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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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From left, Amberly Rosen, Jerry Vandiver, host Dave TerSteeg

Jerry Vandiver & Amberly Rosen make beautiful music on The Roadhouse

Award-winning Nashville songwriter Jerry Vandiver and his fiddle partner, Amberly Rosen, stopped by The Roadhouse for what's become an annual visit. They played several songs from Jerry's latest CD, "Mixed Dry Bag," and chatted with Dave and Ann. You can learn more about Jerry's music, workshops, and performance schedule here.

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Makina Loca

Makina Loca blends Afro-Cuban rhythms, African styles, for unique & joyous sound

Ricardo Lemvo and his band, Makina Loca, play music that's a mix of many styles, cultures, and languages. They visited Studio A to chat about their music and preview their performance the next evening. You can learn more about the L.A.-based band here.

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Fingerstyle guitarist Phil Heywood stops by The Roadhouse

Fingerstyle guitar master Phil Heywood was in Grand Marais recently for a performance with Tim Sparks. Phil stopped by The Roadhouse with his guitar to chat and play. You can learn more about Phil and his music and schedule here.

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Floydian Slip in Studio A

Floydian Slip rocks the Roadhouse with original jam music

South Shore jam band Floydian Slip made a return appearance on the show May 13 with great original tunes. They've been working on a new album, set to come out this summer, and they'll be back in town for Fisherman's Picnic. Floydian Slip is Andy Noyes, Jeff Kriner, Olaf Kirsten, and Scott McCafferty. You can learn more about the band and their schedule here.  

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Plucked Up String Band

Plucked Up String Band plays The Roadhouse

The Plucked Up String Band (Bill Hansen, dobro; Amanda Hand, guitar & vocals; Matt Nesheim, banjo & vocals; Elliot Noyce, mandolin & vocals; Kieran Scannell, drums; and Will Moore, upright bass & vocals) stopped by Studio A shortly after their big tour. Listen for great original music and fun stories about being on the road.

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Briand Morrison in Studio A

Briand Morrison brings cool jazz to The Roadhouse

Local jazz favorite Briand Morrison stopped by The Roadhouse Apr. 29. Learn about his upcoming gigs, new guitar, and what he's working on now...and hear some great jazz guitar.

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Gordon Thorne

Gordon Thorne brings sixth annual Fingerstyle Weekend April 8 & 9

Gordon Thorne stopped by The Roadhouse April 1 to play a few tunes and chat. The main topic of conversation was the sixth annual Fingerstyle Masters Weekend, coming up April 8 & 9 at Bluefin Bay in Tofte, and featuring guitarist Pat Donohue, along with fiddler Tom Schaefer. You can learn more here.

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Black River Revue in Studio A

Black River Revue brings bluegrass to The Roadhouse

Duluth/Superior-based Black River Revue dropped by The Roadhouse on a recent visit to Grand Marais. They chatted with Dave and Ann and played some great high-energy tunes. Black River Revue is: Adam Stariha, guitar/vocals/harmonica; Ian Kvale, bass/vocals; Tim Leutgeb, banjo/guitar/vocals; and Joe Berg, spoons/washboard/vocals. You can learn more about the band and their upcoming performances here.

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Boyd "Bump" Blomberg visits The Roadhouse

Singer-songwriter Boyd Blomberg stopped by Studio A March 18 to chat and play some great original tunes. You can learn more about Boyd, his music, and his upcoming shows here.

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Jon Kallberg on the harp guitar

Guitarist Jon Kallberg makes Roadhouse debut

Musician Jon Kallberg of Lutsen has played guitar for many years, and made his Roadhouse debut Feb. 26 with a harp guitar (pictured) and a six-string. You may catch him playing at Lutsen Resort; his next gig there is March 8.

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