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Jake Blount: Tiny Desk Concert

Jake Blount: Tiny Desk Concert NPR Music
The young proponent of traditional music brought a talented band, his astonishing imagination and a selection of what he calls "Black folk music from the future" to the Tiny Desk. Read more

Fellow Pynins perform in the Radio Heartland studio

Fellow Pynins studio session at Radio Heartland (music + interview) The Current
Oregon-based folk duo Fellow Pynins — comprising Dani Aubert and Ian George — visited Radio Heartland’s Mike Pengra in the studio to play songs and to talk about their unique way of recasting traditional folk songs. Read more

Michaela Anne performs in the Radio Heartland studio

Michaela Anne – three-song performance (live for The Current) The Current
Touring in support of her latest album, ‘Oh To Be That Free,’ Nashville-based singer-songwriter Michaela Anne stopped at the Radio Heartland studio to perform a mini-concert of songs from the album — and a track off her new holiday EP. Read more

The Backseat Lovers perform in The Current studio

The Backseat Lovers – studio session at The Current (music + interview)The Current
Utah indie-rock band the Backseat Lovers visited The Current studio to perform stripped-down versions of songs from their new album, ‘Waiting To Spill,’ and to chat with host Ayisha Jaffer. Read more

Amanda Shires performs in The Current studio

Amanda Shires – three-song performance (live for The Current)The Current
On tour supporting her new album, Take It Like A Man, singer-songwriter Amanda Shires visited The Current studio to play songs from the album and to have a conversation with The Current Morning Show host Jill Riley. Read more

Charley Crockett performs in The Current studio

Charley Crockett – three-song performance (live for The Current) The Current
The prolific Texas-based artist Charley Crockett has released 11 albums since 2015. On tour in support of his latest, 'The Man From Waco,’ Crockett visited The Current for a session hosted by Bill DeVille. Read more

Session and Interview: Joe Rainey in The Current studio

Powwow singer Joe Rainey performed three tracks from the critically acclaimed 2022 record Niineta at The Current. During his visit, Local Show host Diane also talked with Rainey, from Minneapolis and now based in Wisconsin, about the inspiration for this unique collaboration, as well as his aspirations to uplift and amplify Native culture. Read more

Bartees Strange performs in The Current studio

Bartees Strange – three-song performance (live for The Current)The Current
Bartees and two of his bandmates — Dan Kleederman and Graham Richman — visited The Current studio to play stripped-down versions of songs from Bartees Strange’s second full-length album, ‘Farm To Table.’ Read more

Watch Ondara's MicroShow performance in Minneapolis

Ondara – Microshow at The Hook & Ladder in Minneapolis (live for The Current)The Current
Kenya-born, Minnesota-based singer-songwriter performed a solo acoustic set of songs from his latest album, ‘Spanish Villager No. 3,’ as well as some songs from his previous album, ‘Tales Of America (The Second Coming).’ Read more

Alex G performs in The Current studio

Alex G – studio session at The Current (music + interview)The Current
While in the Twin Cities for a show at First Avenue in Minneapolis, Alex G and his band visited The Current studio for a session hosted by Ayisha Jaffer. Read more

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