The Heartland Nomads are an American-roots band based in Brooklyn made up of Chi Ko on vocals, Greg Meyer on guitar, and Andrew Quan on drums. The three became friends in Los Angeles while working at Liberty in North Korea, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing and resettling North Korean refugees. With powerhouse vocals and stripped down instrumentation, their music tells compelling stories about present-day issues. Their sound is influenced by artists like Etta James, The Lone Bellow, and The Lumineers. In 2015, the Heartland Nomads toured across America, and in October 2016, they released their debut EP, Small but Fortunate.