This site is 2 years overdue…I can blame a hectic employment, fatherly duties, boyfriend requirements, the love of craft beer, athletics, timing and at times, procrastination. But we’ve made it.
wilmington unplugged is not an original thought–at least not by me but it has consumed me nonetheless. we started it out with showcasing local talent every first Tuesday and had some fantastic performers: Sean Thomas Gerard, Love Language, Bibis Ellison, Barnraisers, Sir Alex Hall, The Needles, Doly Toro, Charlie the Horse, Soultron, Susan Savia, Jim Ashley, Trevor Brown, Bill Donovan, Kevin Rhodes, Lincoln Morris, Tyler McKaig, Gloria Spillers, Seth Moody, CoCo Lenz Moody, Pothead, Brian Weeks, Owl Laws, Andy Herod, John Harrison, Mike Slaton, Ethan Clark, Adrian Varnam, Ted Crenshaw, Jim Phillips, Vick Wyrick, Phantom Playboys, Possum Creek, L Shape Lot, Fred Flynn, Ron Etheridge, Travis Shallow, Mr. Rayle and literally hundreds of others on our stage.
Later, I decided it was time to put these people on a stage in a listening room. It was an immediate success. The perfect balance of an attentive audience and eager storytellers–the simplest form of supply and demand. Each supplying what the other was demanding.
Now after more than thirty consecutive first tuesday “showcases” and six (for lack of a better term) “super showcases” the ball is rolling and its rolling in the right direction.
There are many people to thank for this great advancement of art within our community. The list would be endless but YOU know who YOU are. I am eternally grateful.
However, it is the artist that deserves the most credit for without them, our message would have been erased months ago. This area is loaded with extraordinary artists in all mediums and it is up to us to keep them pointed towards their art. Please continue to support when you can all of the musicians, sculptors, painters, actors, photographers, cinematographers, carpenters, metal smiths, farmers, chefs and essentially every artisan in the area. It’s the only way to keep the culture in Wilmington.
All the very best,