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.


172 Pieces

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Caption: SisterTree
SisterTree is a celtic folk duo from Minneapolis featuring Dee Brust on guitar and Kerri Joy on fiddle. They graced the North Shore with their pre...

  • Added: Nov 22, 2017
  • Length: 38:58
Caption: Gabriel Douglas, Credit: Sara Montour
Gabriel Douglas is a singer, songwriter, and all-around rocker from the Twin Cities originally hailing from northwestern Minnesota. His band Silver...

  • Added: Nov 22, 2017
  • Length: 08:35
Caption: cover of Stringworks
Kristin Scott Benson was this year's featured guest at Lutsen Resort's annual Bluegrass Masters Weekend. Hailing from South Carolina, she's been pl...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2017
  • Length: 15:00
Caption: Adam Stariha
Adam Stariha is the lead vocalist and guitarist of Black River Revue, a Twin Ports based hard-hitting bluegrass band that incorporates many differe...

  • Added: Oct 26, 2017
  • Length: 09:08
Caption: Ladies Music Club w/ Will and Jeff
The Ladies Music Club from St. Paul return for another lively performance on WTIP during their annual trip up the North Shore, this time with new o...

  • Added: Oct 26, 2017
  • Length: 34:36
Caption: Patrick Harison
Patrick Harison is the frontman and accordion player of Patty and the Buttons, a Twin Cities group that combines jazz influences from all over, inc...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2017
  • Length: 13:21
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Ellen Stanley is the executive director of the Minnesota Music Coalition, a state-wide non-profit that helps Minesota based musicians access busine...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2017
  • Length: 13:50
Caption: Nate Dungan, Credit: Don Olson
Nate Dungan is the vocalist, vocalist and primary songwriter of the Minneapolis country and honky tonk band Trailer Trash. He speaks with Will Moor...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2017
  • Length: 10:24
Caption: Springtime in a Foreign City
SonofMel is the psuedonym of Hayward, Wisconsin's John Adler. He's deep thinker who sees symbols and human connection in all things, and his album ...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2017
  • Length: 58:44
Caption: Jason Wussow
Jason Wussow is the owner of Beaner's Central coffee house in Duluth, where for the following week, bands from Northern Minnesota and beyond will b...

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  • Added: Sep 25, 2017
  • Length: 12:37
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Caption: The Thread with Will Moore (and Jeff Nemitz)
Longtime Nashville musicians Tyler Boydstun and Caitlin Nichol-Thomas team up at last to form The Thread. The duo combines Boydstun's heavy guitar ...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2017
  • Length: 32:18
Caption: Rich Lewis Band
The Rich Lewis Band hails from the Twin Cities and combines rock, blues, R&B and soul into their eclectic sound which evokes the music of New Orlea...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2017
  • Length: 39:26
Caption: Sean Keogan and If Eye May
Sean Keogan is the lead singer and guitarist for the Minneapolis based rock band If Eye May. Sean has longtime ties to the North Shore, and stops i...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2017
  • Length: 28:29
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Sam Meyer is a senior at Cook County High School and member of WTIP's Youth Radio Project. He joins Will Moore on the Scenic Route to talk about th...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2017
  • Length: 29:46
Caption: Mari Wasepka
Mari Wasepka hails from Alexandria, MN and is a student at Univeristy of Minnesota - Twin Cities. While working at Bluefin Bay Resort this summer, ...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2017
  • Length: 24:38
Caption: Cover of Personal Boy
Sean Tillmann, AKA Har Mar Superstar, is a passionate R&B, pop, and soul singer from Minnesota known for his lively and provocative live performanc...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2017
  • Length: 14:14
Caption: Chris Holm on the Scenic Route
Chris Holm is a Minneapolis-based blues guitarist hailing from the Mississippi headwaters. Formerly playing with 4onthefloor, he now performs with ...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2017
  • Length: 09:59
Caption: Rachel Ries
Her Crooked Heart is new name of Minneapolis musician Rachel Ries, who kicks off Papa Charlie's summer Monday Night Songwriter Series. She talks wi...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2017
  • Length: 14:35
Caption: Dead Pigeons "Even if I Knew"
Drew Peterson is the lead singer and songwriter of the Dead Pigeons, a folk/Americana group forged out of Minneapolis' West Bank venue collaboratio...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2017
  • Length: 10:41
Caption: American Feedbag
American Feedbag is a country/Americana duo musically connecting Madison and the Twin Cities. Forming out of Minneapolis band the Reverb Country Du...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2017
  • Length: 20:54