Music

Har Mar Superstar Sings Sam Cooke 8/10

Jul 28, 2018
Har Mar Superstar

KUMD is Proud to Sponsor Har Mar Superstar at the Sacred Heart Music Center.

Minnesota native songwriter & performer, Har Mar Superstar, is making his way back to Duluth performing a special tribute to the king of soul, Sam Cooke. This special performance will be located at the Sacred Heart Music Center on Friday, August 10.

Date: August 10
Time: 8pm-12am
Location: Sacred Heart Music Center
201 W 4th St Duluth, MN 55806

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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

KUMD Presents: The Avett Brothers 10/13

Jul 27, 2018
Avett Brothers
Jade Presents

Congratulations to all the KUMD listeners who won tickets to see The Avett Brothers when they visit Duluth for the first time this fall. The North Carolina brothers, Scott and Seth Avett along with Bob Crawford, Joe Kwon, Tania Elizabeth, and Mike Marsh make up the American folk rock band. They are recognized for electrifying live performances featuring songs about life, joy, and tragedy.

Pitchfork - Post Festival Wrap-Up

Jul 27, 2018
Pitchfork

After spending the weekend in Chicago’s Union Park, former “Hip Hop Hotdish” hosts Paul Jensen (K.K. Slider) and Eli Hammarsteen (DJ B.F.E.) sat down with fellow attendee Connor Campbell to discuss some of their highlights and favorite moments from this year’s installment of Pitchfork Music Festival

 

Paul: Connor, would you mind introducing yourself and giving a bit of your background for those unfamiliar?

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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 

Pitchfork 2018 - Festival Preview

Jul 18, 2018
Pitchfork

Entering its thirteenth year as an annual summer music festival, Pitchfork Music Festival looks to continue it’s promise of on-brand entertainment that fans and followers have come to expect from the publication. Returning to Chicago’s Union Park, just outside the heart of the city, the festival boasts an impressive line-up of seasoned and up-and-coming acts from a variety of genres. With a strong and endearing line-up, here’s what you can expect from the festival to ensure you get the best Pitchfork experience:

FRIDAY

Tame Impala:

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

Bayfront Festival Park
Facebook // Bayfront Reggae & World Music Festival

KUMD is a proud sponsor of The Bayfront Reggae and World Music Festival. The Bayfront Reggae & World Music Festival is a celebration of world music with artists who spread the message of love, hope, and equality for all people around the world. The festival take place rain or shine at the Bayfront Festival Park. 

Duluth Readerfest: Cloud Cult

Jul 12, 2018
Cloudcult.com

KUMD is a proud sponsor of Duluth Readerfest: The Best Festival Money Can't Buy! Cloud Cult will return to the Bayfront stage joined by a variety local bands and musicians: Alamode, Todd Eckart, Woodblind, Nat Harvie Trio, and Ingeborg von Agassiz. The music will start at 3pm. The Kids Korner will be open from 3-6pm featuring Dan the Monday Man, a climbing wall, a bounce house, face painting, and a magic village.

Be sure to stop by the KUMD tent and say hi to our volunteers!

Date: Friday, July 20
Time: 3-11pm
Location: Bayfront Festival Park
Tickets: Free

Mandolin, fiddle, and banjo players performing on an outdoor stage
Christine Dean for KUMD

Trampled by Turtles' first show at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth since reuniting after a hiatus to release their latest album, Life is Good on the Open Road, drew a sell-out crowd of around 10,000.

Man wearing sunglasses and wearing a leather jacket
Nate Ryan

Christine Dean of KUMD had a chance to talk with Gary Louris of Minnesota band the Jayhawks on June 29, 2018. They discussed what it was like for the Jayhawks to work as the backing band for Ray Davies of the Kinks on two of his recent albums, Americana and Our Country. Louris also talked about the

Jayhawks' next release, Back Roads and Abandoned Motels, which features tunes he co-wrote with and for other bands as well as a couple of all-new songs.

Three men standing with one woman in a radio studio
Andrew Resler for KUMD

New Power Generation (NPG) was Prince's backing band for many years. Members of that group reunited in 2017 and have been performing shows billed as Celebrating Prince. They'll be bringing that show to the Big Top Chautauqua on Saturday, July 7, and band members stopped by Studio A to chat with Christine Dean. Guitarist Levi Seacer, an original NPG member, keyboardist and musical director Morris Hayes, who worked with Prince on and off for 20 years, and the band's new, young vocalist MacKenzie, talked about working with Prince and the new project.

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.

Man standing on stage with hands raised in front of a row of guitars
used with permission

KUMD's Christine Dean had a chance to chat with this renowned folk singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and storyteller in this interview that aired June 9, 2018 on Folk Migrations. They talked about his most recent album, Ghost Light, which is McCutcheon's 39th release, as well as about his next project in honor of what would have been his friend and mentor Pete Seeger's 100th birthday. McCutcheon performs at Sound in Duluth on June 16 at 8pm.

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