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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Caption: Tony Petersen
Tony Petersen is a Minneapolis-based musician originally from Duluth, known for playing with the Social Animals and Boss Mama Colleen Myhre. His la...

  • Added: May 11, 2021
  • Length: 29:36
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Jimi Cooper and Suzy Ludwig of Dance Attic are back with their second album of 2020, a holiday EP called "At Christmas Time" presented in the most ...

  • Added: May 11, 2021
  • Length: 12:55
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David Lindstrom is not a person, but a whole musical group led by Matt Nelson in St. Joseph, MN. With a sprawling and atmospheric sound, their new ...

  • Added: May 11, 2021
  • Length: 17:28
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Ben Brandt grew up in Cook County and played in North Shore bands like Curbside. Now he's a music pastor and musician in the Twin Cities area. He h...

  • Added: May 11, 2021
  • Length: 13:59
Caption: Space Monkey Mafia, Credit: Will Moore
Minneapolis ska band Space Monkey Mafia looks forward to their annual Halloween gig every year. In 2020 though, the band along with five other Twin...

  • Added: May 10, 2021
  • Length: 14:38
Caption: Sara Softich
Sara Softich is an Iron Range-born fiddler, who after years playing on the road and in the Southwest, has found a rekindled music community in Nort...

  • Added: May 10, 2021
  • Length: 11:51
Caption: Dylan Hicks, Credit: Wilson Webb
Dylan Hicks is a longtime musician and novelist from the Twin Cities, who is teaming up with John Munson of New Standards and Semisonic fame for a ...

  • Added: May 10, 2021
  • Length: 16:08
Caption: Eli Gardinder, Credit: Alan Shefland
Eli Gardiner is a songwriter from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, now making music in the Twin Cities. His latest album is called "The Fire and th...

  • Added: May 10, 2021
  • Length: 16:11
Caption: New Salty Dog
New Salty Dog is a Duluth based band that defies definitions, expectations, and perhaps even the laws of physics. Their extremely creative and jamm...

  • Added: May 10, 2021
  • Length: 38:13
Caption: Aaron Tinjum
Aaron Tinjum has bounced between Texas, Washington D.C., and Minnesota on his musical journey as a songwriter. He joins host Will Moore via the int...

  • Added: May 10, 2021
  • Length: 23:22
Caption: Gene & Amy, Credit: Will Moore
Lake County songwriters Gene Lafond and Amy Grillo return for a special outdoor live session on the Scenic Route to talk about their new songs and ...

  • Added: May 10, 2021
  • Length: 41:35
Caption: John Gruber
John Gruber has been a mainstay in the Cook County music scene for many years playing guitar and singing with a wide number of different groups, an...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2020
  • Length: 30:36
Caption: Ari and Chris Silver
Chris and Ari Silver are a father and son Americana duo from River Falls, WI. They join host Will Moore live from their home studio to pick some of...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2020
  • Length: 44:06
Caption: Sister Species
Sister Species is a chamber-pop septet from the Twin Cities who are celebrating the release of their third full-length record, Light Exchanges. Voc...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2020
  • Length: 20:02
Caption: Woodblind
Jason Wussow is the guitarist of Duluth acoustic ska band Woodblind and the proprieter of Wussow's Concert Cafe in West Duluth. His band has a new ...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2020
  • Length: 14:56
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Molly Maher is a songwriter from the Twin Cities with a great new album out, entitled Follow. It's her first album since 2011. Maher chats with Wil...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2020
  • Length: 17:14
Caption: Joe Paulik
Longtime North Shore songwriter Joe Paulik shares some songs from a distance on Scenic Route with Will Moore. Joe and Will talk about creativity an...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2020
  • Length: 40:33
Caption: Bryan Gerrard
Bryan Gerrard is the owner and operator of the Poplar Haus up the Gunflint Trail. But before he came up north to become a lodge owner, he had spent...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2020
  • Length: 11:46
Caption: Kenna Rose
Cook County musician Kenna Rose joins Will Moore for a live virtual set of music on the Scenic Route. Kenna is part of the local group Vessel and s...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2020
  • Length: 26:55
Caption: Rhoda Anderson
Rhoda Anderson Habedank returns to the Scenic Route for a remote live session, playing guitar and catching us up on what's been happening with her ...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2020
  • Length: 33:53