Luke Taylor Feature Archive

When New York-based band St. Lucia visited The Current's studios, front man Jean-Philip Grobler took a few minutes to tell us about his Fender Jaguar guitar. (02/12/2014)
Classical MPR's new Teacher Feature highlights the lives and work of music teachers throughout Minnesota. This week, we spotlight Julie Schramke of Achieve Language Academy in St. Paul, Minn. (02/11/2014)
Kollin Johannsen is a guitarist with of The Colourist, a pop-fuelled indie-rock band out of Orange County, Calif. When The Colourist played an in-studio session at The Current, Johannsen took a few minutes to tell us about his guitar. (02/05/2014)
Ross Clark is a guitarist and bassist with New York-based band, St. Lucia, who recently visited The Current for an in-studio session. For Clark, it was a homecoming of sorts; he attended McNally-Smith College of Music from 2004 to 2006, and he lived off Wabasha Street just a few blocks from Minnesota Public Radio. He took a few minutes to tell us about his Fender Jazzmaster. (01/29/2014)
Classical MPR's new Teacher Feature highlights the lives and work of music teachers throughout Minnesota. This week, we spotlight Adrian Davis of Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis. (01/28/2014)
This Sunday, Jan. 26, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (also known as The Recording Academy) will host its 56th annual Grammy Awards presentation. Awards will be given in 82 categories, but how does it all work? Here's an infographic and an article to explain it. (01/26/2014)
This Sunday, Jan. 26, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (also known as The Recording Academy) will host its 56th annual Grammy Awards presentation. Awards will be given in 82 categories, but how does it all work? Here's an infographic and an article to explain it. (01/24/2014)
Adam Castilla is the front man of The Colourist, a cheekily self-described "math pop" band out of Orange County, Calif. When The Colourist played an in-studio session at The Current, Castilla took a few minutes to tell us about his Gibson hollow-body guitar. (01/22/2014)
Jason Loewenstein is a multi-instrumentalist best known for his work with Sebadoh and the Fiery Furnaces. When Jason visited The Current's studio with Sebadoh, we had a chance to talk to him about his red Telecaster guitar -- and he enjoyed telling us about it. (01/15/2014)
A music teacher whose idiosyncratic approach inspired his students is now an inspiring story: 'Strings Attached' is a nonfiction account that reads like a novel. (12/24/2013)
Luke Taylor shares his picks for top songs of 2013. (12/24/2013)
Indie singer-songwriter Juliana Hatfield stopped in to The Current's studios a few weeks ago with her friend Matthew Caws as part of their collaborative project, Minor Alps. We asked Hatfield about her guitar; she told us about it and she also shares some advice for women who want to go guitar shopping. (12/18/2013)
Classical MPR's new Teacher Feature highlights the lives and work of music teachers throughout Minnesota. This week, we spotlight Brad Lambrecht of Alexandria, Minn. (12/17/2013)
Mick Cooke is a busy composer for screen and stage, but he's best known as a longtime member of the Scottish indie band Belle & Sebastian. I spoke with Cooke about his past and present projects, including his music for the new Nickelodeon series Zack and Quack. (12/12/2013)
Mick Cooke, the erstwhile trumpet player, bassist, guitarist and arranger for Belle & Sebastian, talks about why he left the band, about his blossoming composing career and about where we can hear his music next. (12/11/2013)