Interviews

Listen to Looch: interview with rock photographer Bob Gruen


Photographer Bob Gruen

Mary Lucia interviews rock photographer and author Bob Gruen about his new autobiography, 'Right Place, Right Time: The Life of a Rock and Roll Photographer.' Gruen talks about the many artists he's worked with and befriended over the years, from John Lennon and Yoko Ono, to the Sex Pistols, to Sean Lennon and Mark Ronson.

James Mercer of the Shins talks about 'The Great Divide'


James Mercer of the Shins - interview graphic

Jill Riley of The Current's Morning Show interviews James Mercer of the Shins about the band's new single, 'The Great Divide.' Mercer also talks about how he's been spending his time during the pandemic, and about what the Shins have been doing in support of Save Our Stages.

Listen to an interview and brand-new song from Morris Day


Morris Day and the Time performing in 2020

As Purple Current marks the end of Daylight Saving Time with 25 Hours of The Time, host Sean McPherson connected with legendary frontman Morris Day, who shares some stories about his career and also talks about the new song, 'Cooler Than Santa Claus,' a funky holiday number making its Purple Current debut today.

Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes talks about making 'Shore'


Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes interview graphic

Mary Lucia interviews Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes about his latest release, 'Shore.' Pecknold talks about what it was like to work with a range of different artists, and how the pandemic changed his mindset about this album release.

Interview: an October check-in with Lucius


Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe of Lucius

Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe of Lucius check in with The Current's Jill Riley to talk about what they've been up to during the pandemic so far. They also share some memories of performing in the rotunda of the Minnesota State Capitol building back in 2017.

Interview: Scott Avett of the Avett Brothers talks about 'The Third Gleam'


A Prairie Home Companion Avett Brothers

On Friday, Aug. 29, the Avett Brothers will release their eight-song collection, 'The Third Gleam.' In the run-up to the release, Scott Avett of the Avett Brothers connected with Jill Riley of The Current Morning Show to talk about the new EP and about how life has been going in 2020.

Lady Midnight: "We need to have moments of peace"


Lady Midnight

Lady Midnight's debut album 'Death Before Mourning' feels like the cosmos, slipping in and out of fire, water, air, and earth. Her response to George Floyd's death seems to be just as fluid, depending on the needs she senses in herself and the community: duty, mutual care, and now, a moment of peace. On Friday, June 12, she joined The Current's Morning Show to talk to Jill Riley about healing and the definition of "safety."