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 - 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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DJ Scanner - Live in studio


Scanner - British artist Robin Rimbaud - traverses the experimental terrain between sound, space, image, and form, creating absorbing, multi-layered sound pieces that twist technology in unconventional ways

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Bill Staines - Live in studio


Tireless performer Bill Staines is in the area for a series of Minnesota concerts. Bill has been touring since 1969 and knows a thing or two about songwriting and car repair. He stopped in the Morning Show studio to chat with Dale and Jim Ed.

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Vinicius Cantuaria - Live in studio


The Brazilian born Vinicius Cantuaria is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and percussionist. His career connects several zones of Brazilian music. His new album, "Silva" released on Hannibal/Rykodisc worldwide is currently in stores.

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Kelley Hunt - Live in studio


Powerful live performances at over 100 music festivals across North America have gained Kelly Hunt a great following and made her a crowd favorite. She has been described as a powerhouse singer, a hardboogieing pianist, and a polished songwriter.

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The Current Sessions®

Bachelor talk collaboration, play songs from 'Doomin' Sun'

Bachelor - Virtual Session

Bachelor, the duo including Palehound's Ellen Kempner and Jay Som's Melina Duterte, join The Current for a virtual session to play tracks from their debut release, Doomin' Sun. The duo catch up with The Current about recording the record in Topanga, CA, the emotional meshing that takes place in a new collaboration, and writing to cope with fears of mortality.

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Rostam talks sequencing and saxophone, plays tracks from 'Changephobia'

Rostam - Virtual Session

From his studio in California, Rostam joins The Current to play songs from his sophomore record, 'Changephobia'. We catch up with the prolific producer, songwriter, and composer about the sequencing decisions he made on the record, incorporating the saxophone as a central sound, and referencing grunge in his work for the first time.

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Cautious Clay talks album sequencing, plays tracks from 'Deadpan Love'

Cautious Clay - Virtual Session

Brooklyn-based songwriter and producer Cautious Clay joins The Current to play a few tracks from his upcoming record, Deadpan Love. Hear his conversation with Zeke about what makes a great taco, how Disney's Aladdin got him interested in music, and the contrasting hot and cold energies on his new record.

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Flock of Dimes on the importance of community for artists, play tracks from 'Head of Roses'

Flock of Dimes - Virtual Session

Fresh off the release of her new record, 'Head of Roses,' Flock of Dimes' Jenn Wasner joins The Current to talk about the self exploration of songwriting, recording the new record with her close pal Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso, and the value of personal community in making art. Plus, hear performances of tracks from the new record--filmed in Joshua Tree, California with Meg Duffy of Hand Habits.

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Wolf Alice play tracks from 'Blue Weekend'

Wolf Alice - Virtual Session

British alt-rockers Wolf Alice join The Current for a virtual session, and play songs from their new record, Blue Weekend. Ellie and Joff catch up with The Current's Jill Riley about recording the album without tight timelines, playing this year's Glastonbury Festival, and more.

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Coffee Break: 9:30 Happy Hour

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For today's Coffee Break in honor of our trivia guests, what songs do you want to hear for a 9:30 Happy Hour? Think of songs that mention a type of drink -- beer, wine, liquor, etc. Hey - it's 9:30 somewhere!

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Trivia Week, Day Four: Beer and Music


Trivia Week, Day four, features questions that mash up beer styles and music. Going head to head on this topic are Bauhaus Brew Labs' Matt Schwandt and Utepils Brewing Company's Joe Lien. You can test your knowledge with seven bonus questions.

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