Thursday, April 23, 2009

Music for your weekend

Hi all -

This Friday you have the chance to see Mike Farris, visiting from Nashville, who is playing twice, and if you haven't seen him yet, you should --he's got a great mix of gospel and blues, and a great cd called Salvation In Lights. First at 7:30 he plays at a home on Sullivan's Island and you can go to for more info and tix if they're still available ($15 advance or $20 at door). Or see him later the same night at the Windjammer with Cravin Melon, $15, 10:30 pm.

On Saturday, Burnside Exploration plays at the Pour House (Garry and Cedric are the son and grandson of R.L. Burnside respectively).

And on Sunday there's a gospel celebration at Sterret Hall of the Navy Base put on by WJNI, which Ranny Garey recommends -- you can see Rev. Palmer and the Messengers of Hope there.

Looking ahead, May 1 brings Tin Funk to A Dough Re Mi, and be sure to save the afternoon of Sunday, May 3rd for the N. Chas Arts Fest, where you can see Steve & the Stilettos perform at 3:00 between the N. Chas Coliseum and the Performing Arts building, under the walkway. Also Drink Small at 2:00 and Dangermuffin at 4:00. Then on Sat, May 9 there's the Kiawah Blues from 2-8pm, and Wyatt Garey's birthday party at A Dough Re Mi that night. Also Tommy Thunderfoot is at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach that same evening -- so much great music!

And always keep in mind the recurring events: Wednesdays at Awendaw Green or at Bowens Island, and the Tuesday night jams at A Dough Re Mi, of course!

By the way, I saw an amazing band at Awendaw Green this past Wednesday called Pastor Pastor Blues Band, from the Georgetown, SC area. They are definitely worth seeing if you get the chance one of these days. They're not purely blues by any means, but I think it would be hard to come up with a good description. Let's just say they're rather unusual, often very high energy, and fun to watch. . .

Some of the events info here comes from the Post & Courier Preview section -- thanks Preview!

Lmw, April 23, 2009

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