Live from Studio A

4/6 Live From Studio A: Georgia Rae Family Band

Apr 2, 2018

  

Fiddle champion Georgia Rae was joined by her sisters, lead singer and ukelele player Kelly Jo and banjo and mandolin player Quin. The Illinois trio headlined this years Cabin Fever Bluegrass Festival at Duluth's Radisson Harborview Hotel April 6-8th. We got a preview when they joined us in the studio on April 6.

Georgia Rae Family Band

Cabin Fever Festival

Miller is a member of Twin Cities orchestral indie rock band We are the Willows. He be performed at a songwriter showcase at the Red Herring, then the full band joined hime at the same venue on that same night. He dropped by our studios on April 5 for a preview of both sets.

We are the Willows 
Red Herring Lounge

Thank you listener-members!

Mar 22, 2018

Thank you to all our listener members who contributed to KUMD during our Spring Membership Drive! Whether you support KUMD with an annual membership or give monthly as a sustaining member, all donations keep KUMD on the air for everyone to enjoy. If you missed the drive, it’s not too late to click and join today! KUMD is handcrafted radio made possible by you. Thank you.

3/30 Live From Studio A: Jacob Mahon

Mar 20, 2018

Since moving to Duluth as a teenager just two years ago, Mahon has been drawing attention for his unique, beyond-his-years singing and songwriting style as well as his guitar skills. He's won songwriting competitions hosted by Beaner's Central and by Duluth Dylan Days. He released his debut album, Llamaless on March 31 at Beaner's and will stop by our studios for a preview on March 30.

Jacob Mahon

Beaner's Central

3/28 Live From Studio A: Dusty Heart

Mar 20, 2018

Minnesota Americana singer/songwriters Molly Dean and Barbara Jean had established solo careers before forming this duo just a couple of years ago after being invited to open a Colorado tour for Dave Simonett and Dave Carroll of Trampled by Turtles. The two released their self-titled debut album on March 16; we found out more when they joined us in the studio for a session on March 28. They played the same evening at Glensheen as part of that venue's March Unplugged series.

Dusty Heart

3/22 Live From Studio A: Nat Harvie Trio

Mar 19, 2018

Duluth native Harvie drew attention with their high school band, Vivielle, which eventually broke up after the members went off to college. After putting out some solo material, Harvie formed this "100% queer" solo project that also features bassist Becca DeBoer (Red Mountain) and drummer Sam Williams (Chase Down Blue). The trio put out its first album, Nat Harvie's Broken Record, on March 23. They joined us for a preview of the show on March 22.

Nat Harvie Trio on Facebook

Teague Alexy and Erik Berry
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Teague Alexy's Irish immigrant grandparents inspired his love of Irish music, while one of mandolinist Erik Berry's pre-Trampled by Turtles bands was called Father McClanahan and His Irish Snake Stompers. The two found themselves comparing notes about Irish music for years before joining forces to perform and record in the genre. They released an album, Irish American, in late 2017. They joined us in the studio on March 14 to give us a preview of a run of shows they have scheduled for St.

3/14 Live From Studio A: Fox and Coyote

Mar 13, 2018
Fox & Coyote
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We welcomed this Minneapolis indie folk/rock group back to our studios on March 14. They performed the same night at Sound in Duluth.

Fox & Coyote

Sound

2/13 Live From Studio A: Reina del Cid

Feb 12, 2018

This Twin Cities indie folk/rock artist recently released her third album, Rerun City. She and her longtime guitarist Toni Lindgren join us in the studio on Tuesday, February 13 at 2pm. They perform the following night at Papa Charlie's in Lutsen.

Reina del Cid

Papa Charlie's

1/24 Live from Studio A: Charlie Parr

Jan 18, 2018
Charlie Parr
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This local favorite joined us in the studio on January 24. He released his album Dog, back in September and gave candid interviews about how his struggle with depression influenced the making of the record. He's currently doing a January residency Wednesdays at the Cedar Lounge in Superior and will take the stage the same night at 8.

Charlie Parr

Cedar Lounge

Four women standing with instruments in front of a wall of CDs
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Laura Sellner debuted Superior Siren as a solo project in Duluth in 2012 expanding her atmospheric, eerie folk sound by adding cellist Rachel Gobin, bassist Nyssa Krause, and drummer Emma Deaner in 2015. The quartet released its first, much-anticipated self-titled debut on January 12, 2018. They joined us that afternoon to share songs from the album and talk about how the project has grown and changed.

Superior Siren

Man sitting on a stool playing guitar and singing into a microphone and woman standing playing accordian
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We had a great session with this duo, which features Wisconsin native Jason Dae West and Arizona native Aurelia Anne Cohen, on January 5, 2018. Both were wanderers before they had a child and settled down in their current home in small-town Oregon; West traveled the country, sometimes hopping trains, and Cohen was (and still is) a circus performer. The two, who describe their sound as "original Western folk music," still tour regularly and have released four albums.

Two men standing playing guitar and singing into microphones
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This Brooklyn-based indie pop/rock performer recently released a new album, Flickering Light. We found out more about it and heard some tunes when he joined us in the studio on December 22, 2017.

 Benjamin Cartel  

Man sitting on a stool playing guitar and singing into a microphone
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Listen to our session with this Wisconsin native, formerly of Hugh Bob and the Hustle, who recently released a solo EP, Lost + Found. After moving to Nashville to explore more music opportunities, the singer/songwriter has had the chance to tour with Nikki Lane, Margo Price, and other Nashville-based performers. He joined us in the studio on December 18, 2017.

Hugh Masterson

Four men and one woman standing in front of shelves of CDs
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We were excited to host this all-star lineup of string musicians in our studios on December 15, 2017.  They were in town for what was billed as a "String Summit" at Duluth's newest venue, Sound.

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