Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Blues concerts on the horizon - Carolinas

Several to choose from, but why not attend all?

1 - Carolina Downhome Blues Festival, Th-Sat 10/1-3 (Camden S.C.)
2- American Music Celebration, Sunday, October 4, 2-7 p.m. (Kiawah Island, S.C.)
3- B.B. King, Oct. 6, Charlotte, N.C. - NOTE: two pair of tickets to be given away on the Blues Moon with Clair DeLune - tune in to the show for details!
4- Columbia Blues Festival, Saturday 10/17 - Word of Mouth Productions, Martin Luther King Park (Columbia, S.C.)

Thursday-Saturday, October 1-3
Camden, SC

Blues club crawl in South Carolina's oldest inland city, featuring performances at intimate venues clustered on several downtown streets...walk from one gig to another! NOTE: many all-ages venues and ALL NON-SMOKING.

Website & phone:
www.bluesbash.com/camden (schedule/artists etc)
(803) 425-7676 call & charge tickets (also tourist info)

Affordable! $35 weekend pass / $10 wristband for Thurs / $15 wristband Fri or Sat

And the artists:
HILTON VALENTINE & SKIFFLEDOG (legendary guitarist from The Animals)
ANDREW "JR. BOY" JONES (Texas guitar master, protege of Freddy King)
LIL DAVE THOMPSON (Mississippi's finest)
JOHN DEE HOLEMAN & ANDY COATS (deep blues from NC)
BARBARA CARR (St Louis soul/blues queen, recorded for Chess)
LIGHTNIN' WELLS (Piedmont blues specialist)
ROY ROBERTS (played with Otis Redding, Eddie Floyd, Solomon Burke)
VERONIKA JACKSON (blues/folk chanteuse, influenced by Odetta, Baez)
POP FERGUSON (octagenarian downhome bluesman from Lenoir, NC)
WANDA JOHNSON (singer oft-compared to Irma Thomas, Nina Simone)
ROBERT LIGHTHOUSE (Swedish bluesman channels Muddy, Dr Ross)
SHRIMP CITY SLIM (Charleston-based blues experts)
MY BUDDY TODD (delightful duo from the coast)

and many more...Don't miss this one. An amazing weekend.

2- If you can't make it to Camden, please consider coming down to this
next one...featuring four top acts from the Carolina Downhome:

Sunday, October 4, 2-7 pm
Freshfields Village Green
Kiawah Island, SC

Venue info: http://www.freshfieldsvillage.com/
Site: www.myspace.com/americanmusiccelebration
Info by phone: 843 762 9125

Presented by the Kiawah Island Accommodations Tax Commitee and Bill & Marilyn Blizard (Kiawah's Friends of the Blues). Bring a lawnchair or blanket, also sunscreen & or hat...this is an outdoor show in a park. Order of appearance:

SKYE PAIGE & ORIGINAL RECIPE (rockabilly vixen & her hot band)
SOUTHERN SOUL EXTRAVAGANZA (Roy Roberts, Barbara Carr, AJ Diggs)
HILTON VALENTINE & Skiffledog (The Animals' guitarist and his new group)
ANDREW "JR BOY" JONES (Lone Star band rocks the blues)

This is a fabulous afternoon of music... see you there.

3- B.B. King concert ticket purchases to benefit the RONALD McDONALD HOUSE of Charlotte

Sept. 15, 2009 (Charlotte, N.C.) - Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants is sponsoring the B.B. King concert at The Fillmore on Oct. 6 and giving $12.50 for every ticket sold to the soon-to-be-built Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte.

"We're committed to giving back to our community, particularly to children-focused groups," said Jeannette Anselmo, Senior Administrative Director of Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants. "We hope this event brings both donations and awareness to this very important organization in Charlotte."

If the Fillmore concert is a sellout, the total donation could equal as much as $25,000 to the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte, which is planning to break ground later this year.

"Fans of B.B. King will be glad to know that a portion of the ticket sales are going to a charity that wants to provide the families of children being treated in area medical facilities with a safe, affordable and caring 'home away from home," said Anselmo.

Tickets for the Oct. 6 concert can be purchased at livenation.com, the Hardee’s Thickburger box office at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, select BLOCKBUSTER stores, or charge by phone 877-598-8698. For more information, directions, or to purchase tickets go to http://www.livenation.com/. For information about upcoming shows or directions call 704-916-8970.

4- Columbia Blues Festival lineup TBA: More details as they become available. Keep checking Word of Mouth Productions Website.

No comments: