News & Interviews

The latest music news and interviews for fans of the music heard on The Current.

Bluegrass Pioneer Ralph Stanley Dies At 89

Ralph Stanley was one of the early leaders of bluegrass music, and enjoyed an unexpectedly broad following after he sang a song for the Coen Brothers' film, O Brother, Where Art Thou.

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Interview: The Claypool Lennon Delirium

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.

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Interview: The Kills

Before their May 2016 show at First Avenue in Minneapolis, The Kills sat down for a chat with Jade, in which they talked about their new album, their creative friendship and keeping their albums 'vulnerable and honest.' They also performed a few songs from their new album, 'Ash & Ice.'

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The Current's Guitar Collection: James Hunter, Gibson Les Paul

When James Hunter saw a photo of Lightnin' Hopkins with a Gibson Les Paul, Hunter knew he wanted to get one. Hunter bought his Gibson Les Paul in 1999 and it's been his main instrument ever since; it's even had its neck replaced. 'This fight broke out; I wasn't there, but the guitar was,' Hunter says. 'Had it been the other way round, it'd be me with no neck!'

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