Live from Studio A

Singer/songwriter, artist, member of the Leech Lake Ojibwe, former marine, and mom; Annie Humphrey is all of these things. She joined us in the studio January 8, 2016. She had a CD release show the same night at the American Indian Community Housing Organization in Duluth, with a display of her art work. Annie performed for our Ojibwe Then and Now concert last year; find the audio under "Related Content" below.

This New York musician put his solo career on hold in 2004 and co-founded indie folk duo Kaiser Cartel. He joined us for a session on December 22, 2015 to talk about his new solo album, Gothenberg, recorded in the Swedish city by the same name. He and his band performed two songs from the album as well as a brand new tune during our session.

The frontman for Minneapolis' the Honeydogs joined us for a session on December 18, 2015. His new solo album, Naubinway, is an intimate disc inspired by the suicide of his son, Daniel; Levy is using his tour as a platform for mental health advocacy. He performed the same night at the Red Herring Lounge with the Social Animals. 

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 December 4, 2015 with White, a Southern gothic alt-country singer/songwriter and Fonfara, an eclectic multi-instrumentalists who leads Twin Cities band Painted Saints. They were in town for a house show the same night.
 


Listen to our session with this new side project from Minnesota musicians Stacy K and Dave Mehling (Fontanelles, Portage) from November 27, 2015. They perform their acoustic, alt-country-flavored rock (reportedly spiced with bad jokes and playful harmonies).

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 Minneapolis Americana band has its roots in Duluth, where band members Wills Johnson and Jackson Chalgren (both UMD graduates) met and started their musical collaboration. The full band has been playing their eclectic, jamming mix of bluegrass, rock, and reggae for more than two years and released their self-titled debut album earlier this year. They joined us in the studio on October 23, 2015 to preview their show the following night at the Rex in Duluth.

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.


Listen to our session with these two Twin Cities-based  guitarists from October 9, 2015. Bruhn is a former Duluthian and Fosburgh is the founder of independent label Grass-Tops Recordings.


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.

Ginstrings


Local folk/punk performer, Rick McLean, joined us for a session on September 25, 2015. He performed at Beaner's Central in Duluth as part of their One Week Live Celebration.


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