Music

Peter Frampton will forever hold a place in the hearts of his fans. 13-million people bought “Frampton Comes Alive” in the 70’s. Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with the guitar legend ahead of his return to Michigan this week.


Dr. Christopher Heidenreich photo
Courtesy photo / Washtenaw Community Concert Band

Later this week, the Washtenaw Community Concert Band goes to tinsel town for their next performance. We speak with Dr. Chris Heidenreich about the program, and learn about some of the costume changes he’s had to make in Ann Arbor.

Escher String Quartet photo
Sophie Zhai / Courtesy Escher Quartet

Current State's Jamie Paisley speaks with the 1st violinist of the Escher String Quartet ahead of their upcoming Fontana Chamber Arts summer performance in Kalamazoo.


Michelle Held photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

Our Live Music Friday guest is Michelle Held, a singer-songwriter out of Detroit. She’ll be part of a show next week at the Old Town General Store in  Lansing with local favorite Jen Sygit and others.


Shelby Ann-Marie band photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

Fresh off a gig at the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City, our Live Music Friday guest is country music singer Shelby Ann-Marie. She’s 18 years old and heading to Nashville this fall.

Carolyn Sherrill photo
Mary Brown

We attend the retirement party of Maestro Carolyn Sherill. After 26 years with the Meridian Concert Band, she’ll be retiring next month after a few final Independence Day concerts across Mid-Michigan.


Our Live Music Friday guests today are The Corey Kendrick Trio. Kendrick is a jazz pianist with a Master's Degree from MSU. The group’s debut album is called “Rootless.”

Flatt Lonesome photo
Courtesy photo / Flatt Lonesome

Current State gets that down home feeling, as the 21st annual JuneGrass Bluegrass Festival gets underway at the Kent County Fairgrounds this weekend in Lowell.


Baroque on Beaver photo
Courtesy photo / Baroque on Beaver

Michigan and the Great Lakes Region are rich in classical music and more this summer. Resident classical music guys Jamie Paisley and Peter Whorf take us on a preview tour.


Wally Pleasant photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

Our Live Music Friday guest is Wally Pleasant. Tonight at the Lansing City Pulse River Rock concert, he’ll perform his classic album “Songs About Stuff” in its entirety.

Strike Percussion Ensemble photo
Jamie Paisley / WKAR

We attend a rehearsal of the Strike Percussion Ensemble of Caledonia. In addition to their performance this weekend, we’ll learn why the group is heading to New Orleans the day after the concert.


MSU flute professor and Lansing Symphony principal Richard Sherman talks with Current State about his recent CD for Lansing's Blue Griffin Recordings.


Appleseed Collective photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

For Live Music Friday, we’ll welcome one of the groups in East Lansing for Saturday’s Pumpstock concert. The Appleseed Collective out of Ann Arbor has a new EP called “The Tour Tapes.”

Banjo camp photo
Courtesy photo / Stan Werbin

This weekend, people will explore dueling Banjo styles in Olivet. We learn about Bluegrass and Old-Time playing at the 12th Annual Midwest Banjo Camp with co-director, Stan Werbin.


Timothy Muffitt photo
Courtesy photo / Timothy Muffitt

The Lansing Symphony Orchestra just signed Timothy Muffitt to another three-year contract. We speak with the Maestro and learn more about the recently announced 2016-17 season.


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