DarielB – Flying Under the Radar

From Gary Erwin-2008 Lowcountry Blues Bash

Posted in Music Stories by darielb on February 11, 2008


Blues fans:

The 10 day extravaganza known as the
18th annual SOUTHERN COMFORT LOWCOUNTRY BLUES BASH February 8-17, 2008
Historic metro Charleston, South Carolina
10 days, 23 venues, 48 acts, 90+ shows
continues this week through Sunday. We just had three epic days with mind-blowing performances from the likes of
STUDEBAKER JOHN & THE HAWKS
One of the best slide guitarists in the blues…doubles on fiery harp as well.
CREOLE ZYDECO FARMERS
Strictly ‘real deal’ traditional zydeco…joyous!
RICKEY GODFREY BLUES BAND with ANGEL RISSOFF
A revelation … Rickey is the best blues guitarist you’ve never heard of and Angel sings his ass off
DRINK SMALL
The Blues Doctor shows everyone how it’s done
SHARRIE WILLIAMS & THE WISE GUYS
Ultimate blues/gospel show-woman with incredible band…remarkable James Owens on guitar
ROBERT PAIGE & THE HOLY CITY SINNERS
Local band makes for a booty-shakin’ blues party
MATT WALSH
With partner Matt Hill, surprised a packed house at the Isle of Palms with heartfelt gutbucket blues
ROBERT LIGHTHOUSE
Great harp-in-the-rack and droning guitar…the ghost of Dr. Ross
lives through him and so many more. THIS WAS A GREAT START. But the BASH CONTINUES
THIS WEEK ALL OVER CHARLESTON.
Please come down.

(Photos: Top right, Blues guitarist Rickey Godfrey; middle left, Gary Erwin a.k.a. Shrimp City Slim sits in with the Rickey Godfrey Blues Band at J.B. Pivots on Feb. 8, 2008; bottom right, Angel Rissoff “sings his ass off.”)

The weather toward weekend should be 66-70 degrees F. and partly
sunny. Print your own brochure & check your choices at
http://www.bluesbash.com
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WANDA JOHNSON & SHRIMP CITY SLIM this week
at the SOUTHERN COMFORT LOWCOUNTRY BLUES BASH

New CD from Wanda: “Hold What You Got”
http://www.wandaj.com
http://www.shrimpcityslim.com
Listen & securely purchase: http://www.cdbaby.com/wandaj3

The first overseas review of the new CD is in (Blues & Rhythm,
UK)…Norman Darwen writes:
“The material is all original…all worthy of note, but most particularly the multi-layered lyrics of the different and broodingly intense blues “Riding Out This Love”. Wanda’s straight ahead blues singing is something of a rarity these days, as too is the band’s generally piano-led sound. This is another winner from this distinctive and individual singer!”

CASHBOX MAGAZINE REVIEW
Ben Franklin has also posted a nice review at
http://www.cashboxmagazine.com

SEE WANDA & SCS at these BLUES BASH gigs:

Tues Feb 12, 6-9 pm:
SHRIMP CITY SLIM solo at Mimi’s Creekside
(1241 Harborview Rd., Charleston, SC 29412)

Wed Feb 13, 6-9 pm:
WANDA JOHNSON & SCS duo at Mimi’s Creekside

Thurs Feb 14, noon-1 pm:
WANDA JOHNSON & SCS at the Public Library
(68 Calhoun St., Charleston, SC 29401) (with JEROME GRIFFIN,
bass/vocals; LAMONT GARNER, drums/vocals)

Thurs Feb 14, 4:45-5:15 pm:
WANDA on The Bridge 105.5 FM interview/music

Fri Feb 15, 10-11 am:
WANDA & SCS duo on “Lowcountry Live” TV
ABC News 4, Charleston

Fri Feb 15, 1-4 pm and 5-7 pm:
WANDA & SCS at the Mills House Hotel
(115 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401)
(with JEROME GRIFFIN, bass/vocals, LAMONT GARNER, drums/vocals, MIKE
“MR. BIG” KINCAID, sax)

Sat Feb 16, 1-5 pm:
WANDA & SCS at the Mills House Hotel
(same as above PLUS SILENT EDDIE PHILLIPS joins on guitar/vocals)

See you at the BLUES BASH!

Gary Erwin Organizer, SoCo LOWCOUNTRY BLUES BASH Founder, Lowcountry Blues Society (est. 1986) Charleston, South Carolina USA

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  1. Scarf It Up! said, on March 29, 2008 at 7:49 am

    Thanks for your comments on my Scarf It Up blog re: Sunset River Marketplace. I didn’t even know about the Creative Exchange, but I’ve found a link to it, and will try to attend. I appreciate your interest in my work.


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