The Current Sessions®

Live Performances from The Current.

Caroline Polachek goes solo in The Current studio


Caroline Polachek visits The Current's studio

Fresh off her solo debut album 'Pang,' Caroline Polachek visited The Current studios to hang out with Jade and perform "Door," "So Hot You're Hurting My Feelings," and "Ocean of Tears."

Watch the Cactus Blossoms' Microshow performance


The Cactus Blossoms perform at MicroShow

On a snowy December evening, the Cactus Blossoms' Page Burkum, Jack Torrey and Jacob Hanson serenaded a small audience inside St. Paul's Virginia Street Church. With their timeless melodies and perfect harmonies, the Cactus Blossoms performed songs from their 2019 album 'Easy Way' as well as some back-catalogue gems.

Emerging rock duo Illiterate Light perform in The Current studio


Illiterate Light perform in The Current studio

Formed in Virginia in 2015, Illiterate Light recently released a self-titled album on Atlantic Records. 'We didn't necessarily set out to form Illiterate Light as the next power duo,' says the band's Jeff Gorman, although he and bandmate Jake Cochran seem to be well on their way to doing just that. They visited The Current for a session hosted by Eric Malmberg.

Pieta Brown and friends merge on 'Freeway'


Pieta Brown performs in The Current studio

For her latest album, 'Freeway,' Pieta Brown knew which musicians she wanted to work with and where she wanted to record. Gathering a number of accomplished players from Wisconsin and Minnesota, Brown recorded her new album at April Base in Wisconsin. On a recent visit to The Current, Brown and her friends performed some songs from the resulting album for a session heard on United States of Americana.

Overcoats leap into The Current studio with new music


Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell of Overcoats, portrait at The Current

The New York band anchored by duo Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell visited The Current for a session featured on New Hot. Elion and Mitchell spoke to host Jade about their evolution as artists and about what they're looking forward to next.

Pete Yorn plays an acoustic set in The Current studio


Pete Yorn performs in The Current studio

Together with collaborator Jackson Phillips, singer-songwriter Pete Yorn visited The Current to play songs from his latest album, 'Caretakers,' as well as a song from his breakthrough release, 'Musicforthemorningafter.'

Michigander bring their music and home-state pride to The Current studio


Michigander perform in The Current studio

It's right in the name: Michigander not only wear their roots proudly, but they were even inspired by fellow Michigan band White Stripes. 'It was pretty cool to think some band from Michigan and not from California or New York is a real rock band,' front man Jason Singer recalls. 'That was pretty significant.' Listen to Michigander's complete session at The Current.

Watch Son Volt perform a nine-song Microshow set


Son Volt microshow at the Fine Line

Jay Farrar and Mark Spencer of Americana icons Son Volt perform a nine-song set before an audience of lucky winners at the Fine Line in Minneapolis, recorded live in August 2019.