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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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Kenna Rose with her dog, Genevieve

Kenna Rose performs live solo set on Scenic Route

Cook County musician Kenna Rose joins Will Moore for a live virtual set of music on the Scenic Route. Kenna is part of the local group Vessel and shared her stellar voice and guitar skills on the air from her home in Hovland. 

 

 

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Rhoda Anderson at WTIP. Photo by Will Moore

Rhoda Anderson Habedank returns remotely to Scenic Route

Rhoda Anderson Habedank returns to the Scenic Route for a remote live session, playing guitar and catching us up on what's been happening with her and her family in Norman County, MN. She tells stories about playing socially distant concerts in chicken coops and challenges of being a school counselor in a time of home learning and cancelled graduations.

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Adam Moe via Facebook

Adam Moe plays new ukulele songs on Scenic Route

Adam Moe is a fiddler from Duluth best known to Northlanders as half of the folk duo Pushing Chain. Lately he's been performing numerous virtual concerts on Facebook and through Patreon, and challenging himself to write a new song every single day on a different instrument - ukulele. He joins Will Moore on the Scenic Route to talk about being a musician in a time of quarantine and adapting to the new virtual music environment.

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One Less Guest (Nick Glass center right) - photo by Cece Boyle

Nick Glass talks One Less Guest debut album "Monochrome"

Twin Ports band One Less Guest finally arrives with a new full-length album called "Monochrome". Bass player Nick Glass joins Will Moore on Scenic Route to talk about about the making of the record, influences, and the bands newfound energetic sound.

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Paul Metsa - photo by Howard Christopherson via Facebook

Scenic Route - extended interview with Paul Metsa

Paul Metsa has been making music for 50 years, be it growing up in his hometown of Virginia on Minnesota's Iron Range, down in the Twin Cities, or travelling with his band Cats Under the Stars. He talks with Will Moore on the Scenic Route about his beginnings, influences, wild parties, strange shows, and the myriad of songs he's written over the years, concluding with his latest "You Can't Be Brave If You're Not Scared".

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Black River Revue (Adam Stariha, center) celebrate at Sacred Heart Chapel - photo by Lloyd Fischer via Facebook

Adam Stariha talks new Black River Revue live album

Adam Stariha is the lead singer and guitarist for Black River Revue, and energetic bluegrass band from the Twin Ports who just released a new live album entitled "Gitchi Tracks Vol. 1". Stariha talks about making the record and the performance that was recorded at the Sacred Heart Chapel concert space in Duluth, also giving an update on the band amid an uneventful music scene during the pandemic.

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Dedric Clark (center right) with the Social Animals - photo by Travis Shinn via Facebook

Dedric Clark talks about Social Animals new EP "Best Years"

Dedric Clark is the lead singer of the Social Animals, a band that formed in Duluth in the early 2010s as a folk rock project, that over time has moved all over the country and changed their sound dramatically. Their latest EP "Best Years" features a high octane energy that Clark says is the kind of music they've always wanted to make. He speaks with Will Moore on the Scenic Route, talking about the group's awkward formation and latest escapades.

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Dave Simonett - photo by Tanner Morris via Facebook

Scenic Route - Dave Simonett talks about new solo record "Red Tail"

Dave Simonett is best known as the singer and guitarist of Trampled by Turtles, and also records under the moniker Dead Man Winter. He released his latest record "Red Tail" under his own name in March. He speaks with Will Moore on the Scenic Route about recording it at Pachyderm Studios, the benefits of writing music in Minnesota's winters, and writing songs with his family while staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Gaelynn Lea - photo by Paul Vienneau via Facebook

Scenic Route- Interview with Gaelynn Lea

Gaelynn Lea is a Duluth-based violinist, public speaker and advocate for those with disabilities. She won the NPR Tiny Desk Concert in 2016 and has presented multiple TED Talks on disability rights. She speaks with Will Moore on the Scenic Route about her unique style of playing, her latest single "Rebuild" as part of an improvisational dance project, as well as her weekly series of meditation-based virtual concerts on Youtube.

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Smokin' Joe Scarpellino at Gunflint Tavern. Photo by Will Moore

Smokin' Joe Scarpellino talks about "Livestream Cover Challenge" on Facebook

Smokin' Joe Scarpellino is a Twin Cities based musician and mastermind behind the Galactic Getdown music festival. In response to the mass shuttering of bars and music venues, he created the "Livestream Cover Challenge", a Facebook group where regional musicians request their friends to play songs and perform them live online within 24 hours. Scarpellino talks with Will Moore about how the page has ballooned to nearly 20,000 followers, and how it benefits musicians and engages fans.

 

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