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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Minneapolis singer/songwriter Neal Swanger makes WTIP debut

Buck and Bob welcomed Minneapolis singer/songwriter Neal Swanger, along with bass player Dan Olmschenk, Oct. 12, for some great music in Studio A. They were in the county to play a wedding the next day. Neal's new album is called "Broken Ground." He and Dan also play with the band Folk 'n' Thieves.


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Duluth singer/songwriter Mary Bue makes her Roadhouse debut

Mary Bue, Duluth singer/songwriter, visited Studio A with her keyboard to chat and play her original songs on WTIP for the first time. She was joined by local musician Bump Blomberg. Her new album is called "An Apple in the Ocean."


 
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Musicians Keith Secola & Briand Morrison stop by Studio A for "Dawn and Sea" benefit

Bob visited Oct. 5 with musicians Keith Secola and Briand Morrison about an event to help restore George Morrison's painting, "Dawn and Sea," the artist's gift many years ago to the Cook County Schools. The painting is going on tour with the Minnesota Museum of American Art to museums across the country. Keith, who was inducted into the Native Music Hall of Fame in 2011, played a few songs and talked about his new album, "Life is Grand."


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Local singer-songwriter Barbara Jean on her blossoming music career

Buck Benson & Dave Seaton welcomed local musician Barbara Jean to Studio A Sept. 28, fresh from her Mountain Stage performance and release of her new album, "The Great Escape." She was joined by David Huckfelt, guitarist for The Pines.


 
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Singer-songwriter Eric Frost plays The Roadhouse

Local singer-songwriter Eric Frost dropped by Studio A Sept. 21. He chatted with Buck and Bob and played several original tunes, accompanied by local musician Bill Hansen.


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Bill Camplin & Randy Sabien stop by The Roadhouse

Bob and Buck welcomed Bill Camplin (guitar & vocals) and Randy Sabien (fiddle AND violin) to Studio A Sept. 7 on the eve of their Radio Waves Music Festival Performance.


 
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Musicians Thea Ennen & Dave Peterson make WTIP debut

Buck and Bob welcomed River Falls musicians Thea Ennen and Dave Peterson to The Roadhouse Aug. 17. Thea was a finalist in the Big Top Chatauqua National Songwriter's Contest, and received a MN Music award for Best Folk Album. Dave is an accomplished bluegrass and jazz guitarist, winner of several first place awards in MN State flatpicking contests, and has appeared on A Prairie Home Companion.


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Pete K and Eric Meyer rock Studio A

Favorites Pete Kavanaugh and Eric Meyer (of the Pete K Group) stopped in to The Roadhouse Aug. 10 to play some great blues guitar.


 
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Singer-songwriter Charlie Roth makes his Roadhouse debut

 Charlie Roth plays a unique blend of Americana, folk, blues, country, Celtic and more. He stopped by Studio A Aug. 10 to chat and play a few tunes on his guitar, accompanied by his foot.


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Bump Blomberg joins Moors & McCumber for great music in Studio A

Buck and Bob welcomed James Moors and Kort McCumber, with local musician Bump Blomberg, to The Roadhouse Aug. 10, before their performance that evening at Betsy Bowen's What's Upstairs in Grand Marais.