Live from Studio A

Weekdays during Music Through the Day

Live performance and interviews with local, regional, and national artists.

Live from Studio A on KUMD is made possible by Ampers and the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


Monday, October 22 at 12pm | Aby Wolf

Ways to Connect

Listen to our session with this Iron Range native from May 15, 2015. A singer, songwriter, and violinist, Rae has performed with group including Two Many Banjos;  currently she's based in Minneapolis and has her own band.

Nicole Evans

This Minneapolis folk/rock quartet got started by accident when two solo artists, Ryan Evans and Jonathan Harms, were double-booked for an opening slot and solved the dilemma by playing together. The group recently put out an EP to follow up their 2013 debut album. Listen to our session with them from May 8, 2015.

Homegrown Week on KUMD!
Three-fourths of this well-dressed gypsy jazz/swing string quartet from Minneapolis are Duluth natives, so they more than qualify to be part of Duluth's Homegrown Music Festival. Listen to our session with from May 1, 2015.

Homegrown Week on KUMD!
Eric Pollard of Low and Retribution Gospel Choir has been pursuing his alt-country solo project for the last few years, releasing two EPs and a full album. He recently put out a new single. He joined us for a session May 1, 2015 to preview his Homegrown Music Festival performance.

Homegrown Week on KUMD!
Listen to our session with this Superior native, now based in Brooklyn from April 30, 2015. A singer, songwriter, and producer, Hoberg describes her sound as "chant soul pop." She performed Thursday for the Homegrown Music Festival.

Homegrown Week on KUMD!
This eclectic band has a sound that encompasses everything from bluegrass to funk to hip-hop. Together since early 2014, Lake Monster recently released its first EP. They joined us in the studio April 29, 2015 as a preview to their Homegrown Music Festival performance. Take a listen to our session with them.

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.


This Cloquet native from the band Saint Anyway is releasing his first solo album, Hungry Heartland. Listen to our session with him from April 28, 2015; it was a preview of his show the following night at Amazing Grace Cafe in Duluth.

Homegrown Week on KUMD!
Local artist Charlie Parr released his 14th album, Stumpjumper​, during the week of the 17th annual Duluth Homegrown Music Festival. The release marks his debut on St. Paul's Red House Records and the first time he's recorded a solo project with the support of a backing band. We asked him about this career move into new territory when he joined us Live from Studio A on April 27, 2015. 

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.

Homegrown Week on KUMD!
Listen to our session with this young Duluth singer/songwriter/guitarist from April 27, 2015. A former Music Resource Center student, he plays bluesy indie rock either solo or with a drummer, and also builds hand-made string instruments. He performed the same night for the Homegrown Music Festival at 8:30 at Fitger's Brewhouse.

Listen to our session with this Iowa singer/songwriter from April 23, 2015. He performed the same night at Fitger's Brewhouse in Duluth.

Dan Tedesco

Fitger's Brewhouse

Listen to our session with these alt-country performers on from April 9, 2015. Lee, based in the Minneapolis, was named best songwriter by the City Pages in their 2014 best of the Twin Cities poll, and Hugh Bob hails from Milwaukee. They performed the same night at the Red Herring Lounge in Duluth.

Kendl Winter, currently homesteading in Olympia, Washington, and Palmer T. Lee, a Minneapolis native, weave two banjos and vocal harmonies into their own brand of rustic Americana. 

The duo recorded their sophomore album at Duluth's Sacred Heart Music Center, where they returned April 3, 2015 for a release show. They joined us in studio the same day.

Listen to our session with brothers Teague and Ian Alexy from April 1, 2015. They'll be releasing a new album, American Shuffle, produced by Trampled by Turtles fiddle player Ryan Young, on April 21.

They performed on campus the same afternoon as part of KUMD's first-ever music festival, NorthFest.