Sunday, February 19, 2017

Celebrating our co-host Rocky's anniversary and Mardi Gras in Columbia Feb. 21, 2017

Rockin' with Rocky Dawg
and Mardi Gras Columbia

on Blues Moon Radio Feb. 21, 2017

We've got some great music tonight - Rockin' those Blues in honor of our fabulous and inspirational canine co-host, RockyDawg Blues Defender.

However, we will kick off the show with a short interview with country artists, Greg Payne and the Piedmont Boys from the Upcountry of South Carolina and share a cut from their newest CD (check out the previous post for more info and links to GPandPB reviews and web pages). They are playing at the Music Farm on Friday, Feb. 24th; with Danielle Howle opening.

In the second hour, we'll have a live in-studio interview with Tom Hall and Kipp Shives, who will tell us all the exciting news about this Saturday's all-day four-stage free concert event. Blues Moon Radio's "Artist of the Millennium," Drink Small will be playing so we'll air a cut from one of his earliest LPs.

Don't miss a minute of the show, and we hope to see you at the Music Farm and at City Roots for Columbia's Mardi Gras!

Happy anniversary to Rocky, and lots of treaties for all the hard work - he is Blues Moon Radio's CHO (Chief Happiness Officer) and deserves all the pats on the head we can muster... xoxo

Here's our musical tribute:
As always, we're happy to point out our recommendations for entertainment locally:
Friday, Feb. 24: Greg Payne and the Piedmont Boys at the Music Farm with Danielle Howle opening.
Saturday, Feb. 25: Columbia Mardi Gras - City Roots near Owens Airport in the Rosewood neighborhood. Free. Family friendly. Four stages, all day.
And please remember that gift giving is easy for your music lovers - has all your music needs and a few first-edition signed copies of my photographic essay, South Carolina Blues. If they sell out, or you live far away, you can find it at

An art poster (11x/17) of the front cover of "South Carolina Blues" is available for sale by your host, Clair DeLune.

 Copies of the book, South Carolina Blues are available from the publisher, and wherever books are sold - in Columbia, signed copies are available from our favorite record shop, Papa Jazz on Greene Street for the cover price of $22 plus tax. And, as always, mail order signed first-editions are available from the author directly by sending a check or money order for $28 dollars to Clair DeLune at POB 5591 Columbia, SC, 29250; which includes price of book, tax and $4 S/H. Please indicate to whom you would like the book inscribed (please print clearly). A perfect gift for any Sandlapper, or music or history buff - or all three!

The print is available for $25, including postage and handling in the continental U.S.
 See you on the air - - then click LISTEN
Clair DeLune and RawkyDawg, Blues Defender

As always we thank our underwriters, who help bring great music to the Midlands, because we could not imagine our show without their input and support:  Papa Jazz Record Shoppe; California Republic Stand Up Paddleboards in Leesville near Lake Murray (closed for the season); and Word of Mouth Productions. You can link to these orgs by clicking on the visuals...
This blog is also brought to you  in part by:

South Carolina Blues
500 years of roots and blues music history in S.C.
Clair DeLune
on Arcadia Publishing

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