Monday, September 30, 2013

Blues Moon Radio Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013

One of the best Blues weekends of the year is almost here in the Midlands of South Carolina!

Bluesman John Primer to appear in Camden Oct. 5, 2013
John Primer's guitar artistry dazzles.
Jim Kweskin to appear in Camden Oct 5, 2013
Jim Kweskin (above) will appear with Geoff Muldaur
and reprise their musical partnership in the Jim Kweskin
Jug Band in its 50th anniversary year.

In anticipation of this weekend's fantastic Blues events, we are featuring many of the acts that will be appearing around the area, with special emphasis on the Carolina DownHome Blues Festival and McKissick Museum.

Camden, S.C. is the home of the 17th Annual Carolina Downhome Blues Festival, a three-day event sponsored by the fine folks at the Kershaw County Fine Arts Council that features dozens of venues and Blues artists from around the world - pay one price per night (or get a discount for weekend passes) and see as many artists as you like. Lineup and event information:

Tune into Blues Moon Radio for a chance to win pairs of passes to the event!

Blues Moon Radio playlist for October 1, 2013
Blues Moon Radio pre-festival playlist

Tuesday's Blues Moon Radio will feature many of the artists appearing in the Midlands this Thursday through Sunday. 

At left is the start of a playlist - and contains much of what you will be listening to...with a few surprises yet to be announced! Columbia-area listeners can tune in through radio at 90.5 or HD-1 Columbia. The show runs from 6-8 p.m. on WUSC-FM (streaming globally). Catch the stream early at and follow the links (LISTEN) at the top of the playlist to the right of the Web page.


Mill Billy Blues at McKissick for their Folk Life Series:

Mill Billy Blues to appear at USC's McKissick Museum Oct. 3

Mill Billy Blues features Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award winner, Freddie Vanderford on harmonica and vocals, and the artful guitar work of Brandon Turner and Shane Pruitt.

In Columbia, S.C., at the University of South Carolina's McKissick Museum will be Mill Billy Blues on Thursday, Oct. 3.  For more information about this free show, contact McKissick at:
Phone:(803) 777-7251
Address: 816 Bull St, Columbia, SC 29208 (at the top of the Horseshoe)

Or just come to the show around 6 or 7 p.m. For more information about the band, or to purchase their music go to CDBABY or Mill Billy Blues on Facebook.

"One of Blues Moon Radio's longest and most consistent favorite sons is Freddie Vanderford. From the first time BMR interviewed his early 90s band, The Shades, Blues Moon Radio has been captivated by every project Vanderford has done. Vanderford and Turner have been frequent musical guest artists in USC classes, including those taught by radio host and professor Clair DeLune, such as Blues History and Music of the Carolinas. Powerful, gritty and emotional, but with a sense of fun and celebration... ...that's what their music embodies. It's real. It's authentic. It's incredibly good."

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