Thursday, June 23, 2011

Highlights from the Jam, and more

As always, we had a gathering on Wednesday night of Lowcountry Blues Club members and friends at Home Team BBQ/ West Ashley, which, as always, was a lot of fun. I thought I'd share a few highlights for those who weren't there, and for those who were there but who drank too much to remember the fun!

At one point early in the evening, Dan Wright sang one of my favorite songs from the old Dough Re Mi days, "John the Revelator" along with Tony Cobin on bass, Keith Syn Clarry on drums, and John Scott. They also played a song I hadn't heard before, apparently called "Dirty Shirt".

A little later, we had Jack Downey singing "Born in Chicago" with Dave Jones on bass, Cap'n Kirk on drums, and Billy Gadol. Jack said that the original of this song was by Paul Butterfield Blues Band, and there's a version by Tom Petty as well. And Billy sang his version of Elvis's "Little Sister", which is always fun.

Dan got back up and did a blues club favorite, "Standin' On Shaky Ground" with Tony on bass, Greg Levkus on drums, Charlie Kendall, and the Horny Horns (that would be Louie D and Will Elder on sax) - that had the crowd dancing and singing along.

Towards the end of the night, there's usually a surprise or two. This time, we got to see a set with Big Mike singing, Dave Jones on bass, Willie D and Scribs (Brandon) playing some great guitar.... AND Tony Cobin on drums! Who knew?!

So, there's a few highlights from the last jam. Be sure to come out for the next jam, and join the fun...


Some weekend events: The Jonathan Robinson Trio (with Scott Bucholtz) will be at Bushido Japanese Restaurant Friday night, June 24th, for SUSHI MIDNIGHT MADNESS. Also, Scott is with the Mason Dixon Band Saturday night at Famous Joe’s.

On Friday night, Momma & the Redemption Band with JoJo Wall will be cutting loose at Home Team/WA, and there's Shrimp City Slim rocking the Home Team on Sullivans.

For some smokin' hot home grown power blues, catch Highway 17 Blues Band rocking Bonneau on Saturday the 25th, at The Bottom grill and pub.

Johnny Mac will take the madness to the Dollar on Friday and Saturday nights, and also will be at a benefit for Jason Wiles on Saturday afternoon at Jimbo's, 3pm.

There's a benefit for ALS at Bowens Island on Sunday afternoon/ evening which features Sarah Cole and the Hawkes, Cary Ann Hearst, Ryan Bonner and the Dearly Beloved, and a bunch of other great musicians - highly recommended. Go to for more info.


There will be a meeting on July 13th at 6:30PM at Home Team BBQ/WA to elect the new board and officers for the Lowcountry Blues Club for the upcoming year. Be sure to come out early that Wednesday to participate in planning the future of the club.



Check your favorite local paper for more shows happening this weekend, and join the facebook site "Charleston Live Music" for highlights...

If you want to see your band's gigs in this newsletter, send all the details to We usually send out the newsletter on Thursday or Friday, so get the info in before Wednesday, please. OR you can post your gigs on our facebook wall yourself, with no need for a middle-man...

June's featured artists are Howlin' Wolf (1910), and Scott Holt (1966), both born in June.

Join us on facebook (Lowcountry Blues Club) and twitter, and check out some of our recordings from the Wednesday jams at

It's time to pay your dues for 2011 if you haven't already done so. Just come out to a jam, and give us $10 for an individual, $25 for a band or family, or $100 for a corporate membership. Or you can mail dues to The Lowcountry Blues Club, P.O. Box 814, Isle of Palms, SC 29451.

LMW, June 23, 2011

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