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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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Peter Mayer

Singer songwriter Peter Mayer stops by The Roadhouse

Minnesota based singer Peter Mayer recently performed at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts in Grand Marais.  Prior to that performance, he joined Dave and Brian on The Roadhouse.  He talked about how he balances family with a music career, and about his unique guitar he brought along for this performance.



Thunderheads rock The Roadhouse

The Thunderheads made a return stop to The Roadhouse while they were recently in Grand Marais for a couple gigs.  The group played some original tunes and spoke with Roadhouse hosts Julie and Dave about the band has been up to.   The Thunderheads are Steve Blexrud; lead guitar and voice,  Don Blue; bass guitar, Bill Boyce; drums. Find out more about the band and future performances here.



Musical duo Gene LaFond and Amy Grillo return to The Roadhouse

Local artists Gene LaFond and Amy Grillo recently made a return trip to The Roadhouse with another great performance.  The duo also spoke with host Ann about their progress on a second album and more.



Mary Bue on The Roadhouse

Musician Mary Bue recently stopped by The Roadhouse on her way up the North Shore for a gig at the Wunderbar.   She brought in her ukelele and guitar to give us a fantastic performance out of studio A.



Axtell returns to WTIP with a performance on Monday Night Mix

Axtell duo Julián and Kat joined Monday Night Mix hosts, Sue and Martha and shared some wonderful music and fun stories.


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).