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: Cover of Stone Cold Love
Alison Scott is a singer and songwriter from the Twin Cities area with jazz and soul influences. She talks with host Will Moore about her new album...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2016
  • Length: 09:57
Caption: Craig Minowa
Craig Minowa is the lead singer of the Minnesota/Wisconsin based rock band Cloud Cult, who's new album "The Seeker" is released this month. Craig t...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2016
  • Length: 16:17
Caption: Charlie Parr
Acclaimed Duluth guitarist Charlie Parr joins Will Moore on the Scenic Route. He talks about the different approach that was taken to record his la...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2016
  • Length: 39:25
Caption: Gabriel Douglas
Gabriel Douglas is the frontman of The 4onthefloor, a high energy hard rock group from the Twin Cities. He chats with Will Moore en route to Seely,...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2016
  • Length: 10:12
Caption: Cover of "Ocooch Mountain Home"
Two great bands from the Driftless area of Wisconsin join hosts Will Moore and Carl Solander for a special hour-long live session before a performa...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2016
  • Length: 54:08
Caption: Cover of "The New Folklore"
Duluth musician Teague Alexy, one half of Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank, joins Will on Sidetracks to talk about his new book of folk tales "The New F...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2015
  • Length: 26:12
Caption: Mary Bue
Mary Bue is a singer/songwriter based out of Duluth (among other places). Her latest album "Holy Bones" is a stark departure from her earlier sound...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2015
  • Length: 13:54
Caption: Cover of "Goodbye Lizelle"
The Jayhawks' founding member Mark Olson has a new album out, recorded with his wife Ingunn Ringvold entitled "Goodbye Lizelle". Will Moore hijacks...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2015
  • Length: 32:01
Caption: Ginstrings, Credit: Will Moore
Ginstrings is a 5 piece bluegrass and Americana band out of the Twin Cities. After a performance at the Gunflint Tavern in October, they played a l...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2015
  • Length: 58:09
Caption: John Gorka
John Gorka played at the ACA on October 11. Before his show, he came to WTIP's Studio A for a terrific live session with Will Moore. He talks about...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2015
  • Length: 36:36
Caption: Carrie Vecchione and Rolf Erdahl
The Vecchione/Erdahl Duo are seasoned ensemble musicians who push the boundaries of classical music with the performance of unique, tailor-made co...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2015
  • Length: 13:46
Caption: Cover of I'm Not Afraid
John Mark Nelson is an acclaimed 21-year-old singer-songwriter out of the Twin Cities area who has reached new heights with his third album "I'm No...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2015
  • Length: 30:28
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
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: 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: 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
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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: 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: 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: 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