Live from Studio A

9/27 Live from Studio A: Red Tail Ring

Sep 12, 2018

This Michigan duo features Laurel Premo and Michael Beauchamp, whose close harmonies backed by spare acoustic instrumentation and blend of traditional tunes and original compositions create a distinctive folk sound. The pair, who play banjo, guitar, and fiddle, recently released their fourth studio album, Fall Away Blues. They'll join us on Thursday, September 27 at 2:30pm to give us a preview of their show at Amazing Grace Bakery in Duluth the same evening.

Red Tail Ring

9/14 Live from Studio A: Low

Sep 11, 2018
Low at KUMD
Mike Mayou for KUMD

This veteran Duluth band (which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year) continues to push boundaries with their latest album, Double Negative. They joined us in the studio on September 14, the album's release date, at noon to share some tunes and tell us more about this latest effort.

Low

Double Negative on SubPop Records

9/5 Live From Studio A: Jim's Country Laundry

Sep 4, 2018
Jim's Country Laundry at KUMD
KUMD

This trio is the latest project from Duluth music scene veteran Jim Hall. The group joined us in the studio on September 5 and kicked off an every-Wednesday September residency at the Cedar Lounge in Superior the same night. They also performed on September 7 at Sir Benedict's Tavern in Duluth.

Cedar LoungeSir Benedict's TavernJim Hall

9/5 Live From Studio A: Satsang

Aug 27, 2018
Satsang playiing at KUMD
KUMD

This Montana trio plays a blend of folk-rock, soul, and hip-hop. They joined us in the studio on September 5 for a preview of their first-ever Duluth show at the Red Herring Lounge that same night.

Satsang

The Red Herring Lounge

8/23 Live From Studio A: The Fish Heads

Aug 17, 2018
KUMD

Husband and wife team Mike Monson and Kim Curtis-Monson have been performing as the Fish Heads for over 25 years, with other musicians taking part along the way, including current member Paul Jones on dobro, pedal steel, guitar, and banjo. The eclectic folk/rock/bluegrass trio had an album release show for their latest CD, Time to Run August 24 in Duluth. We got a preview when they joined us in the studio on August 23.

Fish Heads

Teatro Zuccone

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This acoustic singer/songwriter is back in her native Northern Minnesota after returning from 2 years in Northern Ireland. She released her debut album in 2016 and has a second in the works. We welcomed Nickolay to our studios on August 17, 2018.

Maria Nickolay

Man seated holding a guitar with another man standing behind him holding a guitar
Christine Dean for KUMD

This local entertainer is known for his charismatic performances covering everyone from Elvis to the Rat Pack to the Everly Brothers. He's now channeled those influences into his own compositions for his first album, Out of the Blue, which he'll release on Sunday, August 19 at Clyde Iron in Duluth. We found out more about the album, why it was so long in the making, and heard some tunes when Eckart joined us in the studio with guitarist Jimi Cooper on August 16, 2018.

Todd Eckart

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This male/female folk-pop group recently released its second full-length album, From the Light. The upstate New York act dropped by our studios on July 30, 2018 to share some tunes and talk about the new album and their transition from a duo into a four-piece.

The Sea the Sea

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This Minnesota acoustic trio recently released its second album, Like Kings. With an eclectic, folk-based sound that also brings in influences ranging from jazz to metal, they've toured nationally, including performances at SXSW for the past two years. They'll join us in the studio on Friday, August 3 at 2pm for a preview of their show later that night at Beaner's Central in Duluth.

Good Morning Bedlam 

Beaner's Central 

KUMD's Maija Jenson shares her conversations with Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls.

KUMD is pleased to announce the release of Live from Studio A Volume 1, a collection of 16 tracks recorded in our studios over the past several years.

Man in a hat sitting on a stool playing guitar in a radio studio
Christine Dean for KUMD

Listen to our sessions with this young Duluth musician, known for his unvarnished solo folk performances, his fiddle playing at traditional dances, his occasional collaborations with Charlie Parr, and his work with local band Yester. He'll release his first full-length solo album of American folk songs at Amazing Grace on Saturday, June 23. He joined us on  June 19, 2018 to talk about the album and share some tunes.

6/14 Live From Studio A: King Cardinal

Jun 1, 2018
Band standing in front of wall of CDs in a radio studio
Christine Dean for KUMD

After releasing a pair of EPs, this Denver, Colorado-based Americana band recently put out its first full-length album, Great Lakes. Band founder Brennan Mackey joined us along with drummer Scott Roush, pedal steel player Ben Waligoske, bassist Andrew Porter, and vocalist Texanna Dennie for a harmony-laden full band session on June 14, 2018. We found out more about the new album and what the band's been up to since their last visit to our studio.

King Cardinal
 

Man playing guitar and woman singing into a microphone in radio studio
Christine Dean for KUMD

We were happy to welcome this husband-and-wife duo back to our studios on June 13, 2018.  The Seattle twosome was awarded Best Jazz Act 2017 by the Seattle Weekly. They shared tunes from their recently-released fifth studio album of vintage jazz with a modern twist, When You're Smiling and talked about the making of the album.

Sundae + Mr. Goessl 

5/23 Live From Studio A: Courtney Yasmineh

May 23, 2018
KUMD

This Chicago native has also spent time in the Twin Cities and New York City. Since the pop/rock singer/songwriter last joined us, she's released a book and a new album. We'll find out more when she joins us in the studio on Wednesday, May 23 at 1pm along with producer Rob Genadek. They perform the same night at The Rex in Duluth as part of Duluth Dylan Fest.

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

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