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Trial Balloon: April 25, 2009 Archive

Sibling Harmony

Posted at 6:00 AM on April 25, 2009 by Dale Connelly (4 Comments)

Tonight on Radio Heartland on Minnesota Public Radio News, the brother-sister team from the band Nickel Creek, Sara and Sean Watkins, are my guests in the studio. They're touring to promote a new recording built around Sara's remarkable vocals. They'll do a couple of original tunes and covers of songs by David Garza and John Hartford.
We'll also hear recordings of some other sister-brother musical duos.
There are more than you think!

In the second hour, we'll have an Earth Week parade - environmental songs from Joni Mitchell, Johnny Cash, Tom Lehrer, and Randy Newman, to name a few.
All these songs rise out of concern for the fate of the Earth - some are beautiful, others are lighthearted, and Don McLean provides the darkest "green" song in our collection.

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