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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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cover of Cosmic Escape

Scenic Route: Morningbird discuss debut EP

Morningbird is the new name of the folk duo of Rob Wheeler and Jill Burkes of Hibbing, MN. They're no strangers to playing music in the Northland, but have their very first recording out called Cosmic Escape. Will Moore talks to Rob and Jill about recording with Christopher David Hanson, the stories behind their original tunes, and personal connections to the cover songs also on the EP.

 

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Buffalo Galaxy - New Escape

Buffalo Galaxy discuss new album on Scenic Route

Host Will Moore is joined by three of the members of Buffalo Galaxy - Peter Whiteman, Jake Rohde, and Johnny Kovarik, to talk about the Minneapolis bluegrass group's first album called New Escape.

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The Thirsty River

The Thirsty River return to play live in Cook County

One of the first acts returning to play live music this summer at the Gunflint Tavern is The Thirsty River, a five piece bluegrass band from the Twin Cities. Will Moore talks to them about their connections to the Northland, their previous album Waffles, and future plans.

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Northern Rhythms by WDSE

Northern Rhythms debuts on TV with Briand Morrison, others

Co-Producers Steve Ash and Tomas Soderberg of WDSE-Duluth public television join Will Moore on Sidetracks to talk about Northern Rhythms, a special program featuring regional musicians playing amidst picturesque landscapes in the Northland. Cook County's Briand Morrison is one of the featured artists, along with Colleen Myhre, Christopher David Hanson, Sara Krueger, and Erin Aldridge. 

Northern Rhythms debuts on June 10th at 8pm on WDSE, with a re-airing on June 12th at 1pm. More info can be found here.

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Photo taken from Echoes from Iron Ore recording sessions. Producer Dave Simonett center.

Update on "Echoes from Iron Ore" album, recorded up Gunflint Trail

Twin Cities guitarist Chris O'Brien returns to the Scenic Route, joined by drummer Ryan Cihlar, to update us on the album "Echoes from Iron Ore", recorded in March in a tiny cabin up the Gunflint Trail. They talk about experiences recording somewhere so remote, traversing COVID safety, and upcoming events regarding the album.

More information can be found at echoesfromironore.com

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TIPjar

Teague and Ian Alexy TIP Jar Minifest performances

Both of the Twin Ports' musical Alexy brothers, Teague and Ian, played an hour of music live on WTIP as part of the TIP Jar Minifest series. 

You can listen to both full live sessions here.

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Chris Silver and Craig Evans discuss new old-time album

Chris Silver is a folk and americana musician from River Falls, WI, while Craig Evans is a St. Paul based musician and filmmaker focusing on historic music traditions. Together they've collaborated on an album called Old-Timelesss Conversations, a compilation of some of their favorite old-time tunes. They appear on the Scenic Route and talk with Will Moore about working on the record, the conversations they documented while recording the songs distantly during the pandemic.

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Chasing Time cover art by ADH

Andrew D. Huber returns with new album "Chasing Time"

Andrew D. Huber is a musician from Huntley, IL who graces the North Shore area with his celtic-infused style of folk music a few times a year. He joins Will Moore on the Scenic Route to talk about what went into making his newest album called Chasing Time.

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Musician Tom Carlson with "The Blue Lady" at Harbor Park in 2018 - photo by James Everest

James Everest talks about second Harbor Park Sound Garden

The Spring Sound Garden is returning to Harbor Park in Grand Marais May 29-30th. Featuring a spacially-based musical experience across the park, it also includes storytelling, photography, with live artists, musicians, and dancers. Creator James Everest talks to Will Moore about what to expect.

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TIPjar

More TIP Jar Minifest performances

The TIP Jar Minifests continued last weekend on WTIP with Terry Valdivia and Friends, Cherry Dirt, and Mary Bue. Plus a few bonus performances by Tony Petersen and Sonofmel.

You can find those whole performances here.

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