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: Rachael Kilgour, Credit: Will Moore
Rachael Kilgour is a songwriter hailing from Duluth who says her songs involve "saying out loud the things that are scariest." She has an upcoming ...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2019
  • Length: 32:33
Caption: Grand Marais Lighthouse, Credit: Will Moore
Mahtowa blueswoman Colleen Myhre returns for a live music session on the Scenic Route with Will Moore, bringing with her Tony Peterson of Duluth-ba...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2019
  • Length: 32:57
Caption: Rich Mattson & the Northstars
The rockers from Sparta, MN return to Grand Marais for a New Years Eve bash, with a new album entitled Totem quickly following later in January. W...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2018
  • Length: 08:56
Caption: Jon Wayne and the Pain
Jon Wayne fronts the Minneapolis based band Jon Wayne & the Pain, which combines reggae with rock, dub, and electronic elements. He talks to Will M...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2018
  • Length: 09:53
Caption: Christopher David Hanson and Minnow
Christopher David Hanson is a musician and radio DJ from Ely, MN. Ahead of a performance with his band at the Wunderbar in Grand Marais, he stopped...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2018
  • Length: 27:22
Caption: SVEA
Local Acapella Swedish folk group SVEA hosted their second annual holiday show at the Art Colony in Grand Marais. Featuring a new lineup of (L to R...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2018
  • Length: 17:28
Caption: Cory Coffman and Mikayla Haynes
The Cuckoo Bees of Duluth are not your average musical trio. Their sound consists of vocals, guitar, bass...and xylophone. Guitarist Cory Coffman j...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2018
  • Length: 25:56
Caption: Colleen Myhre
Colleen Myhre hails from Mahtowa, MN, and brings a strong, bluesy voice to venues across the Northland. She chats with Will Moore about her musical...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2018
  • Length: 33:46
Caption: Grand Marais Lighthouse, Credit: Will Moore
Paul Huttner is best known for being a meteorologist for Minnesota Public Radio but previously had a career at WCCO in Minneapolis, which is where ...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2018
  • Length: 10:58
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Local Cook County musicians Joe Paulik and Al Oikari are back to talk about their latest collaboration - a new album from Paulik produced by Oikari...

  • Added: Oct 15, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
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North Shore folky-tonk duo Pushing Chain return with a new album called "Sorrows Always Swim", their second full-length release featuring a dozen o...

  • Added: Oct 15, 2018
  • Length: 22:42
Caption: Thorne, Sabien, Elverhoy
Wisconsin fiddler Randy Sabien joins local guitarist Gordon Thorne and harmonica player Jim Elverhoy for a special live music session.

  • Added: Oct 15, 2018
  • Length: 28:38
Caption: Polkarioty
Richie Yurkovich and his wife Gabe are fixtures in the Wisconsin polka community with the group Polkarioty, playing all over the upper Midwest. The...

  • Added: Oct 15, 2018
  • Length: 30:10
Caption: Paco Fralick
Paco Fralick is an Ojibwe songwriter from Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin. He was the recipient of three awards at Indian Summerfest in Milwaukee. He is...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2018
  • Length: 37:31
Caption: Ghost Wagon
Ghost Wagon is a band out of the Twin Cities with country rock vibes and a second album on the way. Lead singer and songwriter Chuck Nelson and gui...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2018
  • Length: 12:45
Caption: Federales
The Federales are a country rock band from Minneapolis, proudly playing a truly American style of music in the North. With a new sophomore album on...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2018
  • Length: 35:46
Caption: Monroe Crossing
Acclaimed Minnesota bluegrass band Monroe Crossing returns to the North Shore for their annual performance at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts in ...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2018
  • Length: 34:25
Caption: Easy Riders
Easy Riders are a trio out of Peoria, Illinois mixing hard rock, blues, and jam rock into a compelling and virtuosic performance. Playing a slew of...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2018
  • Length: 26:11
Caption: The Lark and the Loon
Folk duo The Lark and the Loon trekked up to the North Shore from their Ozark Mountain home in Eureka Springs, Arkansas to play at the Gunflint Tav...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2018
  • Length: 28:14
Caption: Ian Tamblyn
Ian Tamblyn is a Juno-award winning folk songwriter hailing from the Thunder Bay area, now living in Quebec. With a career spanning 5 decades, 38 a...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2018
  • Length: 37:53