jazz, opera and for movies in a very short career in the early part of the 20th century. He died at the young age of 38, but he left behind a catalogue of songs that most of us know — or as Prudence Johnson and Dan Chouinard say, "Should know."

Prudence and Dan have collaborated before, but their latest project is a collection of 18 George Gershwin songs on an album titled simply Gershwin. It was released May 10, 2015, and celebrated with a sold-out concert at the Dakota in Minneapolis.

The duo stopped by the Radio Heartland studio to perform songs from Gershwin.

Songs performed:


"The Man I Love"
"Vodka"
"It Ain't Necessarily So"

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    Dan Chouinard performs in the Radio Heartland studio. (MPR photo/Luke Taylor)
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    Dan Chouinard and Prudence Johnson perform Gershwin songs in the Radio Heartland studio. (MPR photo/Luke Taylor)

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