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Scenic Route

"The Scenic Route" features local and regional music (fensterbme/Flickr)

  • Friday 4-5pm
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Local & Regional Music

A showcase of local and regional music.


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L to R: Philip Rampi, Josh Cleveland, Dustin Smith

Josh Cleveland and the Cedar Street Band rock the Scenic Route

Josh Cleveland's powerful voice, backed up by three highly skilled players, lifted WTIP's Studio A to new heights and impressed crowds at the Gunflint Tavern in Grand Marais over the weekend. Hear their full performance and interview with Will Moore on the Scenic Route below.

The band is:
Josh Cleveland - vocals, guitar
Dustin Smith - guitar, mandolin
Philip Rampi - upright bass
Eric Smith - drums

 

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The Ladies Music Club

The Ladies Music Club returns (again!) on Scenic Route

The Ladies Music Club, a quintet of St. Paul women, once again make their annual venture up north in the hopes to see a moose in the flesh on the Gunflint Trail. They brought with them stellar harmonies and intriguing covers as well as new original songs. Listen in for their special Thursday music session with Will Moore, in what has become an annual (and incredibly fun) WTIP tradition.

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Courtney Yasmineh

Courtney Yasmineh with Rob Genadek on Sidetracks

Courtney Yasmineh is a Chicago-born songwriter  and author based in the Twin Cities, whose creative journey started as a teenager -running away to a family cabin the Northland, searching for the spirit of Bob Dylan and studying song. She joins host Will Moore along with producer/percussionist Rob Genadek for special morning live music session on Sidetracks.

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The Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers

A Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers weekend on WTIP

Joe Hart an Nikki Grossman are the Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers, playing polka, country, and classic American tunes with an old-time vibe. They appeared on a slew of WTIP programs during the weekend of July 6-8th, talking about their travels, living in the Driftless region of Wisconsin, and about their latest record release "Don't THink About Tomorrow Tonight". Find their full live music session with Carl Solander below, along with their interview with Will Moore on Scenic Route, as well as their appearance during another special music session with folkie Ellen Stekart on Women in Music.

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Doris Folkens

Ontario's Doris Folkens talks about family and music on new debut album

Doris Folkens is a Canadian singer-songwriter from Guelph, Ontario who's debut album focused on transforming stories from her family's past into song. Her self-titled album documents songs about emigration to Canada, World War II, and saving the family piano through any means necessary. Hear her full interview with Will Moore below:

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Kyle Ollah

Kyle Ollah plays live on WTIP

Kyle Ollah is a Duluth-born multi-instrumentalist and player of various American music styles. He joins Will Moore ahead of a show at Voyageur Brewing to talk about discovering and selecting traditional tunes, including those on his new album "Used to Wear That Old Straw Hat, But Now You Wear the Crown". The record is his first full-length solo release.

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Briand Morrison and Sam Miltich play at Voyageur Brewing. Photo by Jim McGowan.

Sam Miltich and Briand Morrison play live on WTIP

Northland jazz guitar wizards Briand Morrison of Grand Portage and Sam Miltich of Grand Rapids come to WTIP's Studio to join host Tyler Howell for a special live music session ahead of a number of Cook County gigs.

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Big Dixie Swingers at Wunderbar

Big Dixie Swingers live on Blues n Things

The Big Dixie Swingers are a musical collective out of the New Orleans area focusing on revitalizing old-time and Western swing hits, as well as what banjo player and vocalist Elizabeth Gunn Bushnell calls "30's trash pop". Appearing ahead of a NSMA sponsored show at the Wunderbar, they play live in WTIP's Studio A alongside hosts Carl Solander and Joni Peterson, featuring special guest guitarist Jack Klatt. 

 

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Chris Koza (left) and Peter Sieve

Chris Koza and Peter Sieve live on Scenic Route

Chris Koza and Peter Sieve comprise one half of the band Rogue Valley, and both have been established musicians in the Minneapolis area for over 15 years. Sieve plays with a number of Twin Cities-based groups while Koza has put out a number of albums as a solo artist. They join Will Moore on the Scenic Route ahead of a show at the Wunderbar to play some songs live and talk about their history together, as well as Chris' upcoming new music.

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Ruthie Foster on guitar with Kate Fitzgerald

Ruthie Foster plays live on the Scenic Route

Ruthie Foster is a blues and gospel singer/guitarist from Austin, TX who has received acclaim and accolades over her career, including receiving The Blues Foundation's Koko Taylor award for traditional blues. Coming fresh off a show at Carnegie Hall, Foster came up to Grand Marais for a show at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts before flying off for a European Tour.  She performs in Studio A and talks with Will Moore (as well as Carl Solander and NSMA's Kate Fitzgerald) about her musical upbringing, playing for hurricane relief, her latest album Joy Comes Back, and much more.

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