Brianna Kocka performs in the Radio Heartland studio

Brianna Kocka
Brianna Kocka performs in the Radio Heartland studio (MPR Photo | Nate Ryan)
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Brianna Kocka has been performing around the Twin Cities with different bands for a while now, but her new solo album, Dreamlife, marks a turn in a different direction musically.

The collection of seven songs are based on some big life changes for the songwriter, leading her down a path of self-discovery and sadness. But through these songs of loss and reflection there is real beauty through her voice and the care she put into writing and arranging these songs.

The album release show is Friday, May 4th at Icehouse in Minneapolis. In advance of that show, Brianna and her band stopped into the Radio Heartland studio to play some songs and talk about the creation of Dreamlife.

Songs performed


Wild Child
Under the Glass Tide
Dreamlife

All songs from 2018's Dreamlife, self-released by Brianna Kocka.

Band Personnel


Brianna Kocka - guitar, vocals
Jimmy Barnett - guitar, vocals
Adam Wozniak - bass
Zack Warpinski - steel guitar
Mike Gunvalson - drums

Session Credits


Corey Schreppel, audio engineer
Nate Ryan, visuals

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    Host Mike Pengra interviews Brianna Kocka and her band (MPR Photo | Nate Ryan)
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    Zack Warpinski's pedal steel (MPR Photo | Nate Ryan)
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    Jimmy Barnett and Brianna Kocka (MPR Photo | Nate Ryan)
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    Drummer Mike Gunvalson and bassist Adam Wozniak perform with Brianna Kocka in the Radio Heartland studio (MPR Photo | Nate Ryan)
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    Zack Warpinski plays pedal steel for Brianna Kocka's session (MPR Photo | Nate Ryan)