By strange coincidence, a guitar make that we hadn't covered before was mentioned by two different guitar players within one week: Anthony LaMarca of The War on Drugs and singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle both describe their acoustic guitars built by San Francisco-based The Loar.
When you're 21 years old, as Mikaiah Lei of the Bots is, a guitar built in 1993 qualifies as 'vintage.' Mikaiah loves guitars; he's got a shedload of them, many of which are in for maintenance right now. But he shares their stories and also talks about his road-ready effects board.
With a successful career spanning more than 45 years, Robert Plant isn't just a talented musician; he's a rock legend. Plant recently caught up with United States of Americana host Bill DeVille to talk about his new album, Lullaby And... The Ceaseless Roar.
Belle & Sebastian front man Stuart Murdoch has made his directorial debut with the film 'God Help The Girl'. The Sound Unseen Festival is presenting the movie's Midwestern premiere Thursday at a screening at the McNally Smith School of Music in St Paul. It's an appropriate site because at its heart Murdoch, said, the film is about music. MPR's Euan Kerr recently spoke to Murdoch about it.
Ahead of her show Sunday night at First Avenue in Minneapolis, Jenny Lewis stopped by The Current's studio for a live interview with Mac Wilson. The two talked about Lewis's new album 'The Voyager' and her collaborations with Ryan Adams and Beck.
In The Current's studio to do a session with the band Alpha Consumer, Jeremy Ylvisaker spoke to us about one of his guitars, a Squier Jazzmaster, that he bought in Minneapolis a couple years ago, just before heading out on tour with Andrew Bird.
Anticipating the release of Rural Alberta Advantage's 3rd studio album, Mended with Gold, frontman Nils Edenloff chatted with New Hot host David Safar this week to debut "Terrified," the first single off the new record.
When Benjamin Booker stopped in to The Current for an in-studio session, he took some time to tell us about the hollow-body guitar he purchased without even playing it. Fortunately, it's worked out very well for him.