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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Great blues guitar from Gordon Thorne on The Roadhouse

Buck & Ann welcomed local favorite Gordon Thorne to Studio A March 1 for conversation, laughter and, of course, incredible blues guitar. Gordon's third annual fingerstyle guitar weekend happens this year April 12 & 13--might want to mark your calendar.


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Bump Blomberg & Chris Silver live in Studio A

Bob & Buck welcomed local fav Bump Blomberg, on guitar, & Wisconsin musician Chris Silver, on mandolin and resonator, to the show Feb. 15 for great music. They were performing in several spots around the county for President's weekend.


 
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John Wright of Lehto & Wright flies solo on The Roadhouse

Buck Benson & Ann Possis welcomed John Wright, of Celtic-folk-Americana trio Lehto & Wright, to Studio A Jan. 18. He claims it was his first-ever solo performance. In any case, he plays some gorgeous guitar. The trio appeared at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts in Grand Marais Jan. 19.


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Musical favs Michael Monroe & Claudia Schmidt make year-end appearance in Studio A

Bob & Buck hosted musicians Michael Monroe and Claudia Schmidt Dec. 28, in advance of their Log Cabin Concerts for the holiday weekend. They played and sang together and solo, and made great conversation in between.


 
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"The Wrong Omar" makes Roadhouse music debut

Bob & Buck welcomed Minneapolis musician "The Wrong Omar" (Joey Shaheen) to Studio A Dec. 21 for his WTIP/Roadhouse debut. His songs are original, quirky, and fun.


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Duluth musical duo The Brothers Burn Mountain make Roadhouse debut

Buck & Bob welcomed The Brothers Burn Mountain (Ryan & Jesse Dermody) to Studio A Dec. 14. The Brothers play original Americana and bluegrass, with poetic lyrics, on guitar and drums. They were in town for two performances at the Gun Flint Tavern.


 
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Bill Emerson & Wally Hughes bring amazing bluegrass to Studio A

Legendary banjo player Bill Emerson & fiddle player Wally Hughes stopped by The Roadhouse Nov. 2 to chat and play some foot-tappin' tunes. They were in town with the rest of Bill's band, Sweet Dixie, for the 22nd annual Bluegrass Masters Weekend at Lutsen Resort.


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Bill & Kate Isles bring their delightful music to The Roadhouse

Matthew Brown & Ann Possis welcomed Duluth singer-songwriters Bill & Kate Isles to Studio A Oct. 26. They were in town to play a fundraiser for the North Shore Music Association the following evening. Did you know they met via public radio?


 
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Gordon Thorne stops by The Roadhouse

Buck & Bob welcomed bluesman and finger-picker extraordinaire Gordon Thorne back to Studio A Oct. 19. Listen in for chat, laughter, and some really great train songs.


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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.