All right - the Lowcountry Blues Challenge is coming! Every other Sunday, starting 9/25, we will be conducting our annual Blues Battle of the Bands - the Challenge. The winner will have the opportunity to go to Memphis (in late January 2012) to represent the Lowcountry at the International Blues Challenge - an amazing event! If your band would like to be considered, please email RobLoweSC@gmail.com for information. We need 3 songs, a bio, a hi-res jpg and an entry fee of $25. Bands will be judged by the same standards as those used at the IBC, and you can find out lots of details about the IBC and judging standards at their website at blues.org.
What's going on this weekend, you ask? Well, The Jonathan Robinson Trio (with Scott Bucholtz) told us that they will be at Bushido Japanese Restaurant Friday night, July 29th, for SUSHI MIDNIGHT MADNESS. I'm sure there's lots more options as well, but I don't know what they are, so check your favorite local paper, or facebook! And of course, we want to see you for the weekly LBC jam at Home Team BBQ/ WA, every Wednesday night...
Also coming soon: the Trident United Way Battle of the Bands - This event starts at 5:30 pm on Aug 4, 2011 at The Music Farm. There will be 12 bands ( many of which have Lowcountry Blues Club members). There is a $10 cover charge and you get music, food, and an adult drink included. Yes, included!
If you want to see your band's gigs in this newsletter, send all the details to firstname.lastname@example.org. We usually send out the newsletter on Thursday or Friday, so get the info in before Wednesday, please. Or just post to facebook directly!
August's featured artists are John Lee Hooker and Robert Cray (born in August).
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, July 27, 2011