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.
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.
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:"
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: