Homegrown

Man holding a guitar above his head
Michael Mayou for KUMD

    While there’s no shame in calling Homegrown and snipping off the wristband after Saturday night,  Brunch and Recovery Sunday is there for those who need it.

Homegrown Music Festival 2018: Day 5

May 4, 2018
Singer of the band holds up his guitar yelling out in excitement.
Stevie Twining for KUMD

      Homegrown Day 5 opened with an unofficial festival event that’s been happening so long they might as well put it in the field guide next year. SoupB4Supe offered up delicious soups ranging from vegan hot and sour to potato jalapeno and a warm communal feel as Homegrown musicians and fans mingled in the kitchen, on the porch, at the foosball table, or in the backyard of the venue dubbed 2104. Homegrown committee member Erin Naughton-Garrison presented Starfire with a cake in honor of his upcoming 50th birthday.

Homegrown Music Festival 2018: Day 4

May 3, 2018
Duluth musician joins another band on
Michael Mayou for KUMD

    It’s a bit mind-blowing to see an 11-year-old female lead singer nail everything from Stevie Ray Vaughn to Metallica to the B-52’s “Love Shack” while the 16-year-old female guitarist shreds along.

Homegrown Music Festival 2018: Day 3

May 2, 2018
Woman dancing in front of a sign reading Duluth Dolls
Vicki Kurker for KUMD

Tuesday, Day 3 of Homegrown, saw much of the action shift to Canal Park where fans could easily loop between Vikre, Amazing Grace, and the Sports Garden, or hop across the Lake Avenue Bridge and take in nearby shows at Prove Gallery or Dubh Linn.

Max Macgruder

If you're not still in a Homegrown stupor, you can take in the Duluth Art Institute's Photo Stupor opening at the Red Herring tomorrow night ... Design: DLH's Pop-up Shop and exhibit pops up Thursday ...

Homegrown Week on KUMD! 

The old-timey duo of Charlotte Montgomery and Kyle Ollah (formerly of Yester) busked outside of Grandma's Sports Garden during last year's Homegrown Music Festival. This year they have an official spot and a full band. Tune in for our session with them on Tuesday, April 28 at 2pm to preview their show at Prove Gallery the same night at 9.

 


Homegrown Week on KUMD!
Local actor and tax preparer Curran leads this laid-back, roots-rock trio. They've been performing regularly around the Twin Ports for the past few years, although they have yet to release an album. Listen to our session from April 27, 2015 in anticipation of their Thursday 11pm slot at the Tower Avenue Tavern for Duluth's Homegrown Music Festival.


Listen to our Live from Studio A session from May 1, 2014 with an artist from this year's Homegrown Music Festival. George Ellsworth has performed at the festival previously with many local bands, including James & Younger and Snobarn, but this is his first year as a solo artist.

George Ellsworth
Brother George
 


During Homegrown Week on KUMD we had a session with this progressive guitar rock group made up of local music veterans from April 30, 2014. They talk about how they all got together to form the band and play a few of their songs.

Thunder Brothers on Reverbnation


Listen to our session with this acoustic ska duo featuring Jason Wusso and Veikko Lepisto from April 30, 2014. They joined us during Homegrown week and talked about how they connected up to start playing together.

Wood Blind Homegrown