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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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Phil "Dr. Oz E" Oswald

WTIP's Dr. Oz E recounts time working at SXSW

Phil Oswald, AKA Dr. Oz E, is a Grand Marais resident and WTIP volunteer host who, for a decade, managed a music venue during the South by Southwest festival in Austin, TX. The festival is held annually every March. He sat down with Will Moore on the Scenic Route to recount his role managing the church-turned-venue, and touches on some incredible and now famous acts he witnessed over the years.

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One Less Guest: L to R, Nick Glass, Nick Muska, Lauren Cooper. Photo by Will Moore

One Less Guest performs on WTIP

One Less Guest is a young Americana trio from the Twin Ports comprised of Nick Muska on guitar, Lauren Cooper on fiddle, and Nick Glass on bass. With many energetic original songs, they're quickly making a name for themselves. They join Will Moore for an in-studio session while in Grand Marais for a weekend performance at Voyageur Brewing.

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Alan Sparhawk performs at Papa Charlie's, photo by Will Moore

Interview with Alan Sparhawk at Papa Charlie's

Alan Sparhawk is best known as a guitarist and vocalist with the Duluth alternative band Low, but is part of a myriad of other musical projects such as Retribution Gospel Choir, Black Eyed Snakes, The Murder of Crows, and the annual Drone Not Drones event. Will Moore sits down with Sparhawk at Papa Charlie's in Lutsen ahead of his performance at their Monday Night Songwriter Series to talk about the making of Low's latest record "Double Negative", how music in Duluth has grown and changed since Low's inception, and more.

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Charlie Parr at WTIP, photo by Will Moore

Charlie Parr plays live on WTIP, talks new self-titled album

Charlie Parr returned to Papa Charlie's for their songwriter series and joined WTIP's Will Moore for a live on-air music session. He talks about recording a new self-titled album due out in August, recent shows at the Turf Club and Palace Theater in St. Paul, recovering from a shoulder injury, and his opinions on a specific water tower in upstate New York...

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Charlie Roth plays at Wunderbar (photo by Will Moore)

Charlie Roth chats about new album "I'm the Smile" on Scenic Route

St. Cloud songwriter Charlie Roth quickly returned to the North Shore for another set of shows at the Wunderbar in Grand Marais, and brought new info and stories about his upcoming album "I'm The Smile".

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Briand Morrison & Roxann Berglund (photo courtesy of Berglund)

Roxanne Berglund & Briand Morrison special Valentine's Day performance

Valentine's Day and classic love songs go hand in hand, and Roxann Berglund and Briand Morrison dropped by WTIP to give listeners just that on February 14th. Listen below. 

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SonofMel (photo by Will Moore)

Sonofmel and the Slideman return to Scenic Route

Making their frequent pilgrimage up the North Shore, Wisconsinites John Adler (Sonofmel) and Jordan Grunow (Slideman) come back on the air with live new music, as well as philosophical and metaphysical discussions. They join Will Moore on the Scenic Route ahead of a show at Cascade Lodge. 

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Siri Undlin on WTIP

Siri Undlin of Humbird performs live on WTIP

Minneapolis artist Siri Undlin performs under the name Humbird and creates stark and beautiful songs that combine "a wintry longing with the warmth of a familiar folktale". She talks with Will Moore about her artist residency in Colorado, touring by train across the United States, and more. 

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Charlie Roth. Submitted photo

Charlie Roth live on Scenic Route

Charlie Roth has been crafting songs and playing shows in the central Minnesota music scene for over 30 years. Hailing from St. Cloud, he talks with Will Moore about touring in Ireland, inspiration for lyrics, and plays songs from his upcoming album "I'm the Smile".

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Jaedyn James performs with The Hunger at Papa Charlie's. Photo by Will Moore.

Interview with Jaedyn James on Scenic Route

Jaedyn James is the singer and frontwoman for Jaedyn James & the Hunger, a large funk'n'soul band from the Twin Cities. Both her voice and stage presence are energetic and command attention.  She talks with Will Moore on the Scenic Route about starting the Hunger, her latest EP Outright, and the importance of seeing women in powerful roles on stage.

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