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Gogol Bordello play it fast and loose in The Current's studio

Gogol Bordello perform in The Current's studio
Gogol Bordello perform in The Current's studioEmmet Kowler for MPR
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by Mary Lucia and Simone Cazares

October 30, 2017

Gogol Bordello - Saboteur Blues (Live on The Current)
by MPR
Gogol Bordello - Walking On The Burning Coal (Live on The Current)
by MPR
Gogol Bordello - My Companjera (Live on The Current)
by MPR

World-renowned band Gogol Bordello stopped by The Current's studio to talk with host Mary Lucia live on the air and play some tunes before getting ready to play a sold-out show at First Avenue tonight.

Led by vocalist and guitarist, Eugene Hütz, the band's sound was reminiscent of Django Reinhardt's style of gypsy jazz, bringing together elements of folk, pop and punk rock into their own unique mix.

With its band members coming from all over the world, Gogol Bordello bring with them a wide range of instruments and musical styles, but also life experiences -- with Hutz talking about everything from the pain of having to leave your home and immigrant to a new country to the magic that comes with producing your own album.

And during the session it was clear they put their all into the music as they played with confidence and soul. During the last song, Hutz even got out of his seat to play his guitar in a rock-god stance and raised a fist of power at the end.

Gogol Bordello perform at First Avenue's Mainroom tonight. You can listen to their complete in-studio session by using the audio player below.

Songs Performed

"Saboteur Blues"
"Walking on the Burning Coal"
"My Companjera"

Hosted by Mary Lucia
Produced by Derrick Stevens
Engineered by Michael DeMark
Visuals by Emmet Kowler
Words by Simone Cazares


Gogol Bordello - official site