Interviews

Robbie Robertson: 'It's been a long journey'


'Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band' press image

A new documentary, 'Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band,' opens Friday night at the Lagoon Landmark Cinema in Minneapolis. In the run-up to the release, Mary Lucia had the chance to talk with Robbie Robertson. Listen to Mary's conversation with Robertson about the new film.

Bill DeVille looks at the formation of his career in radio and at The Current


The Current's Bill DeVille

Bill DeVille's Twitter profile tells us he's 'just a dude who loves his family, music, running, coffee, a nice hat, a good martini and the Packers.' Minnesota Public Radio's Michael Popham spoke with DeVille recently to learn more about this host who has been with The Current since it first went on the air 15 years ago.

Destiny Roberts on the hidden lessons from 'Roy G Biv'


Destiny Roberts - Green Tape photo

St. Paul rapper Destiny Roberts, aka Moon Melanin Mami, talks to correspondent Jeffrey Bissoy about her ambitious 'Roy G. Biv' series of releases, which looks at different themes gathered under each color in the rainbow.

Interview: Michael Stipe


Michael Stipe 2019 press photo

Michael Stipe gave himself a birthday present this year - a gift that was shared with legions of fans: two new solo songs, 'Drive to the Ocean' and 'Your Capricious Soul.' The Current's Mac Wilson connected with Michael Stipe to talk about the new music as well as a little bit about R.E.M. and about Michael's other projects.

Rex Orange County interview with Mac Wilson


Rex Orange County interview with Mac Wilson

Watch video of an interview Mac Wilson had with Alex O'Connor, aka Rex Orange County. O'Connor talks about being on tour, about mental health in the music industry, and about his latest album, 'Pony.'

Interview with Mandolin Orange


Mandolin Orange press photo

In town for a show at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Mandolin Orange's Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz visited The Current for a conversation with Mike Pengra about what proved to be a meteoric year for the band, some of their side projects, the music of Bob Dylan, and what might be next for the Chapel Hill, N.C., outfit.

Taylor James Donskey peels back the layers on 'Paper Over It'


Singer-songwriter Taylor James Donskey

Taylor James Donskey is celebrating the release of his album, 'Paper Over It,' with a show at Icehouse in Minneapolis on Thursday, Jan. 16. Before the show, Donskey stopped at Radio Heartland to talk to Mike Pengra and to spin some tracks from the album.