Hi All --
I've got to rush to get this news out before I go off to work. This Friday night Soul Captive (with Dan Wright) is scheduled to play at the Kickin' Chicken in West Ashley, 10pm. They're playing out a lot these days -- see the full schedule at their myspace page www.myspace.com/492771579.
On Saturday (Sept. 12) there's a great free event called Kenny Gate held out at the North Charleston Coliseum, all day before the Kenny Chesney show. It's sponsored by Awendaw Green and WEZL, with lots of great acts playing: Danielle Howle, Mac Leaphart Band, Megan Jean and the Klay Family Band, White Rhino, Lauren Bevins, Pierce Edens, Woodwork Road Show, and the Holy Ghost Tent Revival -- be there! (Parking at the Coliseum is $5)
Then Saturday night our friend Wyatt Garey plays at A Dough Re Mi, 9pm, and that's always a fun time -- They've got a new drummer they're excited about, so come out and hear some good music!
Sunday there's a Beatles vs. Rolling Stones tribute show at the Tin Roof in West Ashley, starting 6ish pm, and it's a benefit, so your $10 will go to a good cause.
Then Monday and Weds nights are Mad River Grill Blues Happy Hours, Tuesday night 8pm is the Dough Re Mi jam, Weds night is the barn jam at Awendaw Green or Smoky's jam at Bowens Island, and then Thurs night is the harbor cruise with Shrimp City Slim, http://www.charlestonharbortours.com/.
The following Saturday night the 19th is the big finale event for the Lowcountry Blues Challenge, held at Rendezvous in N. Charleston, $10. The start time for that has changed, so please make a note that the start time is now 7pm, so you may want to arrive by 6:30 or so to get a good seat. We're excited about all the finalists: The Fabulous Porch Dogs, Sarah Cole and her Mojo Men, Dan Wright Trio, and Tommy Thunderfoot and the Accelerators -- don't miss this great show!!
Also, the Lowcountry Blues Club needs a few people who are excited about this club to volunteer to run for a position on the board. We'll be holding elections soon, so email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested -- thanks!
Looking even farther ahead, here's a few things to mark on your calendar. Eric Lindell comes to the Pour House on Friday night, Sept 25th, celebrating his new release "Gulf Coast Highway". He puts on a great show, so keep this date in mind.
And Oct 1-3 is the Carolina Downhome Blues Festival in Camden, SC, organized by Shrimp City Slim -- a very cool blues crawl in a quaint little town. This is a great chance to get out of town and take a blues holiday! See www.bluesbash.com/camden for details. Then Sunday Oct 4 in Kiawah is the American Music Celebration at Freshfields Village, as well. More details to come.
So we hope you have a great weekend with some great music, and we hope to see you at the Tuesday night jam for sure!
Lmw, September 10, 2009