Live Music

12/11 Live From Studio A: Kristy Marie

Dec 11, 2015

This Duluth musician, massage therapist, and spiritual seeker joined us for a session on December 11, 2015. She shared some songs and talked about her forthcoming album, Maiden America; she describes its sound as "ethereal folk music with a story to tell."  While her previous album, 2011's Bird by Bird, was a collaboration with other songwriters, the new disc features only Kristy's original tunes brought to life with her band, the forget me nots, featuring local musicians Jim Hall and Mark Glen (Charlie Parr also makes an appearance on the album). 

Listen to our session from November 20, 2015 for a session with this Minneapolis indie rock band who released their debut EP, Time Will Come, earlier this year. They were in town to play a couple of shows around town.

After releasing attention-grabbing internet singles, this Duluth five-piece unleashed their debut album, Dark Side of the Roller Rink, on November 13. They joined us in the studio on November 12, 2015 to give us a taste of their garage-rock-meets-synth-pop sound in anticipation of their release show the following night. 

  This Minnesota guitarist, the son of artist George Morrison, has put together a jazz album as a soundtrack to a slideshow of his father's work. He joined us on November 3, 2015 to preview a live showing of the slideshow and performance of the soundtrack at the Tweed Museum of Art the same evening.

This New Orleans string band joined us on October 21, 2015. They be performed at a square dance at Tycoons in Duluth the same night.

This Denver, Colorado Americana band joined us for a session on October 6, 2015. They performed the same night at Amazing Grace Bakery in Duluth.

The nontraditional bluegrass band from the Twin Cities, Ginstrings, joined us October 1, 2015. They played the same night at the Red Herring Lounge in Duluth.


Listen to our session from July 17, 2015 with this Mississippi native who's keeping the Bentonia style of blues alive. Holmes still runs the Blue Front Cafe, which was started by his parents and is one of the oldest juke joints in Mississippi. His 2006 debut album, Back to Beltonia, won three Living Blues awards, and he's since released three more discs. He performed the same night at the Red Herring Lounge in Duluth.

7/23 Live From Studio A: The Sharrows

Jul 7, 2015

Listen to our session with three-fifths of this rootsy rock band from Madison, Wisconsin from July 23, 2015. They talked about recording their latest EP, Days of Yore, at Mississippi's Zebra Ranch Studio (started by Jim Dickinson and now run by his sons, Luther and Cody of the North Mississippi Allstars).

The Sharrows

This Grand Marais singer/songwriter and guitarist joined us in the studio on June 26 2015. He performed the next day at the Park Point Art Fair.
Michael Monroe
Park Point Art Fair

This country gospel group, which includes local musician Colleen Myhre, got its start playing at a small country church in Mahtowa, Minnesota. They recently released their second album and joined us in the studio on June 26, 2015. They performed at a CD release show on June 28 at 7pm at Teatro Zuccone in Duluth.
The Holy Hootenanners
Teatro Zuccone

Listen to our session from June 25, 2015 with this Asheville, North Carolina new-folk duo. They performed the same night at 10 at Fitger's Brewhouse in Duluth.

This Canadian rocker is releasing his third album, Sweet American Music,  which once again features his Minnesota band the Governors and was produced at Sparta Sound. He joined us in the studio on June 23, 2015 to talk about the album and preview the band's set at Taste of Ely later the same night.

Minneapolis singer/songwriter Rundman has visited Studio A before with his folk duo Kaivama, but we got a taste of his very different indie pop solo work when he joined us on June 18, 2015. 

Listen to our session from June 10, 2015 with this group, led by Cloquet native Clark, who relocated to Portland, Oregon last year. They will be releasing a new album, recorded at Modest Mouse's private studio in Portland and produced by Grammy award winner Steve Berlin. They have a show at Pizza Luce in Duluth on June 13.