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Chastity Brown brings powerful voice, original music to Studio A

Folk/roots/blues powerhouse Chastity Brown stopped by The Roadhouse recently with her guitarist, Robert Mulrennan, to play and discuss her  work. You can learn about her upcoming album, touring schedule, and more, here.

Painters prepare for the quick paint at Artist's Point

Plein Air competition takes over Cook County

Last week 80 artists arrived in Cook County to produce over 1000 unique and original paintings in the outdoors.

Daniel Rodriguez

Daniel Rodriguez of Elephant Revival on Scenic Route

Daniel Rodriguez is a vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter with the Colorado-based group Elephant Revival.

Michele & Jim Miller

Jim and Michele Miller bring great harmonies to Studio A

Hovland duo Jim and Michele Miller stopped by to share their beautiful harmonies on both cover and original tunes. 

Country Bug

Bughouse rocks The Roadhouse

Local faves Bughouse! (Al Oikari, piano & slide guitar; Rod Dockan, guitar; John Mianowski, bass) called themselves Country Bug and were joined in Studio A by Nashville singer-songwriter-actress Caitlin Nicol-Thomas for a delightful session of music and laughter. 

Sam and Matthew Miltich

Radio Waves 2016: Thank you and highlights

WTIP's 9th annual Radio Waves Music Festival took place September 9 to 11, and what a weekend it was! A big thank-you to everyone who helped make the event a success.

Dusty Heart in Studio A

Dusty Heart brings gorgeous harmonies to Studio A

Songwriters Barbara Jean and Molly Dean make up the recently-formed duo, Dusty Heart. They stopped by The Roadhouse on their way to perform at the ninth annual Radio Waves Music Festival. 

courtesy The Sutter Brothers

The Sutter Brothers bring special blend of music & storytelling to Grand Marais

The Sutter Brothers (Bart and Ross Sutter) blend Bart's poems and stories with Ross's music from the Scandinavian, Celtic, and American folk traditions for a delightfully fun and unique show. They stopped by The Roadhouse recently before performing at the Grand Marais Public Library. You can learn more about them here. 

Wayne Horvitz and his piano

Wayne Horvitz brings "21 Pianos" to Studio A

Seattle-based composer Wayne Horvitz is travelling the state of Minnesota with what he calls a "wildly out of tune" piano, sampling Minnesotans playing to be compiled into new, electronic mu

Derek Smith

Derek Smith thrives on music in New Zealand

Derek Smith has been absent from the Cook County music scene for the last year or so, having packed up and left for New Zealand to start a new life from scratch.