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:

September 14: Randy Buckner

October 12: The HigLeeWils - Larry Lee, David Wilson and Emily Higgins

November 9: Failing Minnesota

December 14: Joe Dillstrom

January 11, 2019: Sunset to Burns

Ryan Welch / KSMU

Drifters Mile was in the studio to talk about their transitions from Deep Fried Squirrel to the current band arrangement. The band includes Deakin Mooney on banjo, Jake Norman on guitar, Eric Mathewson on fiddle, and Dave Smith on bass.

Jessica Balisle / KSMU

The Theorists, (Jared Durden on guitar and Brent Fillmer on bassoon, bass and keys), were in the studio to talk about their brand of bassoon rock, science and their 20+ year musical collaboration. 

Ryan Welch / KSMU

Brother Wiley is no stranger to Studio Live, having played several times over the years. Brett Miller, Todd Mincks, Jessica Balisle and Kenny Wirt were in the studio one last time to look back on their 10+ year music career together as the band gets ready for their last show. The band is calling it quits with Brett leaving town to pursue the Something Gigantic project. The final Brother Wiley show will be held April 1 at Lindberg's. 

Jessica Balisle / KSMU

Eddie Gumucio was in the studio with his band that includes Jake Viele (drums), John Montgomery (percussion), and Tim Datema (bass). Eddie discussed his recording projects, songwriting and his Bolivian roots. 

Jessica Balisle / KSMU

Brian Patrick "Savitri" Hargiss shared original songs performed on several different guitars, including a mini guitar. He also discussed his recent trips to the Virgin Islands and Israel. 

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