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Live Music Archive

Idyllic atmosphere during WTIP's 6th annual Radio Waves Music Festival, September 6-8, 2013 (Carah Thomas)

WTIP regularly hosts live in-studio music. We feature local musicians, groups and bands as well as musicians and bands visiting the area.


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Thomas Stamps in Studio A

Mardi Gras celebration with Chris Gillis & friends

Get into the spirit of Mardi Gras with jazz musicians Chris Gillis, Thomas Stamps and Max Bichel. They joined Tracy and Jay in studio for great music as well as delightful chat about and insight into New Orleans, where both Chris and Thomas lived for many years. 

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Briand Morrison

Briand Morrison stops by Studio A

Jazz guitarist Briand Morrison stopped by The Roadhouse on his way to a gig at Bluefin Bay in Tofte. He shared his smooth jazz music, as well as some very interesting conversation about music, math, and more. You can learn more about Briand and his music and schedule here. 

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Rich Mattson & the Northstars

Rich Mattson & the Northstars return to Studio A

A few of our favorite musical guests, Rich Mattson & the Northstars, stopped by Studio A to share some cosmic folk and chat about what they're up to recently at Sparta Sound. The band is Rich, vocals & guitar; Germaine Gemberling, vocals & guitar; and Kyle Westrick, bass. You can learn more about them here

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Jim McGowan in Studio A

Jim McGowan wraps up 2017 with great music on The Roadhouse

One of our favorite musical guests, Jim McGowan, stopped by Studio A for the last show of 2017. He shared delightful music to start your new year off right. 

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SisterTree in Studio A

Celtic-Americana duo SisterTree makes Roadhouse debut

The Celtic-Americana duo SisterTree made their Roadhouse debut. Listen for beautiful harmonies from Dee Brust (guitar & vocals) and Kerri Joy (fiddle & vocals).

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Gillis & Thorne play The Roadhouse

Local favorites Gordon Thorne (guitar) and Chris Gillis (cornet, scratchboard)  stopped by Studio A to chat and play some great music, including Christmas tunes, before their gig at the Wunderbar in Grand Marais.

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Space Monkey Mafia in Studio A

Space Monkey Mafia makes Roadhouse debut

Twin Cities band Space Monkey Mafia made their Roadhouse debut recently, playing a great mix of music influenced by ska, punk, rock, pop, blues and more. Band members in studio: Blake Foster, guitar; Dante Leyva, sax; and Joe Barron, bass. You can learn more on their Facebook page.

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Plucked Up String Band in Studio A

Plucked Up String Band in the house for member drive

Local faves the Plucked Up String Band (Will Moore, bass; Matt Nesheim, banjo; Elliot Noyce, mandolin; Amanda Hand, guitar; Bill Hansen, dobro) joined the Roadhouse crew during membership drive to up the energy and get people pledging. Go to their new website here for more info, including upcoming performances.

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JIm McGowan playing for Join Together membership drive

Jim McGowan joins The Roadhouse during membership drive

One of our favorite solo artists, Jim McGowan, stopped by Studio A during membership drive to chat and play. 

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Brothers in Arms, Studio A

Brothers in Arms makes Roadhouse debut

Local band Brothers in Arms made their Roadhouse debut, and rocked the house! The band is: Joe Peterson, drums; Drew Heinonen, guitar; Jim Miller, guitar; and Jonathan Steckelberg, bass. 

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