Local Current

About Local Current

Because Minnesota music is vital to The Current and our fair state, we created Local Current, a one-stop hub of all-Minnesota music.

At its core, a 24/7 stream of music dedicated entirely to musicians from Minnesota, available via our webstream, mobile apps or HD Radio in the Twin Cities at 89.3 HD2.

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Kyle Craft performing live in The Current studio

Kyle Craft performs in The Current studio


Born and raised in Shreveport, La., singer-songwriter Kyle Craft now lives in Portland, Ore., where his music career began in earnest. 'A lot of things had ended, and I guess I needed a new start,' he says of his move to Portland. That new start resulted in Craft's debut album, 'Dolls of Highland,' and a subsequent tour that brings him to the Turf Club as well as to the studio at The Current for a session hosted by Brian Oake.

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Esme Patterson performs in The Current studio.

Esme Patterson performs in The Current studio


'I've known my whole life that I'm alive to make music,' Esme Patterson says. 'I want to keep writing songs and playing them for people.' After playing a lively show at the 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis on Monday night, Patterson and her band stopped in to The Current studio for a session hosted by Mary Lucia.

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The Staves perform in The Forum at MPR.

The Staves perform in the Forum at The Current


Sisters Emily, Camilla and Jessica Staveley-Taylor may be from Watford, England, but they spent enough time in the Upper Midwest to nearly be considered local. Between performing at the Winnipeg Folk Festival and recording at Justin Vernon's April Base Studio in western Wisconsin, the Staves stopped in to the Forum at MPR for a performance before a live audience, hosted by Bill DeVille.

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