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“John Bushey Highway 61 Revisited Studio”

UMD News

University of Minnesota Duluth

June 12, 2017


Ira Salmela | KUMD | (218) 213-6080 |

Lori C. Melton | University Marketing and Public Relations | (218) 726-8830 |

Media Advisory

What:                      Dedication of KUMD’s Studio B in honor of John Bushey, longtime host of “Highway 61 Revisited”

When:                     Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 4 p.m.

Where:                   KUMD Studios, Room 130 of UMD’s Humanities Building, 1201 Ordean Court

Who:                       John Bushey, Duluth Mayor Emily Larson, and community members

KUMD’s Tribute to the Troubadour’s Translator

“John Bushey Highway 61 Revisited Studio”

Duluth, MN – For the first time in its history, KUMD is naming one of its studios.

“John Bushey Highway 61 Revisited Studio” will be dedicated tomorrow, Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 4 p.m. at KUMD, room 130 of the Humanities Building, 1201 Ordean Court. Mayor Emily Larson will join Bushey and community members for the ceremony.

“It is wonderful to know that whenever a new student steps foot on UMD’s campus and should find an interest in the music of Bob Dylan, they will have a permanent sign to guide them on their journey,” says Marc Percansky, a concert promoter and friend of Bushey’s. “This new designation is a reminder of all the hard work that John Bushey has put forth over the years, and I wish him many more ahead.”

The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

An Unparalleled Dylanologist

“Highway 61 Revisited” was launched in 1990 when Bushey contributed his innate understanding off all things Bob Dylan. 

Bushey a consummate fan and Dylan historian with an extensive collection of recorded concerts, outtakes, and vintage recordings of Bob Dylan. He also has the attention and respect of Dylan fans across this country and around the world.

Since the show’s inception, Bushey has volunteered thousands of hours and featured hundreds of guests who share his passion for Dylan’s music.

“By maintaining such a high-profile show honoring Bob Dylan, Bushey has drawn attention to Dylan’s connections to the Northland and helped strengthen Duluth’s commitment to celebrating its native son,” says Maija Jenson, program director of KUMD.

“John Bushey’s commitment to his show, through good times and bad times, is deserving of exceptional honors,” says Jenson. “John has had significant health issues for more than 10 years and through treatments and health concerns, John has remained a dedicated KUMD volunteer host at KUMD.”

Duluth Mayor Emily Larson, officially proclaimed, October 15, 2016 as “John Bushey/KUMD Highway 61 Revisited Day.”

Our mission: The University of Minnesota Duluth integrates liberal education, research, creative activity, and public engagement and prepares students to thrive as lifelong learners and globally engaged citizens.

UMD offers 166 undergraduate majors and minors and more than 25 graduate degree programs. During the 2016 school year, 11,018 students enrolled. Find UMD online:


Life On Mars - The Band

Life On Mars albums: "Far" (10 songs. May 2015) and
"The Resurrection of Ants" (15 songs. April 2017)
available in digital download and hard copy CD formats at:

Hope you enjoy this David Bowie cover...
from which the band name was derived.
Thx for your support! - Life On Mars.

Excerpts from a review of the new Life On Mars album
"The Resurrection of Ants" (15 songs - April 2017 release.)
Album review by Don Valentine on his blog page "I Don't Hear A Single" (May 2017).


Life On Mars is the collaboration between New York Singer-Songwriter, Earl Kayoss and Fernando Perdomo. Fernando has performed and recorded with many of rocks icons over the years. He and Ruti Celli are opening for Jean Luc Ponty on June 8, 2017. Aided by Durga McBroom (3 world tours as Pink Floyd's backing vocalist) and Ruti Celli on cello and vocals, the band have fashioned up one of those great 70's Classic Rock albums.

Kayoss's voice pitches somewhere between Roger Daltrey's and Chapman and it's when "The Resurrection of Ants" rocks that the album is at it's best and particularly suited to his voice. Perdomo's guitar is outstanding throughout, riffs all over the place, he certainly lets loose.

"I'm Alright" is a real rock out, with constant tempo changes that compares favorably with a lot of the US Stadium Rockers of the late 70's. The Guitar solo on "I Can Save Your Planet" is a revelation and Ruti Celli's vocal on "Technology" reminds me of Maggie Reilly and has a wonderful Ruti Celli cello solo.

"Get Real" takes you back to the Marquee in the late 60's, a real blues rock treat and Kayoss's voice sounds Peter Gabriel-ish on "Either Way". The ballads are suited to Fernando Perdomo's voice as on "Crying Time", which sounds so Alan Parsons Project.

"The Resurrection of Ants" is a cracking listen and Perdomo's guitar is up to 11 which is exactly how it should be. The album is well worth your money.

"The Resurrection of Ants" and the Life On Mars debut album "Far" (10 songs - May 2015) are available in digital download and hard copy CD formats at:

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