Tyson Vogel of Two Gallants

Two Gallants - in studio


Two Gallants have a soft-spoken manner that belies the power of their warm, romantic Western sound: equal parts American traditional and the modern, world-weary sensibility of a new generation.

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Chris Wood

Wood Brothers - in studio


They have the paperwork to prove they're real brothers. They were raised together in Colorado, but developed their musical chops in different cities.

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Mason Jennings

Mason Jennings - in studio


It's been seven years since Mason Jennings first gained notice as the standing Thursday night act at the 400 Bar. Now the beloved troubador has moved from D.I.Y. to indie label to a major.

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Members of the band Film School

Film School - in studio


San Francisco-based Film School has a flair for majestic swirls of layered guitar and keyboards, which they juxtapose with driving, and sometimes jagged, melodies.

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Victoria Bergsman

The Concretes - in studio


The Concretes hail from Stockholm, Sweden. They are playing with borrowed instruments after being the victims of theft outside the Bowery Ballroom in New York. Where they found a loaner glockenspiel is a mystery. Lead singer Victoria Bergman was joined on our studios by the flute-playing pianist and glockenspieler Ludwig Rylander and guitarist Daniel Varjo.

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The Vacation

The Vacation - in studio


The Vacation, a four-piece from LA, offers a new look at pure old-fashioned rock: they're gritty, noisy, catchy, and mesmerizing. The band, fronted by brothers Ben and Steve Tegel, are also articulate and enthusiastic as they talk and joke about their musical influences, their new record, and their evolution from the underground L.A. scene to a new major-label record deal. On their way to a show at the 7th St. Entry, The Vacation stopped in at the Current studios to chat with Mark Wheat.

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David Ford

David Ford - in studio


The affable English singer/songwriter David Ford just released his debut album, "I Sincerely Apologise for All the Trouble I've Caused," and has been touring with Gomez and Aqualung.

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The band Aloha

Aloha - in studio


Though geographically challenged, the four members of the band Aloha still finds the time to collectively play music, record, and tour.

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Vasen

Vasen - in studio


The members of the trio Vasen play traditional instruments, but bring modern arrangements, their passion, and new interpretations to the old melodies of their native Sweden.

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The Current: Music News

Music News: Bandcamp announces vinyl-pressing service

Colored vinyl at a pressing plant in England, 2017.

Bandcamp is launching a new service described as 'like Kickstarter for vinyl.' Also today, Jade and Jay round up new releases by Lizzo, Cage the Elephant, and Jade Bird. Plus, Jay talks about the singing-competition drama 'Teen Spirit,' and we dig into the musical highlights of Beyonce's new live album.

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The Current Sessions®

Hayes Carll plays songs from 'What It Is' live in the studio

Hayes Carll performs in the Radio Heartland studio

Hayes Carll says his personal Mount Rushmore of songwriters has always been Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Kris Kristofferson and John Prine, but having the sound advice of co-producers Allison Moorer and Brad Jones has given his latest release, 'What It Is,' a fresh sound.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Royalty for Prince

Prince Piano and a Microphone

Sunday is the anniversary of Prince's death and we'll be remembering him with special content on both The Current and Purple Current. But for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs or bands you want to hear that mention a royal title?

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