Sunday, February 19, 2017

Celebrating our co-host Rocky's anniversary and Mardi Gras in Columbia Feb. 21, 2017


Rockin' with Rocky Dawg
and Mardi Gras Columbia

on Blues Moon Radio Feb. 21, 2017


We've got some great music tonight - Rockin' those Blues in honor of our fabulous and inspirational canine co-host, RockyDawg Blues Defender.

However, we will kick off the show with a short interview with country artists, Greg Payne and the Piedmont Boys from the Upcountry of South Carolina and share a cut from their newest CD (check out the previous post for more info and links to GPandPB reviews and web pages). They are playing at the Music Farm on Friday, Feb. 24th; with Danielle Howle opening.

In the second hour, we'll have a live in-studio interview with Tom Hall and Kipp Shives, who will tell us all the exciting news about this Saturday's all-day four-stage free concert event. Blues Moon Radio's "Artist of the Millennium," Drink Small will be playing so we'll air a cut from one of his earliest LPs.

Don't miss a minute of the show, and we hope to see you at the Music Farm and at City Roots for Columbia's Mardi Gras!

Happy anniversary to Rocky, and lots of treaties for all the hard work - he is Blues Moon Radio's CHO (Chief Happiness Officer) and deserves all the pats on the head we can muster... xoxo

Here's our musical tribute:
 
 
As always, we're happy to point out our recommendations for entertainment locally:
Friday, Feb. 24: Greg Payne and the Piedmont Boys at the Music Farm with Danielle Howle opening.
Saturday, Feb. 25: Columbia Mardi Gras - City Roots near Owens Airport in the Rosewood neighborhood. Free. Family friendly. Four stages, all day.
 
And please remember that gift giving is easy for your music lovers - www.papajazz.com has all your music needs and a few first-edition signed copies of my photographic essay, South Carolina Blues. If they sell out, or you live far away, you can find it at https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/9781467114721/South-Carolina-Blues

An art poster (11x/17) of the front cover of "South Carolina Blues" is available for sale by your host, Clair DeLune.

 Copies of the book, South Carolina Blues are available from the publisher, and wherever books are sold - in Columbia, signed copies are available from our favorite record shop, Papa Jazz on Greene Street for the cover price of $22 plus tax. And, as always, mail order signed first-editions are available from the author directly by sending a check or money order for $28 dollars to Clair DeLune at POB 5591 Columbia, SC, 29250; which includes price of book, tax and $4 S/H. Please indicate to whom you would like the book inscribed (please print clearly). A perfect gift for any Sandlapper, or music or history buff - or all three!

The print is available for $25, including postage and handling in the continental U.S.
 
 See you on the air - wusc.sc.edu - then click LISTEN
Clair DeLune and RawkyDawg, Blues Defender

As always we thank our underwriters, who help bring great music to the Midlands, because we could not imagine our show without their input and support:  Papa Jazz Record Shoppe; California Republic Stand Up Paddleboards in Leesville near Lake Murray (closed for the season); and Word of Mouth Productions. You can link to these orgs by clicking on the visuals...
http://www.wordofmouthproductions.org/ourstory.html
www.papajazz.com
 
 
This blog is also brought to you  in part by:


South Carolina Blues
500 years of roots and blues music history in S.C.
by
Clair DeLune
on Arcadia Publishing

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Roots show update and interview Greg Payne and the Piedmont Boys


Roots show info and interview with Greg Payne and the Piedmont Boys

Upstate country music band Greg Payne and the Piedmont Boys will be appearing in Columbia at the Music Farm Friday, Feb. 24th.


Greg was kind enough to take some time to speak with me about his band and their new album this week, so I thought I'd share that with our Roots and Blues music fans who enjoy straight up country music. Their new album, "Natural Born Rebel" has been reviewed at Upstate BizSC.

Another SC native, and WUSC fan-favorite, Danielle Howle, will be on the bill with the Piedmont Boys. More about Danielle can be found at: https://www.daniellehowle.com/.

Sounds like a great show at the Music Farm... info and tix.



Monday, February 13, 2017

Heart Burn Blues - Valentine's Day on Blues Moon Radio Feb. 14, 2017


Our annual Valentine's edition of Blues Moon Radio presents us with so many choices of themes and songs. This year, the show is actually on Valentine's Day itself, which means that those in the lovey-dovey stages of romance are going to be out celebrating, therefore, we suspect this year's edition is not for them ... not yet, anyway! Hey, in Blues, we don't always look on the bright side, right?

