Friday, January 28, 2011

Blues Bash is almost here!

Hi blues club friends -

We're all getting excited about Gary Erwin's Blues Bash, which kicks off on February 3rd and goes on until the 19th: 17 days of great music all over town! There are many all-ages shows, and 70+% of the shows are FREE admission. Where cover charges apply, most are reasonable ($3- $15). Blues starts at noon on many days and goes into the night...99% of the venues are smoke-free, and some venues are within walking distance of each other. There are way too many great shows to give you the details in this newsletter. But you can go here to easily print your own brochure:, or pick a schedule up while they last at venues around town including Home Team BBQ... We'll see you there!!

We send all our best wishes to Dan Wright and the New Beat, Jeff Norwood, and Wyatt Garey and his band (the Heyrocco guys) as they go very soon to compete at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis Tennessee (Feb 1-5). We're proud of them, and look forward to hearing all about it when they get back...

This weekend, Friday January 28th, you can see several of our favorite young players at the Oasis for an early show, 6pm: Castle In the Air (with Sammy Derrick and Nick Mullane), Heyrocco (with Tanner Cooper, Nate Merli, and Chris Cool), and John Shafer's band, called Alone Together, among others.

The Jefferson Coker band (with Rob Lowe and Dave Jones) will be playing later on Friday January 28th at the new Village Tavern for Jefferson's CD Release party. Whiskey N' Ramblin, featuring Keith Syn Clarry (one of the bartenders at HTBBQ) will be opening. Music starts at 9pm. It is original blues/country music. You can hear the band at: or look for them on facebook...

Also, The Bluesonics from Savannah are playing at Home Team Barbecue at West Ashley on the 29th of January. Come check out this traditional blues band with lots of shuffles and a little funk. And Shrimp City Slim (Gary Erwin) plays at Home Team/ Sullivans Island, 10 pm -- always a great time!

Looking ahead, on Tuesday, Feb 1 there's a free Songwriters Showcase at the Pour House, 7pm doors, 8 pm show, featuring Campbell Brown of Gaslight Street, Michael Trent, Lindsay Holler, and more! You can't beat free!

And there's another chance to see Castle In the Air on Thursday, Feb 3 at the Village Tavern -- so get over there if you can...



To get info in this blog, send all details of your event to, and put "Attention blog-writers" as the subject heading, please. Also, let us know if you would like to be one of our blog-writers!

Featured artists with birthdays in January are Leadbelly, Etta James, and Jonny Lang. February birthdays are Pink Anderson (1900) and Johnny Winter (1944).

Check out some of our recordings from the Wednesday jams at, and join us on facebook and twitter.

And of course, we hope to see you at the blues jam next Wednesday night at Home Team BBQ West Ashley!! Dan will be in Memphis, so we'll be mixing it up with a guest jam-master -- come and see for yourself who it is...

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