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Bottega Live - January 2020

Vince Winkel

Launch into 2020 with more music from Wilmington and a bit beyond. January’s Bottega Live kicks off with the music of Brandon Hardesty, singer and guitarist with the Bumpin Uglies. Then it’s Wilmington based singer - songwriter Kristie Lynn. Also on the show, local hip host artist Ken X. WHQR's Bottega Live airs each month in conjunction with Wilmington’s Fourth Friday Gallery Walk.

Brandon Hardesty and the Bumpin Uglies spawned from an Annapolis, MD scene awash in musical history over a decade ago. They are rooted in East Coast ska, punk, and reggae, making their mark up and down the Eastern Seaboard. In the past ten years, Bumpin Uglies have worked to carve out their path by relentlessly touring, and releasing one album after another. With each release came more focus, more 

creativity and more desire to always experiment and try new things with their music. The band is psyched for their latest EP, which released via Ineffable Music Group based in Oakland, CA. Ineffable is a name synonymous with the likes of Collie Buddz, Stick Figure, The Movement, and many other prominent artists. Brandon dropped into Bottega to play a three-song set while the band was on tour in the Cape Fear Region.

Learn more about the band at https://www.bumpinugliesmusic.com/

Kristie Lynn is a well known fixture around the Cape Fear music scene. This talented Wilmington based singer/songwriter says her influences include everything from Stevie Nicks to Tanya Tucker.

Kristie Lynn

While growing up in New York, Kristie’s family was filled with musical talent which sparked her passion for writing and performing at a very young age. Her music emanates an impressive combination of hypnotic melodies, a voice that truly delivers and heartfelt writing that never fails to grab you by the heartstrings and make you want more .. that’s what makes her music so distinctive.

Find Kristie on ReverbNation at https://www.reverbnation.com/kristielynn

Hip hop artist KenX was born in Wilmington. He started his music career in the summer of 2017. He’s nicknamed Ken X because of his ability to form powerful connections with his fans. He also references the connections between humans, stars, and the planets throughout his discography. His motivating factor for doing music is to help more people wake up and learn to accept themselves and the world we live in. He 

Credit Vince Winkel
Ken X performs at Bottega.

focuses on joining forces with like minded people and finding a way to fit the puzzles pieces together and creating a diverse team in order to spread their message worldwide. Learn more about KenX on Instragraham, at https://www.instagram.com/everythingkenx/

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 produced by Addie Wuensch, Jeremy Webster and Vince Winkel.