Here are all the Minnesota angles on the 2021 Grammy nominees


The 2021 Grammy nominations are out and…did someone say LOCAL ANGLE? We’re on it. The biggest local connection in this year’s nominations is probably Taylor Swift’s quarantine album folklore, created with The National’s Aaron Dessner…who has tight ties to the Eau Claire scene, which is right across the border from the greatest state in the union.…

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Join us for Sounds Like Home IV on Dec. 5 and 6

Sounds Like Home IV graphic

On Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 5 and 6, The Current is hosting round four of Sounds Like Home. It’s two days of virtual performances celebrating Minnesota music. Join an incredible lineup of local musicians and Andrea Swensson from The Current as we meet up on the internet for a virtual festival.

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The Current Sessions®

Josh Ritter: Virtual Session

Josh Ritter: Virtual Session with The Current

Josh Ritter joins The Current for a virtual session. Hear songs from his new EP, 'See Here, I Have Built You A Mansion,' plus a familiar favorite.

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Blu DeTiger: Virtual Session

Blu DeTiger - Virtual Session

Blu DeTiger joins us for a virtual session to perform a few tracks she's released this summer, and talks to us about sharpening her skills while playing bass over DJ sets in New York clubs pre-quarantine, finding success on Tik Tok, and what she'll be releasing later this fall.

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Samia: Virtual Session

Samia: Virtual Session

SAMIA shares songs from her upcoming record, The Baby, and talks to Jade about recording in Minneapolis with members of Hippo Campus, getting over fears of being alone, and what it's like to release a debut record during a pandemic.

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Ondara: Virtual Session

Ondara

Jade spoke to Ondara about how growing up in Kenya influences his view of America today, how Carl Sagan has inspired him, and what he'll be working on this fall.

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The Current app

Download The Current's app to hear a crisp, high-fidelity stream of our station (and our additional streams) wherever you go!

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Prince: The Story of 1999

The Current Morning Show Features

Coffee Break: Iconic voices for Freddie

Freddie Mercury

This morning we put the spotlight on Freddie Mercury, who died on this day in 1991. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what iconic voices do you want to hear in honor of Freddie?

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