Live Music Archive

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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Grand Rapids musicians Matthew & Sam Miltich stop by Studio A

Matthew and Sam Miltich were in town Aug. 3 to play at Harbor Park during Fisherman's Picnic. They stopped by The Roadhouse to talk about the challenges and joys of being a rural musician and, of course, Sam played a few songs.


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The Joe Paulik Band plays Studio A

The Joe Paulik Band stopped by The Roadhouse July 27 to chat and play a few songs. Joe Paulik is on guitar and vocals, Jessi Nicholson sings, and John Mianowski plays bass guitar. Drummer Rick Brandenburg and fiddler Max Bichel joined them later that evening at the Raven's Nest above the Gun Flint Tavern in Grand Marais.


 
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Jerry Vandiver, with guest Shy Anne, plays beautiful music in Studio A

Nashville songwriter & musician Jerry Vandiver stopped by The Roadhouse July 20 before his performance at Betsy Bowen's What's Upstairs that evening. He brought along Shy-Anne, an award-winning songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and performer from Northwestern Ontario, and the two chatted with Buck and played a few songs.


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Michael Monroe stops by Studio A on eve of Grand Marais Arts Festival weekend

Grand Marais singer-songwriter Michael Monroe stopped in July 13 to chat with Bob and play a few songs, including one from his very first album, "Summer Rain."


 
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Joe Paulik brings lovely guitar sound to Studio A

Buck and Bob welcomed local singer-songwriter Joe Paulik July 6 for chat and music during North Shore Sights & Sounds membership drive edition of The Roadhouse.


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Leah Thomas plays in honor of National Accordion Awareness Month

Local accordion player & singer Leah Thomas joined Buck and Bob at the Wooden Boat Show at North House Folk School June 22 for music, laughter, and yes, more than a few accordion jokes.


 
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Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank roll in to Studio A

Buck Benson and Karen Blackburn welcomed roots/folk duo Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank (Ian Alexy and Teague Alexy) for some great guitar and harmonica stylings.


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Two Many Banjos plays Studio A once more before going on hiatus

Bob and Buck hosted Duluth folk/bluegrass band Two Many Banjos in studio June 1. It was one of their last appearances before they go on hiatus later this month.


 
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The Thunderheads return to the Roadhouse

Buck and Bob welcomed back The Thunderheads (Steve Blexrud, Craig Paquette and Don Blue) May 25 for rock/blues tunes and lots of laughter.


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Titambe Dance Ensemble brings West African drum rhythms to Studio A

Buck and Bob hosted four members of the Titambe Dance Ensemble May 18 for chat and music. Director Christian Adeti and his group drummed and danced at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts in Grand Marais the next evening.