From Sept. 17 to 21, The Current's Bill DeVille was in Nashville, Tenn., attending the 2014 Americana Music Festival and Conference. Get a sense of the experience through this collection of Bill's Tweets and Facebook posts.
For her first album in four years, Lucinda Williams pulled out all the stops. 'Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone' is a sprawling collection featuring 20 songs, almost all written by Lucinda herself. She is one of the great songwriters of our time and an Americana legend.
In town to play a couple of gigs at the Turf Club in St. Paul, JD McPherson and his band stop by The Current's studio to chat with Bill DeVille and to play some tunes they're currently road-testing in the run-up to the release of their next album.
With a successful career spanning more than 45 years, Robert Plant isn't just a talented musician; he's a rock legend. Plant recently caught up with United States of Americana host Bill DeVille to talk about his new album, <em>Lullaby And... The Ceaseless Roar</em>.
The Current's Bill DeVille loves music and he loves the State Fair. He shares his thoughts about some of the music acts appearing on stages throughout the 2014 Minnesota State Fair.
The morning after playing a sold-out show at the Fine Line Music Cafe in Minneapolis, OK Go stopped in to The Current's studio to play an acoustic set and to talk with Bill DeVille.
Things have really taken off in the last several months for New Orleans rocker Benjamin Booker. He's been touring constantly, he's appeared on 'The Late Show' with David Letterman, and he just wrapped a few opening dates on Jack White's tour. He even found time to drop by The Current Studio for a session. All that, and he didn't even have an album out. Until now.
On tour supporting her 14th studio album, 'Unrepentant Geraldines', as well as her rich back-catalogue, Tori Amos stopped by The Current's studio early on Sunday to play some songs and to have a chat with Bill DeVille.
After attending a special preview screening this week, The Current's Bill DeVille shares his thoughts about the new James Brown biopic, starring Chadwick Boseman and directed by Tate Taylor. Read Bill's remarks and view a trailer for the film.
It was a huge week for Jenny Lewis. She debuts at the top of the Chart with "Just One of the Guys," from her forthcoming album, <em>The Voyager</em>. The album, produced by Beck, is set to release Tuesday, July 29. Jenny pulled out all the stops for the new video which stars Anne Hathaway, Kristen Stewart and Brie Larson in drag.
Ahead of his trippy performance at the newly renovated Northrop Auditorium on Saturday, June 28, Ray LaMontagne stopped by The Current studios to record a Theft of the Dial with host Bill DeVille.
Recorded at Pachyderm Studios in Cannon Falls, Minn., and produced by Low's Alan Sparhawk, 'Wild Animals' just might be Trampled by Turtles' best batch of songs yet.
Jack White goes from the middle of the pack to numero uno on this week's Chart. Not the first time that's happened in his illustrious career! If you are a fan of the White Stripes, Jack is issuing <em>Live Under the Lights of the Rising Sun</em>, a <a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/jack-white-to-issue-rare-white-stripes-live-recordings-on-vinyl-20140707">live double-LP as part of "Vault Package" series</a> on his Third Man Label.
Born and raised in Tracy, Minn., Dennis Morgan is a songwriter who has had a quite a bit of success in Nashville since the late 60s. Besides Bob Dylan, Morgan is the only other Minnesota-born writer on the Country Songwriters Hall of Fame. Morgan spoke to Bill DeVille on United States of Americana.
Klara and Johanna Söderberg of First Aid Kit augment their magical sibling harmonies with a fuller sound and richer arrangements -- which may not have been possible without their connection to Omaha's Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis.