London Grammar's Dan Rothman, after playing a session in The Current's studio, took some time to tell us about his guitar, a circa 1980 Gretsch BST he recently acquired in Los Angeles.
The world-renowned pianist will bring his music to Lake Wobegon while he hopes to discover some new things himself. 'A Prairie Home Companion' airs on Saturdays at 5 p.m. on Classical MPR.
Steve Harris, the guitarist for Gary Numan, spoke to us about his Gibson Les Paul guitar, including how he found it and the bit-crush effects he uses when playing with Numan.
Classical MPR's Teacher Feature highlights the lives and work of music teachers throughout Minnesota. This week, we meet Terry Brau, band director at Willmar Senior High School in Willmar, Minn.
Real Estate front man Martin Courtney's sea-foam green Fender Stratocaster certainly catches the eye. Courtney tells us how it also caught his ear.
When the Sam Roberts Band stopped in to The Current's studio to chat with Jill Riley and to play a few songs off their new album, <i>Lo-Fantasy</i>, we had some time at the end to ask Sam Roberts about his guitar. He was happy to tell us about two guitars that he likes so much, he calls them "a couple of good friends."
Classical MPR's Teacher Feature highlights the lives and work of music teachers throughout Minnesota. This week, we meet Jonathan Laflamme, director of bands at Little Falls Community High School in Little Falls, Minn.
Jeremy Messersmith and his band stopped by The Current to play an in-studio set in MPR's Forum, hosted by Steve Seel. Just before they packed up the van for their trek to SXSW in Austin, Texas, Jeremy took some time to talk to us about his guitars.
When dream-pop four-piece Kins stopped in to The Current's studio for a session ahead of their gig at the Turf Club in St. Paul, front man Thomas Savage took some time to tell us about his guitar, including why he hasn't clipped the excess off his strings just yet.
Classical MPR's new Teacher Feature highlights the lives and work of music teachers throughout Minnesota. In this week's spotlight is Woody Woodward of The Blake School's Highcroft Campus in Wayzata, Minn.
Lucius guitarist Peter Lalish took some time to tell us about how he enjoys finding vintage gear to help him create a '60s garage sound with authenticity. He also explains why he loves Minnesota so much -- you just might come think of him as a local musician once removed.
When he was in the studio with his band The Jicks a couple weeks ago, indie rock paragon Stephen Malkmus took a few minutes to talk to us about his guitar (and how he bought it from a friend) and about his approaches to performing and songwriting.
Classical MPR's new Teacher Feature highlights the lives and work of music teachers throughout Minnesota. This week, we spotlight Rikka Dick of Pine Island Public School in Pine Island, Minn.
When Dr. Dog came to town to play a couple shows at First Avenue, they also stopped by The Current for an in-studio session. We asked Dr. Dog's Scott McMicken if he had a few minutes to talk to us about his guitar. It turns out he had been on a bit of a quest to find it.
Brooklyn, N.Y.-based five-piece Lucius were last in The Current's studios in October 2013, and they have been touring aggressively since that time. They'll be back in town next week for a sold-out show at The Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis, and they recently checked in with us from the road.