Tonight on Radio Heartland on Minnesota Public Radio News, it's Fishing Opener Weekend and Mother's Day Eve. We'll hear songs about both.
I'll spend some time with Mother Banjo, who is not a mother and has only been playing the banjo for a few years. But Ellen Stanley took "Mother Banjo" as her stage name because it quickly and simply describes the lovely, rootsy music she makes.
In the second hour I'll talk with Eric Bibb, a folk singer with an impressive history. Through his father, Leon Bibb, Eric met many of the famous musicians in and around New York City in the 60's. Woody Guthrie was a family friend. Bob Dylan stopped by the house. And Paul Robeson was Eric Bibb's godfather.
Listen to Eric Bibb and Mother Banjo, tonight on Radio Heartland.