Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Music for a cause!

Fowler’s Mustache has regularly been listed here among the weekly recommended events. The Post and Courier, The City Paper, Facebook and many other outlets have been giving updates regarding the status of their guitarist, Nick Collins.  Nick was recently in a horrible accident where he was ran over by an as-yet unidentified 18 wheeler and subsequently lost his leg in addition to suffering a broken spine, pelvis and far too many broken bones to list.  Nurses are slowly taking Nick out of the medically induced coma.  There have already been many surgeries with countless more required.  Benefits and blood drives have begun with more to come – two are noted below.

On a personal note, I hope that as many of you as possible can find a way to show support for Nick.  When I moved here in March of 2010, Nick (and Thomas McElwee) were two of the first musicians that I met.  They were doing an early evening duo performance at Mello Mushroom and ultimately, they invited me out to sit in with them later that night at Midtown.  They packed the place and I had a blast!  Since that night, I have tried to catch every show that my schedule would allow.  There is always a large, enthusiastic crowd and it is always a treat to see Nick and the rest of the guys.  Fowler’s Mustache has been one of the busiest and most popular bands in the Lowcountry and I am certainly anxious to see and hear Nick perform again.

Visit these links for updates on his condition, details regarding how to give blood, how to donate and upcoming benefit shows.

This week –

Lowcountry Blues Club Jam at Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ WA

Mac Leaphart & Ryan Bonner at Midtown Bar & Grill on Upper King – Benefit for Nick Collins
W.M. Freund @ The Celtic Knot in Summerville

Louie D Project w/ J.R. Getches kick off the weekend on the Vendue Rooftop then play The Silver Dollar
Juke Joint Johnny & The Hurricanes at The Brick House Kitchen on Folly
Starling w/ Captain Kirk at Smokey’s Place

Starling at The Wild Life Social Club (Fat Boys) in Moncks Corner
North By South Band w/ W.M. Freund at Main St. Bar in Summerville
Mason Dixon w/ Ryan Lockett, Martin Carmack and Scott Bucholtz @ Famous Joe’s in West Ashley

The Sunday Jam @ Smokey’s Place featuring Momma & The Redemption w/ Scott Bucholtz from 5 - 9.
Nick Collins/NAC WINS fundraiser at The Windjammer 1 – 7 pm w/ The Hibachi Heroes, Jamisun, Fowler's Mustache and more!

To get your events listed here, email or contact me, Scott Bucholtz.

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