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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:
Maria Nickolay

Maria Nickolay performs during a special Monday Night Mix

During a special 20 More Membership Drive edition of Monday Night Mix with Sue and Martha, Cook County's Maria Nickolay joined in and performed some songs she penned while living in Ireland. 


Photo courtesy of Ellie Ballantine

Bluegrass band The Thirsty River performs on The Roadhouse

Twin Cities-based bluegrass band The Thirsty River (Evan Jungbauer, Banjo; Jake Jungbauer, Guitar; David Anderson, Percussion/Keys; Mike Store, Acoustic Bass; Ben Jungbauer, Mandolin) returned to WTIP to play on The Roadhouse. They played a number of original tunes and talked about how the band came to be.  You can learn more about The Thirsty River here



Roadhouse favorite Jim McGowan stops by Studio A

Regular Roadhouse guest Jim McGowan stopped by The Roadhouse ahead of a couple gigs in Cook County, including one at the upcoming Hovland Arts Festival.  Jim played a few covers and spoke with hosts Dave and Brian about what he's been up to over the past year.



Breanne Marie & The Front Porch Sinners make Roadhouse debut

Breanne Marie & The Front Porch Sinners recently made their first trip to Grand Marais to play a gig at the Wunderbar.  But, before they played there, they stopped by The Roadhouse to play some of their original tunes, as well as some classic country covers.  More information about the band can be found here.



Newly formed group WunderDogs on The Roadhouse

Newly formed group WunderDogs stopped by The Roadhouse to play a few songs and talk with hosts Dave and Brian about how the group came to be.  The WunderDogs are Thomas Stamps (Drums), John Mianowski (Bass), and Pete Kavanaugh (guitar).


Jon Kallberg on the harp guitar

Jon Kallberg performs on three different guitars

Lutsen guitarist Jon Kallberg joined The Roadhouse again, this time with three unique guitars.  Jon performs some covers and original songs on each guitar, as well as talks about the history of them.  


Briand Morrison

Briand Morrison & Roxann Berglund join The Roadhouse

Briand Morrison (guitar) & Roxann Berglund (vocals) took time ahead of a busy summer to stop by The Roadhouse and play a few tunes together.  Find Briand's full schedule for the summer and more here.



Chris Gillis on The Roadhouse

Chris Gillis recently stopped by The Roadhouse and brought his keyboard into Studio A to perform a few songs.  Gillis also chatted with hosts Jay and Dave about what he's been up to recently and some of his upcoming gigs.



Pushing Chain on The Roadhouse

Pushing Chain, the duo of Boyd Blomberg (guitar and vocals) and Adam Moe (fiddle and vocals) have an Americana roots sound.  They stopped by The Roadhouse to play a few tunes and chat about what they've been up to recently.  More information about Pushing Chain can be found here.



The Saints of Circumstance perform on The Roadhouse

The northern Wisconsin band The Saints of Circumstance stopped by The Roadhouse to play their unique blend of music they call "Granolacana", a mix of  Americana/Roots, Country-Blues, Hippie Folk-Rock, and Bluegrass.  They also chatted with hosts Dave and Brian about their music and band.  More information about The Saints of Circumstance can be found here.