Thursday, May 28, 2009

More weekend events

Hi All --

Here are a couple more options for your weekend. On Friday night (May 29th) in addition to the shows we've already mentioned, you have an event at the Village Tavern. The info I got suggested that the time would be 8-11 pm, and that first Deborah Hudson would play, then White Rhino, then Makeshift, all for a $5 cover.

And on Saturday night the 30th, Red House will play their last show -- it's at the Oasis, 9pm, $5 for 21 and over, $8 for the under 21 set.

Just in case you needed more options. . .

Lmw, May 28, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

This weekend's events in Charleston

It's Kathleen again, and these the weekend's events in Charleston.

Jeff Norwood will be playing this afternoon, Thursday, May 28, at the Mad River Grille, starting at 4pm.

Friday, May 29th, is full of activity, in any part of town. A Dough Re Mi features Campfield at 9:30pm, with a $5 cover.

Dan Wright, our Jam Master, will be playing at Abe's Oyster House in an acoustic duo with Tim Hodson.

Skye Paige will be on the Bridge 105.5 on Friday afternoon, May 29th, with Smoky Weiner. That night, she will be performing in another project, Bizarro Burlesque, with the HellBlinki Sextet at the Tin Roof, at 9pm.

In my last post, I mentioned Shrimp City Slim has a Blues n' BBQ cruise on the Carolina Belle, with food provided by HomeTeam BBQ, tonight as well. The boat casts off around 6:30pm.

Lastly, Jeff Norwood is playing at the Blind Tiger Pub, starting at 7:30pm. Blind Tiger is on Broad Street, between where East Bay and Meeting intersect.

On Saturday, May 30th, Shrimp City Slim reunites with Blue Light Special for the first time in 20 years. The cover for that show is $15, it starts at 8pm and runs until 11. Click the following link to go to the Piccolo site for tickets.

That same night, Jojo Wall will be performing solo at the Blind Tiger Pub, the show starts at 7:30. Jeff Norwood is playing at the Dockside Lounge on Edisto Beach, starting at 9pm.

On Sunday, May 31, as part Mudcat n' Mama, Skye will be performing with Mudcat at Bowen's Island. Admission is $15, the show runs 4-7pm. For tickets, click Piccolo Spoleto, go to the Gailliard Box office, or pay the day of the show at Bowens.

Looking into next week, there is our Jam on Tuesday, the Bowens jam Wednesday, and the TWS Jam in Summerville on Thursday. Also on Thursday, June 4th, Dan will be playing with Tim Hodson at Henry's.

On a sidenote, I stumbled on an awesome web application called groover, spelled phonetically: gruvr, with an umlaut (aka "those dots") over the u. If you go there, the site can tell you shows happening in your town, superimposed on a map. Type in a band name in the user field, it can tell you when, and where, a few clicks will show you how to get there.

Until next time, whatever you do this weekend, have fun and be safe...

kmw 5/27/09

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Up for a Cruise?

It's Kathleen, I thought I'd let you know about some upcoming music cruises in Charleston Harbor.

As part of Piccolo, Smoky Weiner is performing on a cruise tomorrow night, May 27th, onboard the Spirit of Charleston. Boarding will be at the 7:30pm, at the Fountain Walk Dock, 360 Concord St. Admission is $15. (843)724-7305, By the way, for all upcoming events for Smoky Weiner and the Hot Links, click the bandname link.

Shrimp City Slim also has some Blues and BBQ cruises coming up soon--May 29th, this Friday night, and again June 11th, on the Carolina Belle. Boarding time is 6:30 pm at the Charleston Maritime Center at 10 Wharfside Street. The barbeque is provided by HomeTeam. Tickets are $32.50. For more information on the cruises, please see For all Shrimp's upcoming shows, click the link with his name.

Please stay tuned to blog posts for the rest of what's coming up this weekend, also please don't forget the usual jams Wednesdays and Thursdays. 'Expect one more email from me--A Dough Re Mi, Skye, Tommy, Dan, Jojo are a few of those with shows this upcoming weekend....

kmw 5/26/09

Sunday, May 24, 2009

More music info

Hi All --

I was interrupted mid-post last Wednesday by an unexpected phone call, and ran out of time to include everything I wanted to. So here's a little more info on this week's activities now. Because of Spoleto and Piccolo, there's just a LOT of stuff going on. So be sure you go to for all the info on these events. Skye Paige also sent us some info as follows: she will be on Lowcountry Live on Tues May 26 and at Mad River 4-7 pm, also on the 26th. She's also on the Bridge on May 27th with her band The Recipe, and on the Bridge on May 29th with Smoky Weiner.

I mentioned the recurring events: every Tues night jam at A Dough Re Mi, every Weds at Awendaw Green ( or the jam at Bowens Island (which starts at 8:30, $3, hosted by Smoky Weiner). Add to that your every Thurs night option at Summerville's Time Well Spent Tearoom with Tim Shaw and Friends.

I'm hurrying off to work, so you'll get next weekend's activities in the next post. Have fun in the meantime!

