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.


267 Pieces

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Caption: John Gruber
John Gruber has been a mainstay in the Cook County music scene for many years playing guitar and singing with a wide number of different groups, an...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2020
  • Length: 30:36
Caption: Ari and Chris Silver
Chris and Ari Silver are a father and son Americana duo from River Falls, WI. They join host Will Moore live from their home studio to pick some of...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2020
  • Length: 44:06
Caption: Sister Species
Sister Species is a chamber-pop septet from the Twin Cities who are celebrating the release of their third full-length record, Light Exchanges. Voc...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2020
  • Length: 20:02
Caption: Woodblind
Jason Wussow is the guitarist of Duluth acoustic ska band Woodblind and the proprieter of Wussow's Concert Cafe in West Duluth. His band has a new ...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2020
  • Length: 14:56
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Molly Maher is a songwriter from the Twin Cities with a great new album out, entitled Follow. It's her first album since 2011. Maher chats with Wil...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2020
  • Length: 17:14
Caption: Joe Paulik
Longtime North Shore songwriter Joe Paulik shares some songs from a distance on Scenic Route with Will Moore. Joe and Will talk about creativity an...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2020
  • Length: 40:33
Caption: Bryan Gerrard
Bryan Gerrard is the owner and operator of the Poplar Haus up the Gunflint Trail. But before he came up north to become a lodge owner, he had spent...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2020
  • Length: 11:46
Caption: Kenna Rose
Cook County musician Kenna Rose joins Will Moore for a live virtual set of music on the Scenic Route. Kenna is part of the local group Vessel and s...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2020
  • Length: 26:55
Caption: Rhoda Anderson
Rhoda Anderson Habedank returns to the Scenic Route for a remote live session, playing guitar and catching us up on what's been happening with her ...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2020
  • Length: 33:53
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