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Jim McGowan in Studio A

Jim McGowan wraps up 2017 with great music on The Roadhouse

One of our favorite musical guests, Jim McGowan, stopped by Studio A for the last show of 2017. He shared delightful music to start your new year off right. 


Author Gail Francis on The Roadhouse

Gail Francis is an author and outdoor enthusiast based in Duluth.  Her book, "Bliss(ters): How I Walked From Mexico to Canada One Summer," chronicles her adventure on the


SisterTree in Studio A

Celtic-Americana duo SisterTree makes Roadhouse debut

The Celtic-Americana duo SisterTree made their Roadhouse debut. Listen for beautiful harmonies from Dee Brust (guitar & vocals) and Kerri Joy (fiddle & vocals).


the new book by Roberta Walburn

Roberta Walburn writes fascinating biography of crusading federal judge Miles Lord

Judge Miles Lord was a unique man who went from modest roots on the Iron Range to being one of the most colorful and prominent judges in the country. Roberta Walburn, a Minneapolis attorney who served as one of the judge's law clerks, has written a portrait of Lord as a man and a judge. She talked with Ann Possis about the book, "Miles Lord: The Maverick Judge Who Brought Corporate America to Justice."


 

Gillis & Thorne play The Roadhouse

Local favorites Gordon Thorne (guitar) and Chris Gillis (cornet, scratchboard)  stopped by Studio A to chat and play some great music, including Christmas tunes, before their gig at the Wunderbar in Grand Marais.


Space Monkey Mafia in Studio A

Space Monkey Mafia makes Roadhouse debut

Twin Cities band Space Monkey Mafia made their Roadhouse debut recently, playing a great mix of music influenced by ska, punk, rock, pop, blues and more. Band members in studio: Blake Foster, guitar; Dante Leyva, sax; and Joe Barron, bass. You can learn more on their Facebook page.


Plucked Up String Band in Studio A

Plucked Up String Band in the house for member drive

Local faves the Plucked Up String Band (Will Moore, bass; Matt Nesheim, banjo; Elliot Noyce, mandolin; Amanda Hand, guitar; Bill Hansen, dobro) joined the Roadhouse crew during membership drive to up the energy and get people pledging. Go to their new website here for more info, including upcoming performances.


JIm McGowan playing for Join Together membership drive

Jim McGowan joins The Roadhouse during membership drive

One of our favorite solo artists, Jim McGowan, stopped by Studio A during membership drive to chat and play. 


WTIP Music Director Will Moore making waffles Friday morning during our "Join Together" membership drive

Show your support for WTIP during our "Join Together" membership drive, Nov. 9-13

Our "Join Together" membership drive is in full swing and continues through noon on Monday, November 13. It's our last membership drive of the year, and our goal is $25,


Kao Kalia Yang's first book, "The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir"

Writer Kao Kalia Yang to visit Grand Marais this week for Readers & Writers Festival

Kao Kalia Yang is an author, teacher, and public speaker who's written two books about her Hmong family's experiences in Laos, Thailand, and the U.S. She joined Ann Possis to share how she approaches her writing. Kalia will be in Grand Marais this week to teach and present at the North Shore Readers & Writers Festival. WTIP will broadcast a panel discussion she's on, Thursday evening at 7 p.m. at the library, on writing about charged topics. Jay Andersen will moderate the event.