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Mark Wheat on 15 years at The Current and a lifetime of celebrating music

As The Current celebrates 15 years on the air and we launch our winter member drive (join now!), Minnesota Public Radio’s Michael Popham is asking the hosts who’ve been with us since the beginning about their history at The Current and in radio. First up: Mark Wheat. Michael Popham: Hey, Mark! Thanks for agreeing to…

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Shining stars: Black musicians in their own words

Shining stars: Black musicians in their own words

As The Current honors Black History Month, we've done a very deep dive into autobiographies and memoirs by jazz, blues, R&B, soul, and hip-hop icons, collecting a compendium of origin stories, 'aha!' moments, philosophical musings and life lessons.

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Prince: The Story of 1999

The Current Sessions®

Polica bring 'When We Stay Alive' to The Current studio

Before going on a tour which will start in England on Feb. 7, Poliça — comprising frontwoman Channy Leaneagh; Chris Bierden on bass and vocals; Drew Christopherson and Ben Ivascu on drums; and producer Ryan Olson — stopped by The Current studio for a session hosted by Mark Wheat.

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Low Cut Connie's Adam Weiner plays a solo Microshow

Adam Weiner Microshow performance

On Saturday, Jan. 11, Low Cut Connie frontman Adam Weiner played a Microshow at the Bryant Lake Bowl Theater in Minneapolis. The generous performance featured great songs on piano or guitar, interspersed with stories about the origins of many of the songs. Weiner also delighted the Minnesota audience with covers of songs by Bob Dylan and Prince.

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Coffee Break: New Americana with Bill DeVille

Bill DeVille at United States of Americana's 8th birthday party

We have DJ Bill DeVille with us today as we are on day 1 of the member drive. Since this drive is "music discovery" themed, and since Bill is our resident Americana expert, we asked him to give us a list of new Americana that he's excited about. What Americana artists should we add to his list for today's 9:30 Coffee Break?

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