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Scenic Route

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Local & Regional Music

A showcase of local and regional music.


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Easy Riders in Studio A

Easy Riders play live on WTIP

Easy Riders are a trio out of Peoria, Illinois mixing hard rock, blues, and jam rock into a compelling and virtuosic performance. Playing a slew of gigs throughout Cook County, the group found time to give listeners a taste of their music in WTIP's Studio A.

Easy Riders are:
Mike Miller - guitar, vocals
Aaron Miller - bass, backing vocals
Bob Kelly - drums, vocals

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The Lark and the Loon

The Lark and The Loon play live on Scenic Route

Folk duo The Lark and the Loon trekked up to the North Shore from their Ozark Mountain home in Eureka Springs, Arkansas to play at the Gunflint Tavern in Grand Marais. Despite their southern residence, Jeff Rolfzen and Rocky Steen-Rolfzen took their band name from the state birds of their home states, Minnesota and Montana respectively. With a fresh new sophomore album "Homestead Hands" and another record already on the horizon, they play new music for Will Moore and Carl Solander on Scenic Route.

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Ian Tamblyn

Canadian folksinger Ian Tamblyn on Scenic Route

Ian Tamblyn is a Juno-award winning folk songwriter hailing from the Thunder Bay area, now living in Quebec. With a career spanning 5 decades, 38 albums, and over 1,000 songs, he's known for traveling to distant, isolated places in the great white North to write songs and get inspired by the qualities of northern places. His music is featured on WTIP's Boundary Waters Podcast. He joins Will Moore for an in-studio session after a performance at the Red Rock Folk Festival in Ontario and talks about adventuring, his latest album "Let it Go", and what it means to experience the Lake Superior region.

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Doug Otto and the Getaways

Doug Otto and the Getaways on WTIP

Doug Otto and the Getaways from the Twin Cities bring a country vibe to the Northland with a show at the Wunderbar in Grand Marais. Members of the band joined Will Moore for a live in-studio session featuring new songs from their latest album "Waltz of Pain".

Featuring:

Doug Otto- guitar and vocals
John Bailey- upright bass
Chris Gray - cardboard percussion

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James Moors (left) and Kort McCumber

Moors & McCumber play live on WTIP

The talented duo of James Moors and Kort McCumber stopped by WTIP's studio  A ahead of a benefit show at Seagull Fire Hall up the Gunflint Trail. Hear live performances of three new songs from their upcoming album "Acrobats" as they join host Will Moore for an interview.

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David Huckfelt and Frankie Lee with Michael Rossetto on WTIP

During their summer "Great Northern Tour",  Twin Cities musicians David Huckfelt of The Pines, Frankie Lee, and Michael Rossetto headed to Grand Marais for a show at the Wunderbar. They also stopped by WTIP for a live in-studio performance. You'll hear a new song from David's upcoming album "Stranger Angels" written during an artist residency on Isle Royale, the story of how Frankie Lee met Merle Haggard on his first day in Nashville, all about the acquisition of Greg Brown's RV, and a special song for Rainbow Trout.

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Jacob Mahon interview on Scenic Route

19-year-old Duluth musician Jacob Mahon says his biggest influences are Tom Waits and the Muppets. That becomes immediately apparent with his expressive, growling vocal performance of often goofy yet creative, rambling lyrics. With a debut album out called "Llamaless", he joins Will Moore by phone for an interview ahead of a performance at Skyport Lodge.

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Tim Styles comes home, plays live on WTIP

Tim Styles is an Americana musician and songwriter currently living in Bakersfield, CA, but was born and raised in Grand Marais.  He stopped by WTIP during a rare trip back to his hometown. He speaks with Will Moore about his inspirations for songwriting, his latest rock-and-roll tinged EP " Pilgrim Road", and making the move from Minnesota to Nashville and beyond.
 

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True Grass Trio plays live on Scenic Route

True Grass is a talented and experienced bluegrass group hailing from all over Northern Wisconsin. Before a show at the Wunderbar in Grand Marais, they stop by WTIP for a live in-studio session with their old friend Carl Solander - taking over this week's edition of Scenic Route.

True Grass Trio is:
Jed Malischke - banjo, dobro, vocals 
Bruce Qualey -bass, vocals
Tom Draughon - guitar, vocals

 

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Cooper & Muska make radio debut on WTIP

Nick Muska and Lauren Cooper are an Americana duo from Superior, Wisconsin. Despite having only been playing together for less than a year, they have already developed terrific chemistry while songwriting and performing. They make their radio debut on WTIP during a segment with Will Moore and Carl Solander.

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