Live from Studio A

Weekdays during Music Through the Day

Live performance and interviews with local, regional, and national artists.

Live from Studio A on KUMD is made possible by Ampers and the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


Friday, May 4 at 2pm | Ingeborg Von Agassiz

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Listen to our session with the frontman from Twin Cities Band Painted Saints from April 25, 2014. He talks about some of the other bands he is working with and influences that have changed his songwriting.

Homegrown week continued on KUMD as Gaelynn Lea and Dan Dresser, also known as the Getarounds, joined us for a session from May 2, 2014. They talk about how they formed their duet and play some of their songs.

The Getarounds

One of Homegrown's original acts returns with a new band, the Extinct Gingers, for the festival. Listen to our session from May 2, 2014 as this singer/songwriter reminisces about Homegrowns past and shares some new material.

Amy Abts

Listen to our session from April 29, 2014 with this alt-bluegrass band. They recently released a self-titled album and discuss some of the fresh new material.

Tin Can Gin

Listen to our session with another Duluth Homegrown Music Festival performer from May 1, 2014. This is the latest project from local musician Tim Nelson, who played the very first Homegrown as part of the First Ladies.

Timothy Martin and the New Norm
Duluth Homegrown Music Festival

Listen to our session with this 15-year-old local singer/songwriter from April 18, 2014, who is featured on the latest Beaner's Central One Week Live CD.

Listen to our session from June 13, 2014 with Ellis Paul who emerged from Boston's thriving music scene in the '90s. He plays us a few songs and talks about his new upcoming album and his recent commencement speech at the University of Maine.

Listen to our session from April 10, 2014 with this Northern Minnesota native, who's known for his talents as a gypsy jazz guitarist. He performs with his band the Clearwater Hot Club on Saturday, April 12 at Tycoon's in Duluth.

This Midwestern singer/songwriter joined us for a session on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. He's the host and musical director of a new radio variety show, Take it with You.

Listen to our session from April 11, 2014 with this Duluth trio, who describe their music as "aggressive Americana." They recorded an anthem for the Duluth Community Garden Program's vegetable of the year, beans, performed at the program's Slugfest fundraising event on April 12, 2014 at Clyde Iron Works in Duluth.

Listen to our session from March 14, 2014 with this Minneapolis indie folk/rock quartet. Their latest release, Iced Over: Thawing Minnesota's Local Lore, came out of a year-long project of researching stories and local history in smaller communities across Minnesota.

Listen to our session from March 19, 2014 with this composer, pianist, and multi-instrumentalist who's based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. When not performing his own work, Cosgrove is a sideman in other projects including Duluth's own St. Anyway. Cosgrove's latest album, Field Studies, is influenced by his interest in landscape and in preserving America's natural soundscapes.

Listen to our session with Minneapolis based electronic indie rock band Beasthead from March 7, 2014. They played the night before at the Red Star Lounge in Duluth at an event called Men as Peacemakers designed to promote the Best Party Model, whose goal is to help prevent sexual violence.

Listen to our session with Minnesota Bluegrass band from March 21, 2014. The Platte Valley Boys have been playing together since 1975.

  Influential Duluth band Low recently celebrated 20 years together. Listen to our special hour-long session from February 13, 2014 as we talked with them about their legacy, and their most recent release.