Heart Bones perform in The Current studio

Heart Bones - a collaboration between Sean Tillmann (aka Har Mar Superstar) and Sabrina Ellis - perform their song "Little Dancer" live in The Current studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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  • Heart Bones - This Time It's Different (Live at The Current) 03:10
  • Heart Bones - Disappearer (Live at The Current) 03:02
  • Heart Bones - Little Dancer (Live at The Current) 03:16

"As soon as I saw Sean Tillmann on stage, I was pretty enamored," Sabrina Ellis explains. "I knew that I wanted to collaborate at some point."

Tillman — aka Har Mar Superstar — felt the same way. After Tillmann's and Ellis's respective bands had spent time touring together, the two artists knew their collaboration was inevitable. "Heart Bones is a fully new band that Sabrina and I started," Tillmann says. "It's a duo, but we morphed into eight of us."

On Wednesday, Nov. 21, Heart Bones will play a sold-out show at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Minn., launching a nationwide tour that wraps up on December 29 in Ellis's hometown of Austin, Texas. Just before the tour, Heart Bones stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Mark Wheat.

With only one immediate date in the Twin Cities, it raises the question: will Heart Bones return? "All I can say right now," Tillmann intimates, "is people should prepare themselves for a pretty cool announcement next week."

Listen to the complete session to hear more about Heart Bones, including how Tillmann's and Ellis's mutual fondness for the Dirty Dancing soundtrack helped further their collaboration and inspired the structure of Heart Bones' introductory tour.

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Songs Performed


"This Time It's Different"
"Disappearer"
"Little Dancer"

Hosted by Mark Wheat
Produced by Derrick Stevens
Engineered by Michael DeMark
Visuals by Nate Ryan
Web feature by Luke Taylor

External Link

Heart Bones - official site

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    Sean Tillmann and Sabrina Ellis of Heart Bones perform in The Current studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    Heart Bones perform in The Current studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    Ethan Elseth plays guitar with Heart Bones in The Current studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Heart Bones perform in The Current studio
    Sean Tillman, aka Har Mar Superstar, of Heart Bones performs in The Current studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Heart Bones perform in The Current studio
    Sean Tillman, aka Har Mar Superstar, of Heart Bones performs in The Current studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    Jake Baldwin performs with Heart Bones in The Current studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    Drummer Ryan Mach with Heart Bones in The Current studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    Sabrina Ellis of Heart Bones performs in The Current studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    Heart Bones portrait at The Current. (Nate Ryan | MPR)

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