Tonight on Radio Heartland on Minnesota Public Radio News stations, we'll get a preview of the April Americana Showcase featuring a handful of talented young Twin Cities songwriters - Molly Maher, Adam Levy, Darren Jackson, Jeremy Messersmith, and the series host, Brandon Sampson.
These five musicians met at the Rochester Civic Theater last November to trade some tunes and share a few laughs about the love they all have for sad, pretty songs. In the second hour of tonight's program we'll get a song from each participant. The full concert can be heard online at radioheartland.org and on digital radio (KNOW 91.1 HD2) in the Twin Cities at 6pm Sunday April 4th and 1pm Wednesday April 7th.
In the first hour, we'll reprise a Radio Heartland show from June of 2009 that included some remarkable local and international talent - interviews with Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson of Australia, and Marc Gartman and the band Two Many Banjos, from Duluth.
We span the globe for songwriters galore tonight from 9 to 11 pm on MPR news.
This program will be repeated on radioheartland.org Sunday at noon and Monday at 6 pm.