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Local Music Project

Local Music Project on WTIP, photo courtesy of Mark Trockman

Contributor(s): 
Cathy Quinn, Will Moore

The Local Music Project is a monthly, locally-produced feature highlighting the music and talents of local and visiting musicians. Support for this feature comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


 
What's On:
Fred Anderson

Local Music Project: Fred Anderson

Fred Anderson is a guitarist who has been perfecting his craft for over 50 years. He's excited to retire to Cook County later this year and join the North Shore's renowned music scene. 

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Fingerstyle Masters concert

Local Music Project: Gordon Thorne and the Fingerstyle Masters Weekend

Gordon Thorne is a fingerstyle blues guitarist living in Finland, MN.

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DJ Beavstar

Local Music Project: DJ Beavstar

Andrew Beavers is the DJ at Papa Charlie's during their dance parties every Thursday night during winter.


Performing at Bethlehem Lutheran Church

Borealis Chorale Christmas: A Cook County Tradition

In this installment of the Local Music Project, Will talks to many of the community members that make the Borealis Chorale and Orchestra Christmas concert such a beloved and long-standing tradition on


 
Gordon Thorne plays with the Carpenter Ants

Local Music Project: Radiowaves 2014 Part 2

So many great musicians came out to perform at WTIP's Radiowaves festival this year - we can't contain them all to one piece!


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Local Music Project: RadioWaves 2014 part 1

There were so many great acts and voices at this year's Radiowaves Festival, it was hard capturing them all!


 
Boyd "Bump" Blomberg

Local Music Project: Boyd "Bump" Blomberg

Cook County resident Boyd “Bump” Blomberg has a new CD coming out this summer under his band name Pushing Chain.  In this edition of the Local Music Project, we learn about Bump&rsquo


Rich Mattson and Germaine Gemberling

Local Music Project: Rich Mattson and Germaine Gemberling

This edition of the Local Music Project features long time Minnesota music makers Rich Mattson and Germaine Gemberling.  Rich and Germaine reside in Sparta, Minnesota where Rich runs his recordin


 
Grand Marais Ole Opry

Local Music Project: The Grand Marais Ole Opry

The North Shore Music Association presented the first ever Grand Marais Ole Opry on Saturday, February 15, 2014.  WTIP Classic Country host, Carl Solander, emceed the event which featured four ac


Bill Beckstrand (Miles Drake)

2013 Borealis Chorale & Orchestra Christmas Concert

The Borealis Chorale & Orchestra performs a Christmas concert each year.