Mac Wilson

Host, The Current, Minnesota Public Radio
Mac Wilson

Contact Mac Wilson at mwilson@mpr.org

Mac Wilson graduated from the University of Minnesota-Morris in 2006, where he was a major contributor to KUMM, the college radio station. During his tenure at KUMM, he served as station manager and news director and spent four years as an on-air personality. He is known for his addiction to music, which is marked by constantly revising lists, mixes and playlists.


Jason Isbell

Album of the Week: Jason Isbell, 'Something More Than Free'

Jason Isbell's follow-up to his iconic 'Southeastern' album, 'Something More Than Free' is a quiet record, with ample room for self-reflection, with vivid character studies and moments of insight. The music allows for contemplation while showcasing Isbell's talent as a songwriter.

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On An On

On An On perform in The Current studio

On An On are glad to be back in Minnesota. 'It feels like a homecoming,' says singer and guitarist Nate Eiesland. 'People are discovering we're from here.' Before their album-release party this Saturday, July 25, at Icehouse in Minneapolis, On An On stopped in to The Current's studio for a live session hosted by Mac Wilson.

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Joni Mitchell

Musicheads Essential Artists: Joni Mitchell

Each day during Minnesota Public Radio's Spring Member Drive, The Current will highlight a different artist who has made a significant contribution to the music world and a lasting impression on the music we listen to today. We call them Musicheads Essential Artists, and today we're highlighting Joni Mitchell.

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Death Cab for Cutie, 'Kintsugi'

Album Review: Death Cab for Cutie, 'Kintsugi'

The latest album from Death Cab for Cutie continues the recent trend of alternative artists who explore the sonic depths of the 1980s. The result is a very enjoyable record. 'Kintsugi' releases on March 31.

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Daylight saving time

Saturday's Honey Do: Songs about Time

As we prepare to "spring ahead" into Daylight Saving Time, Bill DeVille and Mac Wilson are spinning tunes about time for Saturday's Honey Do. Taking a tip from the 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs about time do you want to hear? Make your request, and be sure to listen to Bill and Mac on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Houndmouth

Houndmouth perform in The Current studio

Nurtured in the music scene of Louisville, Ky., alt-country four-piece Houndmouth stop by The Current's studio to chat with Mac Wilson the day after playing a sold-out show at the Turf Club in St. Paul. The band members talk about Louisville's supportive music scene and the advantage of having multiple lead singers in the band: "It's great because we don't individually have to write as many songs."

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Belle and Sebastian 'Girls in Peacetime Want to Da

Album Review: Belle and Sebastian, 'Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance'

'Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance' is another strong collection of songs from one of the world's strongest bands; the only diminished area of strength is as an album per se. Fortunately, the band decided to release a deluxe edition, creating an entirely new and vastly more fulfilling experience. Read Mac Wilson's review.

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