STAYING ALIVE: Live at Ted’s reopens with four days of music

  Hourglass Recording Studio’s Trent Harrison and his wife, singer-songwriter Whitney Lanier, remember their first time visiting Ted’s Fun on the River about three or four years ago. Like many loyal patrons, after that Fourth of July show featuring local indie-folksters Stray Local, they were hooked on Ted’s unique listening-room atmosphere. “When you’re at a show at Ted’s, you’re sitting, paying attention, maybe enjoying a … Continue reading STAYING ALIVE: Live at Ted’s reopens with four days of music

SOARING SOLO: Richard Strater makes his Wilmington debut at Ted’s Fun on the River

“I wanted to record an EP that represented me as a solo act as accurately as possible,” solo singer and guitarist Richard Strater wrote in preface to his last album, “The Pessimistic Troubadour,” in 2014. “That’s why the only audio you will find on this EP is the sound of my guitar and of my voice.” Strater plays solo on guitar and vocals on each track, … Continue reading SOARING SOLO: Richard Strater makes his Wilmington debut at Ted’s Fun on the River

CRUISING ALONG: The Cape Fear Blues Festival enters its 20th year

How the time flies. It’s not been one, but two decades since the inception of the Cape Fear Blues Festival. Port City blues fans have a lot to look forward to this Friday, July 24, through Sunday, July 26, as new acts and old favorites head into town. Continue reading CRUISING ALONG: The Cape Fear Blues Festival enters its 20th year