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: Jason Wussow
Jason Wussow is the owner of Beaner's Central coffee house in Duluth, where for the following week, bands from Northern Minnesota and beyond will b...

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  • Added: Sep 25, 2017
  • Length: 12:37
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Caption: The Thread with Will Moore (and Jeff Nemitz)
Longtime Nashville musicians Tyler Boydstun and Caitlin Nichol-Thomas team up at last to form The Thread. The duo combines Boydstun's heavy guitar ...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2017
  • Length: 32:18
Caption: Rich Lewis Band
The Rich Lewis Band hails from the Twin Cities and combines rock, blues, R&B and soul into their eclectic sound which evokes the music of New Orlea...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2017
  • Length: 39:26
Caption: Sean Keogan and If Eye May
Sean Keogan is the lead singer and guitarist for the Minneapolis based rock band If Eye May. Sean has longtime ties to the North Shore, and stops i...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2017
  • Length: 28:29
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Sam Meyer is a senior at Cook County High School and member of WTIP's Youth Radio Project. He joins Will Moore on the Scenic Route to talk about th...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2017
  • Length: 29:46
Caption: Mari Wasepka
Mari Wasepka hails from Alexandria, MN and is a student at Univeristy of Minnesota - Twin Cities. While working at Bluefin Bay Resort this summer, ...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2017
  • Length: 24:38
Caption: Cover of Personal Boy
Sean Tillmann, AKA Har Mar Superstar, is a passionate R&B, pop, and soul singer from Minnesota known for his lively and provocative live performanc...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2017
  • Length: 14:14
Caption: Chris Holm on the Scenic Route
Chris Holm is a Minneapolis-based blues guitarist hailing from the Mississippi headwaters. Formerly playing with 4onthefloor, he now performs with ...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2017
  • Length: 09:59
Caption: Rachel Ries
Her Crooked Heart is new name of Minneapolis musician Rachel Ries, who kicks off Papa Charlie's summer Monday Night Songwriter Series. She talks wi...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2017
  • Length: 14:35
Caption: Dead Pigeons "Even if I Knew"
Drew Peterson is the lead singer and songwriter of the Dead Pigeons, a folk/Americana group forged out of Minneapolis' West Bank venue collaboratio...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2017
  • Length: 10:41
Caption: American Feedbag
American Feedbag is a country/Americana duo musically connecting Madison and the Twin Cities. Forming out of Minneapolis band the Reverb Country Du...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2017
  • Length: 20:54
Caption: Ari and Chris Silver
Multi-instrumentalist Chris Silver hails from River Falls, WI, and has been playing Americana music around the region since the early 90s. His grou...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2017
  • Length: 31:45
Caption: Sara Pajunen and Rachael Kilgour of Sound an Echo, Credit: Hilary Stein
Sound an Echo is a new duo project consisting of Minnesota musicians Rachael Kilgour and Sara Pajunen. Combining Rachael's songwriting focus and Sa...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2017
  • Length: 21:18
Caption: Skyler Hawkins
Skyler Hawkins is an intern at North House Folk School in Grand Marais. He shares his Duluth jugband-honed banjo skills with Will Moore and special...

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  • Added: Jun 26, 2017
  • Length: 24:46
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Caption: Grand Marais Lighthouse, Credit: Will Moore
Axtell, the duo of Cook County native Katrina Axtell and Julain Hernandez of Argentina, return to Scenic Route to talk about their latest tours, vi...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2017
  • Length: 31:26
Caption: Sky Blue Ensemble
Local jazz pianist and composer Mike Debevec is looking for volunteers for a new jazz choir to perform at a special Bethlehem Lutheran Church servi...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2017
  • Length: 16:34
Caption: The Sea The Sea in Studio A
The Sea The Sea is an Albany, NY based indie folk duo of Mira Stanley and Chuck E. Costa. Joined by Cara May Gorman and Steve Struss, they create a...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2017
  • Length: 32:33
Caption: Jeremy Messersmith
Jeremy Messersmith has been writing clever and meaningful songs in the Twin Cities for over a decade. His latest project is a songbook entitled "11...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2017
  • Length: 23:19
Caption: Aisling
Folk duo Moors & McCumber released their latest Kickstarter-backed album "Aisling" on St Patrick's Day. It's fitting choice considering it's an all...

  • Added: May 29, 2017
  • Length: 11:29
Caption: Gold Experience cover
Jim Walsh is an award-winning journalist, author, and songwriter who has written for MinnPost and City Pages, and has been deeply entwined in the T...

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  • Added: May 22, 2017
  • Length: 28:57
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