Luke Taylor Feature Archive

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)
When Mason Jennings stopped in to The Current's studio to chat with Jill Riley and perform a few songs, we asked him about his guitar. He told us how way he found it, who his influences are and which tuning he prefers. (12/04/2013)
Classical MPR's new Teacher Feature highlights the lives and work of music teachers throughout Minnesota. This week, we spotlight Brad Ollmann of St. Anthony Park Elementary School in St. Paul, Minn. (12/03/2013)
Matthew Caws (Nada Surf, The Minor Alps) was in The Current's studios a couple weeks ago. We asked him about his guitar, and he remembered exactly where he got it and what he immediately loved about it. (11/27/2013)
Lou Barlow (Sebadoh, Dinosaur Jr., Folk Implosion) was in The Current's studios with Sebadoh a couple weeks ago. We asked him about how he found his guitar, and he described how it was influenced by 80s band the Neats and by a dream. (11/20/2013)
Classical MPR's new Teacher Feature highlights the lives and work of music teachers throughout Minnesota. This week, we spotlight Christopher Fogderud of Brainerd High School in Brainerd, Minn. (11/19/2013)
Classical MPR's new Teacher Feature highlights the lives and work of music teachers throughout Minnesota. This week, we spotlight Tim Buzza of Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis. (11/05/2013)
The weekend's game highlights: Minnesota United FC finish their season with a goal fest; MLS Cup playoffs; and lots of Premiership action including a goal by a goalkeeper, a south Wales derby and a clash of the titans in North London. And naturally, a music pick. (11/04/2013)
When The Head and the Heart visited The Current for an in-studio session and an interview with Mac Wilson, the band's Jonathan Russell took some time to tell us about his guitar, including where he bought it and how he uses it in the band's songwriting process. (10/30/2013)
An exciting weekend that featured the Tyne and Wear derby, Portland clinch a vital spot in MLS, and Minnesota United FC mainstay Kevin Friedland plays in a glorious victory at home as he prepares to hang up his boots. (10/28/2013)
When King Khan and The Shrines stopped in to The Current studios for an in-studio session and an interview with Mary Lucia, the band's lead guitarist Till Timm took a few minutes after the set to talk about his vintage guitar. (10/23/2013)