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.


410 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Grand Marais Lighthouse, Credit: Will Moore
Original Air Date - October 20, 2023 Emma Tweten is a new musician to the Grand Marais community who is already impressing listeners with her powe...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2024
  • Length: 21:29
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Original Air Date - October 13, 2023 Local DJ Chris Hoglund, AKA DJ Birthday Gurl, has been bringing the music to many Cook County events and part...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2024
  • Length: 13:34
Caption: Grand Marais Lighthouse, Credit: Will Moore
Original Air Date - October 6, 2023 Davina Sowers is the singer, pianist, and bandleader of Davina and the Vagabonds, an energetic and acclaimed M...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2024
  • Length: 14:11
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Original Airdate - September 4th 2023 John Ellison is a West Virginia Music Hall of Fame inductee and has been making music since the early 1960s....

  • Added: Jun 12, 2024
  • Length: 22:23
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Original Airdate - July 6 2023 Back for its second year of bringing talented songwriters from across the region to the North Shore, the Lutsong Mu...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2024
  • Length: 10:08
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Original Air Date - August 30 2023 Emmett Doyle is a Minneapolis-based folks songwriter who describes himself as “a working class rebel musician- ...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2024
  • Length: 42:02
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Original Air Date - August 28 2023 Mae Simpson wowed WTIP and Lutsen’s Papa Charlie’s with live performances this winter – now she is back with a ...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2024
  • Length: 14:06
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Original Air Date - August 18, 2023 The Swongos are a powerful surf rock trio hailing from the St. Croix Falls area of Wisconsin. Comprised of Tho...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2024
  • Length: 16:50
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Original Air Date - August 18th 2023 Bradley Charles is a retired educator and musician from Salt Lake City, Utah and a perennial visitor to the N...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2024
  • Length: 25:47
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Original air date: August 15, 2023 Cherry Dirt is the duo of Staci and Ryan Cihlar from Richfield, MN that plays classic favorite songs on ukulele...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2024
  • Length: 23:15
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Returning for its second year is the Twin Ports Music Festival held at Earth Rider Brewing in Superior Wisconsin. Festival Organizer Jon Miller, wh...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2024
  • Length: 13:38
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Eliza Blue is a Minnesota-born musician who has spent the last decade and a half living on the prairies of western South Dakota. Her latest EP is c...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2024
  • Length: 28:34
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Original Air Date - August 11, 2023 Keith Secola is an acclaimed Anishinaabe musician and activist born in Cook, MN and now based out of Arizona. ...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2024
  • Length: 15:36
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Original Air Date: July 28, 2023 Twin Cities songwriter and guitarist John Kerns once again joins Will Moore on the Scenic Route to share some of ...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2024
  • Length: 41:53
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Jerry Vandiver is an annual visitor to Cook County, the Boundary Waters, and WTIP. Hailing from Nashville, he’s a prolific songwriter of paddling s...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2024
  • Length: 37:30
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Original Air Date: July 21, 2023 Prank Williams is the Twin Cities-based duo of Tony Petersen (Social Animals, Ditchbird) and Chris Hollister – a ...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2024
  • Length: 30:25
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Original Air Date: July 21, 2023 8 Months Winter is a trio from the Gunflint Trail that brings the loud guitars and sonic intensity of the grunge ...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2024
  • Length: 25:09
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Original Air Date: July 11, 2023 Acclaimed Grand Portage jazz guitarist Briand Morrison will release his latest album entitled “Old Feathers” this...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2024
  • Length: 08:29
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Original Air Date: July 6, 2023 With a dozen members spanning several generations and several high-level music degrees between them, the Duluth Tr...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2024
  • Length: 08:57
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The Thirsty River is a five piece bluegrass band from the Twin Cities featuring a set of three brothers and their best friends making a danceable a...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2023
  • Length: 08:00