Tonight on Radio Heartland on MPR News stations, we'll have more middle aged guitar guys than a Nashville Elk's convention. My three guests are seasoned gentlemen who have made their musical marks and in theory they have nothing left to prove.
And yet they carry on with energy and enthusiasm.
Frequent Prairie Home Companion guest and Powdermilk Biscuit Band founding member Adam Granger will stop by to talk about his latest project - a collection of songs written by his friend and former art teacher, Nashville songwriter John Hadley. Adam is a very clever songwriter who has penned more than a few memorable phrases, so when he said Hadley's work was an inspiration, it made me want to know more. We'll find out what it takes for one songwriter to make a lasting impression on another in the first hour of tonight's show.
In hour two, we'll hear from the kind of duo that could only exist in Minnesota - one is a founder of the Lamont Cranston Band who "retired" from music and the other is a bluesy carpenter who loves to play guitar when he's not building houses. They met in the north woods fifteen years ago and decided to form a partnership which endures to this day. Bob Bingham and Gordon Thorne will show us how it sounds when a couple of guys play for the love of music, and we'll hear (once again) why you should be careful around nail guns.
Adam Granger, Bob Bingham & Gordon Thorne tonight from 9 to 11 pm on Radio Heartland region-wide on Minnesota Public Radio News stations.
This program will be repeated Sunday at noon and Monday at 6pm on radioheartland.org and on digital radio at 91.1 HD2 KNOW in the Twin Cities.