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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.

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Jim McGowan shares holiday music and memories

Roadhouse favorite Jim McGowan stopped by Studio A to chat with hosts Dave and Julie and play some tunes, including a couple holiday songs.



Brothers in Arms perform live on The Roadhouse

A little over a year after making their Roadhouse debut, Brothers in Arms made a return trip to The Roadhouse.  They performed a few songs and spoke with Ann and Dave about what the band has been up to.

Brothers in Arms is made up of Joe Peterson on the Drums, Drew Heinonen on guitar, Jim Miller on the guitar, and Jonathan Steckelberg on bass.


Maria Nickolay in Studio A

Maria Nickolay plays The Roadhouse

Local musician Maria Nickolay stopped by The Roadhouse on November 9 to perform a few original songs.  Maria also spoke with Roadhouse hosts Dave and Brian about what's next for her and her music.  You can find out more about her music here.


Photo by Jennifer Bong

Folk duo Curtis and Loretta stop by The Roadhouse

Folk duo Curtis Teague and Loretta Simonet, better known as Curtis and Loretta performed at the Grand Marais Public Library in October 2018.  Before that performance, they dropped in on The Roadhouse to share some of their songs with us.  You can learn more about Curtis and Loretta here.


Saints of Circumstance in Studio A

Saints of Circumstance return to The Roadhouse

Northern Wisconsin band The Saints of Circumstance stopped by The Roadhouse before a recent gig on the North Shore.  The group is a quartet of David Blong (guitar), Olaf Kirsten (guitar), Jeff Kriner (drums), and Scott McCafferty (bass).  More information about the group can be found here.


Robert Jones and Matt Watroba

Detroit duo Robert Jones and Matt Watroba join WTIP for two special in-studio sessions

Detriot Duo Robert Jones and Matt Watroba were in Grand Marais for a concert organized by the North Shore Music Association on Friday, October 12.  Prior to the concert, they stopped by the WTIP studios for a special Thirsty Boots hosted by Carl Solander, on Thursday, October 11.  Then on Friday, they joined Ann and Brian on The Roadhouse.   You can learn more about the duo here.


Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy performing in Studio A

Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy bring their "Brass 'n' Grass" sound to The Roadhouse

Witchita, Kansas-based group Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy recently made a trip to Grand Marais, and while here, they stopped by The Roadhouse.  They performed their unique blend of bluegrass, ska, punk, and Dixieland that they call "Brass 'n' Grass."  The group consists of Dal Bulkley (upright bass), Bryce Abood (drums), Jarrod Starling (vocals & guitar), Josue Estrada (trumpet), and Tyler Grubb (trombone and mandolin).  You can find out more about them here.




Jim McGowan stops by The Roadhouse

Regular Roadhouse guest Jim McGowan was one the performers at the 2018 Radiowaves Music Festival.  Before his performance there, he stopped by The Roadhouse to chat and play a few tunes.



Maria Nickolay performs live on The Roadhouse

Local singer and songwriter Maria Nickolay stopped by The Roadhouse to play some original songs from her album.  Maria also spoke with hosts Ann and Matthew about her experiences living in Northern Ireland for two years.  You can find out more about Maria and her music here.


Jerry Vandiver & Lacie Carpenter

Jerry Vandiver and Lacie Carpenter perform on The Roadhouse

Nashville performer and Roadhouse favorite Jerry Vandiver was accompanied by fellow Nashville performer Lacie Carpenter during another wonderful performance on The Roadhouse.  You can learn more about Jerry and his music here.