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Idyllic atmosphere during WTIP's 6th annual Radio Waves Music Festival, September 6-8, 2013 (Carah Thomas)

WTIP regularly hosts live in-studio music. We feature local musicians, groups and bands as well as musicians and bands visiting the area.

What's On:
Ginstrings in Studio A. Photo by Brian Neil.

Ginstrings return for another Roadhouse performance

Ginstrings are an acoustic progressive string band with roots in Bluegrass, Folk, and Americana, and are frequent visitors of the North Shore music scene.  They joined the Roadhouse while in town for a recent gig to play some tunes from their upcoming album.


Photo courtesy Buck Benson

Rich Mattson & the Northstars perform live in studio on The Roadhouse

Rich Mattson & the Northstar Trio joined Dave and Julie on the Roadhouse recently to play some songs from their latest album "Totem".  They also talked about what they've been up to so far in 2019.

You can learn more about the group here.


Aaron Heaton AKA Heatbox on WTIP

The beatboxing Heatbox on the Roadhouse

Heatbox is the alter ego of Aaron Heaton, a Minneapolis based vocal performer who blends vocal percussion and vocal turntablism with the simulation of horns, strings, musical instruments, and various sonic anomalies.  He joined our own Will Moore on the Roadhouse to perform some of music and explain how he creates his sound.

You can learn more about Heatbox here.


One Way Traffic in Studio A.  Photo by Brian Neil.

One Way Traffic performs on The Roadhouse

One Way Traffic is an Americana/Grassroots band hailing from St. Louis.  The group is Leah Osborne (Ukulele/Lead Vocals), Drew Lance (Percussion/Vocals), Sam Aubuchon (Mandolin), Taylor Perkins (Bass), and Sam Avery (Guitar/Vocals).  You can find out more about the group on their Facebook page.

The group was recently in Grand Marais, and they stopped by the WTIP studios for a live performance on The Roadhouse.



Briand Morrison & Roxann Berglund (photo courtesy of Berglund)

Briand Morrison & Roxann Berglund stop by The Roadhouse

Briand Morrison and Roxann Berglund join The Roadhouse to us what they've been up to recently and what they have coming up.  Briand also brought his guitar to play a few songs for us, including one "impromptu jam".  You can learn more about Briand and Roxann here.


Michael Gulezian in Studio A

Michael Gulezian performs on The Roadhouse

Michael Gulezian brought his unique guitar styling to The Roadhouse for a live performance ahead of a gig at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts.  

You can learn more about Michael and his music here.


Easy Riders in Studio A. Staff photo.

Easy Riders make Roadhouse debut

Easy Riders are a group from Peoria, Illinois playing rock and blues.  They were in Cook County for a number of gigs over the weekend, including stopping by the WTIP studios to perform a set live on The Roadhouse. 

Easy Riders are:
Mike Miller - guitar, vocals
Aaron Miller - bass
Bob Kelly - drums, vocals


Colleen Myhre.  File photo

Colleen Myhre and Tony Peterson perform live on Roadhouse

Mahtowa musician Colleen Myhre joins Tony Peterson of The Social Animals for a performance on The Roadhouse.  Colleen also gives us a preview of her upcoming album.


Jon Kallberg in Studio A

Jon Kallberg joins The Roadhouse with a new guitar

Jon Kallberg stopped by The Roadhouse with a new guitar to play some of his music for us.  Jon also chatted with Dave about the various inspirations for his music and more.


Jim McGowan in Studio A

Jim McGowan shares some Irish songs

Jim McGowan stopped by the Roadhouse over St. Patrick's Day weekend.  He spoke with hosts Dave and Ann about what his plans for the weekend were, as well as play a few Irish songs for us.