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.


317 Pieces

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Caption: Cover of Minnesota Dre
Local hip hop artist Dre AKA Jamaican, the moniker of Andre Robinson, has come out with his second record in under 6 months. Minnesota Dre is a mor...

  • Added: Jan 06, 2022
  • Length: 26:15
Caption: Cover of Simplify featuring Minnow
Christopher David Hanson returns to the Scenic Route talking about his latest album Simplify. He talks about making music videos for the new songs,...

  • Added: Jan 06, 2022
  • Length: 23:55
Caption: Cover of Tusen Tack
Spinning Voices is the moniker of David Boeser, a St. Louis Park based electronic musician who uses analog synthesizers and the 8-bit sounds of a c...

  • Added: Jan 06, 2022
  • Length: 15:43
Caption: Alexander Craig, Credit: Jeremy Mullinix
Alexander Craig is a Twin Cities-based guitarist currently recording a new album full of new songs with a new direction in mind. Craig says this up...

  • Added: Jan 06, 2022
  • Length: 43:00
Caption: Cover of Vegas Motel
Mark Joseph is a longtime Minnesota-based songwriter known for being part of the Big Wu and frequent trips to the Cook County area performing with ...

  • Added: Jan 06, 2022
  • Length: 12:15
Caption: Ian Tamblyn cover
Ian Tamblyn is an award-winning and long heralded folk musician from Canada who has recorded over 45 albums and fills his music with a love of adve...

  • Added: Jan 06, 2022
  • Length: 34:28
Caption: Perch Sessions cover
Twin Ports band One Less Guest made their way out West to Anaheim, CA last year to continue their musical journey, but not before recording a numbe...

  • Added: Jan 06, 2022
  • Length: 11:29
Caption: John Gruber, Credit: Sterling Anderson
Local guitarist John Gruber joined us live on the air from Studio A once again on the Scenic Route, playing both jazzy original songs and beloved f...

  • Added: Jan 06, 2022
  • Length: 35:00
Caption: cover of Coming Down the Mountain
Brian Wicklund is a longtime fiddler and mandolinist who now calls the Twin Cities home and plays with his band The Barley Jacks, who have their fi...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2021
  • Length: 15:39
Caption: Buffalo Galaxy at WTIP, Credit: Will Moore
Coming to you from WTIP's music library, Twin Cities spacey bluegrass pickers Buffalo Galaxy join Will Moore on the Scenic Route to play energetic ...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2021
  • Length: 29:03
Caption: Blue Minnesota cover
Christopher Hanke is a jazz drummer, guitarist, and keyboardist residing in Park Rapids who has spent much of his life as a jazz musician playing i...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2021
  • Length: 22:11
Caption: Chris Holm and Ben Miller, Credit: Will Moore
Ben Miller is a New York based songwriter originally hailing from Minnesota, and the lead singer of The Federales, a folky country-rock group from ...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2021
  • Length: 31:59
Caption: Alexander Craig, Credit: Jeremy Mullinix
Alexander Craig is a Minnesota guitarist who's been playing blues-influenced rock and roll for the better part of 20 years in the Twin Cities. Now ...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2021
  • Length: 27:40
Caption: cover of Song to Sing Before We're Dead
Cyr and the Cosmonauts, led by songwriter Eric Cyr of Duluth, have their second full length album out, called Songs to Sing Before We're Dead. Eric...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2021
  • Length: 16:10
Caption: Andre Robinson
Local hip hop artist Andre Robinson, who makes music under the name Dre AKA Jamaican, makes his Scenic Route debut performing live version of new s...

  • Added: Sep 09, 2021
  • Length: 29:01
Caption: cover of Superior
Rochelle Riser is a Nashville-based songwriter originally from Iowa, with a deep love of Lake Superior and the north shore of Minnesota. Having vac...

  • Added: Sep 09, 2021
  • Length: 11:08
Caption: cover of Survival
Survival is the latest album from longtime Minnesota/Colorado duo Moors & McCumber, exploring new instruments and sounds with themes of getting thr...

  • Added: Sep 09, 2021
  • Length: 18:15
Caption: Ginger Bones live at WTIP, Credit: Will Moore
Ginger Bones is a trio comprised of Abby Zak on vocals and guitar, Willow Waters on bass, and Zack Baltich on drums. With clever lyrics and creativ...

  • Added: Sep 09, 2021
  • Length: 43:52
Caption: cover of Hat Drop
Hat Drop is the first album from Northland folk trio Sugar on the Roof, made up of fiddler Clancy Ward, guitarist Megan Orwig Reynolds and Jefferso...

  • Added: Sep 09, 2021
  • Length: 25:54
Caption: cover of Cosmic Escape
Morningbird is the new name of the folk duo of Rob Wheeler and Jill Burkes of Hibbing, MN. They're no strangers to playing music in the Northland, ...

  • Added: Sep 09, 2021
  • Length: 12:38