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Overtones

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A new show for new music on WTIP – Will Moore brings you brand new songs from various up-and-coming artists near and far. Hear deep cuts from weekly featured albums played throughout the week, special interviews, and new segments. There will also be dives into obscure discoveries, tracks played straight off of vinyl, and music recommended by your fellow WTIP listeners.

April 23, 2024
Dre AKA Jamaican and Mike Krussow perform songs from Nerd Riot Will Moore

Nerd Riot is the latest album from Grand Marais rapper Andre Robinson, who performs under the name Dre AKA Jamaican. The album includes songs that pay homage to his favorite series to geek out on, from Lord of the Rings to Star Wars to Dragonball Z. He is joined by his friend and frequent collaborator Mike Krussow to perform a number of tracks in the WTIP studios and talk about everything that went into making this new album.

September 19, 2023
Nirmala Rajasekar returns to Arrowhead Center for the Arts Sept. 23 Will Moore

Nirmala Rajasekar is an acclaimed performer of Carnatic music from South India and is a renowned singer, composer, and player of the veena. Making it her lifelong mission to share Carnatic music with the world, she has a decorated career spanning worldwide concerts and performing on globally prestigious stages. She returns to Grand Marais with an upcoming concert at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts alongside her daughter Shruthi and tabla player Marcus Wise. She joins Will Moore on Overtones to talk about her instrument, life, and love of sharing music with others.

September 11, 2023
Pieta Brown comes to North House Folk School’s Unplugged 2023 Will Moore

North House Folk School’s annual Unplugged concert series returns with acclaimed songwriter Pieta Brown joining a talented array of Midwest musicians for two nights on the waterfront stage at the folk school. In this interview with Will Moore, Pieta tells the rich history of making music in her family, from her father Greg Brown to past generations of songwriters around the state of Iowa, and talks about collaborating with so many well known artists. Her latest songs “In This World” and “Thing or 2” with JT Bates are available on streaming services.

Unplugged 2023 will feature Pieta Brown, JT Bates, Mike Lewis, Barbara Jean Myers, Joe Rainey, Jeremy Ylvisaker, and more on Thursday and Friday September 14-15th at 8pm. More information about the shows can be found at North House’s website.

August 22, 2023
Storyhill return to Deerwood, MN for annual folk festival Will Moore

John Hermanson and Chris Cunningham have been playing music together for around 30 years as Storyhill, a folk duo originating in Bozeman, MT and finding its legs in Northfield, MN before spanning a decades long career of songs about searching for meaning and harmonies reminiscent of Simon & Garfunkel. John and Chris join Will Moore on Overtones to talk about what to expect this year at their upcoming annual Storyhill folk festival in Deerwood, MN which could perhaps be the location of their final performance.

Storyhill Fest is August 25-27th and more information is available at storyhill.com/storyhill-fest-home

July 25, 2023
All About the Stars of the North Festival at Harbor Park Will Moore

The Grand Marais Music Collaborative’s annual weekend festival Stars of the North lasts all day at Harbor Park in Grand Marais, roughly 11am-9pm on both Friday and Saturday, July 28-29th. GMMC Director Todd Miller joins Will Moore to go over every artist performing at the festival and how the festival ties into the mission of the organization.

There’s more information about Stars of the North at thegmmc.org

The schedule is as follows:

Friday July 28

  • Adam Kirsch, 11:30-12:30 pm
  • Roxann Berglund, 12:30-1:30 pm
  • Briand Morrison, 1:30-2:30 pm
  • Fred Anderson Band, 2:30-3:30 pm
  • Dan Nelson and Superior Sound 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • Oversize Load, 4:30-6:00pm
  • Brothers in Arms, 6-7:30 pm
  • The Splints, 7:30 – 9 pm

Saturday July 29

  • Michelle Miller, 11-12 pm
  • Michael Monroe, 12-1 pm
  • Superior Siren, 1:15-2:30 pm
  • The April Fools, 2:30-3:30 pm
  • Rich Mattson and the North Stars, 4-5 pm
  • Zulu Link, 5:30-6:30 pm
  • Dre AKA Jamaican, 6:45-7 pm
  • The Evening Stars with special guests and area students from the GMMC student program, 7:30-9 pm
July 21, 2023
Sun Wave Mountain Cave speaks about new EP “Familiar to Me” Will Moore

Sun Wave Mountain Cave says their music explores “collaborative storytelling centered on childhood, growth, and ego death in Middle America.” Band members Dave Abbott, Brian Fate, and Andy Brace join Will Moore on Overtones to talk about their new EP called “Familiar to Me”. They dive into the moments behind these coming-of-age stories within the songs, along with musical inspirations from the Twin Cities music scene and recording at Pachyderm Studios.

 

July 17, 2023
One Less Guest heads back to Twin Ports in support of new album Viewfinder Will Moore

One Less Guest returns with their second full length album Viewfinder, that has the quartet of talented musicians originally from the Duluth/Superior area at the top of their game. Will Moore catches up with band members Nick Muska, Ren Cooper, Nick Glass and Cody Thorsen as they embark on their first ever tour, traveling through northern California into the Pacific Northwest. The band talks about writing the new album, the music video for their song “The Fruit”, coming back to Minnesota, and a song currently plaguing their vehicle’s stereo system.

One Less Guest will be performing at the Icehouse in Minneapolis on Friday, July 21 and Earth Rider Brewery in Superior, WI on Saturday, July 22. More information is on their website www.onelessguest.com.

July 14, 2023
Caitlin Nichol-Thomas performs live on Overtones Will Moore

Nashville songwriter Caitlin Nichol-Thomas has become a regular fixture in the Cook County music scene, coming up annually to perform with Al Oikari and the Big Wu around the area, sharing her voice and talents on guitar and fiddle. She’s extending her time in Minnesota playing all over the state with a new EP entitled “Derecho” in tow. She joins Will Moore as the first musical guest on the new program Overtones to talk about Derecho and her upcoming shows.

Caitlin will be performing at the Lutsong Music Festival at Caribou Highlands on Saturday July 15th at noon, and at the Gunflint Tavern rooftop at 4pm on Sunday July 16th.