Homegrown Week

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KUMD celebrates the annual Duluth Homegrown Music Festival with programming and events all 8 days. Programs include Art segments, Live in-studio performances and a special 2 hour Local Music showcase. More information at www.kumd.org

2012 brings us the 14th annual Homegrown Music Festival in Duluth. A week long showcase of local music and art.

Funding provided by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


32 Pieces

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Caption: Misisipi Mike Wolf performs in Studio C, Credit: CHRISTINE DEAN FOR KUMD
This Mississippi native lived in San Francisco for many years before finding his way to the Twin Ports, where he's quickly become a fixture on loca...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2021
  • Length: 26:15
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This Duluth singer/songwriter released a new EP, Goodbye, in October 2020. We'll find out more about his music and how he's weathered this past pan...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2021
  • Length: 26:11
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Laura Sellner started Superior Siren as a solo project, in time, adding three bandmates but still occasionally performing solo. The singer/songwrit...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2021
  • Length: 25:03
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Sibling duo Eric and Rachel Cyr are at the core of Cyr and the Cosmonauts. Their latest album, Songs to Sing Before We're Dead, is due out on May 1...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2021
  • Length: 25:44
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This Americana singer/songwriter was known more for his work as a local environmental educator and activist before he decided to take his singing a...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2021
  • Length: 24:27
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This Duluth duo featuring Jason Wussow and Veikko Lepisto was set to release a second album, Bluebird Day, when COVID-19 hit. We chatted with them ...

  • Added: Jun 24, 2020
  • Length: 23:17
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This Duluth quartet has been wowing local audiences with their mix of jazz, rock, and funk, highlighted by singer/violinist Ren Cooper's standout v...

  • Added: Jun 24, 2020
  • Length: 37:25
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This four-piece is led by Duluth native Dave Mehling. He fits this project in around side gigs with artists including Gaelynn Lea and fatherhood. T...

  • Added: Jun 24, 2020
  • Length: 25:14
Caption: Dance Attic
Dance Attic performs a livestreamed show from Bent Paddle This charming local duo features Suzi Ludwig of Father Hennepin on accordian and Jimi Coo...

  • Added: Jun 24, 2020
  • Length: 22:00
Caption: Black River Revue
This local modern bluegrass group just released a live album, Gitchee Tracks Live Volume 1, recorded primarily at Duluth's Sacred Heart Music Cente...

  • Added: Jun 24, 2020
  • Length: 31:36
Caption: Solomon, Credit: KUMD
Solomon Witherspoon is a Duluth native who's been making music since he was a kid singing in the church where his father was the Reverend. In the e...

  • Added: May 25, 2019
  • Length: 16:12
Caption: Glen's Neighbor, Credit: KUMD
Blake Shippee fronts this 7-piece Duluth rootsy rock band. They released a debut album in 2015, followed up by two more including 2018's Ice Cream....

  • Added: May 25, 2019
  • Length: 23:43
Caption: Bill Flannagan, Credit: KUMD
This long-time member of Duluth's music scene has been in 19 out of 21 Duluth Homegrown Music Festivals. Generally a solo artist who plays guitar, ...

  • Added: May 25, 2019
  • Length: 20:38
Caption: Black Eyed Snakes, Credit: KUMD
Led by Low's Alan Sparhawk, this long-running blues project is known for the primal energy of its live shows, which meld gospel fervor with a punk ...

  • Added: May 25, 2019
  • Length: 28:48
Caption: Ingeborg von Aggasiz Live from Studio A, Credit: Adam Reinhardt for KUMD
Von Agassiz has been a breath of fresh air on Duluth's music scene in the past few years, creating whimsical electro-folk with her keyboards, loopi...

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  • Added: Jun 26, 2018
  • Length: 33:28
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Series: Homegrown Week
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Abts was one of the performers at the very first Duluth Homegrown Music Festival twenty years ago. She performed solo and as part of indie rockers ...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2018
  • Length: 27:43
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This soulful rock trio played their first Homegrown last year. They've drawn attention for their unconventional configuration that features bass, d...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2018
  • Length: 18:31
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Duluth native Dave Mehling has busied himself with several projects since moving to the Twin Cities, including the band Portage, his duo MR DR, and...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2018
  • Length: 29:50
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Back in 2016, when they were still known as Medical Underground, these local alternative indie rockers were voted by users of local blog, Perfect D...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2018
  • Length: 27:02
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We kicked off Homegrown Week with a session with three fourths of this Duluth band, whose sound combines soft-to-loud post-rock dynamics with indie...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2016
  • Length: 12:38