The Current Sessions®

Live Performances from The Current.

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.

Caamp plant a stake in The Current studio


Caamp perform in The Current studio

While in town to play a sold-out show at First Avenue in Minneapolis, the Ohio band Caamp visited The Current to talk with host Mac Wilson and to play songs from their album, 'By and By.'

Vagabon is right at home in The Current studio


Vagabon performs in The Current studio

Laetitia Tamko dubbed her music project Vagabon to avoid people mispronouncing her name. But there's something deeper to it. 'I would say that I tend to talk about home a lot and trying to find it,' she says. Vagabon feels very much at home making music, as evidenced when she and her band visited The Current studio for a session hosted by Jade.