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Scenic Route

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Local & Regional Music

A showcase of local and regional music.


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Charlie Roth. Submitted photo

Charlie Roth live on Scenic Route

Charlie Roth has been crafting songs and playing shows in the central Minnesota music scene for over 30 years. Hailing from St. Cloud, he talks with Will Moore about touring in Ireland, inspiration for lyrics, and plays songs from his upcoming album "I'm the Smile".

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Jaedyn James performs with The Hunger at Papa Charlie's. Photo by Will Moore.

Interview with Jaedyn James on Scenic Route

Jaedyn James is the singer and frontwoman for Jaedyn James & the Hunger, a large funk'n'soul band from the Twin Cities. Both her voice and stage presence are energetic and command attention.  She talks with Will Moore on the Scenic Route about starting the Hunger, her latest EP Outright, and the importance of seeing women in powerful roles on stage.

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Cameron Kinghorn performs with Nooky Jones at Papa Charlie's. Photo by Will Moore

Cameron Kinghorn of Nooky Jones on Scenic Route

Cameron Kinghorn is the lead vocalist and frontman for Nooky Jones, a brassy soul and R&B band from the Twin Cities. He chats with Will Moore ahead of a performance at Papa Charlie's Lake Effect festival. He gives his thoughts on being labeled "neo-soul", some upcoming funkier music from the band, and more.

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Rachael Kilgour

Rachael Kilgour plays songs from "Game Changer" on WTIP

Rachael Kilgour is a songwriter hailing from Duluth who says her songs involve "saying out loud the things that are scariest." She has an upcoming EP entitled "Game Changer", and performs a few of the new songs live on-air during a conversation with Will Moore.

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Colleen Myhre

Colleen Myhre and Tony Peterson bring heavy blues to Scenic Route

Mahtowa blues and country-folk artist Colleen Myhre returns for a live music session on the Scenic Route with Will Moore, bringing with her Tony Peterson of Duluth-based band The Social Animals on guitar. Together they create moody and harrowing blues songs with interesting stories behind them. They appear on WTIP ahead of a weekend of shows at the Gunflint Tavern in Grand Marais.

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Rich Mattson (center right) and the Northstars

Rich Mattson talks new album "Totem" and Northstars' plans in 2019

The rockers from Sparta, MN return to Grand Marais for a New Years Eve bash, with a new album entitled Totem quickly following later in January. Will Moore talks to Rich Mattson about this and more on the Scenic Route.

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Jon Wayne (middle right) and the Pain

Reggae artist Jon Wayne interview on Scenic Route

Jon Wayne fronts the Minneapolis based band Jon Wayne & the Pain, which combines reggae with rock, dub, and electronic elements. He talks to Will Moore ahead of the group's appearance at SnowBall at Papa Charlie's, and talks about lyrical themes, moving to Thailand, and some unusual electronic instruments the band uses.

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Christopher David Hanson with Minnow

Christopher David Hanson (and Minnow) live on WTIP

Christopher David Hanson is a musician and radio DJ from Ely, MN. Ahead of a performance with his band at the Wunderbar in Grand Marais, he stopped by WTIP for a solo acoustic live session. He shares his philosophy on songwriting with host Will Moore, and is joined by his pup Minnow. 

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SVEA

SVEA previews annual holiday show on Scenic Route

Local Acapella Swedish folk group SVEA hosted their second annual holiday show at the Art Colony in Grand Marais. Featuring a new lineup of (L to R in photo) Elunia Steckleberg, Erika Ternes, Tina Hegg, and Rose Arrowsmith-Decoux, they chat with Will Moore about Swedish traditions and stories behind their arrangements.

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Cory Coffman and Mikayla Haynes of The Cuckoo Bees

Cory Coffman of The Cuckoo Bees talks new album "Weeping Willow" on Scenic Route

The Cuckoo Bees of Duluth are not your average musical trio. Their sound consists of vocals, guitar, bass...and xylophone. Guitarist Cory Coffman joins Will Moore by phone on the Scenic Route to talk about the band's debut album "Weeping Willow", their release show at Beaner's Central, and the story behind their interesting instrumentation.

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