My good friend Gary Erwin is hosting the 23rd annual Lowcountry Blues Bash in February. It’s the best blues festival in the Southeast! A multi-day event (almost two weeks!) with more than 50 acts of traditional and contemporary blues performing at some 20+ locations (clubs, restaurants, public libraries, churches, etc.) throughout the city. Hear everything in blues music — electric, acoustic, solos, bands, legends and new talent. Many shows are free admission and open to all-ages.
Here is a list of events:
Wed Feb 6 BLUES JAM, Home Team BBQ, Charleston, FREE
Thurs Feb 7 CHRISTOPHER DEAN BAND / Home Team BBQ, Sullivans Island
Fri Feb 8 SHELLY WATERS, SWAMP POP PRINCESS (duo) / Med Bistro, FREE New CD out in February!
Fri Feb 8 NEROK ROTH PATTERSON, Home Team BBQ, Sullivans Island
Fri Feb 8, MOMMA & THE REDEMPTION BAND, Home Team BBQ, Charleston
Fri Feb 8 “blues” / Morgan Creek Grill
Sat Feb 9 SHRIMP CITY SLIM (solo blues piano) / Med Bistro, FREE
The new CD “Star Marina” out in February!
Sat Feb 9 NICK MOSS & THE FLIP TOPS, Home Team BBQ, Sullivans Island
Sat Feb 9 BEN PRESTAGE / Home Team BBQ, Charleston
Sat Feb 9 “blues” / Morgan Creek Grill
Sun Feb 10, 11 am SHELLY WATERS & SHRIMP CITY SLIM trio, Unitarian Church, FREE
Sun Feb 10, 6 pm SHELLY WATERS & SHRIMP CITY SLIM trio, Unitarian Church, FREE-WILL DONATION
Sun Feb 10, 2 pm ALL-STAR JAM AND OYSTER ROAST, with TOMMY THUNDERFOOT, SKYE PAIGE, JOHN PICARD & WHITT ALGAR, JOHNNY MAC & BOOTY RANCH / Home Team BBQ, Charleston
Sun Feb 10 BLUES JAM / Smokey’s Place, FREE
Mon Feb 11, 2 pm SHELLY WATERS & SHRIMP CITY SLIM duo filming for “Balcony TV” / Morgan Creek Grill, FREE
Tues Feb 12 (Mardi Gras), noon WANDA JOHNSON & SHRIMP CITY SLIM band / Medical University (horseshoe entrance drive, 171 Ashley Ave), FREE
Last shows before European tour!
Wed Feb 13 BLUES JAM / Home Team BBQ, Charleston, FREE
Thurs Feb 14 SCREAMIN’ JUNIOR & THE UTTER TUGGERS / (side project of John “Clam Chop” Etheridge, often seen on drums with Shrimp City Slim and Shelly Waters (on BOTH their new albums) / Smokey’s Place, FREE
Thurs Feb 14, 6-9 pm LUCKYMAN BEALL / Med Bistro, FREE
Thurs Feb 14 DAVIS COEN / Home Team BBQ, Charleston, FREE
Fri Feb 15, 5-8 pm SHELLY WATERS & SHRIMP CITY SLIM band/ Mad River Bar & Grille, $10 cash only at door
Fri Feb 15 ERIC CULBERSON / Home Team BBQ, Sullivans Island
Fri Feb 15 JEFF LIBERTY / Morgan Creek Grill
Sat Feb 16, 2-5 pm WANDA JOHNSON & SHRIMP CITY SLIM band, Mad River Bar & Grille, $10 cash only at door
Last shows before European tour!
Sat Feb 16, boards 7 pm, sails 730-930 pm “BLUES HARP BLOW-OUT” featuring JUKE JOINT JOHNNY and CHUCK “THE CAT” MORRIS backed by SHRIMP CITY SLIM band / “CAROLINA QUEEN” riverboat, $39.95 includes BBQ buffet, www.charlestonharbortours.com
Sat Feb 16 ERIC CULBERSON / Home Team BBQ, Sullivans Island
Sat Feb 16 ERIC JERARDI / Home Team BBQ, Charleston
Sat Feb 16 “blues” / Morgan Creek Grill
Sun Feb 17 BIG BILL MORGANFIELD / Home Team BBQ, Sullivans Island
Sun Feb 17 BLUES JAM / Smokey’s Place, FREE
Last but not least, we fondly remember CHICAGO BOB NELSON (Robert Lee Nelson) 1944-2013, swamp harmonica legend and wonderful blues torchbearer, who passed away last week. Like many blues artists, Bob never got his due in this world, but leaves us with a rich legacy of great music, good times, and rewarding friendship.
See you at the shows,
PEACE LOVE AND BLUES
Lowcountry Blues Society (est. 1986)
Charleston, SC USA
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