Letitia VanSant performs in the Radio Heartland studio

While playing in studio at The Current and Radio Heartland, Letitia VanSant performs her song, "Taking Back the Reins," from her 2018 album, "Gut It To The Studs." (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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  • Letitia VanSant - Taking Back the Reins (Live on Radio Heartland) 04:06
  • Letitia VanSant - Come Sit By My Fire (Live on Radio Heartland) 04:44
  • Letitia VanSant - Gut It To The Studs (Live on Radio Heartland) 03:41

I spent a few days last week in Kansas City, Mo., for the 30th annual Folk Alliance International Conference. It's a wonderful venue for musicians to attract attention to their work — from promoters, record labels, festival producers and DJs, as well as from fellow singer-songwriters.

One musician I saw at Folk Alliance was Letitia VanSant from Baltimore. She had 10 performances in four days at the conference, which is a typical schedule for many performers there. Letitia courageously left a comfortable 9-to-5 job to set sail on a new career as a singer-songwriter, and after a few years, her national debut album, Gut It To The Studs, has just been released. She and her musical partner David McKindley-Ward were in Minnesota on their most recent road trip and stopped in the studio.

Songs Performed


"Taking Back the Reins"
"Come Sit By My Fire"
"Gut It To The Studs"
All songs from Letitia VanSant's 2018 album, Gut It To The Studs.

Hosted and produced by Mike Pengra
Engineered by Cameron Wiley
Visuals by Nate Ryan

Resources

Letitia VanSant - official site

Folk Alliance International

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  • Letitia VanSant performs in the Radio Heartland studio
    Letitia VanSant performs in the Radio Heartland studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Letitia VanSant performs in the Radio Heartland studio
    Letitia VanSant performs in the Radio Heartland studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Letitia VanSant performs in the Radio Heartland studio
    Letitia VanSant performs in the Radio Heartland studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Letitia VanSant performs in the Radio Heartland studio
    Letitia VanSant and David McKindley-Ward perform in the Radio Heartland studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Letitia VanSant performs in the Radio Heartland studio
    Letitia VanSant, with David McKindley-Ward, performs in the Radio Heartland studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Letitia VanSant performs in the Radio Heartland studio
    Letitia VanSant performs in the Radio Heartland studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)

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