Hanna Cesario

Lead singer of the Social Disaster singing into microphone
Maxwell McGruder

It was only Tuesday, and already one Duluth Homegrown Music Festival venue was at capacity with a short line to get in.  It was a tight squeeze all over Canal Park for Day 3.

After an early-evening start in the West End with bellydancers and beer as Lady Slipper kicked off the night at Bent Paddle Brewing, the action slid downtown.

HOMEGROWN WEEK ON KUMD. 
This Mankato native picked up a ukelele during her last year at UMD, and after graduating in 2012, spent a couple of years in the local music scene playing and singing jazz standards. 

She released an album in 2015, Ain't Misbehavin', backed by local musicians Sam Miltich, Matt Mobley, and Chad Erlemeier and including one original tune. Although Cesario's moved back to her hometown, she returned to perform at Duluth's Homegrown Music Festival on Tuesday, May 3 at Vikre Distillery, and she joined us in the studio prior to her performance.