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.


177 Pieces

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Caption: Grand Marais Lighthouse, Credit: Will Moore
The first Scenic Route on PRX features great groups from Minnesota. Charlie Parr, Gypsy Lumberjacks, Cloud Cult, and Randy Casey to name a few.

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  • Added: Jul 08, 2014
  • Length: :00
  • Purchases: 1
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Terri Bocklund, former artist in residence at Isle Royale National Park, joins us to talk about her new album "Of Lake and Isle, life on Lake Super...

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  • Added: Jul 08, 2014
  • Length: 16:30
  • Purchases: 1
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From August 2014 - The Sudden Lovelys are a self-described "agressive folk" duo from Northeast Minneapolis and are part of Lutsen Mountain's Summer...

  • Added: Oct 22, 2014
  • Length: 09:42
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California composer Robin Eschner has been awarded a grant to compose a piece of music to accompany the 2016 John Beargrease Sled Dog Race along th...

  • Added: Oct 22, 2014
  • Length: 10:47
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From September 2014 - Host of the popular Mountain Stage radio program Larry Groce stops by WTIP to talk about coming to the North Shore from West ...

  • Added: Oct 22, 2014
  • Length: 16:37
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WTIP's 7th Annual Radiowaves Festival was a smashing success once again - the biggest iteration of the event yet. Listen to the full recap of the w...

  • Added: Oct 22, 2014
  • Length: 12:49
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Twin Cities singer-songwriter John Mark Nelson performed at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts on October 4th. The 20-year-old is already making a s...

  • Added: Oct 22, 2014
  • Length: 16:30
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From September 2014 - Minneapolis folk singer, seasoned sailor, and world traveler Larry Carpenter performs a live set of historical sailing songs ...

  • Added: Oct 22, 2014
  • Length: 29:57
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Blackfish is a unique, experimental musical duo comprised of James Everest and Joel Pickard. They came to Grand Marais with Emily Johnson's dance p...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2014
  • Length: 46:22
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Former WTIP News Director Barbara Jean Meyers has a new record coming out on November 18th entitled "Darker Than Blue". She stops by The Scenic Rou...

  • Added: Nov 03, 2014
  • Length: 14:00
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North Shore native Josh Von Mink returns back home for a show at Lutsen Resort and special live set on the Scenic Route. He joins Will Moore to tal...

  • Added: Nov 24, 2014
  • Length: 27:07
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Jim Walsh, AKA The Mad Ripple, is a singer-songwriter from Minneapolis, and the founder of the Mad Ripple Hootenanny, a traveling songwriter's circ...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2015
  • Length: 13:37
Caption: Singleton Street
Twin Cities suburbs-based band Singleton Street plays a mix of bluegrass, old-time gospel, Americana and Celtic music that makes for a rousing good...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2015
  • Length: 37:54
Caption: Emily Johnson, left
Emily Johnson and James Everest of Catalyst Dance are back in Grand Marais for the second part of their dance trilogy - "Niicugni". They speak with...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2015
  • Length: 15:04
Caption: Ben Weaver
Ben Weaver is a folk singer-songwriter from the Twin Cities. He returns to Grand Marais with Catalyst's James Everest to play some original songs a...

  • Added: Mar 05, 2015
  • Length: 19:08
Caption: Gordon Thorne
Local guitarist extrordiniare Gordon Thorne comes on the Scenic Route along with master fiddler Randy Sabien and fingerstyle master Mike Dowling of...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2015
  • Length: 52:46
Caption: The Last Revel
The Last Revel is a roots/bluegrass band currently based in Minneapolis. Before bringing the house down at the Gunflint Tavern two nights in a row,...

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  • Added: Apr 15, 2015
  • Length: 29:17
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Peter Mayer
Stillwater, MN based singer songwriter Peter Mayer is interviewed by Will Moore on The Scenic Route. He talks about balancing family and a music ca...

  • Added: May 20, 2015
  • Length: 14:14
Caption: Ladies Music Club
The Ladies Music Club is a group of four "St. Paul chicks" playing classic and contemporary folk songs. They stopped by WTIP on their way up the Gu...

  • Added: Aug 10, 2015
  • Length: 25:57
Caption: Nirmala Rajasekar
Zeitgeist New Music from Minneapolis comes to the ACA, bringing along the Indian music tradition of Nirmala Rajasekar and Thanjavur Boopathi. Nirma...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2015
  • Length: 13:56