Tuesday, April 15, 2014

MOMMAFEST - Ronald McDonald House Benefit

Wednesday:
The Lowcountry Blues Jam at Fiery Ron's Home Team BBQ WA

FRIDAY:
Port City Prophets at Smokey’s Place
Louie D Project w/ J.R. Getches at Montreax – Summerville
Big Daddy Cade at Brick House Kitchen – Folly Road
Shrimp City Slim at Aqua Terrace – Downtown Marriott
Howlin’ Pack at The Pub on 61

SATURDAY:
MOMMAFEST: Momma and The Redemption, Port City Prophets, Mason Dixon Band, Tastes Like Chicken, Big Daddy Cade, Smoky Weiner, Bobbie Storm, Muddy Kings and more! Momma's Blues Palace and Smokey's Place have partnered for this huge event featuring the very best blues music, food, fun, and good times. Proceeds will go to the Ronald McDonald House - music will run from Noon until 1:30 AM. There will be vendors of every description and great prizes. Mommafest will be streaming LIVE in HD – check back for more details!

more Saturday:
Howlin’ Pack at Main St. in Summerville

SUNDAY:
HAPPY EASTER
No Jam this week, it will return next week!

Monday:
Smokey’s Monday Night Open Mic with Moist Executive – Smokey’s Place

Tuesday:
Rockpile – Rock Jam at Smokey’s Place

EVERYDAY:
Follow LowcountryBluesClub on TWITTER - @LBluesClub

To get your events listed here, email lowcountrybluesclub@gmail.com or contact me, Scott Bucholtz. Also, it’s not too early to start thinking about this year’s Blues Challenge. Start planning ahead!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

THANK YOU

Thanks for the Magic!

As many of you now know, after four years in this Lowcountry paradise, I am being relocated once again back to Michigan. Detroit. This Sunday will be my final Blues Jam and I hope to share the stage with all of you one more time. Once again, I’ll state that nearly everyone that I have met and everything that I have done in South Carolina can be credited to being turned onto the Lowcountry Blues Club – a very heartfelt thanks again to Mike Davis from Ye Olde Music Shop for turning on the light. It’s truly been a life changing and life affirming experience.

I’ve looked back on some of the blogs I’ve written and some of the BIO’s that I’ve shared. There has certainly been a reoccurring theme: Family, camaraderie, love and friendship. It couldn’t be more true! I’d like to add words like “class”, “character” and “community”. The complete generosity that I have witnessed over and over has been nothing short of incredible. I can’t imagine meeting a better class of people. It has truly been an honor and a privilege.

And the talent? Beyond my wildest expectations - extraordinary, world class talent! Wow. To share stages with all of you has really been a magical experience. The supernatural communal intimacy and non-verbal communication of creating has been an incredible natural high. From the looks in your eyes and on your faces to the words of appreciation and encouragement, you’ve fed my soul. Describing a Blues Club Jam, one of you mentioned that there is nothing like receiving validation from a roomful of peers. It really can’t be described. Although, I do have an example: following a set at Home Team BBQ, none other than the one and only Johnny Mac shook my hand and said, “Well, that didn’t suck!” Coming from the Rev. Dr. Mac, that meant a lot to me.

So, thanks to ALL of you. Thanks to all the jammers, the LBC board (past and present), all the house band members and all who came to bear witness. Special thanks again to Mike Davis, also Captain Kirk, YoungMi, J.R. Getches, Jonathan Robinson, Jojo and Poppa, Ryan Lockett, Jig Wiggler, The Mason Dixon Band and so, so, so many more!

When I moved here, I hadn’t played in over 10 years. I can’t fathom being away from it again. So, I have contacted the Detroit Blues Society and look forward to getting involved there ASAP. Maybe the biggest compliment I can pay you is that I deeply regret all of the gigs we did NOT get to play.

John Lennon said; “When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy". They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” So, thanks for presenting me with the key!

Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)

Scott Bucholtz


Another week of world class entertainment:

Wednesday:
The Lowcountry Blues Jam at Fiery Ron's Home Team BBQ WA

Thursday:
Shrimp City Slim Band– Blues Harbor Cruise

FRIDAY:
The Cubes w/ Dano at Smokey’s Place
Momma and The Redemption at Home Team BBQ - WA
Shrimp City Slim Band at Freshfield’s Village - Kiawah
Louie D Project w/ J.R. Getches at True Blue’s House of Wings – Mt. P

SATURDAY:
Shrimp City Slim and Shelly Waters Band at Bohemian Bull - noon
Stud Farm at The Roost
Howlin’ Pack at The Brickyard – Mt. P
Louie D Project w/ J.R. Getches at Club Trio

