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Live Music Archive

Idyllic atmosphere during WTIP's 6th annual Radio Waves Music Festival, September 6-8, 2013 (Carah Thomas)

WTIP regularly hosts live in-studio music. We feature local musicians, groups and bands as well as musicians and bands visiting the area.


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Jim McGowan

Jim McGowan stops by The Roadhouse

Regular Roadhouse guest Jim McGowan was one the performers at the 2018 Radiowaves Music Festival.  Before his performance there, he stopped by The Roadhouse to chat and play a few tunes.

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Maria Nickolay

Maria Nickolay performs live on The Roadhouse

Local singer and songwriter Maria Nickolay stopped by The Roadhouse to play some original songs from her album.  Maria also spoke with hosts Ann and Matthew about her experiences living in Northern Ireland for two years.  You can find out more about Maria and her music here.

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Jerry Vandiver & Lacie Carpenter

Jerry Vandiver and Lacie Carpenter perform on The Roadhouse

Nashville performer and Roadhouse favorite Jerry Vandiver was accompanied by fellow Nashville performer Lacie Carpenter during another wonderful performance on The Roadhouse.  You can learn more about Jerry and his music here.

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Peter Mayer

Singer songwriter Peter Mayer stops by The Roadhouse

Minnesota based singer Peter Mayer recently performed at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts in Grand Marais.  Prior to that performance, he joined Dave and Brian on The Roadhouse.  He talked about how he balances family with a music career, and about his unique guitar he brought along for this performance.

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Thunderheads

Thunderheads rock The Roadhouse

The Thunderheads made a return stop to The Roadhouse while they were recently in Grand Marais for a couple gigs.  The group played some original tunes and spoke with Roadhouse hosts Julie and Dave about the band has been up to.   The Thunderheads are Steve Blexrud; lead guitar and voice,  Don Blue; bass guitar, Bill Boyce; drums. Find out more about the band and future performances here.

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Gene LaFond and Amy Grillo

Musical duo Gene LaFond and Amy Grillo return to The Roadhouse

Local artists Gene LaFond and Amy Grillo recently made a return trip to The Roadhouse with another great performance.  The duo also spoke with host Ann about their progress on a second album and more.

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Mary Bue (Photo via Facebook)

Mary Bue on The Roadhouse

Musician Mary Bue recently stopped by The Roadhouse on her way up the North Shore for a gig at the Wunderbar.   She brought in her ukelele and guitar to give us a fantastic performance out of studio A.

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Axtell

Axtell returns to WTIP with a performance on Monday Night Mix

Axtell duo Julián and Kat joined Monday Night Mix hosts, Sue and Martha and shared some wonderful music and fun stories.

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Maria Nickolay

Maria Nickolay performs during a special Monday Night Mix

During a special 20 More Membership Drive edition of Monday Night Mix with Sue and Martha, Cook County's Maria Nickolay joined in and performed some songs she penned while living in Ireland. 

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Photo courtesy of Ellie Ballantine

Bluegrass band The Thirsty River performs on The Roadhouse

Twin Cities-based bluegrass band The Thirsty River (Evan Jungbauer, Banjo; Jake Jungbauer, Guitar; David Anderson, Percussion/Keys; Mike Store, Acoustic Bass; Ben Jungbauer, Mandolin) returned to WTIP to play on The Roadhouse. They played a number of original tunes and talked about how the band came to be.  You can learn more about The Thirsty River here

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