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.


169 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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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
Caption: Doug Otto and the Getaways
Doug Otto and the Getaways from the Twin Cities bring a country vibe to the Northland with a show at the Wunderbar in Grand Marais. Members of the ...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2018
  • Length: 21:16
Caption: Moors & McCumber
The talented duo of James Moors and Kort McCumber stopped by WTIP's studio A ahead of a benefit show at Seagull Fire Hall up the Gunflint Trail. H...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2018
  • Length: 24:14
Caption: L to R: Rossetto, Huckfelt, Lee
During their summer "Great Northern Tour", Twin Cities musicians David Huckfelt of The Pines, Frankie Lee, and Michael Rossetto headed to Grand Ma...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2018
  • Length: 34:30
Caption: Jacob Mahon
19-year-old Duluth musician Jacob Mahon says his biggest influences are Tom Waits and the Muppets. That becomes immediately apparent with his expre...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2018
  • Length: 13:18
Caption: Tim Styles
Tim Styles is an Americana musician and songwriter currently living in Bakersfield, CA, but was born and raised in Grand Marais. He stopped by WTI...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2018
  • Length: 28:50
Caption: Nick Muska and Lauren Cooper
Nick Muska and Lauren Cooper are an Americana duo from Superior, Wisconsin. Despite having only been playing together for less than a year, they ha...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2018
  • Length: 28:49
Caption: True Grass Trio
True Grass is a talented and experienced bluegrass group hailing from all over Northern Wisconsin. Before a show at the Wunderbar in Grand Marais, ...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2018
  • Length: 36:27
Caption: Katy Vernon
Katy Vernon is a singer/songwriter from White Bear Lake, originally from London. She says she plays "sad songs on a happy instrument" and often use...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2018
  • Length: 18:34
Caption: The Sea The Sea
The Sea The Sea returned to Papa Charlie's Monday Night Songwriter Series as a halfway point on their current tour in support for their latest albu...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2018
  • Length: 17:07