The Current Sessions

Live Performances from The Current

In the Studio

JD McPherson performs in The Current studio In the Studio

The same week his latest record, 'Let the Good Times Roll', is released, JD McPherson and his band stopped in to The Current's studio ahead of their gig at First Avenue in Minneapolis. Asked why his music has so many fans in Minnesota, JD says, 'Minnesotans are very intelligent and sensitive, artistic people, with the highest level of taste.' Listen to the full in-studio session.

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Taggart and Rosewood perform live in The Current studio

Taggart and Rosewood are Totally Gross National Product's latest mystery, but you'll hear some similarities to their labelmates. The duo stopped by the Local Show to perform tracks off their debut The Killingest for a performance unlike any other recorded in The Current studio.

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In the Studio

Brandi Carlile performs in The Current studio In the Studio

In town for a couple of shows at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis, Brandi Carlile and her band stopped in to The Current's studio to play some songs off their forthcoming record, 'The Firewatcher's Daughter.' The session features the live radio premieres of three new songs, including one about which Carlile says, "It's my favorite song on the album, probably my favorite song ever."

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Doomtree perform before a live audience in MPR's Forum

Minnesota's own Doomtree visited MPR to put on an intimate and exclusive live performance as a part of their #LastBlowoutEver. "Every year, we want to outdo everything we've done," Sims says. Watch video and listen to audio of the performance, hosted by Mary Lucia.

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We Are the Willows perform live in The Current studio

Celebrating the release of their new concept album Picture (Portrait), Minneapolis' We Are the Willows stopped by The Current to perform tracks off the record live in-studio and to chat with the Local Show's host David Campbell.

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