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: Adam Moe
Adam Moe is a fiddler from Duluth best known to Northlanders as half of the folk duo Pushing Chain. Lately he's been performing numerous virtual co...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2020
  • Length: 22:07
Caption: One Less Guest
Twin Ports band One Less Guest finally arrives with a new full-length album called "Monochrome". Bass player Nick Glass joins Will Moore on Scenic ...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2020
  • Length: 16:23
Caption: Paul Metsa
Paul Metsa has been making music for 50 years, be it growing up in his hometown of Virginia on Minnesota's Iron Range, down in the Twin Cities, or ...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2020
  • Length: 38:37
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Adam Stariha is the lead singer and guitarist for Black River Revue, and energetic bluegrass band from the Twin Ports who just released a new live ...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2020
  • Length: 14:26
Caption: The Social Animals
Dedric Clark is the lead singer of the Social Animals, a band that formed in Duluth in the early 2010s as a folk rock project, that over time has m...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2020
  • Length: 14:10
Caption: Dave Simonett
Dave Simonett is best known as the singer and guitarist of Trampled by Turtles, and also records under the moniker Dead Man Winter. He released hi...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2020
  • Length: 10:04
Caption: Gaelynn Lea
Gaelynn Lea is a Duluth-based violinist, public speaker and advocate for those with disabilities. She won the NPR Tiny Desk Concert in 2016 and has...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2020
  • Length: 20:03
Caption: Smokin' Joe, Credit: Will Moore
Smokin' Joe Scarpellino is a Twin Cities based musician and mastermind behind the Galactic Getdown music festival. In response to the mass shutteri...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2020
  • Length: 18:07
Caption: Jessa Roquet
Gambler's Daughter is the moniker of Jessa Roquet, a Twin Cities songwriter with ties to Cook County who grew up singing in a family band and now h...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2020
  • Length: 16:38
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Eric Anderson is a WTIP jazz host and a longtime low brass player and instructor. He's part of the long-running Lake Wobegon Brass Band, a group of...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2020
  • Length: 08:54
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Rob Wheeler and Jill Burkes just made their WTIP debut on the Scenic Route under their first name billing Rob & Jill, but return cleverly disguised...

  • Added: Aug 11, 2020
  • Length: 31:49
Caption: Dan Rodriguez
Dan Rodriguez is a Michigan-born songwriter who's been making music and calling Minneapolis home for the past fifteen years. He speaks with host Wi...

  • Added: Aug 11, 2020
  • Length: 17:46
Caption: Mumblin' Drew, Credit: Will Moore
Mumblin' Drew is a musician from the Twin Cities who has immersed himself in traditional blues, county, and old-time styles. He has a new EP called...

  • Added: Aug 11, 2020
  • Length: 28:22
Caption: Luke Callen, Credit: Will Moore
Luke Callen is a Twin Cities songwriter who says he's focused on crafting songs about the stories of people who are frequently forgotten. Originall...

  • Added: Aug 11, 2020
  • Length: 33:07
Caption: jeremy messersmith, Credit: Will Moore
Acclaimed Twin Cities songwriter jeremy messersmith returns to the North Shore for a show at Papa Charlie's in Lutsen, and also to recharge and get...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2020
  • Length: 31:25
Caption: Charlie Parr, Credit: Will Moore
Duluth blues guitarist Charlie Parr returns to WTIP - this time on Blues n' Things with Carl Solander. Will Moore also joins as Charlie plays some ...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2020
  • Length: 39:05
Caption: Humbird, Credit: Will Moore
Humbird is the musical project of Minneapolis songwriter Siri Undlin, who on her new album Pharmakon, explores mythological women and how their exp...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2020
  • Length: 38:01
Caption: Cactus Blossoms, Credit: Graham Tolbert
Twin Cities country-folk group The Cactus Blossoms, led by brothers Jack Torrey and Page Burkum, return to the North Shore for a weekend of music a...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2020
  • Length: 15:32
Caption: Odd Man Out
Odd Man Out features local musicians Drew Heinonen and Jonathan Steckelberg on guitar and bass respectively, along with Chris Paquette of Chicago o...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2020
  • Length: 40:39
Caption: Rob & Jill
Rob and Jill are an Americana duo from Hibbing who bring lively tunes to any space they play in, with original music as well as covering songs by t...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2020
  • Length: 31:20