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Guitarist Jim Hurst stops by Studio A before Bluegrass Masters Weekend at Lutsen Resort

Jim Hurst is a master of bluegrass guitar, and an experienced instructor and session musician as well. He was in town for the 26th annual Bluegrass Masters Weekend at Lutsen Resort, put on by the North Shore Music Association. Jim stopped by The Roadhouse to chat about his music and career, and play a few tunes. You can learn more about Jim and his music here


Felicia in Studio A

Author Felicia Schneiderhan talks memoir, writing, and living on a boat in Chicago

Felicia Schneiderhan is an award-winning author who lives in Duluth. Dave read her memoir, "Newlyweds Afloat: Married Bliss and Mechanical Breakdowns Onboard a Trawler," and had to talk with her. She was in Grand Marais recently to teach a workshop as part of the One Community, One Book event, and stopped by The Roadhouse. You can learn more about Felicia and her writing here. 


Common Ground in Studio A

Local trio Common Ground makes Roadhouse debut

New local trio Common Ground joined The Roadhouse recently during membership drive. The group is, from left,  Bob LaMettry, Drew Heinonen, and Jon Steckelberg. Great sound; listen for their special rendition of "Purple Rain."


Linda LeGarde Grover

One Community, One Book author Linda LeGarde Grover joins The Roadhouse

"The Road Back to Sweetgrass" is the One Community, One Book selection for Cook County this fall. Author and UMD American Indian studies professor Linda LeGarde Grover talked with Ann Possis recently about her first work of fiction, what she hopes to convey, and much more. Prof. LeGarde Grover will speak at the Grand Marais Public Library Friday, Nov. 4 at 6 p.m., and Sat., Nov. 5 at 2:30 p.m. For more information on the community book read project, click here.


The Pete K Group in Studio A

Pete K Group rocks The Roadhouse

Pete Kavanaugh and his Minneapolis band, The Pete K Group, (Pete on guitar & vocals, Eric Meyer on bass, and Mike Dubois on drums) stopped by Studio A on their way to a gig at Grandma Rays in Grand Marais. Fabulous music to start the weekend!  You can learn more about the band and their schedule here.


"How to Move to Canada" by Andre du Broc

Thinking about escaping it all and moving to Canada? Humorist offers helpful guide

Fed up with the election? Threatening to move to Canada? A new book, "How to Move to Canada: A Discontented American's Guide to Canadia Relocation," will inform you and make you laugh at the same time. Dave caught up with the book's author, Andre du Broc, to learn more. Andre is a creative & editorial director, author, copywriter, content developer, and word monkey at large... not to mention a very funny guy.


"180 Days" by Stan Kusunoki

Teacher & poet Stan Kusunoki visits The Roadhouse during MEA

Stan Kusunoki is a high-potential elementary teacher who is also a published poet. He stopped by The Roadhouse to chat with Dick about his midlife career switch to teaching, poetry, and the pleasures and challenges of working with children. 


Josh Schmidt

Josh Schmidt gives an update on the Step Rockets on the Scenic Route

Lutsen-born Twin Cities Musician Josh Schmidt has had a wild couple of years with his band the Step Rockets, who have completed several tours and a new EP entitled Future Nature.


L to R, Sandler Waggoner, Jaia Wilbour, Shawn Neary, Raina Gravatt

The Medicine Brothers and Anima play on The Scenic Route

A special treat on the Scenic Route - two duos from Veroqua, WI come to Grand Marais just to play on WTIP before a show together in Duluth.


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Ginstrings bring great bluegrass to Studio A

Bluegrass band Ginstrings was in Grand Marais recently to perform. Several of the band's members, Gavin Haskin (mandolin), Eli Bentley (guitar), and Edward Hou (fiddle), stopped by The Roadhouse to chat and play a few tunes. You can learn more about their music and their schedule here.