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

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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
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Host Will Moore is joined by three of the members of Buffalo Galaxy - Peter Whiteman, Jake Rohde, and Johnny Kovarik, to talk about the Minneapolis...

  • Added: Sep 09, 2021
  • Length: 13:43
Caption: Thirsty River
One of the first acts returning to play live music this summer at the Gunflint Tavern is The Thirsty River, a five piece bluegrass band from the Tw...

  • Added: Jun 14, 2021
  • Length: 12:14
Caption: Northern Rhythms, Credit: WDSE
Co-Producers Steve Ash and Tomas Soderberg of WDSE-Duluth public television join Will Moore on Sidetracks to talk about Northern Rhythms, a special...

  • Added: Jun 14, 2021
  • Length: 07:35
Caption: Echoes guys, Credit: Brady Barnstable
Twin Cities guitarist Chris O'Brien returns to the Scenic Route, joined by drummer Ryan Cihlar, to update us on the album "Echoes from Iron Ore", r...

  • Added: Jun 14, 2021
  • Length: 24:00
Caption: album cover
Chris Silver is a folk and americana musician from River Falls, WI, while Craig Evans is a St. Paul based musician and filmmaker focusing on histor...

  • Added: May 24, 2021
  • Length: 19:44
Caption: Cover of Chasing Time, Credit: Andrew D Huber
Andrew D. Huber is a musician from Huntley, IL who graces the North Shore area with his celtic-infused style of folk music a few times a year. He j...

  • Added: May 17, 2021
  • Length: 16:21
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The Spring Sound Garden is returning to Harbor Park in Grand Marais May 29-30th. Featuring a spacially-based musical experience across the park, it...

  • Added: May 11, 2021
  • Length: 28:43
Caption: Kevin Buck, Credit: Will Moore
Kevin Buck is a musician from the Duluth area and an increasingly frequent entertainer along the North Shore and in the Twin Ports. He joins Will M...

  • Added: May 11, 2021
  • Length: 40:07
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Echoes from Iron Ore is an upcoming album recorded in a tiny cabin at the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness up the Gunflint Trail. ...

  • Added: May 11, 2021
  • Length: 35:08
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Ben Miller is a member of the Federales out of the Twin Cities, who's also released solo recordings over the last few years. He joins host Will Moo...

  • Added: May 11, 2021
  • Length: 11:22
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Sprig of That is a unique folk trio from the Twin Cities comprised of guitarist Ilan Blanck, fiddler Isabel Dammann, and tabla player Krissy Bergma...

  • Added: May 11, 2021
  • Length: 26:15
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Smokin' Joe Scarpellino is a longtime musician and event organizer in the Twin Cities music scene. He calls in to the Scenic Route to talk about th...

  • Added: May 11, 2021
  • Length: 08:40
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Twin Cities songwriter Sarah Morris has a new EP coming March 2st called Between Here and There that features a number of collaborations with other...

  • Added: May 11, 2021
  • Length: 14:48
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Dan Israel is a longtime singer-songwriter from St. Louis Park with two new singles out, "Pandemic Blues" and "Late at Night" coming on the heels o...

  • Added: May 11, 2021
  • Length: 32:10
Caption: Annie and the Bang Bang
Annie and the Bang Bang are a four-piece band from the Twin Cities who recently came out with an album called "Loveland", full of loud and hard-hit...

  • Added: May 11, 2021
  • Length: 17:49
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Will Moore is joined by the trio of Julia Floberg, Isabel Damman, and Aubrey Weger known as Lady Spruce. The folk trio has at last released their d...

  • Added: May 11, 2021
  • Length: 18:26
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Dharma Hounds is a group from the Twin Cities whose sound ranges from "from Americana Psycho-Billy to Northern 'Peat-Bog' Boogie Rock". Guitarist D...

  • Added: May 11, 2021
  • Length: 15:54
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Minnesota folk songwriter Chris Holm has teamed up with Minneapolis honky-tonk country band The Federales along with some other area musicians to c...

  • Added: May 11, 2021
  • Length: 15:34
Caption: Sonofmel, Credit: Will Moore
Hayward, Wisconsin's own Sonofmel returns to the Scenic Route with plenty of stories and philosophies, as well as new music. He talks about what he...

  • Added: May 11, 2021
  • Length: 31:00