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.
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.
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.
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.
The musically endowed Jesse Stockton is known both for his proficiency on various instruments such as the banjo, the mandolin and the guitar, as well as for his emotional intensity while performing. Naming influences such as Gram Parsons, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, Stockton's work falls under an American folk rock/Appalachian grassroots/blues genre of his own.
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Singer-wongwriter Jim Nelson played an engaging set of original tunes for the Soup To Nuts Live Audience on May 22nd in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR. Jim and his trio captivated the audience with an entertaining hour of music! We're pleased to share this video and photo recap of the show. Stay tuned for an air date for the entire performance, and watch our YouTube channel for another video of Jim and his trio!
Tune in to 91.3 FM! Soup to Nuts Live with Jim Nelson: July 11-12, Friday and Saturday 9PM
Note: This show is sold out, but WHQR is maintaining a wait list.
This is a special edition of Soup to Nuts Live! We're pleased to welcome the band Whiskey Creek along with the Whitley Brothers Duo! It's a night of literary superstars playing music. The evening will feature friends of WHQR Philip Gerard, Clyde Edgerton, and John Jeremiah Sullivan, to name a few.