Interviews

Searching for Sugar Man: The Rodriguez interview


Rodriguez and Malik Bendjelloul

While nearly forgotten in the United States, '70s singer-songwriter Rodriguez became one of the most famous and beloved American rock artists in South Africa on the strength of his song "Sugar Man." Rodriguez stopped by The Current's Morning Show for an interview about his unlikely legacy.

Augie Garcia: The Godfather of Minnesota Rock n' Roll


Augie Garcia

In 1955, Augie Garcia cut a single, "Hi Yo Silver," which many consider to be Minnesota's first rock and roll record. A year later, he opened for Elvis Presley, and was pulled from the stage by Presley's manager for whipping the crowd into a frenzy.