Left: Kuf Knotz and his cousins (courtesy of the family). Right: Kuf with his mother, Sylvia Thornton (photo by Helen Leicht)” credit=”

In honor of Mother’s Day, XPN Middays host Helen Leicht has launched a five-part series called “M.O.M.s: Mothers On Musicians.” Helen spoke with the mothers of local musicians, including Amos Lee, Kuf Knotz, Mutlu, Brian Kenneth Anderson (of Fooling April) and Matt Duke.

The first interview is with Sylvia Thornton, Kuf Knotz’s mom; you can listen to it here (and watch the video below). New interviews will be posted on The Key each Wednesday (after they have aired on XPN Local With Helen Leicht on Tuesday night).