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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.


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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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Galactic Cowboy Orchestra

Galactic Cowboy Orchestra on Scenic Route

The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra is an art-rock quartet with Minnesota roots. Will Moore talks to the groups' bass player and fiddler, John and Lisi Wright, about the band's style of "mind freaking" music.

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Cover of "Stone Cold Love"

Alison Scott interview on the Scenic Route

Alison Scott is a singer and songwriter from the Twin Cities area with jazz and soul influences. She talks with host Will Moore about her new album "Stone Cold Love", growing up in musical family. and her show at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts.

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Craig Minowa

Cloud Cult's Craig Minowa on Scenic Route

Craig Minowa is the lead singer of the Minnesota/Wisconsin-based rock band Cloud Cult, whose new album "The Seeker" is released this month. Craig tells host Will Moore about the new record, the film that accompanies it, the band's commitment to sustainability, and their annual tradition of playing in Lutsen.

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Erik Koskinen

Erik Koskinen interview on The Scenic Route

Erik Koskinen returns to Papa Charlie's for the Monday Night Songwriters Series after an eventful couple of years. He talks to host Will Moore about his two most recent albums, "America Theatre" and "Live at the Realphonic Radio Hour," as well as his side projects and other musical endeavors.

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Charlie Parr

Charlie Parr live session on The Scenic Route

Acclaimed Duluth guitarist Charlie Parr joins Will Moore on the Scenic Route. He talks about the different approach that was taken to record his latest album "Stumpjumper," touring alone in a single car, and his oldest blues influences.

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Gabriel Douglas

Gabriel Douglas of the 4onthefloor

Gabriel Douglas is the frontman of The 4onthefloor, a high energy hard rock group from the Twin Cities. He chats with Will Moore en route to Seely, WI about touring around the country, evolving their hard-hitting sound, and more.

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Cover of Alexy's new book

Teague Alexy's New Folklore

Duluth musician Teague Alexy, one half of Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank, joins Will on Sidetracks to talk about his new book of folk tales "The New Folklore: Lyrical tales for Dreamers and Thinkers"

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Cover of "Goodbye  Lizelle"

Mark Olson and Ingunn Ringvold crash Blues n Things

The Jayhawks' founding member Mark Olson has a new album out, recorded with his wife Ingunn Ringvold entitled "Goodbye Lizelle". Will Moore hijacks Blues n Thing for a live in-studio session before their show at Papa Charlie's

 

 

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John Gorka

John Gorka live on The Scenic Route

John Gorka played at the ACA on October 11. Before his show, he came to WTIP's Studio A for a terrific live session with Will Moore. He talks about his long career, moving to Minnesota, and how he defines "folk music".

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