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.

STNL! 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 independent tracks to hard disk for post production, running back-up media for insurance.

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!

On Thursday, September 9th, Dirty White Rags performed in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR. 

WHQR will be broadcasting the concert on 91.3FM:
Friday, October 28 at 7:00pm
Saturday, October 29 at 9:00pm

On August 11th, Jamie Hoover, a founding member of Charlotte NC's The Spongetones, anchoring the band as guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, producer and arranger for 37+ years and outputting a diverse portfolio of original songwriting, jangle pop riffs, and Beatlesque vocals, rocked the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR.

If you missed the show or are looking to hear a little more of Jamie's sound, WHQR will be broadcasting highlights on August 25th and 26th.

Soup to Nuts Live! Presents: Jamie Hoover

Jul 25, 2016

SOUP TO NUTS LIVE! presents Jamie Hoover on Thursday, August 11 at 6:30 pm in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR.

Soup to Nuts Live! Presents: Jon McDonald

Jun 3, 2016

Soup to Nuts Live! welcomes long-time veteran of the Chicago blues music scene, Jon McDonald, on Thursday, June 23rd in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR.

Soup to Nuts Live! Broadcast: The Midatlantic

May 31, 2016

On Thursday, May 19th local folk rock group The Midatlantic performed in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR. On Friday, June 10th and Saturday June 11th, will air our Soup to Nuts Live! concert with The Midatlantic. Tune into HQR 91.3 to hear The Midatlantic's brand of music that combines progressive folk, Americana, bluegrass, and a hint of rock and jazz.

Friday, June 10th at 7 pm

Saturday, June 11th at 9 pm

Soup to Nuts Live! Broadcast: Chasing Opal

May 4, 2016

This coming weekend WHQR will air the Soup to Nuts Live! concert that we recorded with the pop-folk duo, Chasing Opal. Tune in this Friday and Saturday for the fun and upbeat music of Chasing Opal.

Tune into 91.3 FM to hear Chasing Opal!

Friday, May 6th at 7 pm

Saturday, May 7th at 9 pm

Soup to Nuts Live! Presents: The Midatlantic

May 2, 2016

***SOLD OUT***

Soup to Nuts Live! welcomes The Midatlantic to WHQR's MC Erny Gallery on Thursday, May 19th.

Soup to Nuts Live! Presents: Chasing Opal

Apr 4, 2016

Soup to Nuts Live! welcomes Chasing Opal to the MC Erny Gallery on Thursday, April 14th!

After meeting in Ogden, Utah in November 2011, Whitney and Steve formed the powerful duo; Chasing Opal. In pursuit of adventure and change, the Utah natives relocated to Wilmington, NC in April of 2013. 

Soup to Nuts Live! Presents: Massive Grass

Feb 16, 2016

***SOLD OUT***

Soup to Nuts Live! welcomes Massive Grass to the MC Erny Gallery on Thursday, February 25th!

Soup to Nuts Live! Broadcast: The Keith Butler Trio

Feb 9, 2016

This coming weekend WHQR will air the Soup to Nuts Live! concert that we recorded with the three piece jazz group, The Keith Butler Trio.

Tune in this Friday and Saturday for a fantastic jazz-inspired set that works to honor the rich history of the genre.

Tune into 91.3 to hear The Keith Butler Trio!

Friday, February 12, 7 pm

Saturday, February 13, 9 pm

Soup to Nuts Live! Presents: The Keith Butler Trio

Jan 12, 2016

Soup to Nuts Live! welcomes The Keith Butler Trio, consisting of Cameron Tinklenberg on piano, Sean Howard on electric bass, and Keith Butler on drums. They have been playing for about a year and a half now and draw on influences from Bill Evans, Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Mulgrew Miller, Roy Hargrove, Christian McBride, and many more. The group strives to honor jazz music’s rich history by focusing on swing, melody, and creativity. 

Soup to Nuts Live! Presents: John Fonvielle

Nov 9, 2015

*SOLD OUT SHOW*

 

Soup to Nuts Live! welcomes John Fonvielle, a seasoned Americana singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known for compelling melodies and insightful lyrics about everything from road trips to relationships, pain and hope, beginnings and endings. A gigging musician in North Carolina, Fonvielle plays frequently as a solo folk artist and as a member of the Americana/bluegrass band End of the Line.

