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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:
Nikki Grossman and Joe Hart

Yellow Bellied Sap Suckers back on the Scenic Route

The Yellow Bellied Sap Suckers (Nikkie Grossman and Joe Hart) are back on the road around the Northland after  the arrival 0f a new baby, and return to the Scenic Route to chat about it over the phone.

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Katrina Axtell and Julian Hernandez

Axtell makes their American Radio debut on the Scenic Route

Katrina Axtell and Julian Hernandex are Axtell - a guitar and ukelele duo from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Katrina Axtell was raised in Hovland, where the group will play a show celebrating the release of their first EP "No More Monkey Business." Will Moore talks with them about songwriting, Julian's first impressions of Minnesota, and Argentine influence on their sound. 

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	Martha Marnocha, Don Grant, John Praxmarer, Bob Lamettry, Fred Anderson

Dat Dere Jazz cover classics on the Scenic Route

Dat Dere Jazz is a new jazz ensemble in Cook County adding an often under-represented genre to the local music scene. Keyboardist Martha Marnocha, guitarist Fred Anderson, and percussionist Bob Lamettry share their jazz preferences, experiences, and philosophies.

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Andrew D. Huber

Andrew D. Huber on the Scenic Route

Andrew D. Huber is a Minnesota native who now resides in Chicago, producing and recording his own music on his label NorthLight Records. He joins host Will Moore by phone prior to playing at the Cascade Lodge Pub.

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Billy Johnson

Billy Johnson on the Scenic Route

Longtime Twin Cities musician Billy Johnson comes north to Voyageur Brewing to show his talents. He speaks with host Will Moore about his various musical projects and how music applies to his day job of a youth minister.

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Bill Camplin

Bill Camplin performs on The Scenic Route

In a great instance of serendipity, Bill Camplin, songwriter and proprieter of the renowned Cafe Carpe in Fort Atkinson, WI, finds himself on the North Shore and behind the mic in WTIP's Studio A. Host Will Moore is joined by Carl Solander and Doug Seim, longtime friend of Bill and host of WTIP's Gospel Truth. Bill shares his songs and talks about recording with his son, as well as some the great performances he's witnessed at the Cafe.

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Heck Yeah members Bob Lamettry (with friend), Amy Schmidt, and Tim Dennison

Heck Yeah Holler String Band - Live on Scenic Route

Heck Yeah Holler String Band makes their debut on The Scenic Route. Band Members include Amy Wosheck Schmidt on vocals, Andy Schmidt on mandolin and guitar, Bob Lemettry on percussion, Tim Dennison on guitar, banjo and harmonica, and Pat Flack on bass.

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Andy Noyes

Andy Noyes on the Scenic Route

Andy Noyes is a guitarist from the south shore of Superior, playing with Floydian Slip, The O'Bros, and other groups. He joins Will Moore on the Scenic Route to play some of his solo fingerstyle compositions.

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Lisi Wright, John Wright, and Paul Mayasich

Paul Mayasich and friends live on Scenic Route

Paul Mayasich is an Eveleth, MN-born blues guitarist with decades of experience in a myriad of genres. He is joined by Galactic Cowboy Orchestra members John and Lisi Wright for a memorable jam session on the Scenic Route, ahead of Paul's upcoming album "Threads".

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cover of "Through the Ashes"

Maria Nickolay's debut album "Through the Ashes"

Cook County native Maria Nickolay is spending the next few years in Belfast, but before she left she recorded her debut full-length album, mixing and mastering each track herself. Her family is also featured on every song as backup musicians. Will Moore speaks with her over Skype from Northern Ireland.

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