As you ponder what to give as gifts for the music-lovers in your life, consider the expertise of some Iowa Public Radio music hosts. In this hour of Talk of Iowa, Charity Nebbe hears about the notable releases and recordings of 2017 from the host of IPR's The Folk Tree Karen Impola, as well as classical music host Barney Sherman.
Karen Impola's top folk music picks for 2017
1. Catfish Keith – "Shake Sugaree" – Mississippi River Blues
2. Al Murphy – "Steamboat Quickstep" – Hogs in the Cornfield