Soup to Nuts Live!

WHQR's Soup To Nuts Live! welcomes internationally touring band The Chris Duarte Group for an evening of inspired and passionate acoustic music. Chris Duarte and his band have been seen and heard around the globe, and they have made regular stops at Wilmington's favorite juke joint, The Rusty Nail, for several years. “I can practice all day in my basement, but it’s a totally different ballgame when I get on stage. More of a physical dynamic is the currency I trade-in when I’m playing live” says Duarte.

Join us for our Soup to Nuts Live! series with Striking Copper at the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR.

Hailing from Nashville, North Carolina, Valerie's music is a silky hodgepodge of originals, jazz standards, blues and legendary songwriters. This dulcet combination of music is of the heart and for the soul. Do not miss out on this powerful Americana trio. 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Doors 6:30

Show 7:30 

MC Erny Gallery, 254 N. Front Street, 3rd Floor

$10 suggested donation at the door

Evolution of a Fan

Engulfed by music from an early age, Rebekah Todd has been captivating audiences ever since her father taught her to play her first acoustic Washburn guitar. With a performance catalog that hits all the stops from Bob Dylan to Katy Perry, Todd proudly proclaims her greatest inspirations to be female warriors Lauryn Hill and Susan Tedeschi. Known for her soulful voice and her effortless finesse with a guitar, Todd captivates every audience she croons to.  

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Doors 6:30 / Show 7:30

With a soulful voice, a bottomless bag of guitar licks, and a mean harmonica, Randy McQuay has been making a mark for himself since his high school days in Brunswick County. He cut his teeth at Cape Fear Blues Jams, formed the vivacious RootSoul Project, and pursued a solo career that has truly come into its own in recent years. He's a two-time winner of the Cape Fear Blues Challenge, twice opening the door to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. He brought home the Lee Oskar Harmonica Player Award in 2012 and was crowned IBC Solo Champion in January 2015.

It might be cold outside, but it's going to be sizzling with the soul-filled sounds of Travis Shallow at our next Soup to Nuts Live! concert. WHQR welcomes Wilmington native singer/songwriter Travis Shallow, known for his soulful Americana, to the MC Erny Gallery on February 26 for a performance you will never forget. Formerly part of the critically acclaimed acoustic trio, A Few Good Liars, Shallow recently recorded his first solo album at Tweed Studios in Oxford, Mississippi.

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Catesby Jones: For Catesby Jones, the magic all started with a Christmas gift; his first guitar. Inseparable from that point on, Catesby soon mastered the sounds of The Beatles, The Beach Boys and The Ventures. During his time at Transylvania University in Lexington, KY (not too far a cry from his birth place in Ohio) Catesby played at coffee houses and perfected his song writing skills. Before returning to his hometown where he recorded his first album All Grown Up Now, Catesby earned a highly sought after spot in the New York College Coffeehouse Circuit Tower.

Soup to Nuts Live!: Stray Local

Oct 27, 2014

In honor of the release of their new album " The Sun Still Shines," WHQR will be featuring Wilmington's favorite trio, Stray Local. Stray Local is a dynamic acoustic trio comprised of Jamie Rowen (guitar/fiddle), Hannah Lomas (mandolin/Vocals), and Nick Simon (percussion). With influences ranging from Southern old time to R&B, this trio sees no boundaries while collaborating and writing songs. Rowen and Lomas studied music together at UNCG, honing their classical chops while falling in love with old time fiddle music.

This broadcast of WHQR's Soup To Nuts Live! features an August 28 performance by Jesse Stockton, accompanied by hand drummer Andy Lade.  On any given night, Jesse's songwriting weaves many tales, and this intriguing evening inside the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR's studios was no exception. Tune in to 91.3fm Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13 at 9:00 p.m. for Soup To Nuts Live! with Jesse Stockton.

Here's a video clip from Jesse's August 28 performance at WHQR...

Lucky us! The highly acclaimed jazz duo Lisa and Galen are joining us, along with special guest and student Sean. The talented Lisa Rankin is known for her dexterity on the piano, the keybass, the flute, the recorder, the tin whistle, the harmonica, the six string guitar, the twelve string guitar and her amazing vocals. Galen Hunsucker is magnificent on the electric and acoustic guitars, and after spending more than 30 years in the music business captivates audiences with his stellar vocals.