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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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Chris Gillis animatedly playing piano

Chris Gillis on The Roadhouse

Chris Gillis recently stopped by The Roadhouse and brought his keyboard into Studio A to perform a few songs.  Gillis also chatted with hosts Jay and Dave about what he's been up to recently and some of his upcoming gigs.

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Pushing Chain, Boyd Blomberg (l.) & Adam Moe

Pushing Chain on The Roadhouse

Pushing Chain, the duo of Boyd Blomberg (guitar and vocals) and Adam Moe (fiddle and vocals) have an Americana roots sound.  They stopped by The Roadhouse to play a few tunes and chat about what they've been up to recently.  More information about Pushing Chain can be found here.
 

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The Saints of Circumstance

The Saints of Circumstance perform on The Roadhouse

The northern Wisconsin band The Saints of Circumstance stopped by The Roadhouse to play their unique blend of music they call "Granolacana", a mix of  Americana/Roots, Country-Blues, Hippie Folk-Rock, and Bluegrass.  They also chatted with hosts Dave and Brian about their music and band.  More information about The Saints of Circumstance can be found here.

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Plucked Up String Band in Studio A

Plucked Up String Band release debut album

The Plucked Up String Band recently released their debut album, "Rooftop to Floor" They stopped by The Roadhouse to celebrate the release, chat with host Dave and Brian about the process, and of course play some tunes.

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Siama (Photo by Dallas Johnson)

Siama and his Congo World Quartet on The Roadhouse

Before a gig and a couple workshops here in Grand Marais, Siama and his Congo World Quartet stopped by The Roadhouse.  The group features Siama, singer Dallas Johnson, global music drummer Tim O'Keefe, and renowned cellist Jacqueline Ultan.  Learn more about Siama and his music here.

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Sam and Matthew Miltich

Clearwater Hot Club Trio brings jazz to Studio A

Dave and Tom welcomed the Clearwater Hot Club Trio (Sam and Matthew Miltich, Briand Morrison) to The Roadhouse to play some great jazz music, and share a few stories and laughs too.

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North Country Fair

North Country Fair stops by The Roadhouse

All female local band North Country Fair joined The Roadhouse in Studio A to play a few tunes and chat with hosts Dave and Tom.

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Thunderheads

The Thunderheads return to The Roadhouse

The Thunderheads Trio once again stopped by The Roadhouse and played some original tunes, as well as a cover or two.  The Thunderheads Trio are Steve Blexrud, lead guitar and vocals; Craig Paquette, guitar; and Don Blue, bass.  More information about the band and future schedule here.

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Black River Revue in studio

Black River Revue revisits The Roadhouse

"Freshwater bluegrass" band Black River Revue hails from Duluth/Superior--they stopped by The Roadhouse last week before they head to Texas for SXSW. The band is Adam Stariha, guitar & vocals; Ian Kvale, bass & vocals; Nate Hynum, mandolin & vocals; and Tim Leutgeb, banjo. 

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Plucked Up String Band in Studio A

Plucked Up String Band turns up the energy for membership drive

Local super string group the Plucked Up String Band joined the show for membership drive. The band is: Will Moore, upright bass; Elliott Noyce, mandolin; Bill Hansen, dobro; Matt Nesheim, banjo; Amanda Hand, guitar. They've got a new album coming out soon! You can learn more here

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