Drive-By Truckers are back with the tenth album of their nearly 20-year career, and this might be one their finest. The Truckers sing about what they know: real people with real-life problems in small-town America. They deliver their music with conviction, simplicity and grit.
Bruce Springsteen is back with one of the more interesting albums he's recorded. His 18th studio album is a kind of an "odds & sods" collection, and the first culled from older material.
Brothers Page Burkum and Jack Torrey of The Cactus Blossoms stopped in to The Current's studios to play a few songs and to talk with Bill DeVille as part of the fourth-anniversary show of <i>United States of Americana</i>.
Weekend host and Time Machine pilot Bill DeVille's picks for the best music of 2013.
With winter setting in and those colder temperatures upon us, light the fireplace and give The Avett Brothers' <i>Magpie and the Dandelion</i> a spin. It'll warm your heart and soul.
Amos Lee came by The Current studios before his show at the State Theatre and chatted with United States of Americana host Bill DeVille.
To call Bonnie Raitt "accomplished" is an understatement, yet after 19 albums and 10 Grammy Awards, Raitt continues to work just as hard as ever. She recently chatted with The Current's Bill DeVille about her music and about her many connections to Minnesota.
On tour in support of their seventh studio album, the appropriately named <i>VII</i>, Portland, Ore., band Blitzen Trapper stopped in to The Current's studios to play some songs and to chat with Bill DeVille.
The Current's Bill DeVille recently visited Nashville, Tenn., to attend the Americana Music Conference — very fitting for the host of <i>United States of Americana</i>! Read about and see photos of Bill's experiences in "Music City."
Desaparecidos — the name means "the disappeared ones" in Spanish — did exactly that not long after their 2002 album, <i>Read Albums/Speak Spanish</i>. After reuniting and releasing a handful of singles, Desaparecidos are touring once more and stopped in to The Current's studios to talk to Bill DeVille.
Jake Bugg is a breath of fresh air in this world full of manufactured pop music and television singing competitions, and he's often armed only with little more than a guitar and a song.
Bill DeVille chatted with band leader and tuba player Ben Jaffe of the legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band in between their music set recorded at City Winery in New York about their new record <em>That's It!</em>, working with Dan Wilson of Semisonic, and the group's historic performances including Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater in the 60s.
Mayer Hawthorne is known for delivering Motown and even Barry White influenced vintage R&B, but his 5th studio album <em>Where Does This Door Go</em> is a little different. He seems to have ditched the retro-soul influenced sound in favor of something a little more modern.
The Avett Brothers stopped by The Current studios before their show at the Somerset Amphitheater to chat with host Bill DeVille about their upcoming album. They gave us a sneak peak with a performance of the new single "Part From Me," and played a couple old tracks, too.
Laura Marling's fourth album, <em>Once I Was An Eagle</em>, was expertly produced by Ethan Johns, who is best known for his work with Kings of Leon, Ryan Adams and Ray LaMontagne. It's a wonderful-sounding album, spare and earthy.