Lindsay Kimball

Assistant Program Director, 89.3 The Current, Minnesota Public Radio
Lindsay Kimball

Contact Lindsay Kimball at lkimball@mpr.org

Lindsay Kimball is an on-air host overnights and assistant program director for 89.3 The Current. She produces The Current in-studios and remote broadcasts, including shows from Bonnaroo, SXSW and Rock the Garden; and launches initiatives such as Local Current webstream and the live event series The Current Road Trip. Before joining The Current, she was host and music director for KWLC, Luther College, IA. She graduated from Luther College with a B.A. in communications and psychology.


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Album Review: J. Mascis, 'Tied to a Star'

J. Mascis's second solo album, which he self-recorded and produced, showcases the range of Mascis's songwriting talents and sonic interests. Straightforward and catchy, 'Tied to a Star' is a solid and complete album from start to finish.

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Cloud Cult recorded live at the Fitzgerald Theater

In early April, Cloud Cult sold out two nights at the Fitzgerald Theater, where they performed two sets -- one acoustic and one electric. In this program, you'll hear selections from both of those sets, featuring songs new and old.

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Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again

Album Review: Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again

He is a 24 year old with the voice and music of someone three times his age. When you hear his debut album, Michael Kiwanuka could fool you into thinking that you were listening to a long-lost Bill Withers record.

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Album Review: Trampled by Turtles - Stars and Satellites

Duluth's Trampled by Turtles made a new goal while writing and recording their latest album "Stars and Satellites." They wanted to make an album that "breathes." What does that mean? From the band's standpoint, they were able to step out of their musical comfort zones and create an album as a whole rather than several segmented pieces that feel like a live show.

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Caroline Smith

Caroline Smith and The Good Night Sleeps performs in The Current studios

Folk-pop singer/songwriter Caroline Smith began her music career in a similar fashion to that of Mason Jennings and Elliot Smith - with a residency at the 400 Bar. This led to meeting the fine people that would later put "the good night sleeps" in Caroline Smith and the Good Night Sleeps including Arlen Peiffer, Jesse Schuster and David Earl. Their debut "Backyard Tent Set" was released in 2008 with a live album to fill the gap between that release and their follow up "Little Wind," which came out in September of 2011.

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Dry The River

Dry The River performs in The Current studios

A fusion of hardcore, post-punk and folk (not kidding), the London-based five-piece Dry the River don't sit neatly in one genre. Growing up singing in a choir and then later as a teenager in hardcore bands, frontman Peter Liddle pulled from his parent's folk influences to create the distinct sound of Dry The River. Don't let the beards and violin fool you - they are not another Mumford and Sons! With their debut "Shallow Bed" due out in April, the band is touring heavily to promote it.

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CD Review: Kathleen Edwards - Voyageur

And through the relationship and career metamorphoses, you can sense that Edwards has been on a voyage. You hear reflection in her lyrics, and you hear transformation in her emotive voice. From an alt-country aesthetic on her early records to shimmery indie-pop on her latest, this "Voyageur" has traveled a long way.

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