Tonight's show is celebrating Heart Burn Blues and pays tribute to those who are in the throes of heartache with the wrenching and burning that involves.

The playlist features Columbia, South Carolina's own Elliott and the Untouchables from their newest CD (which made its debut last fall on Blues Moon Radio) with "Heart Burn." They are our Word of Mouth Productions' Artist of the Week. You can find their music at Papa Jazz Record Shoppe on Greene Street near Saluda in Five Points.

We will play songs of love and lament; of joy - then misery; of mystery and consternation; of having one's heart lifted up only to be dashed on the rocky shores of romance gone wrong. Somehow, that seems to help the brokenhearted, so we're doing what we can to help you pick up your ticker, patch it up and get back into the world as close to new as possible.



You'll get through it - Rocky Dawg and I have faith in you. Have heart that one day you won't have heart burn. Most importantly in the curative process, stay resolute and use your head for a little while and not your heart - it helps to eat plenty of chocolate. The good news is that on V-Day, you have a one-day diet reprieve. #YouAreWelcome!

xoxo
Clair and Rocky

As always, we're happy to point out our recommendations for entertainment locally:
Blue Moon Concert Series - Final concert 
 Harpeth Rising – from Nashville – Saturday Feb. 18th
The above are part of the Blue Moon Concert series at the UU Coffeehouse, 2701 Heyward, Columbia, SC; at the corner of Heyward and Woodrow in the heart of ShandonUnitarian Universalist Congregation, 2701 Heyward, Columbia, SC. Tickets are $20. Reserve your tickets through the UU Hotline, (803) 200-2824. Doors open at 7:00, show starts at 8:00.. Reserve your tickets through the UU Hotline, (803) 200-2824. Doors open at 7:00, shows at 8:00. 
 Tickets and info for those are available via Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/UUCoffeehouse/

And please remember that gift giving is easy for your music lovers - www.papajazz.com has all your music needs and a few first-edition signed copies of my photographic essay, South Carolina Blues. If they sell out, or you live far away, you can find it at https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/9781467114721/South-Carolina-Blues

An art poster (11x/17) of the front cover of "South Carolina Blues" is available for sale by your host, Clair DeLune.

 Copies of the book, South Carolina Blues are available from the publisher, and wherever books are sold - in Columbia, signed copies are available from our favorite record shop, Papa Jazz on Greene Street for the cover price of $22 plus tax. And, as always, mail order signed first-editions are available from the author directly by sending a check or money order for $28 dollars to Clair DeLune at POB 5591 Columbia, SC, 29250; which includes price of book, tax and $4 S/H. Please indicate to whom you would like the book inscribed (please print clearly). A perfect gift for any Sandlapper, or music or history buff - or all three!

The print is available for $25, including postage and handling in the continental U.S.
 
 See you on the air - wusc.sc.edu - then click LISTEN
Clair DeLune and RawkyDawg, Blues Defender

As always we thank our underwriters, who help bring great music to the Midlands, because we could not imagine our show without their input and support:  Papa Jazz Record Shoppe; California Republic Stand Up Paddleboards in Leesville near Lake Murray (closed for the season); and Word of Mouth Productions. You can link to these orgs by clicking on the visuals...
http://www.wordofmouthproductions.org/ourstory.html
www.papajazz.com
 
https://www.facebook.com/CalRepublic
 
Blue Moon Concerts
 
This blog is brought to you  in part by:
South Carolina Blues:
500 years of roots and blues music history in S.C.
by Clair DeLune
on Arcadia Publishing

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Clair DeLune featured in Garnet & Black Magazine


So pleased to have been featured in the Garnet and Black Magazine Winter Issue...

On the Air: Clair DeLune


Growing up in her aunt's record shop, Clair Delune always loved the blues. Her show, "Blues Moon: with Clair Delune," has been playing rare blues and roots for 27 years. In that time, she's shepherded countless students to graduation, researched and recovered rare records and has a few furry co-hosts to help her along the way. 
 

Playlist:

Muddy Waters / "Standing Around Crying"
Casey Bill Weldon / "Flood Water Blues"
Elliot and the Untouchables / "Blow Wind Blow"
Mike Zito / "Never Knew a Hurricane"
Roger Hurricane Wilson / "Hurricane Blues"





 

How do you pick tracks?


