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Axtell

Axtell returns to Scenic Route with "Traveler"

Axtell, the duo of Cook County native Katrina Axtell and Julain Hernandez of Argentina, return to Scenic Route to talk about their latest tours, videos, songs, and adventures.


Josephine Michener & Jerry Vandiver

Nashville performers Jerry Vandiver & Josephine Michener visit The Roadhouse

One of our favorite guests, Nashville singer-songwriter Jerry Vandiver, made his annual pilgrimage to the north country, this time accompanied by fiddler Josephine Michener. They had six gigs in three days in the county, and we were lucky to get on their busy schedule. Listen for delightful, original music and fun chat. You can learn more about Jerry and his music here.


The Sea The Sea, left to right: Steve Schuss, Cara May Gorman, Mira Stanley, Chuck E. Costa

The Sea The Sea performs live on Sidetracks

The Sea The Sea is an Albany, NY based indie folk duo of Mira Stanley and Chuck E. Costa. Joined by Cara May Gorman and Steve Struss, they create a captivating sound with powerful harmoines.


Pyrrha

Music ensemble Pyrrha visits The Roadhouse

The Minneapolis-based experimental musical ensemble Pyrrha was in Grand Marais to perform their original score for the 1928 silent film "The Fall of the House of Usher." They stopped by The Roadhouse to talk about their work and share a few of their songs composed for this and other films. The group is Jackie Beckey (viola), Jonathan Kaiser (cello) and Adam Wozniak (bass). 


"Canoes" by Mark Neuzil & Norman Sims

Minnesota author Mark Neuzil discusses his latest book, "Canoes"

Mark Neuzil and Norman Sims have written a gorgeous, illustrated history of a very special watercraft: "Canoes: A Natural History in North America." Mark joined guest host Dave Seaton to talk about putting the book together and what makes a canoe so special. They'll be presenting at North House's Wooden Boat Show the weekend of June 16.


"Shelter" by Sarah Stonich

Sarah Stonich talks about her memoir of making her own place in the woods: "Shelter"

Acclaimed Minnesota author Sarah Stonich has written a laugh-out-loud yet touching memoir about building her own cabin in the woods: "Shelter: Off the Grid in the Mostly Magnetic North." CJ chatted with Sarah about the book and her other current projects. She'll be in Cook County over Fisherman's Picnic weekend.


Michael Monroe in Studio A

Michael Monroe stops by for acoustic set

Local favorite Michael Monroe joined CJ and Dave recently for an all-acoustic set. You can learn more about Michael, his music, and his schedule here.


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Singer-songwriter Jim McGowan stops by The Roadhouse

One of our regular guests, Jim McGowan, dropped by The Roadhouse for great conversation and beautiful music to kick off the holiday weekend.


"Alice in France"

New book offers letters of St. Paul woman who volunteered for service in WWI France

"Alice in France," just out from the MN Historical Society Press, is a collection of letters home from Alice O'Brien, a young St. Paul woman who volunteered in France in various roles during World War I. Nancy O'Brien Wagner, her great-niece as well as a historian, found the letters and created a fascinating portrait of her great-aunt and the times. She joined Ann Possis recently to talk about putting the book together. 


The Pete K Group in Studio A

Pete K Group returns to The Roadhouse

Roadhouse faves The Pete K Group stopped in at The Roadhouse on their way to Grandma Rays. The Pete K Group is Pete Kavanaugh, guitar & vocals; Eric Meyer, bass & vocals, Mike Dubois, drums). High-energy music to get you in the weekend mood!