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Radio Heartland 10th Anniversary Celebration$15/18
Radio Heartland 10th Anniversary Celebration
featuring Erik Koskinen, Dustin Arbuckle & The Haymakers, Molly Maher, & Dusty Heart
at The Hook and Ladder Theater
Doors 7:00pm :: Music 7:30pm :: 21+
$15 Advance/ $18 Day of Show
Tickets On-Sale Friday, November 16 at noon
The Current’s stream featuring acoustic, Americana and roots will soon celebrate its 10th anniversary. Radio Heartland, the 24-hour service available to listeners worldwide, kicked off in 2008 as one of MPR’s first endeavors into the streaming world, and has been guided through the last decade by program director Mike Pengra.Celebrate Radio Heartland’s 10th anniversary with a concert gathering at The Hook and Ladder. The evening will include performances by Erik Koskinen, Dusty Heart, Dustin Arbuckle and the Haymakers, and Molly Maher.
“We feel the four acts represent a good chunk of the wide variety of music we play on Radio Heartland: Americana, folk and roots,” said Pengra. “We love local music and there’s such a strong, connected music scene here in this area. Three of the four bands are from the Twin Cities and have been part of our playlist for a long time and are all good friends. And Dustin Arbuckle and the Haymakers are a energetic traveling string band from Wichita, Kansas.”
Musically sprouted from the blend of American folk, country, rock-n-roll, and blues, Erik Koskinen and his top-shelf band realize a sound that is distinctive and fresh while familiar and classic. Koskinen’s albums are a lyrical and musical metaphor of American’s theaters of war, of history, of relationships, and of the reflections in the mirror. Knowing but not didactic, Koskinen channels the ways of Whitman and reverently enters the anthology of uniquely crafted wry songs with the likes of Woody Guthrie and Ry Cooder while speaking as plainly as your neighbor.
Molly Maher is the sort of musician you see once and never forget. An incomparable singer and songwriter with compelling depth and soul and cutting lyrics draws from the deep roots of Americana music. She writes songs that ring true. Her singing is a ﬁne balance of deep and soulful, somewhere between Lucinda Williams and Bonnie Raitt. Twangy and lament-filled spirit, guitar driven country-folk-jam with a blues swagger.