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Scenic Route

  • Friday 4-5pm
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Local & Regional Music

A showcase of local and regional music.


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Dylan Hicks - photo by Wilson Webb via Facebook

Dylan Hicks talks new "Party Supplies" on Scenic Route

Dylan Hicks is a longtime musician and novelist from the Twin Cities, who is teaming up with John Munson of New Standards and Semisonic fame for a new project, Munson Hicks Party Supplies. Their self-titled debut was released at the end of September. Hicks joins Will Moore to talk about making the record, how many songs precipitated out of a plan for a musical, and his writing style.

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Eli Gardiner - photo by Alan Shefland via Facebook

Eli Gardiner and "The Fire and the Medicine" on Scenic Route

Eli Gardiner is a songwriter from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, now making music in the Twin Cities. His latest album is called "The Fire and the Medicine", and dives into the significance of that title and several of the new songs in an interview with Will Moore on Scenic Route.

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New Salty Dog photo via Facebook

New Salty Dog gets wild from Duluth on Scenic Route

New Salty Dog is a Duluth based band that defies definitions, expectations, and perhaps even the laws of physics. Their extremely creative and jammy sound stems from singer and guitarist Jacob Mahon, his brother Owen on drums, and an array of friends. They join Will Moore on Scenic Route as a six-piece band from a living room in Duluth via the magic of the internet. 

 

 

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Aaron Tinjum - photo by Drew Xeron

Aaron Tinjum previews songs from "Zinger" on Scenic Route

Aaron Tinjum has bounced between Texas, Washington D.C., and Minnesota on his musical journey as a songwriter. He joins host Will Moore via the internet from his home in St. Paul to perform some new songs from his latest record "Zinger". 

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Amy Grillo and Gene Lafond - photo by Will Moore

Gene Lafond & Amy Grillo live on Scenic Route

Lake County songwriters Gene Lafond and Amy Grillo return for a special outdoor live session on the Scenic Route to talk about their new songs and plentiful stories of their travels from desert junkyards to UFO festivals. 

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John Gruber plays outside WTIP. Photo by Sterling Anderson.

John Gruber performs new material on Scenic Route

John Gruber has been a mainstay in the Cook County music scene for many years playing guitar and singing with a wide number of different groups, and most recently with guitarist Russ Viton to form JohnRuss. He joins Will Moore on the Scenic Route to perform some new songs he's been working on. Some from many years ago, and some from the last year as he played music through a long winter and an even longer quarantine time. 

 

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Ari and Chris Silver - from back cover of Sheltered

Chris and Ari Silver play live on Scenic Route

Chris and Ari Silver are a father and son Americana duo from River Falls, WI. They join host Will Moore live from their home studio to pick some of their favorite tunes, including some from their new album Sheltered, which was recorded during quarantining from the coronavirus.

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Sister Species - Emily Kastrul, center, and Willow Waters, center right

Scenic Route: Sister Species is back with Light Exchanges

Sister Species is a chamber-pop septet from the Twin Cities who are celebrating the release of their third full-length record, Light Exchanges. Vocalist/accordionist Emily Kastrul and guitarist Willow Waters join Will Moore on the Scenic Route to talk about making the new record, the group's brassy and intricate sound, trumpet parties, and more. 

Their video for "Heat Death (Hold Me Here)" can be found here

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Woodblind at RadioWaves 2019, Jason Wussow on right

Jason Wussow discusses new Woodblind album and release show

Jason Wussow is the guitarist of Duluth acoustic ska band Woodblind and the proprieter of Wussow's Concert Cafe in West Duluth. His band has a new album finished entitled "Bluebird Day" and he chats about it with Will Moore on the Scenic Route ahead of their dual album release show at the Cafe with polka duo Dance Attic. 

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Molly Maher - photo via Facebook by Ilia Horsburgh

Molly Maher talks about new album "Follow" on Scenic Route

Molly Maher is a songwriter from the Twin Cities with a great new album out, entitled Follow. It's her first album since 2011. Maher chats with Will Moore on the Scenic Route about the long road to its release and inspiration from trips to Mexico.

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