I do a lot of theme shows. Today it's the hurricane. Last week it was Ryder, my dog. He's the one that started me on my long chain of German Shepherd co-hosts.

You have dog co-hosts? 


Oh yeah, well in spirit. They wouldn't let me bring [Claudette] but she would help me plan the show. She used to sit in my lap and pick the songs, I swear to God, I don't make this stuff up. Rocky (my current dog), is more hands [paws]-off. 

Do you ever track down old records for the show?

That's the fun! A few years ago, I got excited about something called Jake Leg Liquor Blues. During Prohibition, they snuck liquor into other things. Long story short, they put this nerve-damaging tonic in with Jake ginger to hide the taste. It gave people neurological disorders. I've been doing independent research on it and I've been trying to find the two songs they say were never recorded.

What do you want people to get from the show?


I wrapped my arms around this because it is what I would be researching anyway. The students have opened their arms to me and I've worked my way up to a grandma figure, which I love, since I don't have any babies of my own. I want this lore to go out there. I don't want people to forget who these people were and what their work was and what these things meant.

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Garnet&Black Magazine
Winter Issue (Nov. 2016)
 


 
 
Links:
http://www.gandbmagazine.com/article/2016/11/on-the-air-clair-delune

https://issuu.com/garnetandblack/docs/gandbwinter_issuu

Friday, February 3, 2017

Chairs and Tables and Hammers and Nails on Tuesday 2/7/17 Blues Moon Radio show


Special guests on Blues Moon Radio on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 include traditional South Carolina furniture makers and Laura Green, Folklife director at the University of South Carolina's McKissick Museum and South Carolina Arts Commission.

We'll play some songs about the subject and learn about the craftsmanship of artisans who create handmade, one-of-a-kind artifact furniture that is featured in McKissick Museum's year-long exhibit that kicked off in September as part of their annual FolkFabulous celebration.

Tune in from 6-7 p.m. to hear stories about this time-honored craft, and stay for the rest of the show, which will highlight some of the best songs about furniture for your listening pleasure.

BMR_PL_2017-02-07_Chairs-and-Tables_Hammers-and-Nails_McKissick

http://www.wordofmouthproductions.org/ourstory.html
 
Our Word of Mouth Productions artist of the week is Davis Coen, (featured in South Carolina Blues by Clair DeLune) from Charleston, who is now a world-renowned roots and blues performer based in Memphis.

From his bio at DavisCoen.com:
"Coen has been touring the U.S. since his teens, either as a solo guitar and vocal act, or commonly accompanied by bass and drums configuration. He most commonly appears at clubs, bars, and festivals throughout the Southeast and mid-south; of recent note, twice billing at the historic King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, Arkansas. He has also enjoyed a dozen tours of Europe, promoting nine album releases. He has shared a bill or opened for many of the classic blues artists who influenced his music; including James Cotton, Junior Wells, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Koko Taylor, Big Jack Johnson, T-Model Ford, and David “Honeyboy” Edwards."


See him whenever you get a chance - in the meantime, we're always happy to point out our recommendations for entertainment locally:

Foxfield:
Parker Connor - Friday Feb. 10

Blue Moon Concert Series - Final concert 
 Harpeth Rising – from Nashville – Saturday Feb. 18th
The above are part of the Blue Moon Concert series at the UU Coffeehouse, 2701 Heyward, Columbia, SC; at the corner of Heyward and Woodrow in the heart of ShandonUnitarian Universalist Congregation, 2701 Heyward, Columbia, SC. Tickets are $20. Reserve your tickets through the UU Hotline, (803) 200-2824. Doors open at 7:00, show starts at 8:00.. Reserve your tickets through the UU Hotline, (803) 200-2824. Doors open at 7:00, shows at 8:00. 
 Tickets and info for those are available via Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/UUCoffeehouse/

And please remember that gift giving is easy for your music lovers - www.papajazz.com has all your music needs and a few first-edition signed copies of my photographic essay, South Carolina Blues. If they sell out, or you live far away, you can find it at https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/9781467114721/South-Carolina-Blues

An art poster (11x/17) of the front cover of "South Carolina Blues" is available for sale by your host, Clair DeLune.

