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Heatbox on the Scenic Route

Heatbox on the Scenic Route



Heatbox is the alter ego of Aaron Heaton, a Minneapolis based vocal performer who mixes beatboxing and acapella with a number of looping effects to create rich and complex songs with a hip hop vibe. He talks to Will Moore about his process and lets his unique personality out.

MHB – SMILE!

MHB – SMILE!

Host, Carl Unbehaun, presents a cavalcade of songs by Minnesota songwriters along with his musical musings! Songs with SMILE in the title, including a new composition by Greg Connor & Carl Unbehaun, plus scads of tunes that’ll make you smile. Two tunes by new artists, Manny & Debbie Cortez, and a few non-smiling songs tossed in. Plus we report on the the Northwest Brewfest held in Thief River Falls last weekend–all on MHB!

(Aired 09/16/2021)


NUNNABOVE Releases New Single

NUNNABOVE Releases New Single

The new song by NUNNABOVE is called “Connection.” NUNNABOVE is a group of four brothers and sisters from Woodbury who perform and record their own brand of pop. When Phil Nusbaum visited with the group, the talked turned to how NUNNABOVE fans were really liking the musical introduction to Connection.


EP179 Memphis Minnie

EP179 Memphis Minnie

Tribute to one of Blues music’s great contributors, Memphis Minnie.


Gillian & Amara Bedford: A legacy of creativity, positivity, and love

Gillian & Amara Bedford: A legacy of creativity, positivity, and love

Gillian Bedford has been painting and exhibiting for decades. Her most recent exhibit “Landscapes and Abstracts of the North Woods” is currently on view at the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids, MN. Her daughter Amara Bedford is showing her first solo art show “A Visual Celebration of Nature as our Healer” across the street at the Old Central School in Grand Rapids. They’ve been inspiring and supporting each other creatively for decades. In this Area Voices learn about their individual journeys with art, how their family life cultivated wonder, Amara’s focus on art as therapy, their individual styles and processes, and of course their exhibits!


Continuing the Conversation: Critical Race Theory

Continuing the Conversation: Critical Race Theory

In this Area Voices segment, Magie Baumgartner discusses how being called a racist can be the beginning of critically important bridge-building as well as how Critical Race Theory expands understanding of history.


MHB – VARIETY SHOW

MHB – VARIETY SHOW

Host, Carl Unbehaun, presents a cavalcade of songs by Minnesota songwriters along with his musical musings! Some artists on this episode include Cat Jahnke, Maygen & The Birdwatcher, and Practical Goods. Plus we report on whether or not you should drink beer after a workout–all on MHB!

(Aired 09/09/2021)


Ben Miller and Chris Holm – Live on Scenic Route

Ben Miller and Chris Holm – Live on Scenic Route

Ben Miller is a New York based songwriter originally hailing from Minnesota, and the lead singer of The Federales, a folky country-rock group from the Twin Cities. He’s joined by frequent collaborator and Northwest Minnesota native Chris Holm for some live tunes on the Scenic Route, ahead of their show at the Gunflint Tavern in Grand Marais.


Alexander Craig plays acoustic on Scenic Route

Alexander Craig plays acoustic on Scenic Route

Alexander Craig is a Minnesota guitarist who’s been playing blues-influenced rock and roll for the better part of 20 years in the Twin Cities. Now releasing music under his true name, he has a new single out “Atmosphere You’re Under”. He talks with Will Moore about how a trade with his uncle sparked his music career, upcoming music videos, and more.


New album from Duluth’s Cyr and the Cosmonauts

New album from Duluth’s Cyr and the Cosmonauts

Cyr and the Cosmonauts, led by songwriter Eric Cyr of Duluth, have their second full length album out, called Songs to Sing Before We’re Dead. Eric joins Will Moore on the Scenic Route to talk about the myriad types of songs and sounds found on the record, and dives deep into his own creative process.


An expert talks COVID and vaccines for kids as in person classes return

An expert talks COVID and vaccines for kids as in person classes return

Many kids are heading back to in-person school, even as the Delta variant is spreading quickly. Dr. Jill Foster, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School, joined Ann to talk about vaccines for kids and what parents can do to keep their kids healthy.

WTIP’s The Roadhouse is supported in part by funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


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