Night owls: Albert Hammond Jr. is the musical guest on tonight's Late Late Show with James Corden. When Albert and his band last visited our studio, they performed a great two-song mashup; check out video of it here:
'I fell in love with the idea of writing songs and playing,' Albert Hammond Jr. says, reflecting on the origins of his career. It helped that Hammond's father is a songwriter himself, and that both of his parents are very supportive. Hammond Jr. spoke more about his career arc when he stopped in to The Current for an in-studio session hosted by Jill Riley.
Tonight on Transmission, Jake Rudh takes you to another time and place through the worlds of lounge, bossa nova, jazz and down-tempo. We invite you to join him live at 10 p.m. (CST) for an hour of pure relaxation with the hi-fi high and the lights down low (cocktails not included). http://thecurrent.org/listen
Craig Minowa has long imagined film versions of Cloud Cult's albums. Good things come to those who wait: For 'The Seeker' -- the band's tenth full-length release -- a film starring Josh Radnor and Alex McKenna accompanies it. With the album set to release on Feb. 12, Minowa spoke about the marriage of music and visuals on 'The Seeker.'
Lucinda Williams' second double album in less than two years is inspired by a 190-mile stretch of road near the place in Louisiana where she grew up. If GQ magazine recently called Jason Isbell the King of Americana, perhaps Lucinda Williams is its reigning queen.
The Great American Songbook is the umbrella term for the most significant and timeless popular works from the 1920s through the '50s, and a case can be made that Ella Fitzgerald left the most indelible stamp on those classics. Read more about Fitzgerald, whom The Current's listeners selected as one the honorees for Black History Month.
Embracing a range of folk-infused influences, New Zealand singer-songwriter Marlon Williams' self-titled solo debut is likely to earn fans the world over. Stream Williams' forthcoming album in its entirety before its Feb. 19 release date.
Fresh off their gig at 10 Thousand Sounds Festival this past weekend, Sylvan Esso — comprising Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn — stopped in to The Current's studio to play some songs and to chat with David Campbell.
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