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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:
Dee Brust (left) and Kerri Joy of SisterTree

SisterTree Live on WTIP

SisterTree is a celtic folk duo from Minneapolis featuring Dee Brust on guitar and Kerri Joy on fiddle. They graced the North Shore with their presence and energetic performances a the Gunflint Tavern last weekend. They joined Will Moore on the air last Saturday for a live music session, featuring songs from their latest release Banish Misfortune.

 

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Cover of Stringworks

Kristin Scott Benson of The Grascals on Scenic Route

Kristin Scott Benson was this year's featured guest at Lutsen Resort's annual Bluegrass Masters Weekend. Hailing from South Carolina, she's been playing banjo with Nashville-based bluegrass group The Grascals for a decade, and released a solo album called Stringworks last year. She speaks with Will Moore about her musical beginnings, touring, The Grascals' new record Before Breakfast, and the acclaimed musicians she's brought together to perform with her in Lutsen.

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Ladies Music Club with Will and Jeff

Ladies Music Club returns to WTIP

The Ladies Music Club from St. Paul return for another lively performance on WTIP during their annual trip up the North Shore, this time with new original songs and stories.

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Adam Stariha

Adam Stariha of Black River Revue on Scenic Route

Adam Stariha is the lead vocalist and guitarist of Black River Revue, a Twin Ports based hard-hitting bluegrass band that incorporates many different styles into their music. He talks about their new album Just Can't Win, how he got his signature singing voice, and upcoming shows for the group.

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Ellen Stanley of Minnesota Music Coalition on Scenic Route

Ellen Stanley is the executive director of the Minnesota Music Coalition, a state-wide nonprofit that helps Minnesota-based musicians access business, promotional, and creative resources. She talks with Will Moore about the various services and workshops the coalition offers, and talks about Caravan du Nord, the Coalition's traveling concert series that visited Grand Marais in October. 

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Patrick Harison

Patrick Harison of Patty and the Buttons on Scenic Route

Patrick Harison is the frontman and accordion player of Patty and the Buttons, a Twin Cities group that combines jazz influences from all over, including New Orleans and the gypsy jazz of France. PAtrick talks about his musical backroun on the Scenic Route with Will Moore ahead of his group's performance at Caravan du Nord.

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Nate Dungan. Photo by Don Olson

Nate Dungan of the band Trailer Trash on Scenic Route

Nate Dungan is the vocalist, vocalist and primary songwriter of the Minneapolis country and honky tonk band Trailer Trash. He speaks with Will Moore head of their Caravan du Nord performance about the band's longevity, their beginnings in a Twin Cities bar, Christmas shows, and more.

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Cover of  "Springtime in a Foreign City"

SonofMel and the Slideman on Scenic Route

SonofMel is the psuedonym of Hayward, Wisconsin's John Adler. He's deep thinker who sees symbols and human connection in all things, and his album "Springtime in a Foreign City" details moments of his life travelling the world. He's joined by Jordan "Slideman" Grunow of Ashland, WI, for a memorable Scenic Route full of original tunes and great conversation.

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Richie Yurkovich (left) and wife Gabe (middle) in his group Polkarioty

Accordionist Richie Yurkovich live on the Scenic Route

Richie Yurkovich is an accomplished polka musician and accordionist hailing from central Wisconsin. He joins hosts Carl Solander and Will Moore on the Scenic Route ahead of a week of shows at Voyageur Brewing's Oktoberfest in Grand Marais.

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Jason Wussow

Jason Wussow talks about One Week Live on Scenic Route

Jason Wussow is the owner of Beaner's Central coffee house in Duluth, where for the following week, bands from Northern Minnesota and beyond will be playing every night as part of the 16th annual One Week Live concert series. Wussow talks about how the series began, who will be performing, compiling live recordings for an album, and the songwriting competiton on Wednesday, Sept. 27th.  Wussow is also the guitarist for the Duluth band Woodblind, and talks about the next steps his group is taking.

More info about One Week Live can be found at http://www.beanerscentral.com.

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