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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Caption: Matthew Griswold
Matthew Griswold is a songwriter and composer based out of the Twin Cities, originally from Austin, MN. An Army veteran, he has used music to help ...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2019
  • Length: 36:26
Caption: Eli Bentley
Eli Bentley is a new resident of the Gunflint Trail who may already be familiar to some Cook County music lovers as the dobro player of Ginstrings,...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2019
  • Length: 26:32
Caption: Grand Marais Lighthouse, Credit: Will Moore
Dick Kimmel is an acclaimed and accomplished bluegrass musician who's been active in the regional bluegrass scene for the past 50 years. A clawhamm...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2019
  • Length: 17:56
Caption: Gordon Thorne and Randy Sabien
Local fingerstyle guitarist Gordon Thorne and Twin Cities fiddler Randy Sabien once again prove to be a dynamic duo in this live session on Scenic ...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2019
  • Length: 32:24
Caption: Frogleg at Wunderbar 2018, Credit: Will Moore
Frogleg is a dynamic six-piece band known for versatile styles, long intricate jams, and smooth vocals from singer Joe Dunn. Ahead of Lutsen's Moun...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 20:05
Caption: White Iron Band
Matt Pudas is the gritty-voiced singer of the White Iron Band, an energetic group formed in Ely, MN with rock, country, and folk influences. Callin...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 12:51
Caption: Brotherless Arms
Brotherless Arms is the duo format of Cook County band Brothers in Arms, featuring the twin guitars of Jim Miller and Drew Heinonen. They talk with...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 28:09
Caption: Jeff Austin, Credit: Will Moore
The eager and exuberant Jeff Austin is known for his expressive live performances and shredding on the mandolin with Yonder Mountain String Band an...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 14:40
Caption: Pert Near Sandstone
Acclaimed Twin Cities bluegrass quintet Pert Near Sandstone headed up north to participate in the Sweetwater Shakedown at Lutsen Mountains, one of ...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 30:55
Caption: Erik Koskinen
Erik Koskinen may have a twang to his guitar and voice, and wear a cowboy hat on stage, but he says he considers his music American roots-based mor...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2019
  • Length: 19:14
Caption: Northeast Timberland Band, Credit: Will Moore
Northeast Timberland Band is a folk/bluegrass trio hailing from Duluth, with roots in central Minnesota. Comprised of string-playing father-son duo...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2019
  • Length: 28:04
Caption: Dave Simonett (L) and David Huckfelt
Earlier this year, David Huckfelt released Stranger Angels, an album inspired by an artist's residency on Isle Royale in Lake Superior. He returns ...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2019
  • Length: 31:05
Caption: Dessa at Papa Charlie's, Credit: Jason Baumgarth
Singer, rapper, author, and Doomtree member Dessa returns to the North Shore for her annual performance at Papa Charlie's with a new album, acclaim...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2019
  • Length: 13:16
Caption: Matthew Santos, Credit: Will Moore
Matthew Santos is a Minneapolis born singer and songwriter who is a two-time Grammy nominee, and currently the lead vocalist of the Chicago-based b...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2019
  • Length: 08:13
Caption: Dr. Oz E
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 Southwes...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2019
  • Length: 17:25
Caption: One Less Guest, Credit: Will Moore
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. Wi...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2019
  • Length: 21:55
Caption: Alan Sparhawk, Credit: Will Moore
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 suc...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2019
  • Length: 20:16
Caption: Charlie Parr, Credit: Will Moore
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 re...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2019
  • Length: 35:15
Caption: Charlie Roth
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 in...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2019
  • Length: 35:15
Caption: Briand Morrison and Roxann Berglund
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 Febr...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2019
  • Length: 26:34