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Hamilton Leithauser performs a solo acoustic set at The Current


Hamilton Leithauser performs a solo acoustic set

Equipped with only a nylon-string acoustic guitar, Hamilton Leithauser stopped at The Current studio for a session hosted by Mark Wheat. The result is a stunning set of three heartstring-tugging songs from 'I Had a Dream That You Were Mine,' Leithauser's collaborative album with Rostam Batmanglij. There are even some Dylanesque overtones ... and that's not the only local connection.

Craig Finn previews upcoming album in The Current studio


Craig Finn performs in The Current studio

Craig Finn's next album, 'We All Want the Same Things,' comes out on March 24, 2017. In town to open for Japandroids at First Avenue in Minneapolis, Finn stopped at The Current studio for a live session hosted by Mary Lucia, during which Finn and his band played three new songs from the upcoming full-length release. Check out the new songs and hear Craig Finn talk about the origins of the new record.

P.O.S performs in The Current studio


P.O.S

With the recent release of his new album 'Chill, dummy,' Minneapolis rapper P.O.S performs live in The Current studio for 'The Local Show.'

Dead Man Winter performs in The Current studio


Dead Man Winter

Celebrating the release of his new solo album, Dave Simonnett brought his band Dead Man Winter to The Current studio to perform live and to chat with Andrea Swensson of 'The Local Show.'

Margaret Glaspy performs in The Current studio


Margaret Glaspy performs in the studio

Over the past year, Margaret Glaspy has been touring extensively in support of her album, 'Emotions and Math.' The album title has become a metaphor for her lifestyle over the past 12 months. 'In travelling or touring or making a record or writing songs,' Glaspy says, 'while it's incredibly creative and emotional, it's also really logistical at times.' Glaspy and her band visited The Current studio for a session hosted by Jade.

jeremy messersmith shares 'Little Blue World' for MPR's 50th


Jeremy Messersmith Little Blue World 50th Anniversary 06

jeremy messersmith wrote a song to help Minnesota Public Radio celebrate its 50th anniversary. He brought in some of the best and brightest local artists to bring the song to life, and now we're thrilled to share it with you.