Folk Music

Winnipeg Folk Festival
Winnipeg Folk Festival

Winnipeg Folk Festival is a relaxed and happy three-day music and camping festival featuring  a diverse lineup of music. A few artists to mention include Death Cab for Kutie, Kacey Musgraves, and Jason Mraz who are playing alongside many noteworthy artists spanning across genres and experience.

Date: July 11-14
Place: Birds Hill Provincial Park, St. Clements, MB R0E 0K0, Canada

Man playing guitar and woman looking into camera
John Heino for KUMD

Listen to our session with this local duo, which features siblings Eric and Rachel Cyr. They've been playing a blend of Americana, folk, rock, and jazz in the Duluth area since 2014 and recently released their first album, Callused. In 2018, Eric won Beaner's Central's annual songwriter's contest. They joined us in the studio to share tunes from the album on December 19, 2018.

Cyr

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 12/7

Dec 7, 2018
Paper Parlor
Paper Parlor

Superior Siren Show and Video Premier
Emotional and melodic folkDuluth Cider
Friday, December 7 | 7 pm | free | 21+

Space Monkey Mafia, Splimit, Paper Parlor, Northshore Summit*
Atl. Folk to blues garage to ska punk describe these bands for a jam filled night
Red Herring Lounge
Friday, December 7 | 9pm | 21+

Kind Country, The Stringdingers
Fast paced mix of americana and bluegrass
The Red Herring Lounge
Saturday, December 8 | 9 pm | $15 | 21+

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 11/30

Nov 30, 2018
The Last Revel
The Last Revel Facebook

Elle PF/ YYY/ Seym0ur*
Experimental and orchestral, this night will bend your definition of music
Blush
Friday, November 30 | 8:30 pm | $5 | +18

Doomtree Shredders: P.O.S, Slims, Paper Tiger, Lazerbreak*
A crisp Minneapolis rap group
Spurs on First
Thursday, November 29 | $22 | +21

Ian Alexy
A mix of classic rock and americana with some Grateful Dead covers
The Ripple Bar
Friday, November 30 | 8 pm

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.

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.

1/24 Live from Studio A: Charlie Parr

Jan 18, 2018
Charlie Parr
Christine Dean for KUMD

This local favorite joined us in the studio on January 24. He released his album Dog, back in September and gave candid interviews about how his struggle with depression influenced the making of the record. He's currently doing a January residency Wednesdays at the Cedar Lounge in Superior and will take the stage the same night at 8.

Charlie Parr

Cedar Lounge

Four women standing with instruments in front of a wall of CDs
Christine Dean for KUMD

Laura Sellner debuted Superior Siren as a solo project in Duluth in 2012 expanding her atmospheric, eerie folk sound by adding cellist Rachel Gobin, bassist Nyssa Krause, and drummer Emma Deaner in 2015. The quartet released its first, much-anticipated self-titled debut on January 12, 2018. They joined us that afternoon to share songs from the album and talk about how the project has grown and changed.

Superior Siren

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 12/1

Nov 30, 2017
https://tophatlounge.com

Àlamode and Prone*
Electro-Dance Pop and Electro Funk bands rip up the dance floor this Thursday. Get up to throw down
Red Herring
Thursday, November 30 | 8 PM | $5 | 18+

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 11/10

Nov 9, 2017
Lesser Planets
Lesser Planets Facebook

Charlie Parr, Anima, and Jacob Mahon
Good ol' fashioned folk with the kind himself, Charlie Parr
Red Herring
Thursday, November 9 | 9 PM | $5 | 18+ 

8/31 Live from Studio A: Robinson and Rohe

Aug 25, 2017
Man on left playing banjo, woman on right playing guitar and singing into a microphone
Christine Dean for KUMD

This Brooklyn-based duo features Jean Rohe and Liam Robinson, who co-write original songs influenced by folk traditions. They accompany their female/male harmonies with guitar, banjo, and accordion. The duo joined us in the studio on August 31, 2017. We found out a bit about their musical backgrounds and about writing and recording their debut album as a duo.

Robinson & Rohe

Winnipeg Folk Festival is a relaxed and happy three-day music and camping festival featuring quiet a diverse lineup. A few artists to mention include City and Colour, Feist, Brandie Carlile, who are playing alongside many noteworthy artists spanning across genres and experience.
Date: July 6-9
Place: Birds Hill Provincial Park, St. Clements, MB R0E 0K0, Canada

Tickets

Sign up to win tickets from KUMD to see Ann Reed, Claudia Schmidt, and Sara Thomsen at Sacred Heart Music Center in Duluth this Sunday July 25.  Three Minnesota folk icons will be sharing the stage for one delightful evening.Winners will be drawn Friday, July 22 at noon. The show happens Sunday evening at 6pm at Sacred Heart Music Center located at 201 W 4th St, Duluth, Minnesota 55806

Concert Information

Peter Yarrow is performing with New First Night and the Blue Canvas Orchestra on Friday, June 19th at Big Top Chautauqua.  Here is an interview that KUMD's Chris Harwood had with Peter in May of 2014 prior to his concert at Sacred Heart Music Center.  He talks about the vibrant folk scene in New York City in the early 1960s, his days as a member of Peter, Paul and Mary, and a life of social activism including his ongoing work with

Pages