Interviews

Teague Alexy talks about his new album, 'Circuit Sessions'


Teague Alexy

Teague Alexy's new album, 'Circuit Sessions,' releases April 7, 2017. The Duluth-based singer-songwriter (and also author and podcaster) joined Radio Heartland's Mike Pengra in the studio to talk about the making of 'Circuit Sessions' and to spin a few tracks from the new record.

Spider John Koerner is 50 years into a career that's not ending any time soon


Spider John Koerner portrait

The legendary Spider John Koerner will be appearing at a show on Sunday, April 9, at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis. Koerner is quick to emphasize that this is not a retirement party, though. Spider John Koerner stopped in the Radio Heartland studios to chat about a 50-plus year career in music that's not ending any time soon.

Mary Lucia: Q&A with Eric Isaacson of Portland's Mississippi Records


Eric Isaacson

This week, Mary Lucia gets in touch with Eric Isaacson, a record store and record label owner from Portland, Ore. Eric talks about what it was like to build a business from the ground up with no real plan -- and how and why Peter Buck released a solo record on Eric's label.

Things are going right for Those Pretty Wrongs


Those Pretty Wrongs

In town to play a show at the 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis, Jody Stephens and Luther Russell, aka Those Pretty Wrongs, stopped by The Current to chat with Bill DeVille and to play a song from their self-titled album. Stephens, formerly of Big Star, and Russell, formerly of the Freewheelers, talk about their longtime friendship and how playing at Nashville venue The Basement has opened many doors for them.

Song Exploder: Solange breaks down 'Cranes in the Sky'


Solange performs

In a Song Exploder segment from sister station KPCC's The Frame, R&B singer-songwriter Solange Knowles breaks down her Grammy-nominated song 'Cranes In the Sky,' one of the many highlights from her highly regarded 2016 album, 'A Seat at the Table.'