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.
Silverlake, Los Angeles-based quintet The Lonely Wild aim to conjure the mythic Old West, decorating their supple, beautifully textured indie folk-rock with flourishes straight out of Ennio Morricone's classic film scores for 1960s and '70s Westerns like <em>The Good, The Bad and the Ugly</em>.
In town for a show at the Fine Line Music Cafe, the Black Angels stopped by The Current studios to play a few songs and talk to host Bill DeVille about some very special audience members spotted at their Minneapolis show, their work running and curating the Austin Psych Fest, the affinity between their sound and artists like Ty Segall, and how the ensured the hard-rocking sound of their new record.
Phosphorescent is the stage name of singer-songwriter Matthew Houck. An Alabama native who cut his teeth on the famed Athens, Ga. music scene, Houck plays melancholy and beautiful indie-folk in the same vein as Bonnie Prince Billie and others.
<em>Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective</em> includes 7 CDs, a 72-page book and a good chunk of his session work, his early recordings with the Allman Joys & Hour Glass, a bunch of unreleased & live music, and many Allman Brothers classics. Enter for your chance to win!
By the end of this album, you won't forget the name Gary Clark, Jr.
While in town to play at the 7th St. Entry, London-based indie folk band Daughter stopped by The Current studio to chat with Bill DeVille and perform a few songs.