Toumani Diabate performs in The Current studios


Toumani Diabate comes from a long family tradition of kora players including his father, Sidiki Diabate, who recorded the first ever kora album in 1970. In September 2005, Toumani Diabate released In the Heart of the Moon, a collaboration with the late Ali Farka Toure, his mentor.

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Mike and Tom Mangione perform in The Current studio


Brothers Mike and Tom Mangione have influenced each other musically from their earliest days. Mike's first chord was the upside down E he learned from Tom. Together they've made a career of playing the instrument incorrectly.

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Bon Iver performs in The Current studios


Bon Iver's debut release "For Emma, Forever Ago," a nine-song album, came together at a remote cabin in the woods of Northwestern Wisconsin. All of his personal troubles,including heartache, longing, love, loss, and guilt was purged into the form of song.

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Bon Iver at The Turf Club


Bon Iver's record "For Emma, Forever Ago" became a huge sensation when it was released independently in 2007. He played to a rapt crowd at the Turf Club January 17th after signing to Jagjaguwar records.

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G. Love performs in The Current studios


Garrett Dutton III - also known as G. Love - was born in Philadelphia, PA. He began playing guitar at the age of 8 and wrote his first song by the time he was a freshman in high school. With influences such as Bob Dylan, John Hammond Jr., The Beastie Boys, Run-DMC and Schooly D, you'd probably wonder what the music of G. Love would sound like.

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The Bird and the Bee perform live in The Current studios


What started as a side project for two friends to collaborate and just have fun has become quite a bit more. In just over a year since their last stop by our studios Inara George and Greg Kursten have released a full length an Ep and they're just about to release another EP next month.

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Heiruspecs perform in The Current studios


December 22, 2007 is Heiruspecs Day in St. Paul. After 10 years together playing live-band hip hop, it's about time their hometown honors the contribution to the local music community they've made over the years.

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The Current Sessions®

LUMP perform songs from 'Animal' in virtual session

LUMP - Virtual Session

LUMP--the collaborative project between Laura Marling and Tunng's Mike Lindsay--join The Current to play songs from their sophomore record, Animal. The duo catch up with The Current's Jill Riley about how they came together, the freedoms of exploring a new sound in this project, and the 8 foot tall tulle puppet Laura's been working on.

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Prince: The Story of 1999

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Coffee Break: New Music Friday

Prince performing onstage under a spotlight

There's an abundance of new music that dropped today, including new albums from, Prince, Billie Eilish, Bleachers, and more. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what New Music Friday releases do you want to hear?

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Today in Music History: Happy Birthday, Kate Bush


The Troggs had a big hit with 'Wild Thing'; Andy Gibb was record-buyers' everything with a hit single; Steve Winwood rolled with a late-80s chart topper; Billy Bragg helped spread goodwill and guitars to the incarcerated; and Kate Bush was born, Today in Music History.

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