Lmw, May 24, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Weekend plans and more

There are lots of great options for you music lovers this weekend. As previously mentioned, the long-awaited Rev. Palmer Gospel and Blues Fest is this weekend: on Saturday the 23rd from noon to 7pm, to be exact. Contact Ranny Garey if you'd like to volunteer in exchange for a free ticket ( Otherwise get your advance tix at for $10, or $15 at the gate.

There are two great Piccolo Spoleto events at A Dough Re Mi, as well. On Fri the 22nd, it's the Mattie Phifer Band, 8pm. And on Sat the 23rd it's the fabulous Shrimp City Slim and Miss Wanda Johnson, back in town from tours in China and France, among other places, also 8pm. Go to for info and tix, or bring cash to the door (if it's not sold out). Another Piccolo option is on Sunday: see Shrimp and Miss Wanda at Bowens Island, 4pm -- sure to be a packed house!

And one more option for Fri night the 22nd, if you're up for a road trip, is to see Tommy Thunderfoot and the Accelerators in Sumter at the Iris Festival: .

During the week you've got the Tuesday night jam at A Dough Re Mi starting 8ish. And you've got Wednesday nights at Awendaw Green or at Bowens Island. So get out there, and have some fun!

Lmw, May 20, 2009

Be a volunteer / Get a free ticket!

Hi All --

This weekend is the Reverend Palmer Gospel and Blues Festival at Awendaw Green, noon - 7pm -- you don't want to miss this! Tickets are $10 if you buy them ahead of time, at or Shem Creek Music, among other options. Or you can get tickets at the gate for $15. OR if you'd like to take a shift as a volunteer, you can get a free ticket! People are still needed to help with parking, working the gate, or being an assistant bartender. Please contact Ranny Garey if you're interested: or 371-1602, or on facebook.

More info on your weekend entertainment options coming soon. . .

Lmw, May 20, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

This Weekend's Events in Charleston

The weather heats up and so does the schedule as we get closer to Spoleto...

Tonight is Shrimp City Slim, 4-7pm at Mad River Grille, Downtown at the corner of East Bay and Market (the Chapel building).

The weekly Wed. jam at Bowens, and the Thurs. jam in Summerville's Time Well Spent Tearoom are scheduled.

On Thursday, the 14th, is Tommy Thunderfoot and Jojo Wall at the Fleet Landing, starting at 10pm.

Friday, the 15th, Jojo Wall will be playing solo at the Blind Tiger Pub starting at 7:30pm. It is Downtown on Broad Street, between E. Bay and Meeting.

Also on Friday, A Dough Re Mi will feature the rock act Henry's Attic, starting at 9pm. Their
lead singer has come to the Jam several times, and several of their songs show New Orleans influences.

Saturday night, May 16th, at Halligans (near where 526 connects to Savannah Highway), there is a triple act show: Concrete Jumpsuit, Malfunktion Junktion, and Kings of Thieves. It will start at 7pm and going strong until 1am. Our favorite, Kings of Thieves, is scheduled to start at 9pm.

Also on Saturday is Christopher Dean at the Hometeam BBQ on Sullivan's Island.
[From what I could tell, the SI location schedule isn't ready yet on the HomeTeam website, give it a few days.]

Monday, May 18th, Shrimp City Slim will perform 4-7pm at Mad River Grille. He will also perform there Wednesday, May 20th from 4-7pm as well.

Looking ahead to next week and beyond:
The REV. PALMER BLUES AND GOSPEL HERITAGE FESTIVAL is May 23rd. A benefit for the American Diabetes Association, it starts at noon at Awendaw Green, and continues into the evening. It features Rev. Palmer and the Messengers of Hope, The New Israelites,
Mighty Rushing Wind, Jeff Norwood, Skye Paige, Dan Wright Trio, Lowcountry Blues Club
Allstars, and the Wyatt Garey Band. It is sponsored by: Awendaw Green & Suncoast Productions.

Jeff Norwood has another show that night, at the Blind Tiger Pub, 7:30pm.

Upcoming Special Events at Bowens Island:
Saturday May 23rd (from 4-7pm): Dr. Kim May, Smoky Weiner and Rev. Dr. Johnny Mac & the BootyRanch.

On Sunday May 24th:Wanda Johnson backed up by the Shrimp City Slim Band.

Sunday May 31st: Mudcat (from Atlanta) and our own Skye Paige.
***All shows at Bowens are $15, $10 for blues club card holders. In fact, if you are a blues club member and have a card then you can bring a date and they will also get in for $10.***

Whatever you do, be safe and have fun. Until next time...

kmw 5-13-09

Thursday, May 7, 2009

weekend plans

Hi all -

Just a quick reminder of some great choices for music this weekend, mostly things we mentioned in our previous post. Friday night the 8th has Skye Paige doing her blues and rockabilly thing, opening for Dash Rip Rock at Home Team BBQ in West Ashley, starting 9ish. Saturday has the Kiawah Blues Fest organized by Gary Erwin from 2-8pm at Freshfields Village, then either Wyatt Garey's birthday bash at A Dough Re Mi, starting 9ish, or if you're up for a road trip, then head for Myrtle Beach to see Tommy Thunderfoot and the Accelerators play, details at, or get your free tickets from Tommy himself! So go somewhere, and have some fun!! And come to the blues jam at A Dough Re Mi next Tuesday, and every Tuesday, always a good choice.

Lmw, May 7, 2009