Sunday, June 18, 2017

South Carolina Blues focus on Blues Moon Radio 6/20/17

South Carolina Blues
will be the theme for most of
Blues Moon Radio on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Just returned from lovely Lancaster (in SC, it is pronounced LANK-uh-ster, fyi so you can be "in the know!") where the fine folks at the Native American Center, which is part of USC-L (full name University of South Carolina - Lancaster), invited me to come and do a roots music lecture on South Carolina Blues (the music and the book by the same name).

We had a full house of very interested and interesting people who know a whole lot about Blues and roots music, and it was fun to tell them a few things they might not have known -  all-in-all a room of A+ students whom I'd have been proud to have in my classes at USC-Columbia!

We covered some of the artists at the root of SC Blues; as well as those on the corridor between Charlotte and Aiken, which passes Lancaster itself. Two particular acts tied to Lancaster include the Zodiacs (fronted by Maurice Williams) and Ironing Board Sam.

Lancaster is a beautiful little Southern town with a historic Main Street that is pretty vibrant - aside from the amazing Native American Center, it has a craft beer venue, a Knit shop, a fantastic Vintage/Antique store and an upscale restaurant named Charley's. They're wrapping up their annual Ag and Arts Festival this weekend, which looked tempting enough to be worth a second drive up in a week! It's about an hour from Columbia, more or less, depending on where you jump on I-77.

The show will also feature our  Papa Jazz Records' Artist of the Month,   Howlin' Wolf.
Our artists of the week are made possible by Word of Mouth Productions:

June 20 - 
Lazy Lester (1933) 
Helen Humes (1913)

Because it is the 45th anniversary of Watergate and I've made much of my living as a journalist, I want to pay homage to those journalists who - then and now - work diligently and with integrity in order to research and present news and information to the public in a way that encourages our country's leaders to toe the line of our country's values with honesty and integrity. We hereby present "Too Much Water" by Coco Montoya. Here's a toast to Woodward, Bernstein and Bradlee of the Washington Post (video here).

Here's the main playlist - we'll also hear a couple of songs by Studebaker John who will be at the Greenwood festival (see last week's post FMI and links).

As always we thank our long-time underwriters, who help bring great music to the Midlands all year around, because we could not imagine our show without their input and support:  Papa Jazz Record Shoppe and Word of Mouth Productions. You can link to these orgs by clicking on the visuals...
This blog is 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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