One of the most respected performers, songwriters and producers in music over the past 40 years, Nick Lowe, has recently released a holiday album, Quality Street. Joining The Current's Steve Seel by telephone, Lowe talks about the new album and about how his initial hesitation turned to enthusiasm.
Oscar Isaac, the star of the critically-acclaimed film 'Inside Llewyn Davis' spoke with The Current's Jill Riley about finger-picking guitar, working with Marcus Mumford and T-Bone Burnett, and having the best time of his life.
Indie singer-songwriter Juliana Hatfield stopped in to The Current's studios a few weeks ago with her friend Matthew Caws as part of their collaborative project, Minor Alps. We asked Hatfield about her guitar; she told us about it and she also shares some advice for women who want to go guitar shopping.
Mick Cooke, the erstwhile trumpet player, bassist, guitarist and arranger for Belle & Sebastian, talks about why he left the band, about his blossoming composing career and about where we can hear his music next.
When Mason Jennings stopped in to The Current's studio to chat with Jill Riley and perform a few songs, we asked him about his guitar. He told us how way he found it, who his influences are and which tuning he prefers.
Matthew Caws (Nada Surf, The Minor Alps) was in The Current's studios a couple weeks ago. We asked him about his guitar, and he remembered exactly where he got it and what he immediately loved about it.
Following the release of his 11th studio album, Innocents, Moby chats with The Current's Steve Seel. During the conversation, Moby talks about what it's like to make music in 2013, how he came to collaborate with Wayne Coyne and why he decided to move from New York to Los Angeles.
Lou Barlow (Sebadoh, Dinosaur Jr., Folk Implosion) was in The Current's studios with Sebadoh a couple weeks ago. We asked him about how he found his guitar, and he described how it was influenced by 80s band the Neats and by a dream.