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.

Bridges of Madison County photo
Courtesy photo / 'The Bridges of Madison County' National Tour

He won two Tony awards for writing the musical version of "The Bridges of Madison County." We speak composer Jason Robert Brown about that musical, which opens at the Wharton Center Thursday night.

Sunny Wilkinson and Ron Newman photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

Singer Sunny Wilkinson is our Live Music Friday guest. Ron Newman, her husband, is also with us on piano in WKAR's Studio S.

Marlowe photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

Lovers of the ukulele will gather again in Lansing this weekend for Mighty Uke Day. It’s really three days of music in Lansing’s Old Town. We talk with organizer Ben Hassenger and rising ukulele star Marlowe.

Sistrum photo
Courtesy photo / Sistrum

This weekend, the Sistrum choir of Lansing will be celebrating their 30th year. Current State's Jamie Paisley attends a rehearsal with this all-female chorus, and speak with their Artistic Director, Dr. Meredith Bowen.

Enrique Diemecke bust at FSO
Jamie Paisley / WKAR

Next year marks the landmark 100th season of the Flint Symphony Orchestra’s existence. Current State speaks with Maestro Enrique Diemecke about the highlights of the 2016-17 season.

David G. Smith photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

David G. Smith is our Live Music Friday guest ahead of a couple of Friday gigs in East Lansing. The Iowa-based singer-guitarist has a new album is called “First Love.”

Daniel Hsu photo
Courtesy photo / Lansing Symphony Orchestra

We speak with Lansing Symphony Orchestra maestro Timothy Muffitt about Wednesday's concert, along with Gilmore Young Artist Award winner Daniel Hsu ahead of his appearance with the LSO.