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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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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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	Martha Marnocha, Don Grant, John Praxmarer, Bob Lamettry, Fred Anderson

Dat Dere Jazz cover classics on the Scenic Route

Dat Dere Jazz is a new jazz ensemble in Cook County adding an often under-represented genre to the local music scene. Keyboardist Martha Marnocha, guitarist Fred Anderson, and percussionist Bob Lamettry share their jazz preferences, experiences, and philosophies.

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Andrew D. Huber

Andrew D. Huber on the Scenic Route

Andrew D. Huber is a Minnesota native who now resides in Chicago, producing and recording his own music on his label NorthLight Records. He joins host Will Moore by phone prior to playing at the Cascade Lodge Pub.

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Billy Johnson

Billy Johnson on the Scenic Route

Longtime Twin Cities musician Billy Johnson comes north to Voyageur Brewing to show his talents. He speaks with host Will Moore about his various musical projects and how music applies to his day job of a youth minister.

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Bill Camplin

Bill Camplin performs on The Scenic Route

In a great instance of serendipity, Bill Camplin, songwriter and proprieter of the renowned Cafe Carpe in Fort Atkinson, WI, finds himself on the North Shore and behind the mic in WTIP's Studio A. Host Will Moore is joined by Carl Solander and Doug Seim, longtime friend of Bill and host of WTIP's Gospel Truth. Bill shares his songs and talks about recording with his son, as well as some the great performances he's witnessed at the Cafe.

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