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.

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!

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...

Soup to Nuts Live!: Lisa and Galen

Sep 3, 2014

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. 

Soup to Nuts Live!: Jesse Stockton

Aug 11, 2014

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. 

For more information about Jesse Stockton click here.

Thursday, August 28

MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

Linsey McGrath

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

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.

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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.

the artist

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.

Stray Local STNL Airs Friday and Saturday!

Oct 20, 2013

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.

Soup to Nuts Live: Folk Trio Stray Local

Sep 11, 2013
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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.

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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.

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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.   

listen to a live clip from the performance: 

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: 

Soup to Nuts Live! Featuring Nathan Storey

Jun 15, 2013

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)

STNL! with Lightnin' James

May 24, 2013

A superb vocalist and guitarist, Lightnin' James performs many of the classic Blues tunes you know so well, plus a few of his own. James has performed extensively throughout the Triangle region and was a contestant in the 2012 Cape Fear Blues Challenge.

Thursday, May 30
in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR
254 N. Front Street, Downtown

Doors at 6:30
Show at 7:30

There's no mistaking the voice. Or the songwriting. Once again, Jeanne Jolly brought the whole package to WHQR's Soup To Nuts Live! in Wilmington NC on Thursday, April 18, 2013. 8-string guitarist (and Jeanne's producer) Chris Boerner and drummer Nick Baglio painted a wonderfully melodic backdrop for Jeanne's performance.

You can discover more about Jeanne Jolly at www.jeannejolly.com.

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 staple at The Dixie Grill, amassing a loyal following that supports him some 10 years later.

Here's a clip from the performance:

And a YouTube video from Lan Nichols:

STNL: Brent Stimmel

Feb 13, 2013

The Soup to Nuts Live! concert series features musicians and bands from a wide variety of musical styles. Please join us Thursday, February 28 for a special performance by local singer-songwriter Brent Stimmel. On-air host George Scheibner will interview the performer during breaks in the show. You'll hear the music and find out about the musician creating it.

WHQR’s  webmaster John Mortara has asked me to list some of my favorite “Soup to Nuts Live” performances of the past year, but I thought it best to just recall highlights from all eight of our 2011 musical performers.

Sara Ann Speed-Arey

 

He's a young man with a seemingly old soul.  Check out this clip of Kyle Lindley from Soup To Nuts Live!...

Soup to Nuts Live! - Kyle Lindley

Jan 6, 2012

The Soup to Nuts Live! concert series features musicians and bands from a wide variety of musical styles. Please join us Thursday, January 12 for a special performance by Kyle Lindley. On-air host George Scheibner will interview the performer during breaks in the show. You'll hear the music and find out about the musician creating it.

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