On what would have been Westside Wednesday for Duluth's Homegrown Music Festival, Teague Alexy dominated in the number of online shows AND caffeinated beverages for the day. He played his daily Tea with Teague set at 9am and returned to our screens for a Homegrown set on Duluth Coffee Company's Instagram at noon.
At some point during the day Jaw Knee Vee popped up briefly on Facebook live, playing for a minute from what appeared to be an empty bar. Maybe a test run for a longer livestream to come? We're crossing our fingers.
Right at the time we should have been watching Ingeborg von Agassiz kick off the Clyde Iron Works main stage shows for the Duluth Homegrown Music Festival at 7, we instead tuned in to Charlie Parr live from Duluth Cider for an hour of songs and stories. He wished viewers a Happy Homegrown, performing his set to a room empty save for the sound and video folks. "This doesn't get any less weird, does it?" he remarked. The sizeable virtual crowd kept up a lively stream of comments, and we got a brief shot of photographer Aaron Reichow taking photos through the window.
Here's what's on tap for today's Homegrown-related events:
We'll air our Homegrown Virtual Live from Studio A session with Woodblind on KUMD at 2pm.
In yesterday's recap we mistakenly said Dance Attic would be playing a #StayHomegrown2020 set that night; they're actually playing tonight at 5pm on Facebook live.
Tonight the #SoupB4Supe unofficial Homegrown tradition continues with livestreams from 2104, where in the past folks would gather for a soup potluck and live performances before heading across the bridge for Souptown night in Superior. We'll be treated to sets from Rick MacLean at 6, Jerree Small at 6:45, and local supergroup Canine Country (featuring Sonja, Lee, and Adam of Feeding Leroy, Actual Wolf, Misisipi Mike Wolf, and fiddler Clancy Ward) at 7:20pm.
Hannah Rey, who'd been scheduled to play a solo set the first day of Homegrown as well as a Saturday set with her band Sout of Superior, also has a "Quaranstream" scheduled for tonight, at 7pm.
Just a reminder, musicians could use a little extra love right now with canceled shows reducing their ability to earn a living. When you're enjoying a livestream, look for those payment links and tip as you're able.
Homegrown coverage on KUMD is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.