Friday, February 3, 2017

Chairs and Tables and Hammers and Nails on Tuesday 2/7/17 Blues Moon Radio show

Special guests on Blues Moon Radio on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 include traditional South Carolina furniture makers and Laura Green, Folklife director at the University of South Carolina's McKissick Museum and South Carolina Arts Commission.

We'll play some songs about the subject and learn about the craftsmanship of artisans who create handmade, one-of-a-kind artifact furniture that is featured in McKissick Museum's year-long exhibit that kicked off in September as part of their annual FolkFabulous celebration.

Tune in from 6-7 p.m. to hear stories about this time-honored craft, and stay for the rest of the show, which will highlight some of the best songs about furniture for your listening pleasure.

Our Word of Mouth Productions artist of the week is Davis Coen, (featured in South Carolina Blues by Clair DeLune) from Charleston, who is now a world-renowned roots and blues performer based in Memphis.

From his bio at
"Coen has been touring the U.S. since his teens, either as a solo guitar and vocal act, or commonly accompanied by bass and drums configuration. He most commonly appears at clubs, bars, and festivals throughout the Southeast and mid-south; of recent note, twice billing at the historic King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, Arkansas. He has also enjoyed a dozen tours of Europe, promoting nine album releases. He has shared a bill or opened for many of the classic blues artists who influenced his music; including James Cotton, Junior Wells, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Koko Taylor, Big Jack Johnson, T-Model Ford, and David “Honeyboy” Edwards."

See him whenever you get a chance - in the meantime, we're always happy to point out our recommendations for entertainment locally:

Parker Connor - Friday Feb. 10

Blue Moon Concert Series - Final concert 
 Harpeth Rising – from Nashville – Saturday Feb. 18th
The above are part of the Blue Moon Concert series at the UU Coffeehouse, 2701 Heyward, Columbia, SC; at the corner of Heyward and Woodrow in the heart of ShandonUnitarian Universalist Congregation, 2701 Heyward, Columbia, SC. Tickets are $20. Reserve your tickets through the UU Hotline, (803) 200-2824. Doors open at 7:00, show starts at 8:00.. Reserve your tickets through the UU Hotline, (803) 200-2824. Doors open at 7:00, shows at 8:00. 
 Tickets and info for those are available via Facebook:

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...
Blue Moon Concerts
This blog is brought to you  in part by:
South Carolina Blues:
500 years of roots and blues music history in S.C.
by Clair DeLune
on Arcadia Publishing

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