Poetry, music, suspense: annual VOTY reveal bigger and better!

Jan 1, 2020


The annual Vegetable of the Year reveal on KUMD started humbly enough.  Michael Gabler joined us every New Year's Day, guitar in hand, and sang a little tune he'd composed about that year's honored veg.

Then last year, after Michael moved away from Duluth, our Poet Laureate Gary Boelhower lent his art to a live performance of a poem about the humble rutabaga.

This year marks a substantial raising of the bar: this year's vegetable is celebrated, not only with another original poem performed by Boelhower, but an original song from Starr and Andy.

Could fireworks and interpretive dance be far behind?