SUNDAY:
Shelly Waters, Tinsley Ellis and more at Blues By The Sea - 2pm
Captain’s JAM at Smokey's Place w/ Big Daddy Cade, Bill Nance and Scott Bucholtz 5 - 9 pm

Monday:
Smokey’s Monday Night Open Mic with Moist Executive – Smokey’s Place

Tuesday:
Rockpile – Rock Jam at Smokey’s Place

EVERYDAY:
Follow LowcountryBluesClub on TWITTER - @LBluesClub

To get your events listed here, email lowcountrybluesclub@gmail.com or contact me, Scott Bucholtz. Also, it’s not too early to start thinking about this year’s Blues Challenge. Start planning ahead!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Blues RN: Terri Platts

Terri Platts could be called the Caretaker of the Lowcountry Blues Club. Currently our club Secretary, she rarely misses a jam and is always there helping to set the mood: Peace, Love & Blues. I often start to wax poetic when thinking, discussing or writing about the LBC and BIO’s of club members used to be a regular feature of this blog. Before I transfer North, I wanted to squeeze one more out because Terri is one who embodies the spirit of what makes the club and our regular weekly jams extraordinary. She loves the Lowcountry Blues Club and being out there with all her musician friends and family. She says words can't express how much she loves music and what it has done for her. She returns that favor by encouraging all of the rest of us and helps to promote the musicians and blues in general, especially the new jammers. She says that “it is the music that brings us there, and it is the love of each other, the camaraderie that is most awesome”. We’re a diverse bunch but, it truly is a family.

Our very own Florence Nightingale actually is a nurse and started in the medical profession before any of us had even heard of Stevie Ray Vaughan. Born right here in Charleston, she has been playing and singing her entire life – it’s in her DNA. She can remember being only three years old and watching her father play drums. Her grandfather was an Irish Tenor who, if you are old enough, you may have heard on Charleston radio back when radio was King. Her mother taught her Ukulele at the age of seven when she began playing and singing Hank Williams songs. Just two years later, she was plugging in and playing electric guitar. She moved to California and studied music and voice in college then started singing for weddings. Soon thereafter, she became lead singer for her first band. From there, she started singing, playing guitar, drums and keyboards in her church Praise band where she felt she received great instruction.

In 1996, she moved back to the Lowcountry where she eventually joined a classic rock trio. Her bands over the years have also featured the likes of Eddie Driggers, Mike Peterman and Cliff Griswold under names like Time Machine and Urban Legends. Vocally, her biggest influence was Barbara Streisand but others like Linda Ronstadt, Carly Simon and Carole King contributed as well. As for bands, just like the rest of us, she’ll list The Beatles, Stones, SRV, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton, Eagles and others like Foghat and The Monkee’s.

A lover of all genres, she loves to play rock classics like “Sunshine of Your Love” and “Killing Floor” and then switch gears and sing an old country classic like “Crazy” and then jump to a pretty cover of “Ooo Baby Baby”. She is a drummer who likes others to sit in so she can get out front and sing and also hopes to play more guitar in the future. She has a great desire to continue learning and enjoys new jammers because they teach her new things. Like many of us, she has stopped playing a time or two due to life events but she feels it is a privilege to sing and play and plans to continue as long as she can sing and hold sticks. Can I get a hallelujah!!

She thanks God for her friends Captain Kirk and Max Moore for the continued urging to come out to a jam. It took a while but they finally convinced her to check it out. Consequently, she met Scott Powell and Mike Anklin and started the Howlin’ Pack. We always say the Club is a great place to network! They gig regularly around town. Look for them at Smokey’s, The Brickyard, Pub 61, Main St., Steel Horse and more. Check their Facebook page or ReverbNation for more information.

Expect her role to expand even further along with our President, Captain Kirk due to our Treasurer “Big” Mike Lewellyn moving West and my imminent departure as V.P. But, don’t fret, the club is in good hands and has some big events in store for 2014 and beyond! If you haven’t already, join the family!

Look Wednesday for the regular weekly blog with band listings.

Scott Bucholtz

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Run, Walk & Blues

Wednesday:
The Lowcountry Blues Jam at Fiery Ron's Home Team BBQ WA

Thursday:
Shrimp City Slim – Downtown Marriott Rooftop

FRIDAY:
Louie D Project w/ J.R. Getches at Smokey’s Place
Studfarm at Montreux - Summerville
Dead 27’s at The Windjammer - IOP
Shrimp City Slim Band at Charleston Maritime Center 5 pm
Jig Wiggler’s One Man Band at Banana Cabana - IOP

SATURDAY:
Shrimp City Slim and Shelly Waters Band at Bohemian Bull - noon
Stud Farm at Molly Darcy’s 5 pm
Louie D Project w/ J.R. Getches at Midtown

SUNDAY:
Captain’s JAM at Smokey's Place w/ Poppa Dupree, Big Daddy Dale, Jojo and Captain 5 - 9 pm

Monday:
Smokey’s Monday Night Open Mic with Moist Executive – Smokey’s Place

Tuesday:
Rockpile – Rock Jam at Smokey’s Place

EVERYDAY:
Follow LowcountryBluesClub on TWITTER - @LBluesClub

To get your events listed here, email lowcountrybluesclub@gmail.com or contact me, Scott Bucholtz. Also, it’s not too early to start thinking about this year’s Blues Challenge. Start planning ahead!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Music Is Everywhere!

