The OK Factor capture the holiday spirit in the studio

The OK Factor perform at Radio Heartland
The OK Factor -- Karla Colahan on violin, Olivia Diercks on cello -- perform in the Radio Heartland studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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  • The OK Factor - Festive (Live on Radio Heartland) 02:47

The holiday season has begun in earnest on Radio Heartland this week. We had the pleasure of hosting local string duo, The OK Factor, in the studio to play some tunes from their new album, Have Yourself an OK Christmas.

Olivia and Karla (hence, the "O" and "K") met as students at Luther College as classically trained players who wanted something more. So they started making duo arrangements for violin and cello. Their music makes for a wonderfully happy medium between folk and classical string playing.

Happy Holidays from Radio Heartland!

Music Performed


O Come, Isabella
Lo, How A Rose
Festive
All selections from the OK Factor's album, Have Yourself an OK Christmas, releasing Dec. 1, 2017.

Personnel


Olivia Diercks - cello
Karla Colahan - violin

Hosted by Mike Pengra
Engineered by Michael DeMark
Visuals by Nate Ryan

Resources


The OK Factor - official site

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  • The OK Factor perform at Radio Heartland
    The OK Factor -- Karla Colahan on violin, Olivia Diercks on cello -- perform in the Radio Heartland studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • The OK Factor perform at Radio Heartland
    The OK Factor -- Karla Colahan on violin, Olivia Diercks on cello -- perform in the Radio Heartland studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • The OK Factor perform at Radio Heartland
    Cellist Olivia Diercks of the OK Factor performs in the Radio Heartland studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • The OK Factor perform at Radio Heartland
    Violinist Karla Colahan of the OK Factor performs in the Radio Heartland studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • The OK Factor perform at Radio Heartland
    The OK Factor -- Karla Colahan on violin, Olivia Diercks on cello -- perform in the Radio Heartland studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • The OK Factor perform at Radio Heartland
    Cellist Olivia Diercks of the OK Factor. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • The OK Factor perform at Radio Heartland
    The OK Factor -- Karla Colahan on violin, Olivia Diercks on cello -- perform in the Radio Heartland studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)

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