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Plucked Up String Band in Studio A

Plucked Up String Band in the house for member drive

Local faves the Plucked Up String Band (Will Moore, bass; Matt Nesheim, banjo; Elliot Noyce, mandolin; Amanda Hand, guitar; Bill Hansen, dobro) joined the Roadhouse crew during membership drive to up the energy and get people pledging. Go to their new website here for more info, including upcoming performances.


JIm McGowan playing for Join Together membership drive

Jim McGowan joins The Roadhouse during membership drive

One of our favorite solo artists, Jim McGowan, stopped by Studio A during membership drive to chat and play. 


WTIP Music Director Will Moore making waffles Friday morning during our "Join Together" membership drive

Show your support for WTIP during our "Join Together" membership drive, Nov. 9-13

Our "Join Together" membership drive is in full swing and continues through noon on Monday, November 13. It's our last membership drive of the year, and our goal is $25,


Kao Kalia Yang's first book, "The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir"

Writer Kao Kalia Yang to visit Grand Marais this week for Readers & Writers Festival

Kao Kalia Yang is an author, teacher, and public speaker who's written two books about her Hmong family's experiences in Laos, Thailand, and the U.S. She joined Ann Possis to share how she approaches her writing. Kalia will be in Grand Marais this week to teach and present at the North Shore Readers & Writers Festival. WTIP will broadcast a panel discussion she's on, Thursday evening at 7 p.m. at the library, on writing about charged topics. Jay Andersen will moderate the event. 


Brothers in Arms, Studio A

Brothers in Arms makes Roadhouse debut

Local band Brothers in Arms made their Roadhouse debut, and rocked the house! The band is: Joe Peterson, drums; Drew Heinonen, guitar; Jim Miller, guitar; and Jonathan Steckelberg, bass. 


Food writer Beth Dooley

Eating local, eating well--chatting with food writer & cookbook author Beth Dooley

Beth Dooley is a Twin Cities food writer and cookbook author who loves to focus on local food. She joined CJ recently to talk about why eating local and fresh is a good thing for so many reasons. You can read more about Beth and her ideas on food here


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Ellen Stanley of Minnesota Music Coalition on Scenic Route

Ellen Stanley is the executive director of the Minnesota Music Coalition, a state-wide nonprofit that helps Minnesota-based musicians access business, promotional, and creative resources.


Michael Monroe, Studio A

Michael Monroe returns to The Roadhouse

Local favorite, singer-songwriter Michael Monroe, stopped by The Roadhouse to chat and share a few tunes. He's busy right now working on the Acoustic Grooves Concert, a fundraiser for Arrowhead Animal Rescue, at the ACA Sun., Oct. 29. Check WTIP's music calendar for more info.


from left: Ningiukulu Teevee, Taqralik Partridge, Nina Segalowitz

Artists, singers from this year's Inuit Premiere stop by The Roadhouse

Every year, Sivertson Gallery holds the Inuit Premiere, featuring Inuit art and throat singing. This year's featured artist, Ningiukulu Teevee, and throat singers Taqralik Partridge and Nina Segalowitz, joined CJ to talk about their work and to demonstrate the art of throat singing.


"Seven Ways to Trick a Troll," just out from U of MN Press

"Seven Ways to Trick a Troll" author Lisa Lunge-Larsen, illustrator Kari Vick chat with CJ

Lutsen artist Kari Vick and Duluth author Lise Lunge-Larsen are out with a wonderful new book, "Seven Ways to Trick a Troll," for kids and adults of all ages. CJ chatted with them about the book and how they collaborated to make it happen. Lise and Kari will sign copies of the book Sat., Oct. 21 at Sivertson Gallery in Grand Marais.