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Scenic Route

"The Scenic Route" features local and regional music (fensterbme/Flickr)

  • Friday 4-5pm
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Local & Regional Music

A showcase of local and regional music.


What's On:
Chris Holm

Chris Holm interview on the Scenic Route

Chris Holm is a Minneapolis-based blues guitarist hailing from the Mississippi headwaters. Formerly playing with 4onthefloor, he now performs with the Fattenin' Frogs as well as solo. He talks with Will Moore ahead of his show at Papa Charlie's Monday Night Songwriter Series about recording and touring, as well as his new project Heatwave and Landman.

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Cover of To Gentlemen featuring Rachel Ries

Her Crooked Heart gives an EP "To Gentlemen" on Scenic Route

Her Crooked Heart is new name of Minneapolis musician Rachel Ries, who kicks off Papa Charlie's summer Monday Night Songwriter Series. She talks with host Will Moore about her new EP "To Gentlemen", reasons behind discarding her own name for her music, recording with well-known regional artists, and more future projects. 

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Cover of The Dead Pigeons "Even if I Knew"

The Dead Pigeons' Drew Peterson talks DIY Americana on Scenic Route

Drew Peterson is the lead singer and songwriter of the Dead Pigeons, a folk/Americana group forged out of Minneapolis' West Bank venue collaborations. Drew talks about playing in the cities and finding success while travelling, and the punk-inspired DIY mentality he brings to his music. 

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Kris Sheehan (left) and Jake Froelke of American Feedbag

American Feedbag on the Scenic Route

American Feedbag is a country/Americana duo musically connecting Madison and the Twin Cities. Forming out of Minneapolis band the Reverb Country Dusters, Kris Sheehan and Jake Froelke bring true American music back to its roots and basic elements with meaningful, emotional lyrics and classic songwriting. With the release of a new EP. they joined Will Moore on the Scenic Route coming off a show at Skyport Lodge.

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Ari and Chris Silver at the Gunflint Tavern

Father and son Chris and Ari Silver on the Scenic Route

Chris Silver hails from River Falls, WI, and has been playing Americana music around the region since the early 90s. His group the Chris Silver Band features his 17-year old son Ari on bass, guitar and vocals as well. The two of them stop by WTIP to play live on the Scenic Route. 

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Sara Pajunen and Rachael Kilgour of Sound an Echo (photo by Hilary Stein)

Sound an Echo comes to Grand Marais

Sound an Echo is a new duo project consisting of Minnesota musicians Rachael Kilgour and Sara Pajunen. Combining Rachael's songwriting focus and Sara's experience with classical music and Finnish tunes, they recreate traditional songs in a striking and uniquely balanced sound on guitar and fiddle. They join host Will Moore ahead of a house concert in Grand Marais.

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Skyler Hawkins

North House's Skyler Hawkins on the Scenic Route

Skyler Hawkins is an intern at North House Folk School in Grand Marais. He shares his Duluth jugband-honed banjo skills with Will Moore and special co-host Carl Solander on the Scenic Route.

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Axtell

Axtell returns to Scenic Route with "Traveler"

Axtell, the duo of Cook County native Katrina Axtell and Julain Hernandez of Argentina, return to Scenic Route to talk about their latest tours, videos, songs, and adventures. They arrive ahead of the release show of their second EP "Traveler" at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts in Grand Marais. This is the third time they've been featured on the show. 

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Sky Blue Jazz Ensemble

Mike Debevec wants to Hear Our Voices

Local jazz pianist and composer Mike Debevec is looking for volunteers for a new jazz choir to perform at a special Bethlehem Lutheran Church service. The project is called "Hearing Our Voices" and will culminate in a recording of the choir singing with his group Sky Blue Ensemble. He speaks with Will Moore about details.

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The Sea The Sea, left to right: Steve Schuss, Cara May Gorman, Mira Stanley, Chuck E. Costa

The Sea The Sea performs live on Sidetracks

The Sea The Sea is an Albany, NY based indie folk duo of Mira Stanley and Chuck E. Costa. Joined by Cara May Gorman and Steve Struss, they create a captivating sound with powerful harmoines. Hear them play a sound-rich, soulful set live on WTIP's Sidetracks ahead of their performance at Papa Charlie's Monday songwriter series.

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