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Chris Gillis (left) and Gordon Thorne in Studio A

Gordon Thorne & Chris Gillis play The Roadhouse

Local musicians Gordon Thorne (guitar) and Chris Gillis (keyboard) stopped by Studio A recently for fun chat and great tunes... old and quirky blues numbers as well as originals.


North Shore Coloring Book by Mike Klein

New North Shore Coloring Book lets you 'visit' the shore from anywhere

Mike Klein is an artist working in drawing, sculpture, and community murals. When he's not creating art, he's an assistant professor in the Department of Justice and Peace Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. He's just out with a coloring book featuring images of the North Shore. He talked with Ann Possis about how he came to create the book, what art and the North Shore mean to him, and how his work in peace and justice influences his art. 


Jeff Olson aka J. Francis Olson

J. Francis Olson and "One Long Tomorrow" on the Scenic Route

J. Francis Olson is a blues and americana guitarist living in Burnsville.


Liz Draper and Mumblin' Drew at the Art House B&B in Grand Marais.

Mumblin' Drew and Liz Draper stop by WTIP

Ahead of a show at the Art House B&B in Grand Marais, Twin Cities musicians Mumblin' Drew and Liz Draper play together on the air with Will Moore and Carl Solander.


If Eye May in Studio A

If Eye May makes WTIP debut

A young Twin Cities band, If Eye May, made their WTIP debut recently and rocked The Roadhouse with great, original sound. The group has North Shore connections, and we can't wait to have them back. You can learn more about them here or on their Facebook page.


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Are annoying words your 'bete noire'? Then you'll like LSSU's 42nd annual list of banished words!

The wordsmiths at Lake Superior State University have been busy compiling nominations and votes for their annual "List of Words Banished from the Queen's Engligh for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness." As in years past, we checked in with John Shibley of the university's PR department to learn what really annoyed the heck out of everyone this time. You can see the whole list, as well as banished words from the past 41 years, here


The Pines play at Papa Charlie's. Members are Alex Ramsey (far left), Benson Ramsey (middle right) and David Huckfelt (far right

The Pines talk new EP, recent projects on the Scenic Route

The Pines are a Minneapolis-based trio who grew up in Iowa, creating a unique kind of folk music that mixes acoustic and electric guitars with etherial tones and wispy vocals.


Lake Effect performing at the 2016 Radio Waves Music Festival (photo courtesy of WTIP staff)

WTIP announces call for musicians for 2017 Radio Waves

WTIP is pleased to announce the call for musicians for the 10th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival - scheduled for September 8 to 10, 2017, at Sweetheart’s Bluff in the Grand Marais Re


FRAEA is Jessie Daley (left) and Drew Preiner.

Jessie Daley of FRAEA on the Scenic Route

FRAEA is the Minneapolis-based electronic duo of singer Jessie Daley and Drew Preiner.


Michael Monroe

Michael Monroe's music brightens a winter night

Local fave Michael Monroe stopped by The Roadhouse to share his special brand of music, both originals and covers. He's currently  finishing up his third folk legends album. You can learn more about Michael, his music, and his upcoming performance schedule here