Celebrating Women's History Month on Radio Heartland

Radio Heartland Women's History Month 2021
Radio Heartland celebrates Women's History Month. Clockwise from top left: Gillian Welch, Norah Jones, Bonnie Raitt, Rosanne Cash, Dolly Parton, Joni Mitchell, Ella Fitzgerald, Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams, Brandi Carlile. (MPR file photos)

March is Women's History Month, and each weekday in the 9 a.m. (Central) hour, host Mike Pengra will spotlight the music of an artist who has made a huge impact in the world of folk, roots, acoustic and Americana music.

Here's the schedule for the month:

WEEK 1
Monday, March 1 - Patty Griffin
Tuesday, March 2 - Ella Fitzgerald
Wednesday, March 3 - Emmylou Harris
Thursday, March 4 - Peggy Lee
Friday, March 5 - Gillian Welch

WEEK 2
Monday, March 8 - Dolly Parton
Tuesday, March 9 - Alison Krauss
Wednesday, March 10 - Bonnie Raitt
Thursday, March 11 - Carole King
Friday, March 12 - Brandi Carlile

WEEK 3
Monday, March 15 - Loretta Lynn
Tuesday, March 16 - Joni Mitchell
Wednesday, March 17 - Eliza Gilkyson
Thursday, March 18 - Nanci Griffith
Friday, March 19 - Linda Ronstadt

WEEK 4
Monday, March 22 - Joan Baez
Tuesday, March 23 - Kate Wolf
Wednesday, March 24 - Lucy Kaplansky
Thursday, March 25 - Mary Chapin Carpenter
Friday, March 26 - Lucinda Williams

WEEK 5
Monday, March 29 - Norah Jones
Tuesday, March 30 - Patsy Cline
Wednesday, March 31 - Rosanne Cash

In addition to spotlighting these artists, you'll also hear a number of tracks by all-women bands, such as Red Molly, The Wailin' Jennys, Shook Twins, The Chicks, The Highwomen, The Roches, I'm With Her, Lula Wiles, Our Native Daughters and Steel Blossoms.

For great folk, roots, acoustic and Americana music, keep it tuned to Radio Heartland this March and all year long. Listen to Radio Heartland in the Twin Cities on 91.1 FM HD2. You can listen from anywhere using The Current's free smartphone app, by telling your smart speaker to play Radio Heartland, or by streaming at radioheartland.org/listen.