Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Drink Small celebrates turning 80; to appear on Blues Moon Radio

So excited to have the opportunity to host a very special guest tonight celebrating a very special event!

Drink Small, who has been introduced by long-time Blues promoter, Gary Erwin, as:

Sunday, January 27
WHERE: 145 Club, Winnsboro, SC (Midlands)
WHEN: Starts at 4:30 p.m. and carries on till whenever.
WHO: The man himself will be there with help from MARV WARD, DOUG ALLEN, and a huge host of other friends, students, admirers helping jam it out.
HOW MUCH: $10 minimum admission with all funds going to DRINK SMALL.
WHO IS DRINK SMALL? He's "The Blues Doctor". Born in 1933 in Bishopville, SC, DRINK SMALL has been a professional musician (blues & much more) since his youth. His earliest recordings date from 1956 with The Spiritualaires of Columbia, SC (gospel).
His first blues record was in 1959 on Sharp Records (Savoy subsidiary) with subsequent blues releases on Southland, Erwin Music, Ichiban, Mapleshade, Musicmaker, and of course his own label Bishopville Records.
He has played all the major festivals (Chicago, NOLA Jazz & Heritage, Lowcountry Blues Bash, Lincoln Center, The Apollo, etc. etc.) and played every honky-tonk and juke joint from Manning to Memphis.
We describe him as "holy-roller blues troublemaker blessed with the world's great basso-profundo voice and a double-threat on razorwire guitar and barrelhouse piano). DRINK SMALL is South Carolina's blues patron saint and the last of his kind." And all of us blues players in the region have learned from him.

Yes, the man himself will be on the air tonight with Clair DeLune and Doug Allen.

Freddie Vanderford, Drink Small & Doug Allen

He will spend the afternoon at a birthday party with students at USC who are enrolled in Music of the Carolinas, through the Institute of Southern Studies (humanities course).

We'll post a playlist that we'll pull from, but with stories flying and merriment abounding, we might not fit them all in.

Tune in and catch it... and if you have a birthday wish or gift you'd like to send Drink for his birthday or recent wedding to the beautiful Andreana, please send to Drink Small, care of Blues Moon Radio: POB 5591 Columbia SC 29250... let's make his 80th special!

Thanks for letting us share this event with you!
Clair DeLune, Blues Moon Radio and WUSC-FM

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