Interviews

Angel Olsen Is Ready To Have Fun


Angel Olsen

Olsen's music has earned her critical acclaim, but also a reputation as a tortured soul. The 29-year-old songwriter's third album, 'My Woman,' showcases a more lighthearted side.

The Current's Guitar Collection: Esme Patterson, ESP Ronnie Wood model


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Esme Patterson played an in-studio session, and she wielded an ESP Ron Wood model, a guitar modeled after the Telecaster pattern. In addition to talking about her guitar, Patterson also talks about how she approaches songwriting, who some of her guitar-playing influences are, and which effects pedals she really likes. 'I support companies that I really respect and make things in a way that makes sense,' Patterson says.

Sharon Jones Tells Cancer 'Get up and Get Out'


Sharon Jones performs at World Cafe Live

The Dap-Kings' unstoppable lead singer looks back at her cancer battle, which was chronicled in the documentary 'Miss Sharon Jones,' and draws strength from soul songs.

Interview: The Claypool Lennon Delirium


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Sean Lennon and Les Claypool -- collectively known as The Lennon Claypool Delirium -- are in town for a show Wednesday night at the Skyway Theatre. They stopped by our studio to chat with Jade ahead of their performance.

Debbie Harry reflects on 40 years of Blondie, details new album


Blondie

In advance of their sold out Twin Cities performance, Debbie Harry, the iconic frontwoman of Blondie, talks to Program Director Jim McGuinn about the history of Blondie, working with producer Mike Chapman, and upcoming collaborations with some surprising names.