The Current Sessions

Live Performances from The Current

Amos Lee - in studio

Former schoolteacher Amos Lee takes inspiration from some of the greats of soul, such as Stevie Wonder and Bill Withers, and folk legends like John Prine and Dave Van Ronk.

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Ghostland Observatory - in studio

Thomas Turner and Aaron Behrens are the duo that makes up Ghostland Observatory. With their blend of electronics, drums, guitar and vocals, they have emerged with a sound that is the culmination of past influence and present inspiration.

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Silversun Pickups - in studio

Named after an L.A. liquor store that they've lived above for years, the band played a stripped-down, acoustic version of several songs from their debut full-length album "Carnavas."

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Greg Laswell - in studio

Greg Laswell is a singer/songwriter from San Diego who is not afraid to tap into some very personal and dark parts of his life for musical inspiration. In the case of his latest album "Through Toledo," it was his recent divorce that provided the material.

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Butch Thompson - in studio

Ask Butch Thompson a question about jazz piano and you're likely to get more than an answer. Be prepared for the complete history of your question, who influenced who, the nicknames of the players involved and he'll even play you an example of that kind of jazz.

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Husky Rescue - in studio

Can you be a one-man band with a girl lead singer? Supposedly, Husky Rescue is a one-man band comprised of Marko Nyberg. However, it took 20 or so musician friends to record the group's first album, "Country Falls."

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Smoosh - in studio

You'd think that touring would be difficult if you were too young to drive, but the band Smoosh has played with the Eels, Death Cab for Cutie, and Pearl Jam.

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Jolie Holland - in studio

Spring is usually associated with new life and rebirth, but on her new CD, Jolie Holland looks at spring from a different point of view.

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