Jamie Lidell

Jamie Lidell performs in The Current studios

Jamie Lidell's mother sang professionally with different orchestras, so it's no coincidence that this guy can hold his own as a singer. After playing in the bands Subhead and Super Collider, he's released a number of solo records including his most recent "Another Day."

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Singer / Songwriter Aaron Espe

Aaron Espe performs in The Current studio

What does it take to break into the music industry as a singer-songwriter? It helps to have friends in the business. It also helps, a lot, to be good at your craft. Luckily, for Aaron Espe, he could check off both of those necessities.

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Singer / Songwriter Ray Lamontagne

Ray LaMontagne performs in The Current studios

After hearing Stephen Stills' "Tree Top Flyer" on the radio, Ray LaMontagne made up his mind on the spot to become a singer and musician. By the summer of 1999 he had a ten-song demo tape and a publishing deal with Chrysalis Music Publishing. His debut album "Trouble" has been referred to "quietly devastating meditations on life and love."

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Singer / Songwriter Rachael Yamagata

Rachael Yamagata performs in The Current studio

In 2001, after six years with Chicago funk bank, Bumpus, singer/songwriter Rachael Yamagata decided to go solo. Now, one album and three EPs later, she's releasing a new double-disc album entitled, "Elephants...Teeth Sinking Into Heart."

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Singer / Songwriter Beck

A backstage conversation with Beck

Beck, whose career launched in 1994 in Los Angeles after his hit song "Loser" was played on the radio, has developed a career that continues to shape and influence music as much today as it did when he began.

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Singer / Songwriter Pete Morton

Pete Morton performs in The Current studio

It's hard to nail down a typical Pete Morton show because you get a little bit of everything. Pete admits he's a news junkie, and a lot of his material is based on current events and world politics. However, he's just as capable of misting up the eyes of the audience with a love song.

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#MicroShow: Jenny Lewis

Jenny Lewis Microshow

The Current and New Belgium Brewing Company are excited to announce our next #MicroShow: We're bringing Jenny Lewis to the intimate Clown Lounge in the basement of the Turf Club for a special happy hour show the day before her gig at Palace Theatre.

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Coffee Break: Music kids love

Rock the Cradle 2018

Rock the Cradle is this Sunday, March 24, at the Minneapolis Institute of Art / Children's Theatre Company -- it's our annual free, no ticket required event for kids and their grownups to explore music, art and culture. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that kids love?

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