The Current Sessions

Live Performances from The Current

In the Studio

Punch Brothers perform in The Current studio In the Studio

On tour supporting their new album, 'The Phosphorescent Blues', Punch Brothers stopped in to The Current to play some songs and to chat with Bill DeVille. Somewhat inadvertently, the album turned out to have a lot to say about smartphone technology. 'It's just trying to recognize that [the smartphone] has changed everything, and we have to figure out a way to make it work for us and not the other way around,' says lead singer and mandolin player Chris Thile.

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Houndmouth perform in The Current studio In the 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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The Districts perform in The Current studio In the Studio

The members of the Districts met in their hometown of Lititz, Pa., and began making a name for themselves in Philadelphia's music scene. Their most recent album, 'A Flourish and a Spoil,' was recorded at Pachyderm Studios in Cannon Falls, Minn. ""It was awesome," says front man Rob Grote. "We put on some Nirvana and went swimming." Listen to The Districts full session with Mary Lucia.

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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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