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Scenic Route

  • Friday 4-5pm
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Local & Regional Music

A showcase of local and regional music.


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Buffalo Galaxy at WTIP- photo by Will Moore

Buffalo Galaxy shred WTIP's studios

Coming to you from WTIP's music library, Twin Cities spacey bluegrass pickers Buffalo Galaxy join Will Moore on the Scenic Route to play energetic new songs with a feel both new and old. They talk about their recent EP New Escape, as well as their return to touring.

Buffalo Galaxy is:

Johnny Kovarik - guitar, vocals
Pete Whiteman - bass, vocals
Jake Rohde - mandolin, vocals
Zach Tauer - banjo

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Jazz musician Christopher Hanke on Scenic Route

Christopher Hanke is a jazz drummer, guitarist, and keyboardist residing in Park Rapids who has spent much of his life as a jazz musician playing in all corners of the country. He recently released an album called "Blue Minnesota" and chats with Will Moore on the Scenic Route about his musical background and gathering a team of talented players to make the project a reality.

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Chris Holm (left) and Ben Miller - photo by Will Moore

Ben Miller and Chris Holm - Live on Scenic Route

Ben Miller is a New York based songwriter originally hailing from Minnesota, and the lead singer of The Federales, a folky country-rock group from the Twin Cities. He's joined by frequent collaborator and Northwest Minnesota native Chris Holm for some live tunes on the Scenic Route, ahead of their show at the Gunflint Tavern in Grand Marais.

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Alexander Craig - photo by Jeremy Mullinix

Alexander Craig plays acoustic on Scenic Route

Alexander Craig is a Minnesota guitarist who's been playing blues-influenced rock and roll for the better part of 20 years in the Twin Cities. Now releasing music under his true name, he has a new single out "Atmosphere You're Under". He talks with Will Moore about how a trade with his uncle sparked his music career, upcoming music videos, and more.

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New album from Duluth's Cyr and the Cosmonauts

Cyr and the Cosmonauts, led by songwriter Eric Cyr of Duluth, have their second full length album out, called Songs to Sing Before We're Dead. Eric joins Will Moore on the Scenic Route to talk about the myriad types of songs and sounds found on the record, and dives deep into his own creative process.

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Rochelle Riser's "Superior" captures North Shore experience

Rochelle Riser is a Nashville-based songwriter originally from Iowa, with a deep love of Lake Superior and the north shore of Minnesota. Having vacationed many years in the Grand Marais area, her latest song "Superior" dives into what makes this location a special destination. 

 

 

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Andre Robinson at WTIP - photo by Will Moore

Andre Robinson live in-studio on WTIP

Local hip hop artist Andre Robinson, who makes music under the name Dre AKA Jamaican, makes his Scenic Route debut performing live version of new songs from his upcoming record Much Too Good For Children. He talks about shooting the videos for his songs around Grand Marais including "Tiramisu", writing songs for the kids at GES, and more.

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Kathy Bolstad gives update on North Shore Community Swing Band

The North Shore Community Swing Band is back in action with several gigs coming up this summer. Bandleader Kathy Bolstad gives the rundown of where you can see them perform.

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Moors and McCumber explore new territory on "Survival"

Survival is the latest album from longtime Minnesota/Colorado duo Moors & McCumber, exploring new instruments and sounds with themes of getting through uncertain times of pandemic and social strife. James Moors and Kort McCumber join Will Moore to talk about how the record came together.

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L to R: Abby Zak, Zack Baltich, Willow Waters

Ginger Bones makes WTIP debut during membership drive

Ginger Bones is a trio comprised of Abby Zak on vocals and guitar, Willow Waters on bass, and Zack Baltich on drums. With clever lyrics and creative sounds, they use food and flavors as inspiration for tasty original tunes. They talked about their upcoming album and played live during WTIP's Rock Steady Membership drive.

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