Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Blues Moon Radio highlights Blues Fests on the horizon in South Carolina

This Saturday! The 17th Annual Columbia (SC) Blues Festival in Martin Luther King Park in Five Points, Columbia SC - FREE!

The Blues Moon will feature artists from this upcoming fest on Tuesday evening, Oct. 18 (see post above this one for details). Here is the lineup:

FREE concert brought to you by the fine folks at Word of Mouth Productions (WOMP), whom we thank, with a special tip of the Blues fedora to Geoffrey Graves. WOMP is a group of hard-working volunteers who are dedicated to sharing the best possible music at no charge, whenever possible, with the public. The Columbia Blues Festival remains FREE, but please thank a volunteer or two for their hard work and support the festival by purchasing food and drink from the vendors, buying tee-shirts from the Word of Mouth Productions tent, and support the artists who entertain you by purchasing their music and wares.

We hope you enjoy the festival and we thank you for your kind and loyal support.

To help even more: send this link (the Blues Moon Blog and the promoters' links, below) to your friends who enjoy good music. Keep the publicity ball rolling... we cannot bring these events to you without great attendance. And please write a note of thanks and support to the sponsors (City of Columbia; City of Florence - for the Pee Dee Fest - and Kershaw Arts Council for the Downhome Festival in Camden just last weekend) to let them know you care about Blues as a truly American music and appreciate their continued support. We do this all for you... but we truly cannot do it without you!

And, as always, I welcome you to tune in each Tuesday (Tuesday IS Bluesday) on WUSC-FM and HD1 Columbia and streaming at http://wusc.sc.edu from 6-8 p.m. Please follow me here (become a member!) and on Facebook at Blues Moon Radio and on Twitter at bluesmoonradio. I'll keep you updated on music news without flooding your in-box. I welcome your comments and thoughts and thank you for your interest and support as well... since 1990 I have had the BEST listeners in the whole world (imho!) and I appreciate YOU. :)

Clair DeLune and her constant sidekick, RockyDawg...


A bit later, but mark your calendars now for the...


Thanks to Gary Erwin for his efforts to bring us another great festival!

Friday-Saturday, November 4-5
Florence, South Carolina
Part of the South Carolina Pecan Festival!

www.peedeebluesbash.com (click on pdf and print your own brochure)

Mostly FREE performances on two outdoor stages, the public library, and several clubs, featuring

THE NIGHTHAWKS www.thenighthawks.com
THE NOUVEAUX HONKIES www.tnhband.com
BISCUIT MILLER & THE MIX www.biscuitmiller.com
DRINK SMALL www.myspace.com/drinksmallblues
LIGHTNIN' WELLS www.lightninwells.com
SHRIMP CITY SLIM www.shrimpcityslim.com
MAC ARNOLD & PLATE FULL O' BLUES www.macarnold.com
LUCKYMAN BEALL www.laurencebeall.com
WANDA JOHNSON www.wandaj.com
NORMAN TAYLOR www.reverbnation.com/normantaylormusic
MARSHALL BALLEW www.reverbnation.com/marshallballew
JUKE JOINT JOHNNY & BAD DREW BALDWIN www.myspace.com/jukeharp

There is something for everybody: acoustic/electric, traditional/contemporary, black/white, solo/duo/band, young/old...

Hope to see you there!

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