Studio Live

Second Friday of every month, 12-1pm

Hear songs from local musicians as they perform live from the KSMU studios. This hour-long event, held at noon one Friday out of each month, mixes conversation with performance. We'll learn more about these musicians and their love for music, as well as the music itself.

Be sure to join us for Studio Live Social Hour, an encore performance of that day's artist from 6-8 pm at the Backlot at Alamo Drafthouse, located at 4005 South Avenue in Springfield. 

Upcoming Schedule:

August 10: Molly Healey (no Social Hour)

September 14: The Justice Adams Band

October 12: Larry Lee, David Wilson and Emily Higgins

November 9: Failing Minnesota

December 14: TBA

January 11, 2019: Sunset to Burns

Jessica Balisle / KSMU

This episode of Studio Live featured musicians that were part of the Sertoma Chili Cook-off's KSMU Acoustic Stage. Sabrina Deets and Molly Healey kicked things off on the radio with Sertoma's Ken Childers, while Margot and the Kidders played Studio Live Social Hour at our new venue - the Backlot at Alamo Drafthouse. 

The Norman Jackson Band joined Studio Live hosts Randy and Jess for a blues show. 

Jessica Balisle / KSMU

Jazz guitarist Jin J. X was in the KSMU music studio to share some new songs he has written recently. 

Bailey Vassalli / KSMU

Shaun Munday was in the KSMU studios to bring us his unique bass technique and soulful vocals. Hosts Jessica Balisle and Randy Stewart talked with Shaun about his musical journey through Central High School in Springfield to the Berklee School of Music in Boston, his debut solo album, and his talent for radio voices. 

Jessica Balisle / KSMU

KSMU kicked off its Fall Pledge Drive in style with a musical celebration from the KSMU All Stars: Steve Ames, Todd Balisle, Molly Healey, Mike Henderson, Brett Johnston, Dallas Jones, Kristi Merideth, Jimmy Rea, Melissa Henderson Rea and Toad Wyrick.  The musicians swapped time between the studio and the phone bank taking pledges, then rocking the house at Barley Wheat & Rye Social House for a special edition of the Studio Live Social Hour. Raffle prizes were won and many sipped from their new KSMU Custom Design Pint Glasses that they pledged for at the event. 

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