The Current Sessions®

Live Performances from The Current.

Watch Emiliana Torrini and The Colorist perform at Iceland Airwaves


Emiliana Torrini and the Colorist perform on The Current

The Current enjoyed two fantastic days of live performances and interviews from the Gotubarinn pub in Akureyri, Iceland, as part of the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. Watch Emiliana Torrini and The Colorist perform their song, 'Thinking Out Loud,' recorded as it was broadcast live to The Current's listeners.

Watch Asgeir performing at Iceland Airwaves


Asgeir performing on The Current, live from Akureyri in Iceland

The Current enjoyed a fantastic day of live performances and interviews from the Gotubarinn pub in Akureyri, Iceland, as part of the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. Watch Asgeir perform his song, 'Stardust,' recorded as it was broadcast live to The Current's listeners. Be sure to join Mark Wheat on Friday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Central Time for more from the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival.

Alvvays perform in The Current studio


Alvvays

In the Twin Cities to play at the First Avenue Mainroom, Alvvays — Rankin, together with Kerri Jen MacLellan on keys, Alec O'Hanley on guitar, Sheridan Riley drums and Brian Murphy on bass stopped at The Current for an in-studio session hosted by Mary Lucia.

Tori Amos brings spellbinding songs and captivating commentary into The Current studio


Tori Amos

When Tori Amos first began writing her latest album, 'Native Invader,' she originally was going to explore her family roots. But then events in the wider world and in her personal life began to inform her feelings and the music. 'It became a sonic tsunami, really,' Amos says. 'The songs came hurtling at me very quickly.' Tori Amos stopped at The Current to record a session with Oake and Riley just as her North American tour was beginning.

Wolf Parade get the band back together


Wolf Parade perform in The Current studio

It had been seven years since Wolf Parade's last album, but when they reunited in a studio in British Columbia, the pieces came together quickly. The resulting album is 'Cry Cry Cry,' and Wolf Parade stopped into the studio to play some songs from it and to talk to Jade about what it is that makes them proud to be Canadian.

Gogol Bordello play it fast and loose in The Current's studio


Gogol Bordello perform in The Current's studio

Gypsy punks Gogol Bordello just released their seventh album, 'Seekers and Finders,' and they're celebrating with a world tour. Before their show at First Avenue, they stopped by The Current to perform a few songs and chat with Looch.

Lee Ann Womack brings an East Texas vibe into The Current studio


Lee Ann Womack performs in The Current studio

For her most recent album, 'The Lonely, The Lonesome &The Gone,' singer-songwriter Lee Ann Womack got back to her roots. "I grew up in East Texas, so I went back to East Texas to record," Womack says. Lee Ann Womack, together with guitarist Jonathan Trebing, visited The Current studio to chat with Bill DeVille and to play some songs from her new album.

Hiss Golden Messenger play songs, pass along a message of love


Hiss Golden Messenger perform in The Current studio

Hiss Golden Messenger are busy touring in support of 'Hallelujah Anyhow', their second album in as many years. Before their show at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Hiss Golden Messenger stopped at The Current to play songs from their latest album as well as a track from 2016's 'Heart Like a Levee', and to chat with host Mac Wilson.

Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett bring their friendship and music to The Current


Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett portrait at The Current

Having shared mutual friends, an overlapping touring schedule and shared musical interests, it seemed inevitable Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile would become friends. The friends quickly became musical collaborators, and their resulting album, 'Lotta Sea Lice,' is evidence of their productive cross-pollination. Ahead of a sold-out show at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Kurt and Courtney stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Jade.