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Acoustic, Americana and Roots
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Radio Heartland is a 24-hour service featuring acoustic, Americana and roots
music. Radio Heartland is available in the Twin Cities on KNOW-FM 91.1 HD2 and
worldwide on the internet.
Jake Armerding is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, and his album 'The Octave' focuses on songs Jake has written using the octave violin -- which is nearly the same size as a violin, but has thicker strings and is tuned an octave below standard violin tuning. The result is a cello-like sound that complements Armerding's rich vocals.
Over the past several years, The Last Revel have morphed from a three-piece string band to a five-piece Americana outfit. They stopped by our studio to play songs from their new album, 'Fool's Spring,' showcasing their expanded sound and lineup.
Erik Koskinen's new album, 'Burning the Deal,' was recorded in Ojai, Calif., with producer Bernie Larson and a stable of top-notch studio players. Ahead of the album-release show on Saturday, June 1, Koskinen and his band stopped at the Radio Heartland studio to share some songs from the new record.
Frances Luke Accord -- a folk duo comprising Brian Powers and Nicholas Gunty -- formed while the pair were students at Notre Dame University. Now based in Chicago, Frances Luke Accord have several EPs and one full-length album under their belts. They stopped at Radio Heartland to play a selection of tunes from their catalogue.