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.


154 Pieces

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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
Caption: Kyle Ollah, Credit: Will Moore
Kyle Ollah is a Duluth-born multi-instrumentalist and player of various American music styles. He joins Will Moore ahead of a show at Voyageur Brew...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2018
  • Length: 26:18
Caption: Briand Morrison and Sam MIltich, Credit: Jim McGowan
Northland jazz guitar wizards Briand Morrison of Grand Portage and Sam Miltich of Grand Rapids come to WTIP's Studio to join host Tyler Howell for ...

  • Added: Jun 20, 2018
  • Length: 32:40
Caption: Big Dixie Swingers, Credit: Will Moore
The Big Dixie Swingers are a musical collective out of the New Orleans area focusing on revitalizing old-time and Western swing hits, as well as wh...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2018
  • Length: 47:03
Caption: Grand Marais Lighthouse, Credit: Will Moore
Chris Koza and Peter Sieve comprise one half of the band Rogue Valley, and both have been established musicians in the Minneapolis area for over 15...

  • Added: Jun 04, 2018
  • Length: 22:47
Caption: Nate Case
Nate Case is a founding member of The Lowland Lakers, a Minneapolis-based trio with strong ties to Duluth and many other places around the Upper Mi...

  • Added: May 21, 2018
  • Length: 10:22
Caption: Ruthie Foster with Kate Fitzgerald, Credit: CJ Heitoff
Ruthie Foster is a blues and gospel singer/guitarist from Austin, TX who has received acclaim and accolades over her career, including receiving Th...

  • Added: May 21, 2018
  • Length: 31:45
Caption: Kevin Kling
Kevin Kling is a treasured storyteller and author from Osseo, MN known for being a regular commentator on Minnesota Public Radio's All Things Consi...

  • Added: May 07, 2018
  • Length: 12:49
Caption: Charlie Parr, Credit: Nate Ryan
Last week saw a number of notable Northland musicians come out in support of a concert supporting mental health awareness put on by LetsTalk MN. Ch...

  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 09:41
Caption: Cover of You're Free
Dan Israel hails from St. Louis Park and has been a prolific performer and songwriter in the Twin Cities since the 1990s. His 14th album "You're Fr...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2018
  • Length: 11:01