Here's some info sent to us from our good friend Gary Erwin: Ever wonder about "Euro blues?" Well, here is your chance to learn more...
PROFESSOR BOTTLENECK, the irrepressible slide guitarist/singer/songwriter from the Delta of the Schwalm River in Germany (!), is in the process of criss-crossing South Carolina and Georgia with Shrimp City Slim & friends for two action-packed weeks of shows.
Born in 1949 in the smoldering ruins of post-war East Germany, he fell in love with American blues, swing, and jazz via Armed Forces Radio. His formative years included playing in rock 'n' roll bands, attending high school in India, and later raising a family and becoming a high school philosophy teacher...a very interesting guy!
He plays regularly throughout Germany, Holland, and Belgium and has released five slamming'CDs of mostly original numbers.
Check him out at www.myspace.com/professorbottleneck or www.professor-bottleneck.com
He is doing duo and band gigs while in the area and here is his schedule. We hope you will come out and show a little love:
Thurs 21, 4-6 pm: N Charleston, SC (Farmers Market; duo w/SCS)
Thurs 21, 9:30 pm: Sullivans Is., SC (Dunleavy's Pub; duo w/SCS)
Fri-Sat 22-23, 9 pm: Savannah, GA (Jazz'd; trio w/SCS & Clamchop, drums)
Sun 24, 8 pm: Pawleys Is, SC (PI Tavern; duo w/SCS)
Tues 26, 8:30 am: Live on The Bridge radio (www.1055thebridge.com)
Tues 26, 8 pm: N. Chas, SC (The Mill; duo w/Juke Joint Johnny)
Wed 27, noon: Live on WLMA radio (on-line www.wlma.net)
Wed 27, 8:30 pm: Greenwood, SC (TW Boons; duo w/SCS)
Thurs 28, 6:30 pm: Charleston, SC (Blues BBQ cruise w/full SCS band)
Fri 29, 6-9 pm: Kiawah Island, SC (Freshfields; w/full SCS band)
Thanks for the info, Gary!
Also this weekend - Friday night, April 22, Blue Mother Tupelo plays Home Team/Sullivans with Jeff Norwood opening, and our friends in Plane Jane play Wild Wing on Rivers).
For Saturday night, April 23, Scott Bucholtz says: I’ll be with The Mason Dixon Band Saturday night starting at 9:30 at Famous Joe’s in West Ashley. Johnny Mac and the Booty Ranch will be next door at Jimbo’s Rock Lounge starting at 10, everyone should go see Johnny and pop in before or during a break to check out the Mason Dixon Band!
And check out your favorite local paper for plenty more options for your weekend fun...
Don't miss our next jam: Wednesday night at Home Team BBQ/ West Ashley -- sooo much fun!!
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, April 21, 2011