 Copies of the book, South Carolina Blues are available from the publisher, and wherever books are sold - in Columbia, signed copies are available from our favorite record shop, Papa Jazz on Greene Street for the cover price of $22 plus tax. And, as always, mail order signed first-editions are available from the author directly by sending a check or money order for $28 dollars to Clair DeLune at POB 5591 Columbia, SC, 29250; which includes price of book, tax and $4 S/H. Please indicate to whom you would like the book inscribed (please print clearly). A perfect gift for any Sandlapper, or music or history buff - or all three!

The print is available for $25, including postage and handling in the continental U.S.
 
 See you on the air - wusc.sc.edu - then click LISTEN
Clair DeLune and RawkyDawg, Blues Defender

As always we thank our underwriters, who help bring great music to the Midlands, because we could not imagine our show without their input and support:  Papa Jazz Record Shoppe; California Republic Stand Up Paddleboards in Leesville near Lake Murray (closed for the season); and Word of Mouth Productions. You can link to these orgs by clicking on the visuals...
http://www.wordofmouthproductions.org/ourstory.html
www.papajazz.com
 
https://www.facebook.com/CalRepublic
 
Blue Moon Concerts
 
This blog is brought to you  in part by:
South Carolina Blues:
500 years of roots and blues music history in S.C.
by Clair DeLune
on Arcadia Publishing




Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Bring me your tired, your poor on Blues Moon Radio Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017


 
 
Greetings from Blues Moon Radio - tonight's theme will be "Bring me your tired, your poor" for tonight's Blues Moon show this Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017.

We firmly believe that good hearts, a morality of spirit and a belief in the best of mankind will get us through hard times. We believe in love for our fellow man in this country as well as around the world, freedom of religion and our country's constitution as well as the UN's Human Rights compact of 1948 and most importantly that we must honor others and do unto them as we would have them do unto us. 
Tonight's playlist contains selections from this list, and perhaps a few not on it. Our first song is a request from someone who has a message for someone from this week in 1986.

I hope you all find the music helps you get through a Tuesday Bluesday.
 
 
 Because it is our business to support the arts (which are again under fire in this country, among other things) we always love to remind you that there are some great concerts coming your way:
 
Foxfield:
Parker Connor - Friday Feb. 10
Blue Moon Concert Series - Final concert 
 Harpeth Rising – from Nashville – Saturday Feb. 18th
The above are part of the Blue Moon Concert series at the UU Coffeehouse, 2701 Heyward, Columbia, SC; at the corner of Heyward and Woodrow in the heart of ShandonUnitarian Universalist Congregation, 2701 Heyward, Columbia, SC. Tickets are $20. Reserve your tickets through the UU Hotline, (803) 200-2824. Doors open at 7:00, show starts at 8:00.. Reserve your tickets through the UU Hotline, (803) 200-2824. Doors open at 7:00, shows at 8:00. 
 Tickets and info for those are available via Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/UUCoffeehouse/

And please remember that gift giving is easy for your music lovers - www.papajazz.com has all your music needs and a few first-edition signed copies of my photographic essay, South Carolina Blues. If they sell out, or you live far away, you can find it at https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/9781467114721/South-Carolina-Blues

An art poster (11x/17) of the front cover of "South Carolina Blues" is available for sale by your host, Clair DeLune.

 Copies of the book, South Carolina Blues are available from the publisher, and wherever books are sold - in Columbia, signed copies are available from our favorite record shop, Papa Jazz on Greene Street for the cover price of $22 plus tax. And, as always, mail order signed first-editions are available from the author directly by sending a check or money order for $28 dollars to Clair DeLune at POB 5591 Columbia, SC, 29250; which includes price of book, tax and $4 S/H. Please indicate to whom you would like the book inscribed (please print clearly). A perfect gift for any Sandlapper, or music or history buff - or all three!

The print is available for $25, including postage and handling in the continental U.S.
 
 See you on the air - wusc.sc.edu - then click LISTEN
Clair DeLune and RawkyDawg, Blues Defender

As always we thank our underwriters, who help bring great music to the Midlands, because we could not imagine our show without their input and support:  Papa Jazz Record Shoppe; California Republic Stand Up Paddleboards in Leesville near Lake Murray (closed for the season); and Word of Mouth Productions. You can link to these orgs by clicking on the visuals...
http://www.wordofmouthproductions.org/ourstory.html
www.papajazz.com
 
https://www.facebook.com/CalRepublic
 
Blue Moon Concerts
 
This blog is brought to you  in part by:
South Carolina Blues:
500 years of roots and blues music history in S.C.
by Clair DeLune
on Arcadia Publishing

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Walkin' Has Begun on tonight's Blues Moon Radio Jan. 24, 2017

As your host, Clair DeLune, always says, "Tuesday is Bluesday!"

