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The Thunderheads in Studio A

The Thunderheads return to The Roadhouse

The Thunderheads, Minneapolis blues/rock/jam band, joined Dave and Dick for great music in Studio A. You can learn more about the band's music and schedule here

courtesy North Star Press

Tim McDonnell's latest book, "The Contemplative Paddler's Fireside Companion," is a 'why-do' manual for paddling

Tim McDonnell grew up on the edge of the Boundary Waters and has been writing about wilderness for years. He joined Dick to talk about his latest book, "The Contemplative Paddler's Fireside Companion," which he calls a 'why-do' guide exploring the spiritual side of the paddling experience. You can learn more about this book of essays here; it's available at many stores in Cook County as well.

Pete Kavanaugh

Pete K rocks the Roadhouse

Favorite local musician Pete K stopped by the studios to share a great mix of originals and covers. You can learn more about Pete's music and schedule here.

Jordana Greenburg

Jordana Greenburg of Harpeth Rising on the Scenic Route

Jordana Greenburg is the fiddler of the progressive Americana group Harpeth Rising.

Ruthie Foster

Ruthie Foster on the Scenic route

Ruthie Foster is a Grammy nominated blues, folk, and gospel singer from the Austin, TX area.

Jim McGowan in Studio A

Singer-songwriter Jim McGowan makes return visit to The Roadhouse

Musician Jim McGowan brought his guitar to Studio A last week for delightful music and fun chatter. You can often hear him at Cascade Lodge Pub in Lutsen.

John McEuen

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's John McEuen on the Scenic Route

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band recently started their 50th Anniversary tour, making a stop at Big Top Chautauqua in Bayfield, WI.


"Grand Marais Junkaroo Steel Band" makes debut during Fish Pic

Local musician Chris Gillis put together a new group of percussionists to 'play a little light-hearted rumble,' with traditional instruments as well as metal  junk, in front of Bill Bally's blacksmith shop during Fisherman's Picnic. Dick chatted with him about how he got the idea, why the historic blacksmith shop, and much more. The "Grand Marais Junkeroo Steel Band" made its debut Aug. 6.

Pictured from WTIP's day at the fair in 2015 are: Ann Possis and Bob Carter (Front) and Jeff Nemitz and Matthew Brown (Back)

WTIP to broadcast live from MN State Fair August 31

It’s ‘radio on a stick’! For the second year in a row, WTIP North Shore Community Radio will broadcast live from the Minnesota State Fair, Wednesday, August 31, from 8 a.m.

Stage Door: Practice Rooms

'Stage Door’ takes us behind the scenes at the Grand Marais Playhouse.