The Scenic Route

Series produced by WTIP

Caption: Grand Marais Lighthouse, Credit: Will Moore
Image by: Will Moore 
Grand Marais Lighthouse 

The Scenic Route is an hour long weekly program featuring the music of musicians from the north shore of Minnesota and the Lake Superior region, along with interviews and announcements of events. It gives exposure to arts and culture in our area for locals and visitors.

Music choices will often be timely with artists playing on the North Shore that week, serving as a guide for what's available for visitors to listen to. Hear a variety of genres, from folk and bluegrass to country, blues, and beyond. May include live recordings from various WTIP in-studio sessions and festivals, as well as live interviews with relevant artists and community members.

Hosted by Will Moore.

243 Pieces

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Chair and co-chair of the North Shore Music Association Chel Anderson and Wayne Russ speak with host Will Moore about how the organization brings n...

  • Added: Dec 05, 2016
  • Length: 28:28
Caption: Josh Schmidt and Brady Lillie
After completing a West Coast tour, two members of the Minneapolis band Step Rockets came up to Grand Marais to play a special acoustic duo show at...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2016
  • Length: 19:26
Caption: Cover of Starmaps
Rich Mattson is a long time Minnesota musician, producer, and sound engineer based out of Sparta, MN on the Iron Range. The second album from his b...

  • Added: Nov 28, 2016
  • Length: 08:52
Caption: Josh Schmidt
Lutsen-born Twin Cities Musician Josh Schmidt has had a wild couple of years with his band the Step Rockets, who have completed several tours and a...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2016
  • Length: 11:54
Caption: Medicine Brothers with Anima
A special treat on the Scenic Route - two duos from Veroqua, WI come to Grand Marais just to play on WTIP before a show together in Duluth. They ar...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2016
  • Length: 39:08
Caption: Tim Leutgeb (left) and Adam Stariha
Black River Revue is a hard-and-fast bluegrass band from the Twin Ports area, and frequent visitors of Grand Marais' Gunflint Tavern. Banjoist Tim ...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2016
  • Length: 07:38
Caption: Jon Theis with Amie Theis
Jon Theis is the multi-instrumentalist and singer of the St. Cloud based group Harbor Drive Hookup, where he performs with his wife Amie. Drawing i...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2016
  • Length: 13:46
Caption: Axtell
The duo of Julian Hernandez and Katrina Axtell return to WTIP for one more performance before they return to Buenos Aires, Argentina. They share th...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2016
  • Length: 21:26
Caption: Ann Reed
Ann Reed is a Minnesota born songwriter who's career spans over 30 years and 20 albums. With witty, meaningful lyrics and a penchant for weaving st...

  • Added: Sep 28, 2016
  • Length: 10:10
Caption: Daniel Rodriguez
Daniel Rodriguez is a vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter with the Colorado-based group Elephant Revival. The band is renowned for the ways the mel...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2016
  • Length: 10:09
Caption: Derek Smith
Derek Smith has been absent from the Cook County music scene for the last year or so, having packed up and left for New Zealand to start a new life...

  • Added: Sep 07, 2016
  • Length: 14:31
Caption: Amy Grillo and Gene LaFond
With a brand new album called "The Northland Sessions", local artists Gene LaFond and Amy Grillo make their Scenic Route debut with a number of exc...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2016
  • Length: 31:59
Caption: Jordana Greenburg
Jordana Greenburg is the fiddler of the progressive Americana group Harpeth Rising. While on the road to the group's show at the Arrowhead Center f...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2016
  • Length: 11:54
Caption: Ruthie Foster
Ruthie Foster is a Grammy nominated blues, folk, and gospel singer from the Austin, TX area. Her voice has been compared to the likes of Aretha Fr...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2016
  • Length: 09:27
Caption: John McEuen
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band recently started their 50th Anniversary tour, making a stop at Big Top Chautauqua in Bayfield, WI. Founding member John ...

  • Added: Aug 10, 2016
  • Length: 32:21
Caption: Prodigals Adrift
Joel Robertson and Abraham Westlund are St. Paul teenagers and longtime friends coming together to make music, playing guitar and cajon respectivel...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2016
  • Length: 27:29
Caption: Ladies Music Club
What started out as a "book club...but with music" has turned into a 5-piece, all female group from St. Paul that produces wonderful harmonies and ...

  • Added: Jul 21, 2016
  • Length: 34:17
Caption: Wayne Horvitz
Wayne Horvitz is a composer and electronic musician based out of Seattle who recently recieved a grant from the McKNight Foundation to bring a new ...

  • Added: Jul 07, 2016
  • Length: 15:18
Caption: Space Monster
Space Monster is a psychadelic jam-funk band from Minneapolis comprised of Chris Marti on guitar, Jon Miller on bass, John Hanson on drums, and Way...

  • Added: Jul 07, 2016
  • Length: 15:57
Caption: Dat Dere Jazz
Dat Dere Jazz is a new jazz ensemble in Cook County adding an often under-represented genre to the local music scene. Keyboardist Martha Marnocha, ...

  • Added: Jul 07, 2016
  • Length: 26:43