Curtiss A: 'I want everything always to be truthful'

Curtiss A tells his story to Mary Lucia

During The Current's spring member drive, we're highlighting eight Minnesota artists - from newcomers to veterans - with new music you need to know. We asked each artist to talk about their history in music, their new songs, and their hopes for the future.

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Watch Sounds Like Home VI

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It's time for another burst of performances by Minnesota musicians. We've got an incredible lineup -- bugsy, Kid Dakota, Munson-Hicks Party Supplies, Under Violet and Cornbread Harris. Join The Current's Andrea Swensson for this latest round in our virtual festival series.

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Arlo Parks: Virtual Session

Arlo Parks - Virtual Session

West London's Arlo Parks joins Jill Riley for a virtual session--she'll be playing songs from her debut record Collapsed In Sunbeams, and talking about taking refuge in writing, and using art to lift others up.

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Arlo Parks: Virtual Session

Arlo Parks - Virtual Session

West London's Arlo Parks joins Jill Riley for a virtual session--she'll be playing songs from her debut record Collapsed In Sunbeams, and talking about taking refuge in writing, and using art to lift others up.

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Julien Baker: Virtual Session

Julien Baker - Virtual Session

Julien Baker connects with The Current's Jill Riley to play a few tracks from her upcoming third studio record, Little Oblivions. In addition to the new record, Julien talks about the sense of communal creation that was instilled in her while growing up in Memphis, the tediousness of waiting to release a record, and the challenges of articulating highly personal work.

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The Hold Steady: Virtual Session

The Hold Steady - Virtual Session

Jill Riley connects with Craig Finn and Franz Nicolay of The Hold Steady to hear a few live performances of tracks from their eighth studio album, Open Door Policy--recorded at the Brooklyn Bowl. The three talk about how the sound of Lifter Puller came through on this record, and Franz's return to the band.

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Altin Gun: Virtual Session

Altin Gun - Virtual Session

Altin Gun's Jasper Verhulst talks to Maddie of The Current about crate digging for traditional Turkish folk songs, exploring a poppier sound on their new record, and what the band looks forward to when live shows return.

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Mike Doughty: Virtual Session

Mike Doughty: Virtual Session

Mike Doughty joins Morning Show host Jill Riley from his home in Memphis to talk about his new project Ghost Of Vroom, his latest book I Die Each Time I Hear The Sound. Plus, hear performances of a few recent tracks and a familiar favorite.

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Arlo Parks: Virtual Session

Arlo Parks - Virtual Session

West London's Arlo Parks joins Jill Riley for a virtual session--she'll be playing songs from her debut record Collapsed In Sunbeams, and talking about taking refuge in writing, and using art to lift others up.

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