Wednesday:
The Lowcountry Blues Jam at Fiery Ron's Home Team BBQ WA

Thursday:
Shrimp City Slim Trio – Spirit of Charleston at Fountain Walk Dock

FRIDAY:
Momma and The Redemption at Smokey’s Place
Studfarm at The Beach Bar
Louie D Project w/ J.R. Getches at Club Trio
Vigilante at R.U. In Pub
Mason Dixon Band at The Hidden Cove Marina – Moncks Corner

SATURDAY:
Ed “Porkchop” Meyer at Folly Beach Shrimp Co. 2pm
Louie D Project w/ J.R. Getches at Buddy Roe’s Shrimp Shack – Mt. P
Spring Jam Music Fest: 2 Stages, 10 bands – Brittlebank Park $33
“Team Ethan Hope Jam…” at The Windjammer: multiple bands $10
Mason Dixon Band at Up The Creek (formerly Sportsman’s Whistle Stop) – Goose Creek

SUNDAY:
Captain’s JAM at Smokey's Place w/ Juke Joint Johnny, Billy, Jerry and Motor 5 - 9 pm

Monday:
Smokey’s Monday Night Open Mic with Moist Executive – Smokey’s Place

Tuesday:
Rockpile – Rock Jam at Smokey’s Place

EVERYDAY:
Follow LowcountryBluesClub on TWITTER - @LBluesClub

To get your events listed here, email lowcountrybluesclub@gmail.com or contact me, Scott Bucholtz. Also, it’s not too early to start thinking about this year’s Blues Challenge. Start planning ahead!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Go out to the Club!

Wednesday:
The Lowcountry Blues Jam at Fiery Ron's Home Team BBQ WA

FRIDAY:
Broad Street Band at Smokey’s Place
Studfarm at Montreux - Summerville
Louie D Project w/ J.R. Getches at Blind Tiger

SATURDAY:
Louie D Project w/ J.R. Getches at The Shelter – Mt P
Danielle Howle at Home Team BBQ - SI
Shrimp City Slim at The Charleston Marriott
Hibachi Heroes at Loggerheads’s - Folly

SUNDAY:
Big Mike Benefit w/ Howlin' Pack, Port City Prophets and Pulled Pork Posse at Smokey's Place 2 - 5 pm. Big Mike's last jam with us - come wish him well!
Captain’s JAM at Smokey's Place w/ Big Daddy Cade, Bill Nance and Scott Bucholtz with Special guest Jan Chris Russell 5 - 9 pm

Monday:
Smokey’s Monday Night Open Mic with Moist Executive – Smokey’s Place

Tuesday:
Rockpile – Rock Jam at Smokey’s Place

EVERYDAY:
Follow LowcountryBluesClub on TWITTER - @LBluesClub

To get your events listed here, email lowcountrybluesclub@gmail.com or contact me, Scott Bucholtz. Also, it’s not too early to start thinking about this year’s Blues Challenge. Start planning ahead!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Get Your Groove On

Wednesday:
The Lowcountry Blues Jam at Fiery Ron's Home Team BBQ WA

FRIDAY:
The Howlin’ Pack w/ The Muddy Kings at Smokey’s Place
Mason Dixon Band at R Pub - WA
Louie D Project w/ J.R. Getches at Montreux - Summerville
Groove Junkies at The Roost - WA

SATURDAY:
Louie D Project w/ J.R. Getches at Midtown
The Cubes at The Pub on 61
Stud Farm at The Beach Bar - WA
Port City Prophets at Mac’s Place
The Howlin’ Pack at The Brickyard – Mt P

SUNDAY:
Captain’s JAM at Smokey's Place w/ Poppa, Big Daddy Dale, Jojo and Captain 5 - 9 pm

Monday:
Smokey’s Monday Night Open Mic with Moist Executive – Smokey’s Place

Tuesday:
Rockpile – Rock Jam at Smokey’s Place

EVERYDAY:
Follow LowcountryBluesClub on TWITTER - @LBluesClub

To get your events listed here, email lowcountrybluesclub@gmail.com or contact me, Scott Bucholtz. Also, it’s not too early to start thinking about this year’s Blues Challenge. Start planning ahead!