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Country Bug

Bughouse rocks The Roadhouse

Local faves Bughouse! (Al Oikari, piano & slide guitar; Rod Dockan, guitar; John Mianowski, bass) called themselves Country Bug and were joined in Studio A by Nashville singer-songwriter-actress Caitlin Nicol-Thomas for a delightful session of music and laughter. 


Sam and Matthew Miltich

Radio Waves 2016: Thank you and highlights

WTIP's 9th annual Radio Waves Music Festival took place September 9 to 11, and what a weekend it was! A big thank-you to everyone who helped make the event a success.


Dusty Heart in Studio A

Dusty Heart brings gorgeous harmonies to Studio A

Songwriters Barbara Jean and Molly Dean make up the recently-formed duo, Dusty Heart. They stopped by The Roadhouse on their way to perform at the ninth annual Radio Waves Music Festival. 


courtesy The Sutter Brothers

The Sutter Brothers bring special blend of music & storytelling to Grand Marais

The Sutter Brothers (Bart and Ross Sutter) blend Bart's poems and stories with Ross's music from the Scandinavian, Celtic, and American folk traditions for a delightfully fun and unique show. They stopped by The Roadhouse recently before performing at the Grand Marais Public Library. You can learn more about them here. 


Wayne Horvitz and his piano

Wayne Horvitz brings "21 Pianos" to Studio A

Seattle-based composer Wayne Horvitz is travelling the state of Minnesota with what he calls a "wildly out of tune" piano, sampling Minnesotans playing to be compiled into new, electronic mu


Derek Smith

Derek Smith thrives on music in New Zealand

Derek Smith has been absent from the Cook County music scene for the last year or so, having packed up and left for New Zealand to start a new life from scratch.


Gunflint Woods, Winds and Strings Concert - August 14, 2016

The entire Gunflint Woods, Winds and Strings Concert was recorded by WTIP on August 14, 2016.


Director/Writer Daniel Stine

Upcoming film to shoot in Grand Marais in September

"Virginia, Minnesota" is an upcoming film from Rushaway Pictures about a group of young women who return to northern Minnesota to revisit a troubling past.


The Thunderheads in Studio A

The Thunderheads return to The Roadhouse

The Thunderheads, Minneapolis blues/rock/jam band, joined Dave and Dick for great music in Studio A. You can learn more about the band's music and schedule here


courtesy North Star Press

Tim McDonnell's latest book, "The Contemplative Paddler's Fireside Companion," is a 'why-do' manual for paddling

Tim McDonnell grew up on the edge of the Boundary Waters and has been writing about wilderness for years. He joined Dick to talk about his latest book, "The Contemplative Paddler's Fireside Companion," which he calls a 'why-do' guide exploring the spiritual side of the paddling experience. You can learn more about this book of essays here; it's available at many stores in Cook County as well.