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Taqralik Partridge (l.) & Nina Segalowitz

Visiting Inuit throat singers stop by The Roadhouse

Last weekend marked the 16th annual Inuit Premier at Sivertson Gallery. Inuit throat singers Taqralik Partridge (left) and Nina Segalowitz (right) traveled to Grand Marais to be part of the celebration. They, along with gallery director Abby Tofte, stopped by The Roadhouse to talk about throat singing and what it means, and to demonstrate this amazing vocal form. 

Sky Blue Jazz Ensemble

Sky Blue Jazz Ensemble concert to feature local performers, original music

The Sky Blue Jazz Ensemble (the version in studio was Mike DeBevec, keyboard; Eric Hahn, sax; Karina Roth, vocals; Barb LaVigne, flute; Mike Roth, bass) stopped by Studio A recently to preview their upcoming concert. It's called "All Our Own Jazz," Oct. 22, 7 p.m., at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, and will feature local musicians playing original compositions.

Banjoist Tim Leutbeg (left) with lead singer Adam Stariha

Tim Leutgeb of Black River Revue on Scenic Route

Black River Revue is a hard-and-fast bluegrass band from the Twin Ports area, and frequent visitors of Grand Marais' Gunflint Tavern.

A recent "Captain Underpants" book

"Captain Underpants" creator Dav Pilkey visits The Roadhouse

What does children's book author Dav Pilkey have in common with Mark Twain, John Steinbeck, and Maya Angelou? His books, like theirs, appear on the list of books most often banned or challenged. Naturally this made us want to talk with him, which Dave Seaton did recently, about all kinds of things, including his best-selling Captain Underpants books, creating books kids actually want to read, and lots more. You can learn more about Dav Pilkey and his work here.


Axtell plays live on Sidetracks

The duo of Julian Hernandez and Katrina Axtell return to WTIP for one more performance before they return to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Jon and Amie Theis at Voyageur Brewing in Grand Marais

Jon Theis of Harbor Drive Hookup on the Scenic Route

Jon Theis is the multi-instrumentalist and singer of the St. Cloud based group Harbor Drive Hookup, where he performs with his wife Amie.

Ann Reed cycling

Ann Reed calls in to The Scenic Route

Ann Reed is a Minnesota born songwriter who's career spans over 30 years and 20 albums.

Tettegouche painting

British artist Charlotte Durie's Cook County connection

 Charlotte Durie is an English artist living in Wales who has been coming to the North Shore since she was a child in the 1970s.


Chastity Brown brings powerful voice, original music to Studio A

Folk/roots/blues powerhouse Chastity Brown stopped by The Roadhouse recently with her guitarist, Robert Mulrennan, to play and discuss her  work. You can learn about her upcoming album, touring schedule, and more, here.

Painters prepare for the quick paint at Artist's Point

Plein Air competition takes over Cook County

Last week 80 artists arrived in Cook County to produce over 1000 unique and original paintings in the outdoors.