Hello again, It’s JP and it is my week for the blog. This week we will be spending time with the amazing Matt Foster! Matt was born September 5th, 1993 and hails from Minerva Ohio. His main instrument is the guitar and second instrument is the ukulele. As far as what brought him to Charleston, he informs me it was his parents! Matt has been diligently putting his guitar through its paces for a year now and learned the craft from our own Wyatt Garey. When asked what other instrument Matt would like to play other than guitar, he says “The drums, because I think it’d be cool to make new beats.” I concur, that is a great part of being a drummer among many other things!
Matt’s favorite blues genre is classic blues artist like Robert Johnson, however Jack White is Matt’s favorite musician, and Led Zeppelin is Matt’s favorite all time band ever!! “Cortez the killer” by Neil Young is Matt’s favorite song to play at any given blues jam and wishes he could play more Zep at the blues jams.
Matt’s most fulfilling musical experience in life is jamming with the band Leslie at the Terrace Theater, and his worst musical experience is his first blues jam. Yeah, the first one is the toughest I think.
Bands Matt has played in are “Were just friends” and “Directions for Use” and he is not currently in a band. Dan “the man” Wright is Matt’s favorite blues club aficionado extraordinaire, and Matt’s motivation for playing music is his “Extreme
love of it!!!” Passion is pivotal!!
Matt growing up was into heavy stuff like Black Sabbath and Ac/Dc but has mellowed with age. Yes I was a little metal head also up until about age 15. It never leaves you though does it Matt? They wouldn’t understand, but we have mercury for blood!! “Long live Rock and Roll, Long live Rock and Roll Yeah” Rainbow, “Long live Rock and Roll.” Thank the maker for Ronnie James Dio, that little Italian pip squeak bastard, with the vocal chords of Zeus!!! Wild Tangent complete! Moving along, moving along!!
Now a days, Matt is listening to the oldies but goodies, Zeppelin, Steve Miller band, ECT as well as the black keys and the Raconteurs.
Matt’s ethics are simply put but always effective, “Work hard and work some more.” IN the words of some crusty old white dude, “Hard work is the reward of . . . HARD WORK!!!”
And the cleanup is as follows: Favorite City: Honolulu Hawaii, Favorite Book: Good Omen, Favorite Eatery: Yamato, and Favorite Movie: Almost Famous.
“I dig Music!!!!” Matt Foster.
That wraps up another bio! Who do you want to know more about? Who haven’t you heard from that you would like to?! You are who we work to please and without the fans of the blues club, we wouldn’t’ be whole! We love you guys and are grateful for all of you. The jams wouldn’t be the same without you. Please let your opinion be heard, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and let your thoughts be known.
It's been a great week for music -- last weeks Wednesday jam was awesome, as usual! Many thanks to all the musicians who played as well as all the killer dancing!! And Sunday after last we had the first round of the Lowcountry Blues Challenge, with four bands competing. Thanks to Tim Shaw for much organizing, and thanks to our judges: Johnny Mac, Steve Simon, and Jeff Bateman, for being there start to finish, and helping us to determine who should be in the finals. Thanks too to all who participated, and helped in any way...
The next round will be Sunday, Aug 29th from 2-6pm at Home Team BBQ/West Ashley. Some of the competitors are Jeff Liberty, Dan Wright, Hollywood and the Willies, and Jon Hager -- so this should be a really great afternoon of music for just a $5 donation. Don't miss it!!
The third round will be Sep 12th, and the finals are Sep 26 -- all the Blues Challenge events are at Home Team/West Ashley -- so mark your calendars accordingly. The winners of the Challenge will receive our club's nomination to go to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. Now for some more blues news with Shrimp City Slim!!
BLUES & BBQ CRUISES...Don't miss the boat!
Only a few bodacious "Blues & BBQ Sunset Harbor Cruises" left this year. Summer is running down (Christmas can't be too far behind!), so come on out and listen to live blues from SHRIMP CITY SLIM, eat some killer BBQ courtesy of Fiery Ron's Home Team BBQ, and sail your blues away on "Carolina Belle", leaving every Thursday, 6:30 pm from the Charleston (SC) Maritime Center".
Tickets & info at www.charlestonharbortours.com or call 843 722 1112
Reasonably priced and one of the best things happening in Charleston.
The last cruises of this year are (all Thursdays):
August 26, September 2,16,30 and October 14,28.
Remember: This is a perfect party plan for your next "do"...one price gets you the venue, the food, the band, and cash bar. Ask the office folks when you call and book ahead for that wedding reception, anniversary, birthday, company party, you name it.
You will be very glad you did.
Momma and Redemption band featuring Poppa DuPree, JoJo, Lovely Lisa Coopersmith and Big Jim Mathews will once again "ROCK the Dock "at Bowen's Island in a reprise of their record breaking Spoleto performance. Momma has invited the phenomenal Susie Summers and Al Pugliese to join her and the band for one last summer fling on Sunday, September 5, 2010 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm. MiMi and the good folks at Bowen's Island will provide great food and cold beverages.
We eagerly anticipate a great party with our many friends. Hope to see you there!!!
Poppa DuPree “James Wall”
That wraps up this week’s Blues news!! Thanks for your partnership with the Lowcountry Blues Club and we will see you at the jam this Wednesday!!! Have a great week and week end. See you Wednesday!!
JP Jones Jr.