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March 26, 2023

EmmyLou Harris
On this final weekend of Women’s History Month I featured artists like Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Rosanne Cash, Lucinda Williams, Angel Olson & Margo Price. I also featured new music from Rodney Crowell & GA-20. Read more

March 19, 2023

Willie Nelson playing guitar on an outdoor stage
This week on the program, hear music by artists playing Willie Nelson’s Outlaw Music Fest this coming June in Somerset, Wisconsin. Read more

March 12, 2023

A smiling man plays a guitar in a studio
On this USofA I featured some songs for St. Patrick’s Day, which is coming up on Friday. I also played a bunch of new songs from artists like William Prince, Rodney Crowell, from his new Jeff Tweedy produced album & Iris Dement from her highly anticipated new work. Read more

March 5, 2023

A woman in a formal gown and long coat stands outside a music venue
On this episode we remember both Patsy Cline, who died 60 years ago today, and sideman extraordinaire David Lindley, who died on Friday at 78 years of age. May he rest in peace. I also featured new music from Nat Myers, Bella White and Milk Carton Kids. Read more

Feb. 26, 2023

Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives
Lots of 2-fers on this USofA. Both Johnny Cash and Fats Domino would have celebrated birthdays today. Also, Johnny’s old guitar player, Marty Stuart performs on Saturday at The Hopkins Center for the Arts. I’ll feature two from him, as well! Read more

Feb. 19, 2023

Mardi Gras band 2
On this United States of Americana I played new songs from Parker Millsap, Brit Taylor and a couple from Margo Price, who performs tonight at First Avenue in Minneapolis. I also featured a handful of tunes to celebrate Mardi Gras! Read more

Feb. 12, 2023

A woman holds two statuettes she just won
It was an action packed USofA this time. I featured new music, love songs, supergroups and Grammy winners, including a special tribute to Bonnie Raitt who won the “Song of the Year” award. Read more

Feb. 5, 2023

A woman plays guitar in The Current studio
This time I featured a session with Nikki Lane recorded back in December. We had a nice chat. She also performed a couple songs from her Denim and Diamonds album. We also checked out new songs from Trapper Schoepp, Drayton Farley and Juniper. Read more

Nikki Lane performs in The Current studio

Nikki Lane – studio session at The Current (music + interview) The Current
Nikki Lane’s latest album, ‘Denim & Diamonds,’ released in September 2022. While on the first leg of the tour in support of that album, Lane stopped at The Current studio to play songs and to visit with Bill DeVille about the origins of her songs and the making of the new album. Read more

Jan. 29, 2023

Lucinda Williams press photo
This USofA featured new songs from Dom Flemons of Carolina Chocolate Drops fame, The Shootouts, Lucero, Larkin Poe and Turn Turn Turn. We also gave the nod to Lucinda Williams, who hit 70 years of age the other day. Happy belated, Lucinda! Read more


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