Tonight on Radio Heartland on Minnesota Public Radio News stations, The Wailin' Jennys come to visit. After their last tour, Ruth Moody, Nicky Mehta and Heather Masse' took one and a half years off to pursue some exciting diversions (including the birth of Nicky's twins), and a few weeks ago they made St. Paul the first stop as The Wailin' Jennys hit the road once again. We'll talk about the importance of planning and how useful it is to have a good lullaby at the ready when there are two babies in the van. The hour will also feature a wealth of music from some legendary and freshly-minted female vocal trios, including the Boswell Sisters, the Andrews Sisters, Sometymes Why and Red Molly.
In hour two, a herd of cattle inexplicably thunders across our radio landscape. I have always thought that men and women are compelled by nature to write songs about each other, and that working through romantic love in song is an essential human task.
But sometimes this drive expresses itself in odd ways, and I was astonished to discover the sheer number of songs in our library that wax romantic about cows and the cowpoke lifestyle. Mooo!
That's tonight on Radio Heartland from 9 to 11 on MPR news stations, repeated Sunday at noon and Monday at 6pm at radioheartland.org
Will try to catch the first hour on a rebroadcast but sure enjoyed the second hour...
Thanks Dale, Mike and Jasper.