The Current Sessions®

Live Performances from The Current.

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.

The War on Drugs share old and new songs at the Turf Club


The War on Drugs MicroShow

On Aug. 12, 2017, a select group of The Current's listeners were treated to a #MicroShow with The War on Drugs, who performed at the Turf Club in St. Paul. Attendees of the concert were those who had won tickets to the show through The Current's on-air and online giveaways to the event. The War on Drugs performed a set that included songs from their back catalogue as well as tunes from their new album, 'A Deeper Understanding.'

David Rawlings performs songs from his new album, 'Poor David's Almanack'


David Rawlings in the studio

David Rawlings is out with a new record, 'Poor David's Almanack,' featuring 10 new, original tunes. The album was released on Aug. 11, and Radio Heartland and The Current were lucky enough to enjoy Rawlings' first radio session in support of the new record. Rawlings is accompanied in studio by Gillian Welch, Paul Kowert, Brittany Haas and Willie Watson -- the same musicians heard on the studio album.

Amy Shark visits The Current as her music career takes off


Amy Shark performs in The Current studio

'It's still blowing my mind that I'm from a long way away, and my little song's being played in Minnesota,' says Australian singer-songwriter Amy Shark. 'It's amazing.' Amy Shark shared songs and stories when she visited The Current's studio for a session hosted by Jill Riley.