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: Moonshine Mountain
Moonshine Mountain (Rio Mattole on guitar and Cory Chopp on mandolin) are an Americana group from Columbia Falls, MT, just south of Glacier Nationa...

  • Added: May 15, 2017
  • Length: 38:58
Caption: John Adler aka Sonofmel
Sonofmel is the psuedonym of John Adler of Hayward, WI. He's a musician and storyteller who draws inspiration from world travels and an incredible ...

  • Added: May 01, 2017
  • Length: 50:45
Caption: Rchard Smith, Gordon Thorne, Tom Schaefer
Richard Smith is world-renowned Nashville-based guitarist hailing originally from south of London. His influences range from Chet Atkins and Jerry ...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2017
  • Length: 39:55
Caption: Jim McGowan
Jim McGowan is a musician living in St. Paul who frequents the North Shore to play gigs and experience the area he loves. He plays songs and talks ...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2017
  • Length: 36:35
Caption: Jon Kallberg
Jon Kallberg started out as a bass player in a band that played country hits, but nowadays he jams and weaves tunes on an array of unique guitar, i...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2017
  • Length: 40:21
Caption: Kind Country
Kind Country is a jamming newgrass band from Minneapolis that provides high-energy performances and new takes on old favorite tunes, as well as ori...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2017
  • Length: 10:38
Caption: Chris Gangi
Cornmeal is a 5-piece band from Chicago that blends bluegrass instrumentation with rock, blues, and jam elements into a creative sound and enticing...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2017
  • Length: 13:19
Caption: Chris Koza
Chris Koza is a Portland, OR native who made his way to Minnesota and the Minneapolis music scene after going to school at St. Olaf College in Nort...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2017
  • Length: 14:00
Caption: Patsy O'Brien (left) with Dick Hensold
Two Twin Cities-based Irish musicians, guitarist Patsy O'Brien and Northumbrian smallpipes player Dick Hensvold, stop by WTIP to play music for hos...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2017
  • Length: 55:58
Caption: The Lowest Pair
Kendl Winter is one-half of the group The Lowest Pair, playing banjo and guitar. From starting off in Arkansas surrounded by both orchestral and pu...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2017
  • Length: 13:04
Caption: Cover of Zaspalo Je Siroce
Zaspalo Je Siroce, Croatian for "an orphan has fallen asleep", is the title of the new double album from Joe Paulik, produced by Al Oikari. It's th...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Common Ground, Credit: Dick Swanson
Common Ground is a relatively new musical trio in Cook County. Featuing Drew Heinonen on guitar and vocals, Jonathan Steckelberg on bass, and Bob L...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2017
  • Length: 26:23
Caption: J. Francis Olson, Credit: Will Moore
J. Francis Olson is a blues and americana guitarist living in Burnsville. His album "One Long Tomorrow" was created through counseling after dealin...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2017
  • Length: 56:48
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Ahead of a show at the Art House B&B in Grand Marais, Twin Cities musicians Mumblin' Drew and Liz Draper play together on the air with Will Moore a...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2017
  • Length: 30:53
Caption: The Pines
The Pines are a Minneapolis-based trio who grew up in Iowa, creating a unique kind of folk music that mixes acoustic and electric guitars with ethe...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2017
  • Length: 21:48
Caption: Jessie Daley (left) with Drew Preiner
FRAEA is the Minneapolis-based electronic duo of singer Jessie Daley and Drew Preiner. Playing what they call "shadow pop", their sound features da...

  • Added: Jan 23, 2017
  • Length: 11:53
Caption: Dessa
Dessa is a writer, spoken word artist, and rapper with the Minneapolis hip hip collective Doomtree. She talks with host Will Moore about meeting Ha...

  • Added: Jan 23, 2017
  • Length: 16:42
Caption: Boyd Blomburg (right) with Adam Moe of Pushing Chain
Boyd "Bump" Blomburg has long been a mainstay of the local music scene in Cook County. He speaks with Scenic Route host Will Moore about his exper...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2017
  • Length: 08:50
Caption: Charlie Bruber, Credit: Alex Stevens and Danielle Kennedy
Charlie Bruber is an electric bass player from the Twin Cities currently playing with the groups Tabah and Black Market Brass, an afrobeat dance en...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2016
  • Length: 15:26
Caption: Eira, with Jim Ofthsun middle right
Eira (pronounce EH-ra) is a five-piece group from the Duluth area playing tunes from Ireland, Scotland, Newfoundland, and beyond. They recently rel...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2016
  • Length: 13:59