Hi Blues Club Friends -
For those who enjoy New Orleans style Cajun music, it's time to celebrate -- It's Cajun Festival time! But more on that in a minute.
First, let's talk about blues on Saturday morning -- Saturday, April 2, 8 am (that's morning, folks) the COOPER RIVER BRIDGE RUN (www.bridgerun.com) includes live blues on the Run course: SHRIMP CITY SLIM quartet (Coleman Blvd at Shem Creek, Mt. Pleasant); JEFF LIBERTY duo, JEFF BEASLEY ONE-MAN BAND, JUKE JOINT JOHNNY & DREW BALDWIN (all on King Street downtown between Wentworth and Ann St. And the music is all FREE -- what a deal!
Then, on Sunday, April 3, 12-6 pm, the 20TH ANNUAL LOWCOUNTRY CAJUN FESTIVAL is at James Island County Park (www.ccprc.com) Admission fee is $10 for adults, free for children 12 and under... LIL POOKIE & THE ZYDECO SENSATIONS and JJ CAILLIER & THE ZYDECO KNOCKOUTS will play, and there's always some great Cajun food for sale, too!
JJ and the band are also doing two nights - both locations of Home Team BBQ, Friday and Saturday, April 1-2, check www.hometeambbq.com for specifics.
Some blues club friends are playing around town too this weekend. Highway 17 Blues Band plays at Smokey's Place on Friday night, April 1, 9pm. Our friend Scott Bucholtz wants you to know that he'll be with the country-style Mason Dixon Band on Saturday Night at Mueller’s Pub off Hwy 17 in W. Ashley (between the Piggly Wiggly and Cici’s Pizza). And our friend Skye Paige will play at Home Team BBQ/West Ashley this coming Tuesday night.
So we hope you have lots of fun this weekend, and we'll see you next Wednesday night for another spectacular installment of the Lowcountry Blues Club jam at Home Team/West Ashley!!
April's featured artist is Muddy Waters, born in April, 1915.
Join us on facebook and twitter, and check out some of our recordings from the Wednesday jams at http://www.reverbnation.com/lowcountrybluesclub
It's time to pay your dues for 2011 if you haven't already done so. Just come out to a jam, and give us $10 for an individual, $25 for a band or family, or $100 for a corporate membership. Or you can mail dues to The Lowcountry Blues Club, P.O. Box 814, Isle of Palms, SC 29451.
LMW, March 31, 2011