Well, the First Annual Lowcountry Blues Challenge ended with an amazing finale show at Rendezvous on Saturday night. There was a great crowd, and lots of great music. The Fabulous Porch Dogs kicked things off a little after 7, after which Sarah Cole and the Mojo Men surprised the folks who had never seen them play before, and had them asking: "Who IS that girl?!" Then the Dan Wright Trio kept the party going, and Tommy Thunderfoot closed out the evening with a high energy set full of great tunes.
All these bands are winners in our opinion, and thanks to our sponsors, they all went home with prizes, too. We want to thank Awendaw Green for their generous donation of a full day's studio time to the first place winner, and a half day for second place. We also thank Piggly Wiggly, Ye Olde Music Shop, Southern Comfort Bar and Grill, and Lowcountry Underground magazine.
So, who goes to Memphis as our nomination for the International Blues Challenge in January 2010? That would be our first place winner: The Dan Wright Trio!! Second place went to Sarah Cole and the Mojo Men, and Sarah was picked to go to Memphis as well, for the Youth Showcase!!
We are proud to have all these wonderful musicians living and making music here in the Charleston area! And we're proud that many of them are members and supporters of the Lowcountry Blues Club as well. If you come out to A Dough Re Mi in Mt Pleasant, this Tuesday and every Tuesday, 8ish, you'll get to see some of these guys playing at the weekly Lowcountry Blues Club jam -- so come on out!
Also, we need new members and officers for the Lowcountry Blues Club board. If you're interested, please email us at email@example.com. We usually meet just once a month -- currently that's on the first Tuesday of the month, at 7:00, before the jam. We also need someone who would like to keep our myspace page updated, and we need people to help with writing the weekly email newsletter. So consider your options, and get involved -- The more people who help out, the better our club will be!
Lmw, September 21, 2009