Holiday

The New Standards
The New Standards

Twin Cities trio the New Standards features seasoned musicians Chan Poling (The Suburbs), John Munson (Trip Shakespeare, Semisonic) and Steve Roehm (Billy Goat) For 15 years the trio has been putting a jazz twist on popular tunes spanning the decades. Their annual Christmas shows have become legendary; with COVID-19 making a 2020 live show impossible, the trio instead released The New Standards Holiday Show Album, featuring a mix of classics and originals. Vibraphone player Roehm joined us virtually to talk about the album and share some tunes.

Luis Fitch

The Mexican celebration Dia de Muertos is a holiday honoring  loved ones who have passed, with offerings, gatherings and prayer. The Duluth community celebrates with a Day of the Dead Exposition, an inclusive, cross-cultural event with an opening reception at Zeitgeist Arts on Nov. 5, from 5 - 7 p.m. 

Holiday Programming

Dec 21, 2017
M. Jenson

12/12 Live From Studio A: Eira

Dec 12, 2017
Eira
Christine Dean for KUMD

Fiddler Liesel Wilson of the Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua Orchestra joins Sue Spencer and Jim Ofsthun of Celtic bands Willowgreen and McGinnis' Kitchen in this group that performs music from around the world. Last year the trio put out a holiday album,Glen Tidings; this year they'll be performing a holiday show on Thursday, December 14 at 7:30pm at Duluth's Peace United Church of Christ. They'll bring some holiday cheer to our studios and give us a preview of that show on Tuesday, December 12 at 1pm.

 Eira

david p whelan

Let KUMD be the soundtrack to your Thanksgiving Day.  We'll be sharing songs of the season, our annual broadcast of Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant" and music specials from Ralph Stanley, Tom Petty and more.