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.
Note: This show is sold out, but WHQR is maintaining a wait-list.
Mixing musical chops with honest, creative songwriting and a powerful stage presence, L Shape Lot Duo delivers a dynamic sound. The highly creative duo delivers original songs with country, rock, bluegrass, and folk music roots. Their lively sound explores new ground, while still paying homage to their predecessors. Two men, two voices, two guitars, blended into a singular musical creation.
Folk trio Stray Local gave an invigorating performance to full room during the Soup to Nuts Live performance in WHQR's MC Erny Gallery on September 26th, 2013. 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.
Listen to two live clips from the performance:
Hear the full Stray Local performance broadcast this Friday and Saturday at 9 pm on WHQR 91.3 fm or stream live from WHQR.org.
Stray local is a dynamic, Wilmington based 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. The addition of Simon as a percussionist nicely rounds off this group's full, but subtle sound.
This trio packs a powerful sound with guitar, percussion, and vocals. They present jazz at its finest with the textures of Roger Davis' guitar, the tastefully creative and fun-to-watch Madafo (Lloyd Wilson) on percussion, and the powerful vocals of Nina Repeta- You may recognize Nina as Wilmington, NC’s former Azalea Queen 2000 or her role as Katie Holmes' sister on the TV show Dawson’s Creek; but her true calling is music.
It hasn't been 11 full months since the Avett Brothers relaeased The Carpenter, 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.
Raleigh singer and songwriter Nathan Storey gave a compelling Soup to Nuts Live performance in WHQR's MC Erny Gallery on June 27th, 2013. 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.
Michael Johnathon, accomplished host of North Carolina's own Woodsongs old-timey 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 from the performance:
Demonstrating his ability for humor, Johnathon laments the effect of the gas crisis on cars:
Nathan Storey is a folk/rock singer and songwriter from Raleigh, NC who has been a performer and songwriter for over a decade. While performing, touring and involving himself in numerous projects during this time, Nathan has developed a sound where “he puts lush emotion and sincerity into each note making any listener sit up and take notice…his melodies and chord changes become hook laden delights,” as described by WHQR's John Fonvielle in The Beat Magazine.
Thursday, June 27 in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR 254 N. Front Street, Downtown
(Airing Friday, June 21 & Saturday, June 22 at 9PM on WHQR 91.3fm)
He's cool, calm, and collected, a hardcore Bluesman, and a prolific performer who believes in his art. Lightnin' James brings his own music (and a couple of notable Blues standards) to life during WHQR's Soup To Nuts Live! in the MC Erny Gallery. James has performed throughout the Carolinas and competed at the 2012 Cape Fear Blues Challenge.
Check out this clip of James performing Divin' Duck Blues by Sleepy John Estes. (Video: Lan Nichols)