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When a widow dies and leaves only her American Indian Roots album, composer and band leader Rick Braunim grew motivated to create music for the recording in order to help her told her story. Based on the 2011 novel by Louise Erdrich, Sam & Heartbreak House, this Broadway Original came out earlier this year and now on DVD from KaZaA.
Guitarist Rick Braunim joins Guy Benson to discuss recording this album and how the show was put together. Braunim also explains how he chose Louise Erdrich to play herself as well as the song he created to tell her life story and how his desire to find talent of his own manifested itself.
Guy Benson is the host of “Guy Benson’s World,” a new weekend lifestyle show airing Saturday mornings from 10am-12pm ET on SiriusXM POTUS channel 137, a Politics and Music channel available on SiriusXM Internet Radio (channel 185) and on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App.
Rick Braunim is the lead guitarist for The Extra Lives, a band whose repertoire ranges from classic rock to original compositions. Braunim has also released solo albums and performs at music festivals across the country.
Download “Guy Benson’s World” here: http://soundcloud.com/guybensonworld