Hi Blues lovers -
Have you heard about the new internet music service called Spotify? It's a service that has been in Europe for awhile, with rave reviews, but is new in the U.S. If you join, you can have access to millions of songs, and the basic service is actually free! The free version comes with ads, but they are not too intrusive. And since the ads pay for the music (like on the radio), I'm not complaining. Or you can choose to pay $5 or $10 a month if you want no ads, and extra features. Check out spotify.com for more info, and to request an invitation to join. You may have to wait for your invitation, but probably not too long. You can then link your Spotify account to your facebook account, if you choose to, and share music with your friends. Very cool!
In Blues Club news, we still have a few spots open for the Lowcountry Blues Challenge Battle of the Bands. But better act fast - email RobLoweSC@gmail.com for information.
What's going on this weekend, you ask?
Friday, Sept 9 - The Mason Dixon Band (w/ Scott Bucholtz) will be at Mueller’s Pub, The Louie D Project will be at The Brick.
Friday and Saturday – Starling (w/ Captain Kirk) is at Birdie & Sharon’s in Walterboro
Saturday – Homemade Wine is at The North Charleston Wild Wing while Old You is at the Mt. P Wild Wing
And looking ahead, mark your calendar for Band Together, a cancer benefit, featuring Dan Wright and the New Beat, Gaslight Street, Ryan Bonner, and more - Saturday, Sept 17 at the Music Farm.
Don’t forget these regular weekly gigs:
Tuesdays - Shrimp City Slim from 11 am-1 pm (lunch) (solo) at Cajun Kountry Kitchen Cafe, N. Charleston
Wednesday’s - Sarah Cole & The Hawkes at Art’s Bar & Grill – Mount Pleasant
Shrimp City Slim 7-10 pm (solo) at Southern Seasons Grill, Summerville
Thursday’s- The Louie D Project (w/ J.R. Getches) at Bambu – Mt. P.
Charleston Harbor Blues & BBQ tours board 6:30 pm, sail 7-9 pm, 843-722-1112
Friday’s - Old You kick off the weekend on the Vendue Rooftop
Saturday’s - The Louie D Project funks the Vendue Rooftop.
If you want to see your band's gigs in this newsletter, send all the details to firstname.lastname@example.org, with "For the blog" as the subject line. We usually send out the newsletter on Thursday or Friday, so get the info in before Wednesday, please. Or just post to facebook directly!
September's featured artists are B.B. King, Jimmy Reed, and Koko Taylor (all born in September).
Check out some of our recordings from the Wednesday jams at http://www.reverbnation.com/lowcountrybluesclub
See you at the jam!
LMW, September 8, 2011