AWARD ENTRY - ENTERTAINMENT - WHQR'S BOTTEGA LIVE

Jul 10, 2020

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION:

Bottega Live is an hour-long local music program airing every Fourth Friday from 8 to 9 pm. The program features local musicians, and special guests, recorded live at the Bottega Art and Wine Bar, 723 N. 4 th Street in Wilmington.

The program is the brainchild of Bottega owner and program host Addie Wuensch, local musician Jeremy Webster and WHQR's Vince Winkel. 

“I love the idea of working with local community partners,” says Addie Wuensch. “And with Bottega Live we’re highlighting young, talented, local musical acts that otherwise might not have the opportunity to be broadcast on a 100,000-watt public radio.”

Bottega Live airs in conjunction with downtown Wilmington’s Fourth Friday Gallery Walk.

“I want to showcase really good, original music people haven’t heard yet,” Wuensch explained.

All shows are also available on the WHQR website. 

ORIGINAL AIR DATE - FEB. 28, 2020

On this edition of WHQR’s Bottega Live, a full hour of Rebekah Todd. Bottega Live airs each month in conjunction with Wilmington’s Fourth Friday Gallery Walk.  Growing up in the small town of Benson, North Carolina, Rebekah Todd has been surrounded by music for as long as she can remember.

At 11 years old, Rebekah’s father, a musician himself, gave her a black acoustic Washburn guitar and taught her to play. Flooding the house with sounds of classic rock and folk, her father played everything from Pink Floyd to the Righteous Brothers, leading Rebekah to instantly find her musical niche somewhere between melodic soul and alternative folk rock.

  

Growing into her soulful voice and and musical style, the singer-songwriter started to pull inspiration from a wide range of musical genres, citing passionate singer/songwriters like Lauryn Hill and Susan Tedeschi as her inspiration and shaping the music she writes and performs today.

 

After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from East Carolina University in 2012, Rebekah has been devoting her life to writing and touring.

 

  

Currently based in Wilmington, North Carolina, Rebekah is a gifted performer with a natural, soulful, and effortless voice and two releases under her belt, releasing her debut EP, Forget Me Not, in 2011, first LP, Roots Bury Deep, in 2014 and most recent full length, 'Crooked Lines' in February, 2017!

 

Playing over 170 gigs in just 12 short months, her band Rebekah Todd & The Odyssey won the On The Rise series for FloydFest 2016 and played the mainstage in 2017 alongside acts such as St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Shovels and Rope, and Turkuaz. Learn more at REBEKAHTODD.COM.

 

 

Bottega Live is an hour-long local music program airing every Fourth Friday from 8 to 9 pm on WHQR 91.3.

The program features local musicians, recorded live at the Bottega Art and Wine Bar, 723 N. 4th Street in Wilmington.

If you are interested in performing on Bottega Live we would love to hear from you, email us at Bottegalive@whqr.org.

Bottega Live is recorded and produced by Addie Wuensch, Jeremy Webster and Vince Winkel.