Hi All - I hope some of you made it out to Halligans for the Lowcountry Blues Club show last weekend -- lots of fun! We'll be starting up the weekly jams, now on Wednesdays, at Fiery Ron's Home Team BBQ in West Ashley, on Weds May 5, 8pm, so be sure to put that on your calendar.
This weekend is the PeeDee Blues Bash in the Florence area -- print your own brochure at www.peedeebluesbash.com -- In conjunction with the Arts International Festival at Francis Marion University, this is a FREE blues venue/club crawl organized by Gary Erwin, featuring 3 great int'l acts and an all-star roster of fine USA acts: HARPER (Australia); BRADLEY'S CIRCUS (The Netherlands); ROBERT LIGHTHOUSE (Sweden); RANDY MCALLISTER (Texas); MAC ARNOLD (SC); ASAMU JOHNSON (Michigan); TAMPA BLUE (NC); JUKE JOINT JOHNNY & DREW BALDWIN (SC); NAZ & THE FALSEHOODS (SC). Get over there if you can!
Or if you're staying in town, you're invited to "Confederate Railroad w/ On The Hunt, Ryan Bailey & HWY 17" on Friday, April 23 at 9:00pm. Where: Halligans Restaurant & Bar. Get your tix at www.halligansonline.com ($15 in advance, $20 the day of). Or come out to Smoky Weiner's jam on Friday night at Bowen's Island, every Friday.
The following weekend, another great trip out of town would be to see BUDDY GUY, TINSLEY ELLIS, and SHRIMP CITY SLIM @ Myrtle Beach MayFest's "Arts & Film Celebration" on Saturday, May 1, 1:30-10 pm FREE, outdoors, Info here: www.myrtlebeachmayfest.com.
And it's Blues Harbor Cruise time in Charleston once again, with cruises every other Thursday through till October (July & August will be EVERY Thursday). "Carolina Belle" boarding/leaving from the Maritime Center downtown. Enjoy incredible BBQ from Fiery Ron's Home Team BBQ, live blues from Shrimp City Slim & friends, a 2-hour cruise of historic Charleston harbor at sunset, cash bar...One of the most memorable things you can do here in the Holy City. Get your tickets at www.charlestonharbortours.com or call 843 722 1112. Here are the cruise dates - book early to avoid disappointment: April 15,29; May 13,27 (plus four special Piccolo Spoleto festival blues cruises: May 30,31, June 6,7; see below); June 10,24; July 1,8,15,22,29; August 5,12,19,26; Sept 2,16; October 14.
So have fun, be safe, and support live music!
LMW, Apr 23, 2010