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.

KSMU has also partnered with Barley Wheat & Rye Social House, for the Studio Live Social Hour, an encore performance of that day's artist at the craft cocktail lounge in southeast Springfield. The performance begins at 6 p.m.

Upcoming Schedule:

October 13: Fall Drive Kick-Off Party - A special edition of Studio Live, featuring live performances from the KSMU All Stars, including Dallas Jones, Kristi Merideth, Molly Healey and more! Tune in at noon for the broadcast celebrating public radio in the Ozarks, then join us at Barley Wheat & Rye that evening for a Social Hour party. Click the link above for more details. 

November 10: Shaun Munday

December 8: Jin J. X

January 12: The Norman Jackson Band

February 9: The Sertoma Chili Cook-Off's KSMU Acoustic Stage Preview

March 9: The Ozark Sheiks

April 13: Failing Minnesota

Jessica Balisle / KSMU

Melinda Mullins and Bo Brown were in the KSMU studio today share songs from the Johnny Mullins Collection. Melinda has been working for three years to revitalize and archive her father's songs. She and Bo frequently perform the songs together. 

Jessica Balisle / KSMU

Representatives from Wild Bob's Musical Book Club joined Jessica and Randy for Studio Live. Committee member Jordan Gloyd talked about the club while songwriters Brett Johnston, Murray Hutcherson and Jody Bilyeu performed some of their songs based on selected books. 

Jessica Balisle / KSMU

Randy Buckner was in the studio to share his Merle-Travis style guitar picking with us and even sang a few tunes.

Jessica Balisle / KSMU

Auntie Em and the Tornadoes joined Jessica and Mike in the studio for original modern folk music. Auntie Em, aka Emily Higgins, hosts KSMU's The Mulberry Tree Sunday nights at 10:00pm.

The band includes Bo Brown, George Horne, and Rick Davidson. 

Jessica Balisle / KSMU

The Haus Jazz Band made the noon hour a little bit cooler with some jazz. The band discussed their Wednesday night gigs at the Dugout Bar & Grill that allow jazz students to sit in.