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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The Thunderheads play Studio A

Buck and Bob welcomed Twin Cities band The Thunderheads (Steve Blexrud, Craig Paquette & Don Blue) to The Roadhouse Feb. 24 for plenty of chat, laughter and music.


 
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Michael Johnson & Michael Monroe ring out 2011 on The Roadhouse

Local favorites Michael Monroe and Michael Johnson stopped by The Roadhouse Dec. 30 for what is becoming a year-end musical tradition.


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Bluesman Gordon Thorne stops by The Roadhouse

Local musician Gordon Thorne visited Studio A Dec. 23 for lots of music and holiday cheer.


 
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Community Christmas Concert: Rehearsals & Reflections

This year’s performances of the annual Community Christmas Concert in Grand Marais drew capacity crowds, December 4 & 5th.  In this feature, WTIP volunteer Mark Abrahamson talks with conductor and composer Bill Beckstrand, now in his second year as director.  Mark also recorded parts of the final rehearsal and spoke with orchestra and chorus members.


Keith Secola plays live in WTIP's Studio A / photo by Stephan Hoglund

Keith Secola

Native folk and blues rocker Keith Secola is an accomplished artist: award-winning musician, master guitarist and native flute player; singer, songwriter, composer and producer.


 
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Two Many Banjos plays Studio A

Marc Gartman, bouzouki & banjo, Lefty Johnson, percussion, and Matt Mobley, upright bass, make up Two Many Banjos. They joined Buck and Bob Nov. 11 during membership drive.


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The Pines live on WTIP's The Roadhouse

The Pines have honed their musical craft to near perfection with a sound that wavers on the edge of traditional acoustic/roots music, but embraces the nuances of today's indie-rock and blues music.


 
Members of Unnamed Stream get ready for their live in-studio performance / photo by Patrick Knight

Members of Unnamed Stream on WTIP

Members of Unnamed Stream, Bill Hansen on Dobro, Bump Blomberg on guitar and vocals, Barbara Jean Johnson on viola, fiddle, banjo and vocals and Jessa Frost on fiddle, played live in studio A during W


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Bluegrass Masters Tim Stafford & Steve Gulley play Studio A

Bob chatted Nov. 4 with musicians & songwriters Tim Stafford & Steve Gulley on the eve of the 21st Annual Bluegrass Masters Weekend at Lutsen Resort.