The Current's Guitar Collection: Sara Watkins, Bourgeois Piccolo Parlor

Sara Watkins with her Dana Bourgeois guitar.

Following a recent in-studio recording session at The Current, Sara Watkins took some time to tell us about her parlor-style guitar. Watkins describes the inspiration for the guitar's vintage appearance, and she tells us what she likes about composing and performing on it.

The Avalanches Hear The World In Their Music

Avalanches group shot

In 2000 The Avalanches put out Since I Left You to mass critical and fan adoration. They've spent the last 16 years listening for the perfect samples to create their latest album, Wildflower, and still fall in love with the simple sounds of everyday life.

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.