Soup to Nuts Live! Broadcast: Chris Duarte Group

Nov 2, 2015

This coming weekend WHQR will air the Soup to Nuts Live! concert we recorded with stellar Texas blues guitarist Chris Duarte and his trio.

It was a mostly acoustic but high-energy show as you'll hear this coming Friday at 7 pm and Saturday at 9 pm.

Tune into WHQR 91.3 FM this weekend to hear Chris Duarte and his trio!

Friday, November 6th, 7 pm

Saturday, November 7th, 9 pm

WHQR's Soup To Nuts Live! welcomes internationally touring band The Chris Duarte Group for an evening of inspired and passionate acoustic music. Chris Duarte and his band have been seen and heard around the globe, and they have made regular stops at Wilmington's favorite juke joint, The Rusty Nail, for several years. “I can practice all day in my basement, but it’s a totally different ballgame when I get on stage. More of a physical dynamic is the currency I trade-in when I’m playing live” says Duarte.

Soup to Nuts Live! Presents: Striking Copper

Aug 11, 2015

Join us for our Soup to Nuts Live! series with Striking Copper at the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR.

Soup to Nuts Live!: Valerie Wood

May 29, 2015

Hailing from Nashville, North Carolina, Valerie's music is a silky hodgepodge of originals, jazz standards, blues and legendary songwriters. This dulcet combination of music is of the heart and for the soul. Do not miss out on this powerful Americana trio. 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Doors 6:30

Show 7:30 

MC Erny Gallery, 254 N. Front Street, 3rd Floor

$10 suggested donation at the door

Soup to Nuts Live!: Rebekah Todd

Apr 14, 2015
Evolution of a Fan

Engulfed by music from an early age, Rebekah Todd has been captivating audiences ever since her father taught her to play her first acoustic Washburn guitar. With a performance catalog that hits all the stops from Bob Dylan to Katy Perry, Todd proudly proclaims her greatest inspirations to be female warriors Lauryn Hill and Susan Tedeschi. Known for her soulful voice and her effortless finesse with a guitar, Todd captivates every audience she croons to.  

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Doors 6:30 / Show 7:30

Soup to Nuts Live!: Randy McQuay

Mar 29, 2015

With a soulful voice, a bottomless bag of guitar licks, and a mean harmonica, Randy McQuay has been making a mark for himself since his high school days in Brunswick County. He cut his teeth at Cape Fear Blues Jams, formed the vivacious RootSoul Project, and pursued a solo career that has truly come into its own in recent years. He's a two-time winner of the Cape Fear Blues Challenge, twice opening the door to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. He brought home the Lee Oskar Harmonica Player Award in 2012 and was crowned IBC Solo Champion in January 2015.

Soup to Nuts Live!: Travis Shallow

Jan 21, 2015

It might be cold outside, but it's going to be sizzling with the soul-filled sounds of Travis Shallow at our next Soup to Nuts Live! concert. WHQR welcomes Wilmington native singer/songwriter Travis Shallow, known for his soulful Americana, to the MC Erny Gallery on February 26 for a performance you will never forget. Formerly part of the critically acclaimed acoustic trio, A Few Good Liars, Shallow recently recorded his first solo album at Tweed Studios in Oxford, Mississippi.

Soup to Nuts Live! Catesby Jones ft. Susan Savia

Dec 30, 2014
Star News Online

Catesby Jones: For Catesby Jones, the magic all started with a Christmas gift; his first guitar. Inseparable from that point on, Catesby soon mastered the sounds of The Beatles, The Beach Boys and The Ventures. During his time at Transylvania University in Lexington, KY (not too far a cry from his birth place in Ohio) Catesby played at coffee houses and perfected his song writing skills. Before returning to his hometown where he recorded his first album All Grown Up Now, Catesby earned a highly sought after spot in the New York College Coffeehouse Circuit Tower.

Soup to Nuts Live!: Stray Local

Oct 27, 2014

In honor of the release of their new album " The Sun Still Shines," WHQR will be featuring Wilmington's favorite trio, Stray Local. Stray Local is a dynamic acoustic 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.

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! 

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