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Buck Benson

Buck Benson shares his stories of Nepal on the Roadhouse

Local adventurer and former WTIP host Buck Benson returns to the Roadhouse to talk about his latest biking trip to Nepal.


Boyd "Bump" Blomberg

Boyd Blomberg on open mic nights and Pushing Chain's year

Boyd "Bump" Blomberg has long been a mainstay of the local music scene in Cook County.


Charlie Bruber (photo: Alex Stevens and Danielle Kennedy)

Bass player Charlie Bruber on the Scenic Route

Charlie Bruber is an electric bass player from the Twin Cities currently playing with the groups Tabah and Black Market Brass, an afrobeat dance ensemble.


SInger/pianist/performer Sherrie Lindskog with two of the WTIP Chorus members

Sing along with Sherrie Lindskog and the WTIP Chorus

Dave & Dick welcomed Sherrie Lindskog to Studio A for delightful piano music, Christmas carols, and laughter. Merry Christmas!


Setting up the legendary "Old Black"

Adventures in ice fishing with Joe Friedrichs

WTIP producer and music director Will Moore has never been properly ice fishing. As someone born and raised in Minnesota, he feels this needs to change.


Eira, with Jim Ofthsun middle right.

Duluth-based Celtic group Eira brings "Glen Tidings"

Eira (pronounce EH-ra) is a five-piece group from the Duluth area playing tunes from Ireland, Scotland, Newfoundland, and beyond.


Gene LaFond & Amy Grillo in Studio A

Musical duo Gene LaFond & Amy Grillo make Roadhouse debut

Gene LaFond & Amy Grillo have been writing and performing together since 2012. They made their way up the shore recently to join Dick and Dave for their first Roadhouse appearance. Listen for both originals and covers, as well as beautiful harmonies. You can learn more about them here


Plucked Up String Band

Plucked Up String Band revisits Studio A

The Plucked Up String Band made a return appearance on The Roadhouse. The band is, from left: Will Moore, upright bass; Elliot Noyce, mandolin; Matt Nesheim, guitar; Amanda Hand, vocals; and Bill Hansen, dobro. You can learn more about the band and their schedule on their Facebook page.


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All About the North Shore Music Association

Chair and co-chair of the North Shore Music Association Chel Anderson and Wayne Russ speak with host Will Moore about how the organization brings national and international artists to the Arrowhead Ce


"Homemade" by Beatrice Ojakangas

Renowned cookbook author Beatrice Ojakangas on her new memoir, "Homemade"

Beatrice Ojakangas is the author of 29 cookbooks and recognized in the James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame. Her new memoir, "Homemade," is about growing up in a big Finnish family in northern Minnesota and moving out into the bigger world to become a very successful food writer. She chatted with Ann Possis recently about her experiences growing up, learning to cook and to write, and much more. Did you know she came up with the idea for Jeno's Pizza Rolls?