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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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Kenna Rose (left) and Maja Sullivan of Red Lips - photo by Will Moore

Red Lips live debut on Scenic Route

Red Lips is a duo of two young women with incredible vocal talent and harmonizing abilities. Kenna Rose of Hovland and Maja Sullivan of Minneapolis come together to give powerful renditions of some favorite songs, even classic ones that go back decades in popular culture. This is the first time they've been on the Scenic Route, appearing before a show at the Wunderbar in Grand Marais. 

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Michael Gulezian performs in Grand Marais - photo by Sara Stover

Michael Gulezian interview on Scenic Route

Michael Gulezian is a Colorado guitarist who's been known for decades for his intricate and experimental fingerstyle. But now, he says he's a totally different musician and freer than ever. In this conversation, Michael talks with host Will Moore about how his music has affected people over the years, the issues playing for what he calls a "Youtube audience", and why he loves playing at universities that support environmental studies. He also talks about car troubles on the road, his friend and fellow musician Andy McKee, and much more.

 

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photo by Israel Palacio via Unsplash

Chicago blueswoman Ivy Ford calls in on Scenic Route

Ivy Ford is a blues guitarist and singer from the Chicago area, and is a rising star in the city's revered blues scene. At age 26, she's part of a new generation of high quality blues talent. Ahead of a performance with John Primer in Thunder Bay, she chats with host Will Moore about getting started in the blues, playing at Buddy Guy's legendary venue, and mentions a few of her favorite young blues musicians performing today. She also talks about her latest album "Harvesting my Roots" and new music coming in 2020.

More about Ivy can be found on her website here: https://www.ivyfordmusic.com/

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Rhoda Anderson at WTIP. Photo by Will Moore

Rhoda Anderson returns to the Scenic Route

Rhoda Anderson is a guitarist and songwriter from northwest Minnesota who frequents the North Shore with uplifting music and genuine storytelling. She joins Will Moore on the Scenic Route ahead of a performance at the Wunderbar in Grand Marais to talk about the latest in her life and thoughts on how people create art. 

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Fred Anderson at WTIP. Photo by Will Moore

Fred Anderson returns to play on Scenic Route

Fred Anderson is a guitarist from Lutsen adept in fingerstyle playing reminiscent of Leo Kottke as well as jazz. He comes back for a long-overdue return to Scenic Route with Will Moore, playing entrancing songs and telling stories, including playing in New Orleans and seeing one of his favorite guitarists live at last.

 

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Eli Bentley performs at WTIP

Eli Bentley talks about new Ginstrings album "Size of Your Shadow"

Eli Bentley is a multi-instrumental songwriter living up the Gunflint Trail who most recently toured as part of Minneapolis bluegrass group Ginstrings, and is featured on their latest record "Size of Your Shadow". He joins Will Moore on the Scenic ROute to talk about the new album and gives a live performance of his song "'45".

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Cover of "Social Media Anxiety Disorder" CD - photo by Will Moore

Dan Israel talks about "Social Media Anxiety Disorder"

Dan Israel is a musicians from St. Louis Park, and a longtime member of the Twin Cities music community. His latest album is called Social Media Anxiety Disorder - and Dan talks about what that feeling means, along with the ins and out of the new rockin' record, during an interview with Will Moore on the Scenic Route.

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Abigail Arrowsmith. Photo by Will Moore

Abigail Arrowsmith fiddles on Scenic Route

Abigail Arrowsmith is a wide-traveling fiddler who played with folk punk groups like Rail Yard Ghosts and steeps herself in various American fiddle traditions. During a journey up north she stopped by WTIP to give us a taste of her skills and shares thoughts about the appeal of playing traditional music, hitchhiking, busking, and more. 

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Selfie of Free Fallin' at Grand Portage Lodge, photo by Mark Larsen

Mark Larsen of Tom Petty tribute group Free Fallin' on Scenic Route

Mark Larsen is the drummer/manager of Free Fallin', one of the country's premier Tom Petty tribute acts based out of the Twin Cities. He chats with Will Moore about his own experiences with Petty's music, how the group stays meticulously faithful to the original material, and a moment of recognition by Petty's family after his passing. This interview came ahead of a performance by Free Fallin' at Grand Portage Lodge and Casino.

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photo by Israel Palacio via Unsplash

Jef Cerniak returns to Grand Marais on Scenic Route

Jef Cerniak is a guitarist based out of Ely, MN who spent many years in the Grand Marais music scene, especially at the Gunflint Tavern. His influences range from jazz to rock to Carribean music, and his abilities have let him play all over the world. He shares his experiences with Will Moore, talking about playing in Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, and even with members of the Grateful Dead. The interview comes ahead of a performance with Rod Dockan at the Wunderbar in Grand Marais.

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