Here's hoping everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! And we hope you'll come out to A Dough Re Mi the next night, Friday the 27th, for the Lowcountry Blues Club's Holiday Food Drive. The cover is just $5, or two cans of food, and will benefit East Cooper's Meals on Wheels -- and the party will feature some of our favorite blues jam players. It looks like there will be an early set with Dan Wright and Landon Moore from 8-9pm, then more great music on into the night. Bring your instrument if you want to play. . .
We had another great jam this past Tuesday, and look forward to another one on Tuesday, December 1st. And because it's the first Tuesday of the month, we've got our monthly LBC meeting as well, starting at 7pm at the Dough. Come out and meet the blues club board members, and add your ideas to the mix. We'll surely be discussing the upcoming International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. The club's representative in the Challenge will be Dan Wright and the New Beat, and in the Youth category will be Sarah Cole's new band. Some Blues Club members (and maybe you?) are planning to go along to cheer these guys on and have a party in Memphis!
We missed our faithful drummer Greg Levkus this past Tuesday, as his father was in the hospital, so we want to send along our best wishes to Greg and his family. And we appreciated Captain James Kirk stepping in and setting up his drum kit for the full night of music (which lasted till well past midnight!)
Last but not least, we want to invite anyone who has not yet done so, to become a fan of the Lowcountry Blues Club on facebook. There are two sites set up, but you want the one that has a picture of a guitar on it. Then you'll get reminders about the Tuesday night jams, and other special events like the Friday night party at the Dough. And I'll mention now that you want to put a couple of December shows on your calendar while we're talking about special events. On Dec 5 at the Dough are our friends the Shrimp City Slim Trio, 8pm, only $5 -- a real deal! And on Dec 11 at the Dough will be the totally amazing Jason Ricci and New Blood, $12, and sooo worth it!! Just ask someone who's seen him perform before, and they'll tell you that you don't want to miss this show!
All for now. And again, Happy Thanksgiving!
Lmw, Nov 25, 2009