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Scenic Route

"The Scenic Route" features local and regional music (fensterbme/Flickr)

  • Friday 4-5pm
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Local & Regional Music

A showcase of local and regional music.


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Colleen Myhre

Colleen Myhre and Tony Peterson bring heavy blues to Scenic Route

Mahtowa blues and country-folk artist Colleen Myhre returns for a live music session on the Scenic Route with Will Moore, bringing with her Tony Peterson of Duluth-based band The Social Animals on guitar. Together they create moody and harrowing blues songs with interesting stories behind them. They appear on WTIP ahead of a weekend of shows at the Gunflint Tavern in Grand Marais.

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Rich Mattson (center right) and the Northstars

Rich Mattson talks new album "Totem" and Northstars' plans in 2019

The rockers from Sparta, MN return to Grand Marais for a New Years Eve bash, with a new album entitled Totem quickly following later in January. Will Moore talks to Rich Mattson about this and more on the Scenic Route.

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Jon Wayne (middle right) and the Pain

Reggae artist Jon Wayne interview on Scenic Route

Jon Wayne fronts the Minneapolis based band Jon Wayne & the Pain, which combines reggae with rock, dub, and electronic elements. He talks to Will Moore ahead of the group's appearance at SnowBall at Papa Charlie's, and talks about lyrical themes, moving to Thailand, and some unusual electronic instruments the band uses.

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Christopher David Hanson with Minnow

Christopher David Hanson (and Minnow) live on WTIP

Christopher David Hanson is a musician and radio DJ from Ely, MN. Ahead of a performance with his band at the Wunderbar in Grand Marais, he stopped by WTIP for a solo acoustic live session. He shares his philosophy on songwriting with host Will Moore, and is joined by his pup Minnow. 

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SVEA

SVEA previews annual holiday show on Scenic Route

Local Acapella Swedish folk group SVEA hosted their second annual holiday show at the Art Colony in Grand Marais. Featuring a new lineup of (L to R in photo) Elunia Steckleberg, Erika Ternes, Tina Hegg, and Rose Arrowsmith-Decoux, they chat with Will Moore about Swedish traditions and stories behind their arrangements.

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Cory Coffman and Mikayla Haynes of The Cuckoo Bees

Cory Coffman of The Cuckoo Bees talks new album "Weeping Willow" on Scenic Route

The Cuckoo Bees of Duluth are not your average musical trio. Their sound consists of vocals, guitar, bass...and xylophone. Guitarist Cory Coffman joins Will Moore by phone on the Scenic Route to talk about the band's debut album "Weeping Willow", their release show at Beaner's Central, and the story behind their interesting instrumentation.

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Joshua Schmidt

Joshua Schmidt returns to the Scenic Route with new music

Joshua Schmidt of Step Rockets returns to his roots in Cook County ahead of a weekend of shows at Lutsen Resort. He stops by WTIP to talk with Will Moore about new music from Step Rockets as well as new solo material. He shares some of these songs and even performs one live on the Scenic Route.

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Colleen Myhre

Colleen Myhre plays live on Scenic Route

Colleen Myhre hails from Mahtowa, MN, and brings a strong, bluesy voice to venues across the Northland. She chats with Will Moore about her musical background, telling stories through songs, and what to expect from her upcoming third album. 

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Joe Paulik and Al Oikari talk about "New Set of Eyes"

Local Cook County musicians Joe Paulik and Al Oikari are back to talk about their latest collaboration - a new album from Paulik produced by Oikari called "New Set of Eyes". Paulik details the stories behind several of the songs on the record, many of which were written decades ago, and how this collection of love songs came together and was recorded.

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Richie and Gabe

Polkarioty perform live on Sidetracks

Richie Yurkovich and his wife Gabe are fixtures in the Wisconsin polka community with the group Polkarioty, playing all over the upper Midwest. They joined Will and Carl Solander on a special Oktoberfest Sidetracks. This session was recorded live on 9/28/18.

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