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

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Federales
The Federales are a country rock band from Minneapolis, proudly playing a truly American style of music in the North. With a new sophomore album on...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2018
  • Length: 35:46
Caption: Monroe Crossing
Acclaimed Minnesota bluegrass band Monroe Crossing returns to the North Shore for their annual performance at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts in ...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2018
  • Length: 34:25
Caption: Easy Riders
Easy Riders are a trio out of Peoria, Illinois mixing hard rock, blues, and jam rock into a compelling and virtuosic performance. Playing a slew of...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2018
  • Length: 26:11
Caption: The Lark and the Loon
Folk duo The Lark and the Loon trekked up to the North Shore from their Ozark Mountain home in Eureka Springs, Arkansas to play at the Gunflint Tav...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2018
  • Length: 28:14
Caption: Ian Tamblyn
Ian Tamblyn is a Juno-award winning folk songwriter hailing from the Thunder Bay area, now living in Quebec. With a career spanning 5 decades, 38 a...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2018
  • Length: 37:53
Caption: Doug Otto and the Getaways
Doug Otto and the Getaways from the Twin Cities bring a country vibe to the Northland with a show at the Wunderbar in Grand Marais. Members of the ...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2018
  • Length: 21:16
Caption: Moors & McCumber
The talented duo of James Moors and Kort McCumber stopped by WTIP's studio A ahead of a benefit show at Seagull Fire Hall up the Gunflint Trail. H...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2018
  • Length: 24:14
Caption: L to R: Rossetto, Huckfelt, Lee
During their summer "Great Northern Tour", Twin Cities musicians David Huckfelt of The Pines, Frankie Lee, and Michael Rossetto headed to Grand Ma...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2018
  • Length: 34:30
Caption: Jacob Mahon
19-year-old Duluth musician Jacob Mahon says his biggest influences are Tom Waits and the Muppets. That becomes immediately apparent with his expre...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2018
  • Length: 13:18
Caption: Tim Styles
Tim Styles is an Americana musician and songwriter currently living in Bakersfield, CA, but was born and raised in Grand Marais. He stopped by WTI...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2018
  • Length: 28:50
Caption: Nick Muska and Lauren Cooper
Nick Muska and Lauren Cooper are an Americana duo from Superior, Wisconsin. Despite having only been playing together for less than a year, they ha...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2018
  • Length: 28:49
Caption: True Grass Trio
True Grass is a talented and experienced bluegrass group hailing from all over Northern Wisconsin. Before a show at the Wunderbar in Grand Marais, ...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2018
  • Length: 36:27
Caption: Katy Vernon
Katy Vernon is a singer/songwriter from White Bear Lake, originally from London. She says she plays "sad songs on a happy instrument" and often use...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2018
  • Length: 18:34
Caption: The Sea The Sea
The Sea The Sea returned to Papa Charlie's Monday Night Songwriter Series as a halfway point on their current tour in support for their latest albu...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2018
  • Length: 17:07
Caption: The Gentleman's Anti Temperance League
The Gentleman's Anti-Temperance League is a five-piece band out of the Twin Cities that brings the swing and gypsy jazz sound of the PRohibition er...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2018
  • Length: 34:55
Caption: Josh Cleveland Band at WTIP
Josh Cleveland's powerful voice, backed up by three highly skilled players, lifted WTIP's Studio A to new heights and impressed crowds at the Gunfl...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2018
  • Length: 33:07
Caption: Ladies Music Club at WTIP
The Ladies Music Club, a quintet of St. Paul women, once again make their annual venture up north in the hopes to see a moose in the flesh on the G...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2018
  • Length: 38:04
Caption: Courtney Yasmineh
Courtney Yasmineh is a Chicago-born songwriter and author based in the Twin Cities, whose creative journey started as a teenager -running away to a...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2018
  • Length: 29:27
Caption: The Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers
Joe Hart an Nikki Grossman are the Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers, playing polka, country, and classic American tunes with an old-time vibe. They appear...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2018
  • Length: 12:33
Caption: Doris Folkens
Doris Folkens is a Canadian singer-songwriter from Guelph, Ontario who's debut album focused on transforming stories from her family's past into so...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2018
  • Length: 13:28