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:

February 9: The Sertoma Chili Cook-Off's KSMU Acoustic Stage Preview featuring Molly Healey and Sabrina Lynn Deets

March 9: The Ozark Sheiks

April 13: The Shandies 

May 11: The Hook Knives

June 8: Andy Havens

July 13: Fiddle and Banjo 

August 10: Jason Sain & the Foolhearted

Jessica Balisle / KSMU

Juanita Lee and Kenny Key were in the studio to perform some of Kenny's original folk songs. The married couple also talked about their courtship in the bluegrass circuit. 

Jessica Balisle / KSMU

Paddlefish was in the studio today to talk to Randy and Jessica about life at the new in downtown Springfield while sharing original rock tunes inspired by bands like Dinosaur Jr. and Television.  

Jessica Balisle / KSMU

Lyal Strickland shared songs from his latest album, Preservation, along with stories of life on the farm and on the road. 

Studio Live
Jessica Balisle / KSMU

Brandon Moore was in the studio with fellow musicians Chad "Gravy" Grave, Dallas Jones, Jimmy Rea, and Kyle Young to promote his first studio album Down in the Dirt, being released in early October. 

Jessica Balisle / KSMU

Vultures of Chaos County joined Jessica and Randy in the studio for an hour of original Gen-X indie grunge rock. The band, led by guitarist/songwriter Danny Maple, includes guitarist Mike Gomez, bassist Chris Vanderpool and drummer Brandon McKee.