Thursday, January 29, 2009

weekend plans

Hi All --

Here's info on some weekend music that involves some Lowcountry Blues Club members and friends, and unfortunately these are all on Saturday night. So it may be hard to see all three shows, but hopefully you can make it to one or two. Skye Paige and the Original Recipe start earliest, at 6 pm, at Gage Hall on Archdale Street downtown at the Unitarian Church with a fundraiser for a new organ there, so there's a cover charge. Tim Shaw and his buddies play at A Dough Re Mi, I'm not sure if there's a cover charge. And Cole Train opens for a band called Category 6 at the Windjammer, starting 10-ish, with a cover charge. There are surely more great music options if none of these suit you (these are just the ones that I've been told about) -- so check your local listings. And don't forget to mark your calendars for the Tuesday night jam!

Monday, January 26, 2009


Hi All -- Just a quick reminder that it's time again to head for A Dough Re Mi for the marvelous Tuesday night blues jam. And thanks to Dan Wright for hosting and playing and singing, thanks to Greg Levkus for his drumming, and Dave Jones for his bass playing -- our wonderful core group of musicians who start the show now each week. And thanks to all the other great musicians who have shown up and added to the fun. We hope to see many of you this Tuesday night if possible, or next Tuesday if you're otherwise occupied this time.

And very soon it will be Blues Bash time, with an amazing line-up of shows from Feb 6-16th, organized by the amazing Gary Erwin. Go to for the full story, and don't forget to include some shows at A Dough Re Mi during the bash, and hang out with your blues club friends.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Jams Are Returning - Tuesday Jan 6th

Just a quick not to everyone that the weekly jams will be returning this week to A Dough Re Mi. The first jam will be Tuesday, January 6th at 8PM.

Over the past year, Tommy Thunderfoot has been our weekly jam master and has done an outstanding job. In addition to his outstanding musicianship, Tommy has also fostered the growth of the musician community and helped guide many novice musicians on the stage. I think its safe to say that the jams, and the Lowcountry Blues Club, would not be where they are today without the guidance of Tommy Thunderfoot. Thank you Tommy, you've done an amazing job.

However, things do change. Unfortunatley, Tommy has decided to take a break from the weekly jam master duties. We will miss Tommy and hope that he decides to return in the future. Luckily, Tommy will be staying on as a board member and will continue to provide his leadership there.

I don't have official word on this yet, but the rumor is that Dan Wright will be taking over as our jam master. As you may know, Dan is also an amazing musician. What you probably don't know is that Dan is an experienced jam master from Detroit. If you have noticed that Dan's blues have a funky Motown vibe, now you know why.

We welcome Dan as the new jam master (assuming that it is official), and look forward to seeing the direction he takes the jams in.

So come on out on Tuesday and enjoy the music.