The Current Sessions®

Live Performances from The Current.

Chastity Brown finds the sweet spot at Rock the Garden


Chastity Brown at Rock the Garden 2018.

Chastity Brown has a sense for the sweet spot. She's a storyteller, using her voice, harmonica, guitar, and words to set your heartbeat at the right pace. And when listening to Brown's performance at Rock the Garden, it all feels right.

Brooklyn's Bodega tear it up in The Current studio


Bodega perform in The Current studio

'Every time we play on stage feels like the first time,' says Bodega vocalist Nikki Belfiglio. 'That sounds really corny, but there's so much energy and so much conviction behind what we do.' Bodega bring that same energy and conviction into The Current's studio, where they played a rocking session.

Frank Turner performs in The Current studio


Frank Turner performs in The Current studio

'Be More Kind,' the new album from Frank Turner, has been described as an optimistic album. 'I think it's important to temper our short-term pessimism with a little bit of medium-term optimism,' Turner acknowledges. Before playing an all-ages show at the Myth Live Event Center in Maplewood, Minn., Turner and bandmate Matt Nasir visited The Current studio for a live session hosted by Mac Wilson.

Jade Bird performs a MicroShow at the James J. Hill House


Jade Bird MicroShow at James J. Hill House

Impressed by the captivated audience and the opulent surroundings of the Victorian mansion, singer-songwriter Jade Bird told the audience 'This has been my favorite so far on this trip, so thank you!' Listen to the complete MicroShow, which includes the songs 'Lottery,' 'Cathedral,' 'Good At It' and more, plus a rip-roaring Johnny Cash cover.

Okkervil River perform in The Current studio


Okkervil River perform in The Current studio

Macalester College alumnus Will Sheff is frontman of the band Okkervil River. Ahead of their show at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Sheff and company stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Mary Lucia.