Luke Taylor Feature Archive

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. (03/05/2014)
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. (02/26/2014)
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. (02/25/2014)
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. (02/19/2014)
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. (02/13/2014)
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)