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Minneapolis native Ava Raiin on touring with Solange, making her debut album

If you’ve listened to Blood Orange’s Freetown Sound, seen Solange live, or caught certain shows by Carly Rae Jepsen, you’ve likely heard Ava Raiin before. You might not know it — she’s rarely on center stage. But Raiin has put years into her background singing career, and she’s so good that some of music’s most influential names…

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Totality during the 1999 solar eclipse

What's your eclipse jam?

With the total eclipse imminent, people are scrambling to figure out what the perfect song is for the moment of totality. What's your pick?

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The Current Sessions®

Amy Shark visits The Current as her music career takes off

Amy Shark performs in The Current studio

'It's still blowing my mind that I'm from a long way away, and my little song's being played in Minnesota,' says Australian singer-songwriter Amy Shark. 'It's amazing.' Amy Shark shared songs and stories when she visited The Current's studio for a session hosted by Jill Riley.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Band names that lie

Mumford & Sons

Sometimes bands will choose a name for themselves that is simply not factual. Maybe they are "The *blank Sisters" or "*blank* and Sons" or they are named after a last name that none of them have. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from band names that lie?

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