Cuckoo Bees

Man playing guitar and singing in a radio studio as seen through a glass window
Christine Dean for KUMD

This Duluth musician released his debut solo album, Canvas and Color, back in November. Coffman's history in the local music scene includes progressive punk band Phillip of Nazareth and, more recently, pop-rock band the Cuckoo Bees; the new release leans towards the latter, and even includes a few re-worked Cuckoo Bees tracks. We spoke with Coffman on April 15, 2021; listen to our session below. He'll perform at the Ripple Bar in Duluth on Saturday, April 17 at 7pm.

Cory Coffman

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 1/18

Jan 17, 2019
Cap N' Seabeard
Cap N' Seabeard

Zeus Rebel Waters*
True hip hop and rap
The Red Herring Lounge
Thursday, January 17 | 9pm | $7 | 21+

Mint Vintage, Vermillion Heights, The Permanent Vacation*
Energetic garage and pop rock
Friday, January 18 | 8pm | $5

Cap N’ Seabeard, Sam Weaver
Acoustic folk and country
Beaners Central
Saturday, January 18 | $5 | all ages

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 12/28

Dec 27, 2018
Ian Alexy
Chelle McMurrey “In The Shadows Art”

The Bad Plus
Classy piano-led jazz
The Red Herring Lounge
Saturday, Dec. 29 | 7 & 10pm | $20 | +21

The Latelys
Upbeat funky jazz pop year end celebration
Duluth Cider
Saturday, Dec. 29 | 7pm | Free |All ages

New years eve party with GB Leighton and Shane Martin
A country-rock dance party straight into the new year with a champagne toast at midnight
Pier B Resort Hotel
Monday, Dec. 31 | 8pm | $40 | +21

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 11/23

Nov 22, 2018
Black Eyed Snakes
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Seraphina, Steve Isakson and Ryan Lane*
Chill DIY sounds from Duluth’s very own
Friday, November 23 | 7pm | $5 | All ages

The New Standards Holiday Show
An exciting show, jam packed with guests and a variety of unique holiday tunes
Papa Charlie’s, Lutsen
Friday, November 23 | 7:30 pm | $20 advance, $26 day of show | All ages

Black-Eyed Snakes*
Prepare to nod your head yes for this rockin’ show
Cedar Lounge
Friday, November 23 | 8pm | free | 21+

Cuckoo Bees
John Heino for KUMD

Self-described "percussion nerds" Cory Coffman and Mikayla Haynes met in the percussion section at University of Wisconsin, Superior and formed The Cuckoo Bees in 2016. Coffman plays guitar in the project while Haynes plays xylophone and percussion, and they both sing. Although they've played a handful of shows, their main focus has been recording Weeping Willow, their debut album of quirky folk/pop, which they releases at a Beaner's Central show on November 30th. We got a preview when they joined us in the studio with bassist Matt Mobley on November 28.