Local Music Project

Local Music Project on WTIP, photo courtesy of Mark Trockman

Contributor(s): 
Cathy Quinn, Will Moore

The Local Music Project is a monthly, locally-produced feature highlighting the music and talents of local and visiting musicians. Support for this feature comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


 
What's On:
Gordon Thorne plays with the Carpenter Ants

Local Music Project: Radiowaves 2014 Part 2

So many great musicians came out to perform at WTIP's Radiowaves festival this year - we can't contain them all to one piece!


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Local Music Project: RadioWaves 2014 part 1

There were so many great acts and voices at this year's Radiowaves Festival, it was hard capturing them all!


 
Boyd "Bump" Blomberg

Local Music Project: Boyd "Bump" Blomberg

Cook County resident Boyd “Bump” Blomberg has a new CD coming out this summer under his band name Pushing Chain.  In this edition of the Local Music Project, we learn about Bump&rsquo


Rich Mattson and Germaine Gemberling

Local Music Project: Rich Mattson and Germaine Gemberling

This edition of the Local Music Project features long time Minnesota music makers Rich Mattson and Germaine Gemberling.  Rich and Germaine reside in Sparta, Minnesota where Rich runs his recordin


 
Grand Marais Ole Opry

Local Music Project: The Grand Marais Ole Opry

The North Shore Music Association presented the first ever Grand Marais Ole Opry on Saturday, February 15, 2014.  WTIP Classic Country host, Carl Solander, emceed the event which featured four ac


Bill Beckstrand (Miles Drake)

2013 Borealis Chorale & Orchestra Christmas Concert

The Borealis Chorale & Orchestra performs a Christmas concert each year.


 
Whurl photo by Stephan Hoglund

Local Music Project: Whurl

Derek Smith, Erik Lastine and Will Seaton are making a unique and original style of music that defies definition.  In this edition of the Local Music Project we learn more about the Cook County b


Erik Hahn performing with Frozen Britches

Local Music Project: Erik Hahn

This edition of the Local Music Project features multi-instrumentalist Erik Hahn. 


 
Cook County Ramble: The First Waltz April 2013

The Local Music Project: The Cook County Ramble, The First Waltz

On a snowy April night, a crowd of about one hundred gathered at the Cascade Lodge and Pub in Lutsen to hear local musicians pay tribute to the late drummer and vocalist for The Band, Levon Helm.