Feeding Leroy

Saturday of what would have been the 22nd annual Duluth Homegrown Music Festival dawned sunny and was the warmest day so far this year. Under normal circumstances, it would have been perfect weather for a little #RockandRun jog  led by Low's Alan Sparhawk followed by a gathering of  musicians kids, and pets at the annual Friday bands vs. Saturday bands kickball game at Chester Bowl. Social media was full of fans mourning the loss; eventually, a handful of folks met up for a socially-distanced gathering at the park to take some pics and commiserate.

There was a lot to choose from on what would have been Souptown Night for Duluth's Homegrown Music Festival. Early risers could enjoy Teague Alexy's daily Tea with Teague set or flip over to the Duluth Coffee Instagram for another Actual Wolf performance from his kitchen.

Like the Whos in Whoville, joyously celebrating Christmas even after the Grinch tried to ruin it by stealing all the holiday's trappings, Duluth Homegrown Music Festival fans aren't letting COVID-19 take away the spirit of the canceled festival.  The pace picked up on Day 2 of #StayHomegrown2020, with more and occasionally overlapping livestreams.

Charlie Parr started the morning live on Duluth Coffee Company's Instagram. (Today it was Actual Wolf at 9am, and tomorrow you can catch Teague Alexy at noon.)

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 5/10

May 9, 2019
Chris Koza
This Means War - Chris Koza

Charlotte Montgomery, Cornelius Corvidae, Plumstar*
Celebrating each of their album’s release, Cornelius and Plumstar play with an ethereal sounds inspired by Duluth’s subcultures
Friday, May 10 | 9pm | $5 | 18+

Chris Koza
Rock and Americana, Chris and his band will also be playing songs off their new album ‘Sleepwalkers’
Blacklist Artisan Ales
Friday, May 10 | 8pm

Main Focus*
Electro soul
Red herring
Friday, May 10 | 8pm | $15 | 18+

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 4/26

Apr 25, 2019
Pert Near Sandstone
Pert Near Sandstone

Pert Near Sandstone, Feeding Leroy
Bluegrass and alternative country
The Red Herring Lounge
Thursday, April 25 | 8pm | $15 | 18+

Celebrate Beaner’s ‘One Week Live Vol. 17’ CD Release
Two night event: A Band Called Truman, Plucked Up String Band, Jacob Mahon & the Salty Dogs* One Less Guest, Ten Crow Moon, Woodblind
Friday, April 26 | 7pm | $6 | All Ages
Saturday, April 27 | 7pm | $6 | All ages

For the 17th year, our friends at Beaner's Central are hosting a week-long series of live music featuring local musicians. The performances will be recorded for Volume 17 of the Beaner's One Week Live compilation album. KUMD is so proud to be a supporter of Beaner's week of live music year after year. The 17th annual One Week Live features performances from Feeding Leroy, Woodblind, Lady Slipper and much more.

Homegrown Music Festival 2018: Day 1

Apr 30, 2018
Drummer dressed in a mustard costume
Michael Mayou for KUMD

 Who knew when Scott “Starfire” Lunt put together a two-night local music showcase at Duluth’s NorShor Theatre that 20 years later it would still be going strong, spreading out to encompass more than a week of festivities.

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 12/15

Dec 14, 2017
The Playlist

 Red Mountain, A Band Called Truman, Steve Sola, and Elephant Hotel
Pop-Folk, Rock, and Folk/Blues/Grunge bands will take the night away. You'll be begging for more by the end of this one
Red Herring
Friday, December 15 | 9 PM | $10 | 21+ 


Darren Sipity, Jaygee, C-Silence, Taylor French, Intelligent Design, Kid Automatic, and OKNICE*
Holy Hip-Hop! Big lineup. All throwing down in The Red Herring's Red Room
Red Herring Red Room
Friday, December 15 | 9 PM | $10 | 21+

The KUMD Concert Series at the Red Herring Lounge has kicked off once again! This month, we present The Dead Pigeons with Feeding Leroy and Trevor Marrin.

In a special Homegrown week mash-up, we welcomed Nate Case of the Lowland Lakers and Dirty Horse along with Lee Martin and Sonja Bjordal of Feeding Leroy to our studios on May 6, 2016.

The Lowland Lakers is a folkier project for Case, who is now based in the Twin Cities. That trio released its debut album the same day and performed the same night at the Underground in Duluth. Feeding Leroy has also been working on a new album; their Homegrown set was part of Saturday's lineup at Pizza Luce.

Three fourths of this local alt-country band joined us in the studio on September 21, 2015. They went through many band name changes (Next of Kin, Sonja and the Reckoning) before settling on a moniker that pays tribute to their beloved dog. They recently released their first album as Feeding Leroy.

Lee Martin and Sonja Bjordal from this local alt-country band join us in the studio on Monday, September 21 at 2pm. The two went through many band name changes (Next of Kin, Sonja and the Reckoning) before settling on a moniker that pays tribute to their beloved dog. They recently released their first album as Feeding Leroy, and will perform on Tuesday, September 22 at Beaner's Central in West Duluth for their annual One Week Live celebration.