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Pushing Chain, Boyd Blomberg (l.) & Adam Moe

Pushing Chain plays The Roadhouse

Pushing Chain, the award-winning duo of Boyd Blomberg (guitar & vocals) and Adam Moe (fiddle & vocals), plays Americana roots music. They stopped by The Roadhouse recently to chat about what they've been up to, and played an all-Bob Dylan set. You can learn more about Pushing Chain and their performance schedule here


Paul Imholte on the hammered dulcimer

Folk musician Paul Imholte uses wide variety of string instruments to create his sound

St. Cloud-based musician Paul Imholte plays a wide variety of string instruments, including hammered dulcimer, banjo, fiddle, and many more. He joined Dave TerSteeg and Ann Possis in Studio A to play original music and discuss his tour through the Arrowhead bringing music to libraries and schools. You can learn more about Paul's music and schedule here.


Common Ground

Common Ground play on the Scenic Route

Common Ground is a relatively new musical trio in Cook County.


Chris Gillis (left) and Gordon Thorne in Studio A

Gordon Thorne & Chris Gillis play The Roadhouse

Local musicians Gordon Thorne (guitar) and Chris Gillis (keyboard) stopped by Studio A recently for fun chat and great tunes... old and quirky blues numbers as well as originals.


North Shore Coloring Book by Mike Klein

New North Shore Coloring Book lets you 'visit' the shore from anywhere

Mike Klein is an artist working in drawing, sculpture, and community murals. When he's not creating art, he's an assistant professor in the Department of Justice and Peace Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. He's just out with a coloring book featuring images of the North Shore. He talked with Ann Possis about how he came to create the book, what art and the North Shore mean to him, and how his work in peace and justice influences his art. 


Jeff Olson aka J. Francis Olson

J. Francis Olson and "One Long Tomorrow" on the Scenic Route

J. Francis Olson is a blues and americana guitarist living in Burnsville.


Liz Draper and Mumblin' Drew at the Art House B&B in Grand Marais.

Mumblin' Drew and Liz Draper stop by WTIP

Ahead of a show at the Art House B&B in Grand Marais, Twin Cities musicians Mumblin' Drew and Liz Draper play together on the air with Will Moore and Carl Solander.


If Eye May in Studio A

If Eye May makes WTIP debut

A young Twin Cities band, If Eye May, made their WTIP debut recently and rocked The Roadhouse with great, original sound. The group has North Shore connections, and we can't wait to have them back. You can learn more about them here or on their Facebook page.


words

Are annoying words your 'bete noire'? Then you'll like LSSU's 42nd annual list of banished words!

The wordsmiths at Lake Superior State University have been busy compiling nominations and votes for their annual "List of Words Banished from the Queen's Engligh for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness." As in years past, we checked in with John Shibley of the university's PR department to learn what really annoyed the heck out of everyone this time. You can see the whole list, as well as banished words from the past 41 years, here


The Pines play at Papa Charlie's. Members are Alex Ramsey (far left), Benson Ramsey (middle right) and David Huckfelt (far right

The Pines talk new EP, recent projects on the Scenic Route

The Pines are a Minneapolis-based trio who grew up in Iowa, creating a unique kind of folk music that mixes acoustic and electric guitars with etherial tones and wispy vocals.