Hello Blues Club friends --
It's a holiday weekend, and there's lots of music to make your weekend festive! Here are some of the options we've heard about, and you can check your favorite websites and papers for even more. . .
On Friday, July 3rd, there's Deb Callahan singing the blues at A Dough Re Mi, 9:30, for a $10 cover - she has been compared to Bonnie Raitt and Etta James, so come on out! Then on Saturday night the 4th, some of our favorite teens will be playing at Home Team BBQ/West Ashley, 10 pm, $5 : the awesome band Cole Train. Be sure to check out the articles about the band in this week's City Paper. Or another Sat night option is to see T-Model Ford at Home Team/Sullivan's Island, $10 cover. For more info on all the Home team shows, go to http://www.hometeambbq.com/. As if that weren't enough choices, the band Makeshift (more talented teens) will play at the Village Tavern on Sat night as well!
On Monday there's a special new event: a Lowcountry Blues Club jam at Home Team/Sullivan's Island. We hope lots of our favorite musicians will show up to help Skye Paige and friends put on our first jam at this new location (at the moment we're planning on doing this LBC jam on the first Monday of each month, so there won't be another one at Home Team till early August). No cover.
Then Tuesday is the regular every week jam at A Dough Re Mi -- Last week we all had a lot of fun, and I'd hate for anyone to miss the great music we're sure to have this coming Tuesday night! Come and have dinner with your friends beforehand if you like. . . http://www.adoughremi.com/.
On Wednesday night, TWS and Friends (Tim Shaw) will play at Awendaw Green -- no cover charge -- http://www.awendawgreen.com/. Or you can head to Bowen's Island for the jam with Smoky Weiner and friends, $3.
Other ongoing events include the Blues Happy Hours at Mad River Grill every Monday and Weds from 4-7 with Shrimp City Slim and Juke Joint Johnny. The Thurs night jam at Time Well Spent Tea Room in Summerville. The Blues and BBQ cruises: http://www.charlestonharbortours.com/ (next ones are on July 9 and 23).
If you're up for a road trip, check out the info at http://www.greenwoodbluescruise.com/ -- the festival takes place on July 9-11, with lots of great bands playing in various venues around town.
Don't forget to go to http://www.livingblues.com/ to vote for Miss Wanda Johnson, our own South Carolina sweetheart of the blues, and if you'd like to, you can write in a vote for her cd "Hold What You Got" as best new release of the year. July 5 is the deadline to vote.
So, lots to do -- Have fun, and be safe!
LMW, July 2, 2009