Between The Wickets Feb 16th: Laura Americo

Photo of Laura AmericoCharlotte musician, songwriter and videographer Laura Americo will join us live in-studio at 7pm on the February 16th episode of Between the Wickets.

Laura’s weekly web series, Untitled with Lara Americo, appears in Creative Loafing Charlotte and focuses on the local music scene. She interviews guests in a variety of spaces in Charlotte, including Petra’s Piano Bar, The Last Word bookstore and The Diamond. Her guests have included Dust and Ashes, The Stolen Hearts, and Bless These Sounds Under the City.

When she is not interviewing musicians on Untitled, she is performing onstage at festivals and events, including NC Trans Pride 2015. She is a regular at Petra’s Piano Bar, The Evening Muse and Hattie’s Tap & Tavern. She plays drums, guitar and bass and mixes her own songs together on the same track. She is currently working on her first EP to be released in 2016.

Laura is the head music teacher with Lady Rockstars, where she instructs women 30 or over how to play the guitar, drums and bass. NPR’s Morning Edition on WFAE featured her work with them. Lara also volunteers with Girls Rock Charlotte, a nonprofit organization that encourages young women to use their voices through music. As a videographer, Lara covers the high fashion and hair scene in Charlotte. She is currently working with internationally-acclaimed hair stylist Aubrey Harley on his tutorial videos. She also photographs local bands and musicians.

Between The Wickets Logo DesignBetween The Wickets with James Willamor airs every Tuesday from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on CharlotteCommunityRadio.orgCLTCRadio.org OR listen via Mixlr.com/CLTCRadio where you can chat with the host and guests as well. Between The Wickets features the best indie rock, pop, folk, and hip hop music across North Carolina with a dose of artist focused interviews.

James Willamor

Between The Wickets Jan 26th: The Business People

Photo of The Business PeopleCharlotte-based band The Business People will join us live in-studio to talk about their new EP Dirty Feeling and premiere a new song off the project at 7 p.m. on the January 26th episode of Between the Wickets.

The Business People’s long awaited follow up EP Dirty Feelings comes out January 29th on CD and digital formats. The band is playing a release show on the 29th at the Visulite Theater with Jaggermouth, Hectorina, and The Seduction.

The Business People released the first EP That’s It in July of 2013. The release show on the 29th will be Hyatt Morrill’s last show with The Business People. The band will be welcoming back their old bassist Jack Schulte from circa 2011, who helped them construct That’s It.

The Business People also have upcoming shows on Feb. 1st at The Milestone in Charlotte, Feb 4th at The Hideaway in Johnson City, TN, and April 16th at The Royal American in Charleston, SC.

Between The Wickets Logo DesignBetween The Wickets with James Willamor airs every Tuesday from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on CharlotteCommunityRadio.orgCLTCRadio.org OR listen via Mixlr.com/CLTCRadio where you can chat with the host and guests as well. Between The Wickets features the best indie rock, pop, folk, and hip hop music across North Carolina with a dose of artist focused interviews.

James Willamor

Between The Wickets Nov 17th: Ashley Armstrong

Ashley Stongarm imageSinger-songwriter Ashley Armstrong will perform songs live in studio and will talk about her ongoing project, Dear Ears, at 7 p.m. on the November 17th episode of Between the Wickets.

Dear Ears is a collaboration of three singer-songwriters who met through Vine and got help from their supporters to meet together in New York City to record an EP earlier this year. Due to positive response, they have launched a new Kickstarter with hopes of recording a full-length album.

Ashley is well known for her music and comedy Vine channel where she has over 42 million loops (view). Social media services such as Vine have allowed her to meet and collaborate with other musicians.

Between The Wickets Logo DesignBetween The Wickets with James Willamor airs every Tuesday from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on CharlotteCommunityRadio.orgCLTCRadio.org OR listen via Mixlr.com/CLTCRadio where you can chat with the host and guests as well. Between The Wickets features the best indie rock, pop, folk, and hip hop music across North Carolina with a dose of artist focused interviews.

Between The Wickets Sept 29th: Poetry Night Returns

Photo of Katelyn ClaessonKatelyn Claesson is the editor and chief of Keep Charlotte Boring, a Charlotte-based music and culture blog. She wrote her first short story about purgatory in the 2nd grade and was so startled by her work that she swore off writing until she turned 18. Since then Claesson has been published in the Sensation Feelings Journal and KCB. She has read her work at a number of local venues including Poetry Night at Twenty Two.

Poetry Night returns to Between The Wickets on Tuesday, September 29th. Come get some indie music and poetry.

 

Between The Wickets Logo DesignListen to Between The Wickets with James Willamor from 7pm to 9pm every Tuesday via CharlotteCommunityRadio.org, CLTCRadio.org, OR Mixlr.com/CLTCRadio. The show features the best indie rock, pop, folk, and hip hop music from Charlotte and across North Carolina with a dose of artist focused interviews.