We have a great show lined up for tonight and it kicks off with a great song "The Talkin' Is Over - the Walkin' Has Begun," by the growly and gritty Johnny Sansone.

Got some big leaps to make to get past the grip of evil, so the rest of the theme is to inspire everyone in their efforts to "be nice, and do right" and jump over evil so as not to let it "gitcha!" Evil comes in large AND small ways you know. The Blues will teach you that you cannot close your eyes to evil or it grows unfettered.

We are also celebrating our Artist of the Week, Etta James, with thanks to our segment underwriter, WordofMouthProductions.org, who bring great music to the Midlands!

And a tip of the felt Tam to SC's own NEA Heritage Fellow, Drink Small, whose 84th birthday takes place on 1/28!  The link is to an interview I set up between him and the NEA two years ago, and was asked to transcribe... it was 10,000 words and in Drink's deeply Southern drawl, so I linked to the transcription for you non-Suthnuhs. You are welcome!

NEA interview with Drink Small, the Blues Doctor
(2015 National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellow)
at his home in Columbia, S.C. July 2015

Photo by: Clair DeLune, all rights reserved 2015

 
In addition to the playlist below, we'll hear tribute cuts to two SC Blues artists, Drink Small; another Jan 28th birthday celebrant, Juke Joint Johnny*, and Charleston's own Shrimp City Slim, who appears at Foxfield Friday night...




*Due to unforeseen circumstances that took place after this was first published, Juke Joint Johnny will no longer be featured on Blues Moon Radio.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

We always love to remind you that there are some great concerts coming your way:

Foxfield:
Shrimp City Slim - Friday Jan. 27
Parker Connor - Friday Feb. 10

Blue Moon Concert Series
Ultrafaux – Gypsy Jazz – Saturday January 28th
Harpeth Rising – from Nashville – Saturday Feb. 18th

The above are part of the Blue Moon Concert series at the UU Coffeehouse, 2701 Heyward, Columbia, SC; at the corner of Heyward and Woodrow in the heart of ShandonUnitarian Universalist Congregation, 2701 Heyward, Columbia, SC. Tickets are $20. Reserve your tickets through the UU Hotline, (803) 200-2824. Doors open at 7:00, show starts at 8:00.. Reserve your tickets through the UU Hotline, (803) 200-2824. Doors open at 7:00, shows at 8:00. 
 Tickets and info for those are available via Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/UUCoffeehouse/

And please remember that gift giving is easy for your music lovers - www.papajazz.com has all your music needs and a few first-edition signed copies of my photographic essay, South Carolina Blues. If they sell out, or you live far away, you can find it at https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/9781467114721/South-Carolina-Blues
 May 2017 bring all good things!
Clair DeLune and RockyDawg

An art poster (11x/17) of the front cover of "South Carolina Blues" is available for sale by your host, Clair DeLune.

 Copies of the book, South Carolina Blues are available from the publisher, and wherever books are sold - in Columbia, signed copies are available from our favorite record shop, Papa Jazz on Greene Street for the cover price of $22 plus tax. And, as always, mail order signed first-editions are available from the author directly by sending a check or money order for $28 dollars to Clair DeLune at POB 5591 Columbia, SC, 29250; which includes price of book, tax and $4 S/H. Please indicate to whom you would like the book inscribed (please print clearly). A perfect gift for any Sandlapper, or music or history buff - or all three!

The print is available for $25, including postage and handling in the continental U.S.



 See you on the air - wusc.sc.edu - then click LISTEN

Clair DeLune and RawkyDawg, Blues Defender

As always we thank our underwriters, who help bring great music to the Midlands, because we could not imagine our show without their input and support:  Papa Jazz Record Shoppe; California Republic Stand Up Paddleboards in Leesville near Lake Murray (closed for the season); and Word of Mouth Productions. You can link to these orgs by clicking on the visuals...
http://www.wordofmouthproductions.org/ourstory.html
www.papajazz.com
 
https://www.facebook.com/CalRepublic
 
Blue Moon Concerts
 
This blog is brought to you  in part by:
South Carolina Blues:
500 years of roots and blues music history in S.C.
by Clair DeLune
on Arcadia Publishing