Soup to Nuts http://whqr.org en Soup to Nuts Live!: Piano Giant Jim Nelson http://whqr.org/post/soup-nuts-live-piano-giant-jim-nelson <p>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.<br /> Tue, 06 May 2014 14:57:12 +0000 Staff 54482 at http://whqr.org Soup to Nuts Live!: Piano Giant Jim Nelson Exclusive Song Premier: The Avett Brothers, 'Another is Waiting' http://whqr.org/post/exclusive-song-premier-avett-brothers-another-waiting <p></p><p>It hasn't been 11 full months since the Avett Brothers relaeased&nbsp;<em>The Carpenter</em>, the North Carolina band's most recent collection of bluegrass-inflected folk-rock. Given the length touring cycle that each major release generally spawns, fans had no reason to expect new music this year.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 19:29:52 +0000 Stephen Thompson & WHQR Staff 41139 at http://whqr.org Exclusive Song Premier: The Avett Brothers, 'Another is Waiting' Soup To Nuts Live Recap: Listen to Michael Johnathon http://whqr.org/post/soup-nuts-live-recap-listen-michael-johnathon <p>Michael Johnathon, accomplished host of North Carolina's own <a href="http://www.woodsongs.com/">Woodsongs </a>old-timey&nbsp;music radio program, visited WHQR for a Soup to Nuts Live performance in the MC Erny Gallery. He charmed the audience with his humor, wit, and skillful guitar and banjo playing. Listen to two excerpts &nbsp;from the performance:<br /><br />Demonstrating his ability for humor, Johnathon laments the effect of the gas crisis on cars:&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 19:44:36 +0000 Staff 40761 at http://whqr.org Soup To Nuts Live Recap: Listen to Michael Johnathon Soup to Nuts Live! Featuring Nathan Storey http://whqr.org/post/soup-nuts-live-featuring-nathan-storey <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><span style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; text-indent: 20px;">Nathan Storey is a folk/rock singer and songwriter from Raleigh, NC who has been a performer and songwriter for over a decade. Sat, 15 Jun 2013 19:41:03 +0000 John Mortara 38264 at http://whqr.org Soup to Nuts Live! Featuring Nathan Storey Brent Stimmel STNL performance airs this Friday and Saturday http://whqr.org/post/brent-stimmel-stnl-performance-airs-friday-and-saturday <p>A true Wilmington native and local favorite, Brent Stimmel was born in Wilmington and spent much of his younger years in Raleigh. During his time at UNCW, Brent honed his voice and started performing at open mic nights around Wilmington. He became a Sunday monring&nbsp;staple at The Dixie Grill, amassing a loyal following that supports him some 10 years later.</p><p>Here's a clip from the performance:</p><p></p><p>And a YouTube video from Lan Nichols:</p><p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fS2CQ98V30k">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fS2CQ98V30k</a></p><p></p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 19:03:30 +0000 John Mortara 34306 at http://whqr.org Brent Stimmel STNL performance airs this Friday and Saturday