Arts & Culture

Tobin Trail

Moments in Time: Anishinaabe & Isle Royale

In its early days, before Isle Royale became a national park in 1940, the island was home to loggers, miners and fishermen. Most were Scandinavian immigrants.


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Singer-songwriter Lindsay Mac visits the Roadhouse on big music weekend

Buck chatted with musician Lindsay Mac Sept. 16. She was in town for Mountain Stage and Unplugged X, and brought her new four-string guitar to Studio A to play a few songs.


The wedding’s been one of those engagements where I’ve had suspicions that it’s not going to be as straightforward as I thought

Of Woods and Words: Wedding Wear

When a close friend got engaged last autumn, I knew that meant a wedding to attend this September. No big deal, I figured: just slap on a smile, a dress and bring a small home appliance as a present.


The Superior Hiking Trail on the North Shore

Moments in Time: Early Roads of the North Shore

As you travel along highway 61 today, it’s hard to imagine that just over 150 years ago, the only thing connecting Cook County with lower sections of the North Shore was a long, intricate system


Neil Sherman at a small Lake Superior point.

Artist Open House features painter Neil Sherman

Cook County artist Neil Sherman can often be seen out of doors painting the natural scenes in front of him. WTIP’s Jay Andersen has this Artist Open House profile of a plein air painter.


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Rich Mattson & Germaine Gemberling stop by The Roadhouse

Matthew Brown and Ann Possis hosted Germaine Gemberling and Rich Mattson in Studio A Sept. 9 for conversation and original music. They were in town to perform at WTIP's Radio Waves music festival.


Bret Higgins, Miranda Mulholland, Tony Dekker, Erik Arnesen, and Greg Millson

The Great Lakes Swimmers front man on his music, songwriting and upcoming performance in Grand Marais

The Great Lakes Swimmers hail from Toronto, Ontario. The band is known for its haunting sound and for pushing the musical boundaries of folk, country and indy-rock.


"By the time the state fair fires up, most people up north have developed a dull, harried look in the back of their eyes"

Of Woods and Words: A Malady Called "August"

When I called a vendor last week to reorder some merchandise, he asked how I was doing.


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Larry Groce & Mountain Stage coming to Grand Marais Sept. 15 & 16

Buck chatted recently with Larry Groce, host and artistic director of the Mountain Stage Radio Show, which is carried on WTIP. Mountain Stage is coming to Grand Marais Sept. 15 & 16 to tape two shows during Unplugged X at North House Folk School.


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Author and humorist Michael Perry stops by The Roadhouse

Bob chatted Sept. 2 with Michael Perry, author, humorist and singer/songwriter, about his performances at the Big Top Chautauqua in Wisconsin.