Music

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

Forever Home 9/6

Sep 6, 2018

Durante

Durante is a male Terrier about 7 years old. He and 2 other Terriers were dumped out of a car. He is so friendly and smart as a whip. Durante is crate and house trained. He likes everyone and is a very good boy. Durante is available for adoption at Contented Critters Animal Sanctuary. 

Cera

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

Ginette Callaway / Blind Ambition Mgmt.

KUMD's Chris Harwood, host of Soul Village, interviewed the great singer, songwriter and producer William Bell, noted for his career at Stax Records in Memphis where he made such hit records in the 1960s as "You Don't Miss Your Water," "I Forgot to Be Your Lover," and his duet with Judy Clay "Private Number."  As a songwriter, he wrote many of his own records, often partnering with longtime friend and label mate Booker T Jones.  Together they wrote many songs for Bell and others, including Albert King's "Born under a

Man in a hat with his arm around a woman
fredeaglesmith.com

Fred Eaglesmith has been writing and performing for nearly 40 years. The Ontario native's songs are engaging narratives that reflect his rural upbringing, his time spent hopping trains, his observations of ordinary folks, and his love for the spirit of '60s and '70s rock and roll. Although Eaglesmith has intentionally avoided the mainstream in his performing career, his songs have been covered by everyone from Toby Keith to Kasey Chambers, and he's traveled the world playing for his dedicated fans.

Woman from the shoulders up with her hands under her chin
arethafranklin.net

When the news of Aretha Franklin's death at the age of 76 was announced on August 16, 2018, KUMD's Chris Harwood posted on Facebook, "I am absolutely devastated. Losing Sharon Jones last year was like losing a music sister. Losing Aretha Franklin to me is like losing my music mother."

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

KUMD

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

Man standing in front of shelves full of CDs
Adam Reinhardt for KUMD

Max Mileski is a local audio engineer, producer, and musician who is known more for his work on others' projects than on his own.

Daniel Oyinloye

Local, Nigerian-born artist, photographer, storyteller and community educator Daniel Oyinloye joined us on The Local to share his latest effort, Mixtape Project 3.0. A collection of hip-hop tracks by young men in a local youth residential program, The Mixtape Project 3.0 creators join Oyinloye and The Local host Marv to talk about their journeys.

Blush One Year Aniversary Fest 8/20

Jul 30, 2018
Blush

KUMD is Proud to Sponsor Blush's One Year Anniversary Fest

 

Duluth local music venue, Blush, is celebrating their one year anniversary with live music every night from August 20-25. All shows are 18+.

Porcupine Mountains Music Festival 8/24-8/26

Jul 30, 2018
Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

KUMD is a proud supporter of the 14th Annual Porcupine Music Festival, known for it's music, scenery, and outdoor experience. The festival takes place Friday, August 24 through Sunday, August 26 at the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park winter recreation area (ski hill), located near Ontanogon and Silver City. The lineup includes Donna the Buffalo, The Fred Eaglesmith Show starring Tif Ginn, The Slambovian Circus of Dreams, The Roosevelts, and more. KUMD is a proud supporter of the 14th Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival.

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