The Current Sessions®

Live Performances from The Current

Sparklehorse performs in studio

Sparklehorse Album Art

The sound of Sparklehorse has been described as atmospheric, ballad-driven, and sometimes a little surreal. However, when it comes to writing a straight-forward pop song, Mark Linkous - the driving force behind Sparklehorse - feels he has to try a lot harder to make it sound interesting.

The evolution of Kristin Hersh

Kristin Hersh

Kristin Hersh has never had much for a career path, but the evolution of her music has always worked itself out.

Earl Greyhound is looking for that good situation

Earl Greyhound

Earl Greyhound leader Matt Whyte lays out thick guitar riffs and interweaves rich resounding singing with bassist Kamara Thomas that's described as a mesmerizing vocal movement.

Emily Haines makes it personal

Emily Haines

Former Metric front-woman Emily Haines wrote and recorded "Knives Don't Have Your Back" over four years in four cities and two countries.

The Roches perform in studio

The Roches

Maggie, Terre and Suzzy Roche started singing Christmas carols in New Jersey when they were young, and have since recorded 15 albums as trios, duos and singles. They're back together as a trio for their latest tour passing through Minnesota, and have a new record coming out in March 2007.

My Brightest Diamond performs in studio

My Brightest Diamond

My Brightest Diamond is Shara Worden, granddaughter of an Epiphone-playing traveling evangelist, fathered by a National Accordion Champion, and mothered by a church organist. Spanish tango, Sunday-morning gospel, classical and jazz were the accompaniment to her home life.

Frank Black performs in studio

Frank Black

He's now spent more time as solo artist Frank Black than he ever did as Pixies front man Black Francis. His solo work, however, has never gotten the same attention. While he hopes his newest album Fast Man Raider Man will change that, he's just happy making music.

Michael Franti performs in studio

Michael Franti

The former member of Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy is known for being politically active. Spearhead's latest album was inspired by a trip Franti took to Iraq so that he could see firsthand what toll the Iraqi War was taking on the people there.