In The Current studio, Reina del Cid shows why she's more than just 'karaoke famous'

Reina Del Cid performs 'Mile In Your Shoes' from her 2019 album, 'Morse Code,' live in The Current studio. (Nate Ryan; Helen Teague | MPR)
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  • Reina Del Cid - Woolf 05:06

"I've got to know how this story ends," Reina del Cid sings on "Mile In Your Shoes," the story of a relationship that includes a stop in a bar "where we got karaoke famous."

The Minneapolis singer-songwriter is far more than karaoke famous these days, having just released her latest full-length album, Morse Code. She's been touring the state of Minnesota on the Minnesota Music Coalition's Caravan du Nord, which she described to Local Show host Andrea Swensson as a "really cool" experience and a "huge honor."

Morse Code was inspired by the acoustic flavor of del Cid's hit Sunday-morning video series, she said. "A lot of new people have found us through that, and I wanted to put out an album that sort of reflected more of the sound of those videos." She wanted to "strip it down" with more of an unplugged vibe, she explained.

Guitarist Toni Lindgren continues to be a bandmate and close collaborator, and she's also performed with other artists including, recently, Lissie. Lindgren said it's been a "huge learning experience" to tour in Lissie's band. "It's been really amazing to get to travel with that group," she said, "because Lissie is such a powerhouse."

Next month del Cid and her band are taking off on a North American tour, and we'll look forward to having them home again soon.

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Songs performed

"Mile in Your Shoes"
"Bernadette"
"Woolf"
All songs from Reina del Cid's 2019 album Morse Code.

Hosted by Andrea Swensson
Produced by Jesse Wiza
Engineered by Michael DeMark and Alex Simpson
Visuals by Nate Ryan
Web feature by Jay Gabler

External Link

Reina del Cid - official site

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  • Reina Del Cid performing in The Current studio
    Reina Del Cid performing in The Current studio in a session for The Local Show with Andrea Swensson. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Reina Del Cid performing in The Current studio
    Reina Del Cid performing in The Current studio in a session for The Local Show with Andrea Swensson. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Reina Del Cid performing in The Current studio
    Reina Del Cid performing in The Current studio in a session for The Local Show with Andrea Swensson. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Reina Del Cid performing in The Current studio
    Reina Del Cid performing in The Current studio in a session for The Local Show with Andrea Swensson. (Nate Ryan | MPR)

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