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Scenic Route

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Local & Regional Music

A showcase of local and regional music.


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Carrie Vecchione and Rolf Erdahl create unusual harmonies with oboe and bass duo

The Vecchione/Erdahl Duo are seasoned ensemble musicians who push the boundaries of classical music with the performance of  unique, tailor-made compositions for oboe and bass. They talk with Will Moore about their performance at the ACA and educational shows around the county and around Minnesota. 

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John Mark Nelson plays "I'm Not Afraid" live on The Scenic Route

John Mark Nelson is an acclaimed 21-year-old singer-songwriter out of the Twin Cities area who has reached new heights with his third album "I'm Not Afraid". He plays acoustic versions of some of the new songs along with Kara Loudon before a performance on Mountain Stage in Grand Marais.

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Nirmala Rajasekar and Zeitgeist New Music on the Scenic Route

Zeitgeist New Music from Minneapolis comes to the ACA, bringing along the Indian music tradition of Nirmala Rajasekar and Thanjavur Boopathi. Nirmala and percussionist Heather Benninger come on the show to share their vision and give a taste of the upcoming performance

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Ladies Music Club full live session on The Scenic Route

The Ladies Music Club is a group of four women from St. Paul playing classic and contemporary folk songs. They stopped by WTIP for a live session on their way up the Gunflint Trail for their first gigs outside the Twin Cities.

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Reina del Cid live session on The Scenic Route

Reina del Cid is a singer-songwriter from Fargo, ND and based out of Minneapolis. Along with her group the Cidizens, she crafts songs based in literary influences with clever lyrics. She and guitarist Toni Lindgren join Will Moore for a live session on The Scenic Route, talking about musical inspirations and playing songs from their new album "The Cooling".

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Peter Mayer interview on The Scenic Route

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Stillwater, MN based singer songwriter Peter Mayer is interviewed by Will Moore on The Scenic Route. He talks about balancing family and a music career, how technology has changed songwriting, and his upcoming show at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts in Grand Marais.

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The Last Revel blows the lid off the Scenic Route

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The Last Revel is a roots/bluegrass band currently based in Minneapolis. Before bringing the house down at the Gunflint Tavern two nights in a row, they stopped by the Scenic Route to give a powerful live performance in Studio A.

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Gordon Thorne, Mike Dowling, Randy Sabien jam out on The Scenic Route

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Local guitarist extrordiniare Gordon Thorne comes on the Scenic Route along with master fiddler Randy Sabien and fingerstyle master Mike Dowling of Wyoming to showcase their skills for the 5th Annual Fingerstyle Master's Weekend in Tofte. They pass tunes around for a rousing live set with host Will Moore.

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Singleton Street - Live on the Scenic Route

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Twin Cities suburbs-based band Singleton Street plays a mix of bluegrass, old-time gospel, Americana and Celtic music that makes for a rousing good performance. They played a live set on the Scenic Route before their performance at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts' Grand Marais Ole Opry.

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Dedric Clark and the Social Animals - Full Live Set on Sidetracks

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Dedric Clark and the Social Animals are a band originally from the Duluth area, now based in Portland, OR.  After recording an album in Nashville, they travelled back through the Northland to conclude the first half of a tour around the US, and made their live WTIP debut on a special edition of Sidetracks with Will Moore.

Find more information about the band at dcsocialanimals.com

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