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Bottega Live - October 2019

Vince Winkel

October’s Bottega Live features features three artists. The Caroliners, stories with Fudge Willi, and also Alex Lohr. WHQR's Bottega Live airs each month in conjunction with Wilmington’s Fourth Friday Gallery Walk.

Formed in the summer of 2018 in Wilmington, NC, The Caroliners have thrust themselves into the music scene with a sound similar to that of southern rock and folk-rock bands of the 1960s and 70s. The songwriting of Mark Jackson blends seamlessly with the talents of Matt Rushin (Lead Guitar), Sean Potter (Drums & Percussion), Joel Lamb (Keys), and Tyler Fulton (Bass). After the release of their EP “Blue Ridge Beauty” in March 2019, the group has been touring throughout the Southeast.

Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/thecaroliners/.

Credit Vince Winkel
Fudge Willi reads his works at Bottega

Fudge Willi is a poet and storyteller from Wilmington. He’s published several children’s book.

Alex Lohr, Whothefolklohr, is a Wilmington-based DJ, singer, musicians, songwriter, artist.

He’s also the co-owner of Portal City, which highlights local painters, music artists, and abstracts promoting their work to showcase what they’ve put their efforts towards.

Owner Alex Lohr said he wants to be able to give back to the community in a creative way.

Credit Vince Winkel
Alex Lohr on Bottega's front room stage

“We want to be able to spread the vibe that you can do what you want to do and you can give something back at the same time," Lohr said. "And I feel like that’s a great cycle of happiness right there.”

Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/portalcityilm/

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, email us at Bottegalive@whqr.org.

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