Greetings blues club friends! We had a great jam last night at Home Team, didn't we? It was fun to see old friends, and meet new ones. Be sure to come out next Wednesday for more fun - as well as great barbecue and frosty cold drinks...
What's happening this weekend? Here are some options, but check your favorite local paper for more...
Tonight (Thursday night) August 11, The Mason Dixon Band (with Scott Bucholtz) will be at California Dreaming for their first “Country Night” complete with mechanical bull!
Friday night, Jeff Liberty is at Morgan Creek Grill starting 6:30, and Skye Paige & The Original Recipe will be rocking and bluesing at Home Team WA. And there's Hootie & The Blowfish this Friday & Saturday at the Family Circle Cup Stadium.
Saturday, the Charleston’s Finest Lady Artists (CFLA) Love Your Locals Music & Art Festival for AFFA at Remedy Market downtown on Spring Street with Three Times Lucky (3 X Lucky) which is a new group featuring Austin Bucholtz, Mark Yampolsky, Jojo Wall & Scott Bucholtz. Others on the bill include Old You, High Tide, The Royal Tinfoil, Tidal Jive, Nick Carter, Gangrene Machine and Circus McGurkis. The event starts at 3:00.
Also Saturday night, the Louie D Duo is at the Morgan Creek Grill 6:30-10:30.
On Sunday, Plane Jane rocks Wild Wing downtown, and Alison Krauss & The Union Station are at the PAC.
Mondays: Sarah Cole & The Hawkes at the Drop In Gourmet Deli & Bar on Folly Beach
Every Tuesday, 11 am-1 pm (lunch) Shrimp City Slim solo at Cajun Kountry Kitchen Cafe, 1382-B Remount Rd., N. Charleston.
Wednesdays: The Jonathan Robinson Trio at KC Mulligan’s in North Charleston
Sarah Cole & The Hawkes at Art’s Bar & Grill in Mount Pleasant
Of course, you should come see these guys AFTER you stop by the Blues Jam at Home Team/WA.
Every Thursday, there's the "Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruise", aboard "Carolina Belle" - Boards 6:30 pm at the Charleston (SC) Maritime Center, Sails 7-9 pm, Live blues from Shrimp City Slim band, BBQ buffet from Home Team BBQ, cash bar, and dazzling harbor cruise featuring sunset, dolphins, awe-inspiring cargo vessels, sea birds, dancing people (like you!) and so much more. Info: www.charlestonharbortours.com. Or to speak with someone and book directly: 843-722-1112
Also, Momma & the Redemption Band sent us their upcoming schedule: Check them out on Aug 27 at the Village Tavern in Mt. Pleasant, Sept 5 Bowen's Island, afternoon gig, Oct 1 Seewee , Oct 7 Home Team W. Ashley, Nov 26 Home Team Sullivan's Island.
Remember: The Lowcountry Blues Challenge is coming! Every other Sunday, starting Sept 25th, 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.
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.
See you at the jam!
LMW, August 11, 2011