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The hybrid bluegrass sounds of AJ Lee & Blue Summit fill the new KSUT performance studio

Stasia Lanier/KSUT
AJ Lee & Blue Summit at the new KSUT performance studio on September 2, 2021.

Bluegrass band AJ Lee & Blue Summit appeared at KSUT on September 2, 2021. They talked to Chris Aaland about their roots and musical influences.

It was one of the first performances in KSUT's new studio, which became operational during the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • When You Change Your Mind
  • I'll Come Back
  • Put Your Head Down


  • A.J. Lee: Lead vocals, mandolin
  • Jesse Fichman: Guitar
  • Sullivan Tuttle: Guitar
  • Chad Bowen: Bass
  • Jan Purat: Fiddle

Interviewer: Chris Aaland
Recording engineer: Ken Brott
Post-production editor/engineer: Mark Duggan

Recording date: September 2, 2022
Recording location: Eddie Box, Jr. Media Center/KSUT Studios

A technical note: KSUT Sessions were initially mixed for live broadcast and 'captured' by recording equipment. Post-production sometimes reveals deficiencies unique to the recording. Efforts were taken to reduce such deficiencies, but some are still audible.

Stasia Lanier
AJ Lee & Blue Summit at KSUT.

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