Martha Wainwright

Martha Wainwright - live in studio


With the release of her self-titled debut album in 2005, Martha Wainwright moved out of the shadow of her musical family and into her own spotlight as a singer/songwriter.

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Anar Badalov of The Metal Hearts

The Metal Hearts


The music of the Baltimore band Metal Hearts has been described as "quiet guitars and haunting harmonies layered over subtle, programmed drum beats, ala Mazzy Star on a booze bender."

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Johnsmith

Johnsmith - Live in studio


Johnsmith has been sharing his music for over twenty years with people throughout the United States and abroad. Playing over 150 dates each year and driving 50,000 miles, he has become a favorite with audiences around the country.

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Catie Curtis

Catie Curtis - Live in studio


Boston-based singer-songwriter Catie Curtis was in the Twin Cities this week for a concert. She's including some material in her concerts from a new album to be released in August, 2006.

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The Current Sessions®

Charles Bradley performs in The Current studio

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Soul singer Charles Bradley sings not only from his heart, but from his entire being. Bradley, together with his band the Extraordinaires, bring their soulful tunes into The Current's studio for a session hosted by Mac Wilson. 'Music is what's keeping the world together today,' Bradley says. 'We've got to make it right all over the land.'

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Spoon share tunes and thoughts from 'Hot Thoughts'

Spoon in The Current studio

In town for back-to-back sold-out shows at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Britt Daniel and Alex Fischel of Spoon wandered over to The Current for a session hosted by Brian Oake and Jill Riley. Daniel and Fischel played stripped-down versions of songs from 'Hot Thoughts' and from 2014's 'They Want My Soul,' and Daniel talked about what has made Spoon such an enduring band.

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J. Roddy Walston & the Business play songs from their forthcoming album

J. Roddy Walston & The Business in studio

It's been four years since J. Roddy Walston and the Business released their last album, but on Sept. 29, they'll release their fourth studio album, 'Destroyers Of The Soft Life.' In town to play a show at First Avenue, J. Roddy Walston and the Business stopped at The Current to play songs from the forthcoming record, in a session hosted by Mark Wheat.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Soul singers gone too soon

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Over the weekend, funk, soul and R&B singer Charles Bradley died of liver cancer at age 68. Issuing his debut album only at age 62, he was taken all too soon. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what soul singers do you want to hear who were gone too soon?

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John Doe and Exene Cervenka

Theft of the Dial: Exene Cervenka and John Doe


Currently enjoying a 40th anniversary tour with their groundbreaking and iconic punk-rock band, X, Exene Cervenka and John Doe stopped at The Current to take control of the airwaves on a Theft of the Dial. Cervenka and Doe spin tracks by some of their favorite artists and share a few stories along the way.

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