Soup to Nuts Live!

The Soup to Nuts Live! Concert Series features performers from a wide variety of musical styles: Folk to Blues, Jazz to Rock, Bluegrass, Latin, Roots, Americana, Country and much more.  Just like its namesake program, Soup to Nuts (broadcast Saturday nights at 9pm on WHQR 91.3fm), this concert series is both energetic and eclectic.

Soup to Nuts on-air host George Scheibner will interview the performers during breaks in the show.  You'll hear the music and find out about the artists who create it, while the performance is recorded live for future broadcast on 91.3fm.  The atmosphere is charged with excitement and the ambience is simply unmatched - there's no other venue like it in the Port City.

Upcoming Performances:

Thursday, May 21: Rebekah Todd

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Submissions for Soup to Nuts Live!: Whether it's a new voice or a seasoned performer, STNL! is always seeking talent from around our region and beyond.  Our listening gallery is primarily an 'unplugged' space, with an in-house sound system for the benefit of our live audience.  We record & mix STNL! straight to CD-R and MD, with minimal post-performance editing.

STNL! welcomes submissions for performance consideration.  Send all materials to our downtown Wilmington studio...

WHQR 91.3fm / STNL!
(attn: Lan Nichols)
254 N. Front St. #300
Wilmington NC 28401

Thank you!

WHQR Staff

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. 

The Artist

Jim Nelson grew up in south Louisiana and cut his teeth listening and playing songs from AM radio. He played a lot of "Swamp Pop" – everything from The Grass Roots to John Fred and the Playboys. His playing is also heavily influenced by the New Orleans “piano professors” and he plants his feet firmly in both pop and blues. Jim’s other big influence is Ray Charles and he regularly includes a song or two from Ray in his shows. Jim will be joined on stage by two friends who are also stand out talents on their own, Lee Venters on Drums and Matt Pirruccello on bass.

Talented California folk musician John Craigie deliegted the Soup to Nuts Live in-studio audience on the evening of April 10th! Craigie had the whole gallery laughing, toe tapping, and even singing along! We had a great time and know that you'll enjoy this broadcast! Enjoy  these photos and video from the performance. 

Tune in to 91.3 FM!
Soup to Nuts Live with John Craigie:
May 2-3, Friday and Saturday 9PM

  Front Street Blues explores many of the classic artists of the 20th century, but we also feature Blues tunes by talented local musicians. Past installments of FSB have included studio and live cuts by Spidermike Bochey, Charlie & Rose Lucas, Michele & The Midnight Blues, Mojo Collins, Tommy B. & The Stingers, Rick Tobey, and quite a few more.

Linsey McGrath

One audience member at the March 6th Soup to Nuts Live performance by the Mac & Juice quartet commented online: “What an amazing performance! Had no idea of this band's depth and talent. I've seen 20+ Soup shows, and this was easily the finest. WHQR, you hit this one out of the park!” To that, we say, stay tuned. We've got more to come for Soup to Nuts Live! 

Beginning as an acoustic duo over a decade ago, Mac & Juice now travel the countryside as a quartet (acoustic and electric), playing original music described as “a broad-spectrum, rock & roll mosaic” with a vast stylistic range. Their latest release, Step Into The Light, is a mélange of genres that runs the gamut – from Stevie Wonder to Merle Haggard, with hook-laden songwriting and elements of bluegrass, jazz and Americana throughout.  Every show is a surprise, and this episode of Soup To Nuts Live! will be no different.

WHQR

Talented California folk musician John Craigie delivers performances filled with energy, original tunes, and humorous storytelling. Expect to laugh and be moved by Craigie's performance. Don't be surprised to be wrangled into a sing-along during his visit to WHQR. 

For more information on John Craigie, visit his website or check out his feature on RiffPub.com (recorded live in-studio at WHQR). 

The Artists

As individuals, the members of the Jewell Family are fixtures of the Wilmington musical community. It is a rare treat to have all five of them perform together for WHQR. Although they have performed as a group around North Carolina for years, their Wilmington appearances have been limited.

Listen to this short clip of the Port City Trio featuring Mama and Papa Jewell, as well as "Uncle Woody:" 

: L Shape Lot

Alex Lanier and Eric Miller returned to the friendly confines of WHQR's MC Erny Gallery for another installment of Soup To Nuts Live! on November 7, 2013.  It was an exciting, upbeat session featuring one of our region's favorite acoustic duos, L Shape Lot.

The full live recording of this show airs on Friday and Saturday (Nov. 22, 23) at 9pm on WHQR 91.3FM. Don't miss it!

Check out this clip from the show - and listen to the broadcast of STNL! this weekend on WHQR!

L Shape Lot STNL Airs Friday and Saturday

Nov 18, 2013
Eric Rayburn

Folksy, roots-country, honkytonk outfit L Shape Lot Acoustic Duo gave a strong  Soup to Nuts Live (STNL) performance to a sold out crowd in The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR on Thursday, November 7th. Hosted by George Scheibner, Soup to Nuts Live brings a variety of musical styles and talents into the gallery to perform and record in front of a live audience.

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