Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Blues News for the Midlands of South Carolina

Concerts and events that might interest Blues lovers - please send your Blues News to Clair DeLune at bluesgoddess@gmail.com - thanks!

Geoff Achison - April 18 at Doc's Gumbo Grille, Columbia, S.C.

Shrimp City Slim and Wanda Johnson will play April 18-19 at the Inn on the Square in downtown Greenwood, S.C. (www.innonthesquaresc.com).

On Saturday, April 19, 2008, hundreds of independently owned music stores across the country will celebrate “Record Store Day.” Check out the Web site: http://www.recordstoreday.com/Home

At the Circular Church
150 Meeting Street Charleston, S.C. 29401
$10 (cash, check only)
More info: 843-577-6400, 762-9125
Church info: www.circularchurch.org

Sunday, April 20: GEOFF ACHISON

Sunday, May 18: LIGHTNIN' WELLS

Sunday, June 15: DRINK SMALL

Saturdays in May & June: The free Port Royal Performance Series

Town of Port Royal Performance Series
produced by the Arts Council of Beaufort County
FREE, Saturdays @ 5:30pm in the heart of Old Town Port Royal
843-379-ARTS, http://www.beaufortcountyarts.com

May 11th: Special Mother's Day Performance of the Heritage Aire Celtic Ensemble
A component of the US Air Force Heritage of America Band, Heritage Aire blends a contemporary musical approach with traditional Celtic music style to create a stunning musical tapestry. The members of Heritage Aire perform on traditional instruments such as the Irish flute, tin whistles, button accordion, and bodhran.

May 31st: Cool John Ferguson
The Lowcountry guitarist and Blues man has established an international reputation.

June 14th: Delta Moon
The group’s name already sounds good, but wait till you hear their music. "Clear Blue Flame" is their latest CD, the fifth from this group from Atlanta.

Thurs-Sat July 10-12, 2008
Greenwood, S.C.

This multi-venue "club crawl" is the evening component of the award winning South Carolina Festival of Discovery, which also includes a HUGE BBQ cook-off, arts/crafts, live music, and family fun. Blues & Southern culture in a small town atmosphere.

This year's Blues Cruise artists include: SANDRA HALL, 'EMPRESS OF THE BLUES' (from Atlanta); DRINK SMALL (The Blues Doctor); (The Return of) SATAN & ADAM (from Florida/New York); SHELLEY MAGEE & THE BAD DEEDS (Blues mama from the SC Midlands); WANDA JOHNSON (the new voice of SC soul & blues with her new CD entitled 'Hold What You Got'); RICKEY GODFREY BLUES BAND (from Nashville); DELTA SWAGGER (high spirited Blues band from Columbia, SC); SHRIMP CITY SLIM (latest CD: "Dark Road Piano"); SCOTT HOLT (Buddy Guy's second guitarist for almost 10 years from Chicago), JEFF NORWODD (great slide guitar that rocks the house), MATT WALSH DUO (this young man can really wail the Blues), and MACARNOLD & PLATE FULL O'BLUES (Mac played bass with Muddy Waters).

It's gonna be a lot of fun. Come spend the weekend in Greenwood, S.C....
…you'll be glad you did. For more info, visit the Greenwood Blues Cruise website or call (864) 942-8448.

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