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.


338 Pieces

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Scottie Baldwin is a front-of-house sound engineer from the Twin Cities whose career spans 30 years of working live concerts with massively popular...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2022
  • Length: 43:42
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John Mianowski was an accomplished bass guitar player who grew up in Grand Marais and was known throughout the community for his impressive musical...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2022
  • Length: 29:27
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Brittany Haas is a master fiddler known for her work with Crooked Still, Hawktail and other bands, while Joe K. Walsh is a mandolin expert who’s pl...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2022
  • Length: 15:50
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Bob Dylan’s 81st Birthday is Tuesday, May 24th, and concluding the “Year of Dylan” is this year’s annual Duluth Dylan Fest in the Twin Ports area, ...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2022
  • Length: 15:09
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John SonofMel is a songwriter, poet, writer, and radio personality from Hayward, WI who spends his winters diving into frozen lakes and spends as m...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2022
  • Length: 37:51
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Teague Alexy is a Duluth-based musician whose sound is often folky and country in style, but has roots in hip hop back from his youth in New Jersey...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2022
  • Length: 13:45
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Breanne Tepler is best known around the Duluth music scene as the frontwoman of Brianne Marie and the Front Porch Sinners, a band that plays what s...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2022
  • Length: 17:27
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Little Disasters is a group of young musicians from the Twin Cities who are bringing the pop-punk fever that dominated the decade of the ’00s into ...

  • Added: May 03, 2022
  • Length: 15:35
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Spinning Voices is the moniker of St. Louis Park based electronic music producer David Boeser, who for his latest album Ductworks decided to try so...

  • Added: May 03, 2022
  • Length: 17:09
Caption: Grand Marais Lighthouse, Credit: Will Moore
WTIP’s First Stirrings of Spring Membership Drive concluded earlier this week as a massive success thanks to all our generous listener-members and ...

  • Added: May 03, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:59
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Longtime Boundary Waters adventurer and Nashville songwriter Jerry Vandiver has a new EP with fiddler Caitlin Evanson called Special Limited Editio...

  • Added: May 03, 2022
  • Length: 18:14
Caption: cover of Dreamland
Steve Noonan is a Twin Cities based songwriter and musician who released his second full-length release Dreamland in January. A guitarist with a pe...

  • Added: May 03, 2022
  • Length: 25:58
Caption: Grand Marais Lighthouse, Credit: Will Moore
Lake County musicians Gene Lafond and Amy Grillo catch up with Will Moore on The Scenic Route with a performance from their vacation spot of St. Cr...

  • Added: May 03, 2022
  • Length: 38:24
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James Moors and Kort McCumber have been a longtime musical duo hailing from the Twin Ports as well as the mountains of Colorado, making musical dre...

  • Added: May 03, 2022
  • Length: 12:57
Caption: Grand Marais Lighthouse, Credit: Will Moore
The Lynx class of 5th and 6th graders at Great Expectations School in Grand Marais recently helped create a music video for a rap song about the im...

  • Added: May 02, 2022
  • Length: 15:21
Caption: Craig Minowa, Credit: photo by Lorie Shaull on Flickr via Creative Commons
After several years away due to the pandemic, Cloud Cult makes their triumphant return to Papa Charlie's for their annual February show, playing tw...

  • Added: May 02, 2022
  • Length: 14:12
Caption: Morningbird, Credit: Jill Burkes
Morningbird, the acoustic duo of Jill Burkes and Rob Wheeler from the Hibbing area, return to the Scenic Route with a fresh virtual performance. Th...

  • Added: May 02, 2022
  • Length: 26:09
Caption: Eric Athey, Credit: Ted Adams
Eric Athey hails from Lancaster, PA, and has been producing music since the early 2000s. He says he comes out with a record "about once every 5 yea...

  • Added: May 02, 2022
  • Length: 13:27
Caption: Liz Mathais, Credit: Tiffany Mullen
Liz Mathias is a guitarist hailing from the Ironwood, MI area who's known for playing throughout Northern Wisconsin. She is currently working on he...

  • Added: May 02, 2022
  • Length: 09:18
Caption: cover of Desert Ghosts
Jaspar Lepak's musical journey began in Minneapolis and has now returned there after stops in South Africa and Seattle. The singer-songwriter speak...

  • Added: May 02, 2022
  • Length: 18:34