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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.


What's On:
Jordana Greenburg

Jordana Greenburg of Harpeth Rising on the Scenic Route

Jordana Greenburg is the fiddler of the progressive Americana group Harpeth Rising. While on the road to the group's show at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts in Grand Marais, Will Moore chatted with her by phone. She talks about the trio's musical education and songwriting as well as the making of their latest album "Shifted".

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Ruthie Foster

Ruthie Foster on the Scenic route

Ruthie Foster is a Grammy nominated blues, folk, and gospel singer from the Austin, TX area. Her voice has been compared  to the likes of Aretha Franklinand Mavis Staples, and has won several national blues awards over the past 15 years. Will Moore caught up with her by phone as she awaited her flight to Wisconsin for a show at Big Top Chautauqua in Bayfield, WI the wekeend of August 20th.

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Billy D

Playing with Billy D on the Scenic Route

Bill Doucette, also known as Billy D, is a longtime resident of Cook County who writes songs about life and community in the Northland. He requested for host Will Moore to play along with some of his songs during this unique and heartfelt performance on the Scenic Route.

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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. Founding member John McEuen spoke with Will Moore prior to their shows, talking about the band's origins as well as the unique recording process and crew of master musicians and he's assembled for his new album "Made in Brooklyn".

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Prodigals Adrift

Prodigals Adrift make radio debut on the Scenic Route

Joel Robertson and Abraham Westlund are St. Paul teenagers and longtime friends coming together to make music, playing guitar and cajon respectively. Creating powerful folk-rock, they make their radio debut ahead of a show at Cascade Lodge Pub with host Will Moore.

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The Ladies Music Club at Hungry Jack Lodge

The Ladies Music Club returns to the Scenic Route

What started out as a "book club...but with music" has turned into a 5-piece, all female group from St. Paul that produces wonderful harmonies and great takes on folk favorites. This is their second time on the Scenic Route. They're back up in Cook County, excited to play music and see some wildlife they were promised would appear...

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Wayne Horvitz

Electronic composer Wayne Horvitz and "21 Pianos"

Wayne Horvitz is a composer and electronic musician based out of Seattle who recently recieved a grant from the McKNight Foundation to bring a new project called "21 Pianos" to Minnesota. Horvitz will bring a 67-key, out of tune ship's piano around the state to record people playing it freely, then sample the recordings for an electronic album. He'll be bringing his piano to the North Shore and other Minnesota regions this fall.

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Space Monster dressed for a "Men in Black" themed show

Space Monster on the Scenic Route

Space Monster is a psychadelic jam-funk band from Minneapolis comprised of Chris Marti on guitar, Jon Miller on bass, John Hanson on drums, and Wayne Sayres and Spencer Quinn on saxophones. They stopped by WTIP before playing at the Gunflint Tavern to speak with will about managing playing 10+ minute jams, how the band has evolved from its inception, and the wild costumes and themes of their live shows.

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Nikki Grossman and Joe Hart

Yellow Bellied Sap Suckers back on the Scenic Route

The Yellow Bellied Sap Suckers (Nikkie Grossman and Joe Hart) are back on the road around the Northland after  the arrival 0f a new baby, and return to the Scenic Route to chat about it over the phone.

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Katrina Axtell and Julian Hernandez

Axtell makes their American Radio debut on the Scenic Route

Katrina Axtell and Julian Hernandex are Axtell - a guitar and ukelele duo from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Katrina Axtell was raised in Hovland, where the group will play a show celebrating the release of their first EP "No More Monkey Business". Will Moore talks with them about songwriting, Julian's first impressions of Minnesota, and Argentine influence on their sound. 

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