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.


148 Pieces

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Caption: Josh Cleveland Band at WTIP
Josh Cleveland's powerful voice, backed up by three highly skilled players, lifted WTIP's Studio A to new heights and impressed crowds at the Gunfl...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2018
  • Length: 33:07
Caption: Ladies Music Club at WTIP
The Ladies Music Club, a quintet of St. Paul women, once again make their annual venture up north in the hopes to see a moose in the flesh on the G...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2018
  • Length: 38:04
Caption: Courtney Yasmineh
Courtney Yasmineh is a Chicago-born songwriter and author based in the Twin Cities, whose creative journey started as a teenager -running away to a...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2018
  • Length: 29:27
Caption: The Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers
Joe Hart an Nikki Grossman are the Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers, playing polka, country, and classic American tunes with an old-time vibe. They appear...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2018
  • Length: 12:33
Caption: Doris Folkens
Doris Folkens is a Canadian singer-songwriter from Guelph, Ontario who's debut album focused on transforming stories from her family's past into so...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2018
  • Length: 13:28
Caption: Kyle Ollah, Credit: Will Moore
Kyle Ollah is a Duluth-born multi-instrumentalist and player of various American music styles. He joins Will Moore ahead of a show at Voyageur Brew...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2018
  • Length: 26:18
Caption: Briand Morrison and Sam MIltich, Credit: Jim McGowan
Northland jazz guitar wizards Briand Morrison of Grand Portage and Sam Miltich of Grand Rapids come to WTIP's Studio to join host Tyler Howell for ...

  • Added: Jun 20, 2018
  • Length: 32:40
Caption: Big Dixie Swingers, Credit: Will Moore
The Big Dixie Swingers are a musical collective out of the New Orleans area focusing on revitalizing old-time and Western swing hits, as well as wh...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2018
  • Length: 47:03
Caption: Grand Marais Lighthouse, Credit: Will Moore
Chris Koza and Peter Sieve comprise one half of the band Rogue Valley, and both have been established musicians in the Minneapolis area for over 15...

  • Added: Jun 04, 2018
  • Length: 22:47
Caption: Nate Case
Nate Case is a founding member of The Lowland Lakers, a Minneapolis-based trio with strong ties to Duluth and many other places around the Upper Mi...

  • Added: May 21, 2018
  • Length: 10:22
Caption: Ruthie Foster with Kate Fitzgerald, Credit: CJ Heitoff
Ruthie Foster is a blues and gospel singer/guitarist from Austin, TX who has received acclaim and accolades over her career, including receiving Th...

  • Added: May 21, 2018
  • Length: 31:45
Caption: Kevin Kling
Kevin Kling is a treasured storyteller and author from Osseo, MN known for being a regular commentator on Minnesota Public Radio's All Things Consi...

  • Added: May 07, 2018
  • Length: 12:49
Caption: Charlie Parr, Credit: Nate Ryan
Last week saw a number of notable Northland musicians come out in support of a concert supporting mental health awareness put on by LetsTalk MN. Ch...

  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 09:41
Caption: Cover of You're Free
Dan Israel hails from St. Louis Park and has been a prolific performer and songwriter in the Twin Cities since the 1990s. His 14th album "You're Fr...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2018
  • Length: 11:01
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If you've ever been to a large music event on the North Shore, chances are the sound you were hearing was at the control of Jerry Lavigne, a Silver...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2018
  • Length: 16:11
Caption: Frankie Lee - David Huckfelt - Dave Simonett, Credit: Will Moore
The second hour of Monday's Sidetracks with Will Moore was crashed by three great Minnesota songwriters: David Huckfelt of The Pines, Dave Simonett...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2018
  • Length: 17:22
Caption: Laura Sellner
Laura Sellner of Duluth fronts the band Superior Siren, a group of four women known for their "eerie folk" sound that reflects the haunting and icy...

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  • Added: Apr 02, 2018
  • Length: 26:48
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Chan Poling
Chan Poling is best known as the keyboardist and vocalist for iconic Twin Cities band The Suburbs, but more recently has been involved with The New...

  • Added: Mar 26, 2018
  • Length: 14:55
Caption: Space Monkey Mafia
Space Monkey Mafia is a mighty and energizing six-piece band from the Twin Cities mixing rock, punk, and ska influences. Their debut album "Sorry f...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2018
  • Length: 37:58
Caption: James Everest
James Everest is a musician and artist who is no stranger to bringing his work to the North Shore. His group Blackfish collaborated with an Inuit d...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2018
  • Length: 21:06