Hi All - The Charleston City Paper has posted the nominees for their annual music awards. Lots of our blues club members and friends are nominated, including our own jam-master extraordinaire Dan Wright!! Also listed are Louie D, Wilton Elder, Sarah Cole, Gary Erwin, and Heyrocco, along with many more -- so be sure to vote! Go to the City Paper website to do so, or see the link on facebook.
What's up this weekend?
Friday: The Louie D Project is at Montreux Bar & Grill, Fowler’s Mustache is at the Mt. Pleasant Wild Wings and Starling (w/ Captain Kirk) is at Skynyrd’s.
Saturday: The Savannah Hwy in West Ashley is the place to be Saturday Night. The Johnny Mac & The BootyRanch Birthday Bash is at Jimbo’s Rock Lounge and next door at Famous Joe’s is The Mason Dixon Band (w/ Scott Bucholtz). Both locations are right behind Chick-fil-A and DD Peckers Wing Shack. Earlier in the afternoon (4pm), Starling is at Geno’s in Goose Creek.
Don’t forget the weekly gigs:
Tuesday's - Shrimp City Slim from 11 am-1 pm (lunch) at Cajun Kountry Kitchen Cafe, N. Charleston
Wednesday’s - The Lowcountry Blues Club Jam at Home Team/WA of course!
Thursday’s- The Louie D Project (w/ J.R. Getches) at Bambu/Mt. P
Friday’s - Old You kick off the weekend on the Vendue Rooftop
Saturday’s - The Louie D Project funks the Vendue Rooftop.
And coming up soon:
The October 9 Lowcountry Blues Challenge at Home Team BBQ/West Ashley with several bands competing for the chance to go to Memphis, including Highway 17 Blues Band, Victoria Station, Starling, and J Edwards Band - More details coming soon!
And the 15th annual CAROLINA DOWNHOME BLUES FESTIVAL, Thursday-Saturday, October 6-8, in Camden, SC
www.bluesbash.com/camden - 803-425-7676 - All small venues (the way the blues is meant to be experienced!), blues day & night - lunch, happy hour, evening shows. Most venues within easy walking distance of each other in the town center.
Buy a daily wristband or weekend pass and drift from venue-to-venue at your own pace. Artists: EDDIE C. CAMPBELL, FRANKIE'S BLUES MISSION, SKYLA BURRELL, ROCKIN' JAKE, DRINK SMALL, BRAD VICKERS & CHRISTOPHER DEAN, GAIL STORM, LIGHTNIN' WELLS, LUCKYMAN BEALL, ROBERT LIGHTHOUSE, MARSHALL BALLEW, BISCUIT MILLER & THE MIX, THE KING BEES, NORMAN TAYLOR DUO, SHRIMP CITY SLIM, WARNER WILLIAMS DOWNHOME BLUES TRIO with JAY SUMMEROUR & ERIC SELBY, WANDA JOHNSON, DR. PICKUP, FLOYD CALLEN & RUSTY DAVIS. A really good time!
Then, several of the artists above will proceed to the coast and join RANDY MCALLISTER BAND with BUDDY WHITTINGTON at
the 6th annual AMERICAN MUSIC CELEBRATION on Sunday, October 9, 2-7 pm at Freshfields Village Green, Kiawah Island, SC.
www.myspace.com/americanmusiccelebration - EDDIE C. CAMPBELL with THE KING BEES, BUDDY WHITTINGTON (15 years on guitar with John Mayall) and THE RANDY MCALLISTER TEXAS RANGERS,, BISCUIT MILLER & THE MIX - FREE - Bring your own lawn chair, blanket, coolers OK but delicious and affordable food & drink for sale. This is an outdoor event, rain or shine. Brought to you by the Kiawah Island Accommodations Tax Committee, Bill & Marilyn Blizard (Kiawah's Godfather and Godmother of the Blues).
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!
October's featured artists are Stevie Ray Vaughn and Steve Miller, both born in October.
Check out some of our recordings from the Wednesday jams at http://www.reverbnation.com/lowcountrybluesclub
See you at the jam!
LMW and SB, September 30, 2011