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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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Gordon in studio July 3

Local blues favorite Gordon Thorne visits Studio A

Local bluesman Gordon Thorne stopped by The Roadhouse July 3 for a few tunes... as well as conversation about everything from obscure blues singers to waterskiing. 


Willie Waldman

Jazz trumpeter Willie Waldman rocks The Roadhouse

Willie Waldman brought a few friends, Clint Wagner on guitar and Tofte-ite Bill Hansen on dobro, to our Wooden Boat Show broadcast to play great jazz and spin a few yarns. Willie and Clint were just back from a week-long canoe trip in the Boundary Waters. You can learn more about Willie and his music here.


Maria Nickolay

Maria Nickolay brings original music, gorgeous voice to Studio A

Local singer-songwriter Maria Nickolay stopped by Studio A June 12 to share original music, as well as stories about past and upcoming mission trips to Ireland and other locales. 


Guy Davis

Blues legend Guy Davis in Studio A

Throughout his career, Guy Davis has dedicated himself to reviving the traditions of acoustic blues and bringing them to as many ears as possible. He was in Grand Marais June 5 & 6 to perform at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts, as well as conduct a special program for kids at the Grand Marais Public Library. We were lucky enough to welcome him to the station, where he played several songs and WTIP blues host Carl Solander chatted with him.



Pete Kavanaugh brings new music to The Roadhouse

Local guitarist and songwriter Pete Kavanaugh stopped by Studio A May 29 with new material and great stories. You can learn more about Pete's music and performance schedule here.



Chris Gillis, Gordon Thorne & Randy Sabien live in Studio A

Memorial Day weekend offered several opportunities to hear Chris Gillis (keyboard), Gordon Thorne (guitar) and Randy Sabien (fiddle) play around Cook County. They stopped by The Roadhouse Friday night for a preview with chat, laugh, and great, happy music. 



Twin Cities band Ginstrings brings great bluegrass to Studio A

Dick & Buck welcomed Ginstrings to The Roadhouse May 15 for fast-paced music with wonderful harmony. Ginstrings are: Matt Blake, bass; Gavin Haskin, mandolin; Eli Bentley, dobro; Jon Miller, guitar. Learn more at or


Michael Monroe's new album pays homage to folk heroes of the 1960s

Michael Monroe has just released his 12th album, "Folk Legends," a tribute to the heroes of folk who inspired him to make music. He stopped by Studio A Mar. 20 to chat with Bob about it and play a few cuts off the CD. A CD release party is scheduled at the Chanhassen Fireside Theater April 10 & 11. You can learn more about Michael's music here


Briand Morrison makes music to accompany father George Morrison's art

Dave TerSteeg & Ann Possis welcomed local jazz guitarist and composer Briand Morrison to Studio A March 13. He's working on a new project called "Briand Morrison Presents Musical Impressions, The Art of George Morrison," in which he composes and performs music to accompany a series of slides of his father's work. In this interview he explains the project and share three of the 12 songs. You can learn more about Briand and his work at


The Thunderheads rock Studio A

Twin Cities-based band The Thunderheads (Steve Blexrud, Craig Paquette, & Don Blue) visited The Roadhouse Feb. 27 before their appearance at the Tavern. Listen for fun conversation and great music. You can learn more about the band here.