Alison Rae & Julie Lee perform in The Current studios


It's been said that Nashville has more songwriters per capita than most other towns. Alison Rae and Julie Lee are both singer-songwriters with Nashville experience. Alison spent a few years there before moving back home to Minnesota. Julie lives there now and has had success not only recording her own music, but also having it recorded by the likes of Alison Krauss.

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Nellie McKay performs in The Current studios


Some would say that stand-up comedy would be the perfect preparation for a career in the music industry. However, Nellie McKay decided to go her own way with her Hungry Mouse label and self-produce her new album "Pretty Little Head" and her 30-minute miniature entitled "Obligatory Villagers."

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The New Standards Holiday Special


The New Standards triumphantly returned to the Fitzgerald Theater for their second annual holiday concert on Saturday, December 8. The trio -- John Munson (Semisonic and Trip Shakespeare), Chan Poling (The Suburbs) and Steve Roehm (Electropolis) -- was joined by an all-star guest list including Haley Bonar, Mike Doughty, Dan Wilson, Matt Wilson, Adam Levy, Jelloslave, Maddie Poling, Laurie Lindeen, JoAnna James, Jeremy Messersmith and Tim Frantzich. True to the New Standards, the show was a mix of holiday classics and unexpected takes on recent favorites.

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The Get-Rites perform in The Current studio


Harkening back to the music of the Louvin Brothers, The Get-Rites' country gospel songs don't leave out anything one needs to get converted. Tom Feldmann delivers the message in these songs right up front and lays the cards on the table.

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Dakota Dave Hull performs in The Current studios


Local guitarist, producer, radio host, and musical historian Dakota Dave Hull has a new album he's releasing in the fall of 2008. It's more of what Dave does best, and that is write and interpret original and traditional American music on any number of guitars from his wide collection.

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Over The Rhine performs in The Current studio


Johnny and June did it, so Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler are hoping they can be among those married couples who successfully write and produce music together. So far, it's working very well.

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Leo Kottke performs in The Current studios


Leo Kottke will be one of the first to say perfection is imperfect. Or that imperfection is, well...artistic. He is a legend among guitarists. He burst on to the scene in 1969 with an album recorded live at the Scholar Coffee House in the Twin Cities and has amazed listeners ever since.

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Small Sins perform in The Current studios


On the tail end of their tour supporting their sophomore release "Mood Swings," the Toronto-based indie-rock quintet Small Sins used an eclectic mix of a chain, bells, a drum machine and an omnichord during their in studio performance at The Current.

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LUMP perform songs from 'Animal' in virtual session

LUMP - Virtual Session

LUMP--the collaborative project between Laura Marling and Tunng's Mike Lindsay--join The Current to play songs from their sophomore record, Animal. The duo catch up with The Current's Jill Riley about how they came together, the freedoms of exploring a new sound in this project, and the 8 foot tall tulle puppet Laura's been working on.

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Coffee Break: Minnesota pride

A woman holds her Olympic bronze medal.

Minnesota has many athletes that we can claim as our own competing in the Olympic Games, and they have started to win medals! For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what bands/musicians make you proud to be a Minnesotan?

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LUMP perform songs from 'Animal' in virtual session


LUMP--the collaborative project between Laura Marling and Tunng's Mike Lindsay--join The Current to play songs from their sophomore record, Animal. The duo catch up with The Current's Jill Riley about how they came together, the freedoms of exploring a new sound in this project, and the 8 foot tall tulle puppet Laura's been working on.

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