The Current Sessions®

Live Performances from The Current

James Vincent McMorrow performs in The Current studio


James Vincent McMorrow in studio

Following the release of his third album, 'We Move,' James Vincent McMorrow stopped in The Current's studio for a session hosted by Jade. Looking at his trajectory as an artist, McMorrow indicates his artistic output has been informed by his circumstances and his available resources. 'Everything I do is based on what feels right,' he says. Check out the complete in-studio session.

Alejandro Escovedo performs in The Current studio


Alejandro Escovedo in studio

Alejandro Escovedo is a true survivor; not only has he enjoyed 40 years in the music business, he's had some very close calls with death, including surviving a category four hurricane. 'I appreciate everything now more than ever,' Escovedo says. Touring in support of his latest album, 'Burn Something Beautiful,' Escovedo and his band stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Bill DeVille.

Arkells perform in The Current studio


Max Kerman of Arkells in studio

Arkells' frontman Max Kerman is in it for the long game; he's already thinking about how he will age as an artist. 'I've observed the way a lot of bands have aged; there are some bands that can do it really well and some bands can't do it as well,' Kerman says. 'But there's one person who's been really inspiring to me lately ... Leonard Cohen.' Hear more from Arkells in their in-studio session, hosted by Sean McPherson.

Band of Horses perform in The Current studio


Band of Horses in studio

Touring in support of 'Why Are You OK,' their fifth album in 10 years, Band of Horses stopped by The Current's studio to play their latest hit single as well as songs from a couple of their previous albums. 'It's fun for us to reimagine and learn new things about the songs we've been playing for years,' says frontman Ben Bridwell, who also shares what it is he found 'In A Drawer.' Check out the complete in-studio session.

My Bubba perform in The Current studio


My Bubba in studio

In town to open for Mandolin Orange at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Scandinavian duo My Bubba stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Mark Wheat that's filled with witty banter and captivating music. Watch video of the session, and listen to My Bubba's web-exclusive cover of Bob Dylan's 'You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go.'

The Shelters perform in The Current studio


The Shelters perform at The Current

The Shelters are a straight-up rock band from California. While working on their debut album, the band members didn't concern themselves with fitting into a particular scene. 'We just put ourselves in that studio and tried to write the best songs we could,' says the Shelters' Chase Simpson. In town to play a show at the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis, the Shelters stopped at The Current for a live session hosted by Mary Lucia.