Scott Olstad

Associate Digital Producer, commerce
Minnesota Public Radio

Scott Olstad Feature Archive

Sam Cooke - Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963
Sam Cooke is the King of Soul, but a legacy built purely on his studio records would belittle his incomparable talent as a performer. (02/07/2014)
Top 89
Associate digital producer Scott Olstad's picks for the best of 2013. (12/09/2013)
A Night at the Fitz
In a warm and wonderful evening of storytelling, laughter and plenty of music, Garrison Keillor is joined by The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. For a limited time, you can stream the entire album. (05/03/2013)
Good things come in threes with indie rockers, Ra Ra Riot. Fresh of the release of their third album, the band stopped by our studio for the third time to play three songs. (03/05/2013)
Aretha Franklin's biography is a tour of the music industry's movers-and-shakers over the past half-century. She is the musical equivalent of Kevin Bacon: so linked to the influential figures of rock and soul history that a connection is never more than six steps removed. (02/19/2013)
If a young Otis Redding tried to break into the industry today, he would find the path to fame offers a range of new avenues. (02/08/2013)
Beards, blue jeans, sweaters and flannel. Field Report came to The Current dressed in the winter uniform of the Midwest. (11/16/2012)
She has one of the best-selling albums of the year. She performed on SNL. Now Lana Del Rey is taking over The Current. (11/13/2012)
Famous for his work with The New Pornographers, A.C. Newman is making a name for his own name with his solo career. Listen to his in-studio session. (11/02/2012)
On the strength of their low-fi garage pop sound, the Australian four-piece has generated considerable buzz surrounding their upcoming debut album. (10/21/2012)
Now with as many albums in the 2000s as they recorded in the 80s, the Massachusetts alt-rock band proves with each new release that the sequel can be better than the original. (10/19/2012)
Silversun Pickups lead singer, Brian Aubert, hijacks our airwaves to share his musical picks in this edition of Theft of the Dial (10/18/2012)
What would The Current sound like if it were run by the Liverpudlians from The Wombats? We find out in this edition of Theft of the Dial. (10/18/2012)
While in town for a Wednesday show at the Varsity Theater, Beth Orton stopped by The Current studios to perform a few songs and chat with Steve Seel about songwriting with kids, the inspiration behind her new songs and working with producer Tucker Martine. (10/15/2012)
Morrissey returns to Minneapolis this month. Tranmission's Jake Rudh lists the top Moz/Smiths jams that get folks out on the dance floor for his Transmission dance nights. (10/04/2012)