Valerie June visited The Current's studio on August 10, 2013, to play a few songs and to chat with Mac Wilson. After the session, the Memphis singer-songwriter took some time to talk about her then-new acoustic guitar and the mystical connection she felt with it. Valerie June plays Rock the Garden on Sunday, June 22, 2014.
Led by host Michael Barone, a group of 45 travelers are spending two weeks visiting more than 50 pipe organs throughout Switzerland. Get a taste of what they're experiencing amidst the Alps.
When Angel Olsen stopped in to The Current's studio to play some songs the day after her gig at The Cedar Cultural Center, she took a few minutes to tell us about her Gibson guitar and about the cool shop in Nashville, Tenn., where she bought it.
Classical MPR's Teacher Feature highlights the lives and work of music teachers throughout Minnesota. This week, we meet Eric Sayre, who originally taught music in Minnesota and is now executive director of the Guyana Lutheran Music Academy in New Amsterdam, Guyana.
Season-finale concerts by Angelica Cantanti youth choirs and by Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies bring more than 700 kids onto the Orchestra Hall stage the weekend of May 3 and 4.
When Bombay Bicycle Club were in The Current's studio ahead of their show at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis, Jamie MacColl took a few moments to talk about the band's custom-built Farida guitars.
MPR News has confirmed the Minnesota Orchestra board of directors approved a two-year contract for Osmo Vänskä to return as music director. He will start May 1.
When G. Love stopped in to The Current's studio to play some songs off his new album, 'Sugar', he had a few moments to tell us about his guitar before heading off to First Avenue. It turns out G. Love's guitar is more than an instrument; it's his autograph collection.
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."
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.