Interviews

Prince and a President: An Untold Story


Prince and Barack Obama

When Low Cut Connie's Adam Wiener visited the White House in May 2016, he saw photos of Prince on display. 'What's amazing about the story is what was in the pictures,' Wiener explains. It turns out former President Barack Obama is a big fan of Prince. Watch video of Wiener telling this little-known story.

Chastity Brown gave her new album the time it needed


Chastity Brown listens to the mix in The Current studio

Much of 'Silhouette of Sirens' was recorded three years ago, but it didn't feel right. Now it does. Chastity Brown talks to Euan Kerr about the new album ahead of her Friday, June 2, concert at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul.

Cecelia Erholtz on the Podium's past, TABAH's tomorrow


Cecelia Erholtz of Tabah in The Current's studio

As May 2017 drew to a close, The Podium -- a landmark guitar shop in Minneapolis with a history that stretches back to 1959 -- quietly, and permanently, closed its doors. Cecelia Erholtz, frontperson of the band TABAH, was a longtime employee of the Podium. Erholtz recently took time to talk with us about the Podium's closing and about what's next for TABAH.

The Current's Guitar Collection: Ron Gallo, Fender Jaguar


Ron Gallo performs in The Current studio

Ron Gallo says he was looking for a Fender Jaguar for a long time, and when he finally found one, he felt right at home. ' For me, it's all about the noise that you can pull out of it,' Gallo says. Read more about Ron Gallo's Fender Jaguar.

3RDEYEGIRL guitarist Donna Grantis calls the Twin Cities home


Donna Grantis at Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minn.

3RDEYEGIRL guitarist Donna Grantis does an interview with Jim McGuinn, Andrea Swensson and Tom Weber on Minnesota Public Radio. 'There is a whole mix of emotions I am feeling,' Grantis says. 'Just hearing that music really does give me so much joy, and it makes me feel so good. I think it makes so many people all around the world feel good and comforted to hear that amazing music.'