Thursday, September 1, 2011

Entry fee due Sept 5!

Hi All -

The Lowcountry Blues Challenge is fast approaching, and if your band would like to be considered, your entry fee is due by Sept 5!! Please email for information. We also need 3 songs, a bio,and a hi-res jpg. The winner of this battle of the bands will have the opportunity to go to Memphis (in late January 2012) to represent the Lowcountry at the International Blues Challenge!

From Scott Bucholtz, here are some options for your weekend:

Thursday Night: Hundred Hands Down w/ Fowler’s Mustache at The Village Tavern – Mt. P. Homemade Wine is at Red’s Icehouse in Seabrook Thursday and Friday. Friday Night: Graham Whorley Band at Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ – Sullivans Island, The Highway 17 Blues Band is at Smokey’s Place and The Louie D Project is at Midtown Bar & Grill on King. Friday & Saturday – The Mason Dixon Band (w/ Scott Bucholtz) is at The Strike Zone – Summerville. Saturday Night: Will Hoge w/ Sarah Cole & The Hawkes at The Windjammer – IOP. Saturday, Sunday and Monday – Homemade Wine is at Red’s Icehouse on Shem Creek. Sunday: Momma & The Redemption Band (w/ Jojo Wall) at Bowens Island – 4 pm also catch Captain Kirk w/ Starling and others at Fat Boys Band Bash in Moncks Corner starting at 1:00 and running all night! Later, The Louie D Project will be at Snapper Jacks on Folly. Monday: Shovels and Rope (Cary Ann Hearst & Michael Trent) at the Pour House – 5 pm

Don’t forget these regular weekly gigs:

Tuesdays - Shrimp City Slim from 11 am-1 pm (lunch) (solo) at Cajun Kountry Kitchen Cafe, N. Charleston

Wednesday’s - Sarah Cole & The Hawkes at Art’s Bar & Grill – Mount Pleasant
Shrimp City Slim 7-10 pm (solo) at Southern Seasons Grill, Summerville

Thursday’s- The Louie D Project (w/ J.R. Getches) at Bambu – Mt. P.
Charleston Harbor Blues & BBQ tours board 6:30 pm, sail 7-9 pm, 843-722-1112

Friday’s - Old You kick off the weekend on the Vendue Rooftop

Saturday’s - The Louie D Project funks the Vendue Rooftop.

And if you're up for a trip out of town, Gary Erwin recommends you check out the NEW RIVER BLUES FESTIVAL, Sunday, September 4, starting at noon, in Jefferson, NC (in the mountains, not far from Boone, Blowing Rock). Party to the blues in the grassy meadows along the New River! Full info at:

BEVERLY GUITAR WATKINS - rockin' blues lady formerly with Piano Red
ROY ROBERTS - ex-guitarist for Otis Redding, Eddie Floyd, more,
THE KING BEES - enduring NC blues ensemble
LOGIE MEACHUM - blues stories and songs
Also appearing: BIG MIKE KINCAID (sax), JUKE JOINT JOHNNY (harp) and, as always, a big jam at the end.

A variety of accommodations in the area, ranging from camping to luxury motels. Bring your own lawnchair/blanket to the fest site; delicious food & beverages on sale.



If you want to see your band's gigs in this newsletter, send all the details to, 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!

September's featured artists are B.B. King, Jimmy Reed, and Koko Taylor (all born in September).

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.

See you at the jam!

LMW, September 1, 2011

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