212 Division Street, Northfield 507-663-0342
Hailing from the Twin Cities, Minnesota, the Broken Heartland String Band plays music that is wholly American in its roots. With anchors in blues, old-time, bluegrass, and honky-tonk, the band brings energy and soul with a selection of cover tunes and originals blended from the diverse musical backgrounds of the band's five members. Joe Nicola holds down the low end on upright bass; Patrick Giblin manages soulful and wailing lead vocals while maintaining moving melodies on guitar; Wilson Goss keeps the toes tapping on banjo; and the band's sound is completed by the sometimes dancing, sometimes battling interplay between Courtney Buck's fiddle and Mark Wiltse's harmonicas. The Broken Heartland String Band is out to provide a good time with wholesome, partner-swaying, knee-slapping, hootin' and hollerin' tunes.