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Rickey Godfrey, Tommy Black at Papa’s Pizza

Posted in Live Performance Previews/Reviews by darielb on April 17, 2009

Papa’s Pizza In Little River, S.C. To Offer Live Entertainment April  23 – 25

Rickey Godfrey.

Rickey Godfrey.

NOTE: CHANGE TO SCHEDULE. I’ve just heard that one of the guys in Tommy’s trio has some sort of medical issue – in his family, maybe – and Tommy Black has to reschedule his appearance at Papa’s. The gig is still up on Papa’s website, though. So, either way, call before you make other plans for Thursday night.  Rickey is still on for Friday night and Saturday afternoon. DB Apr. 21, 2009. 11.56 p.m.

Papa’s Pizza, Wings & Things, located in the Lowes Food Shopping Center in Little River, S.C., will offer live entertainment on Thursday, April 23 through Saturday, April 25. Local beach artist Tommy Black will perform with his Tommy Black and Blooz trio on Thursday evening from 8 – 11 p.m. Nashville blues singer/guitarist Rickey Godfrey is set for Friday night, 8 – 11 p.m. and again Saturday afternoon, 2 – 5 p.m.

The popular local eatery has scheduled the performers to coincide with 10-day S.O.S. Spring Safari, the annual celebration of shag dancers and beach music lovers, which begins officially Friday, April 17 and runs through Sunday April 26 in the Ocean Drive section of North Myrtle Beach.
This is the first time vocalist Tommy Black will appear at Papa’s Pizza. A prolific songwriter, he penned and performed “Shadow Shaggin’,” which earned him a 2008 CBMA award for Best Smoothie. Other hits for the Fayetteville, N.C. native include “Sabrina” and “Lalita.” Recent releases include a cover of “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” and  “Unbreak My Heart” from the singer’s newest CD, Shadow Shaggin’ and the Ones We Miss.

For Rickey Godfrey, this is a return appearance to Papa’s.  He is well known at the beach for hits like “Can’t Change My Heart,” the number one song in beach music for some 13 months from Soul Sensations, his 2004 CBMA award-winning album and single; “If Ten’ll Kill Me You Can Give Me Nine” and “Once In a Lifetime Love,” the title track from the 2006 Group Album of the Year. His brand new soul single, “Help Yourself To Me” has debuted on Beach Music 45 at number 30 and is climbing the charts now. Back in Nashville, he has been honored as a Music City Blues Society nominee for both guitarist and keyboard player of the year.

Papa’s Pizza, Wings & Things is a homey, comfortable, welcoming restaurant that serves a range of mid-priced pizzas, calzones, salads, pastas, wings and more. Signature dishes include the Phab-U-Lous Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich, Homemade Vegetable Beef Soup and a Kitchen Sink salad, chock full of mixed greens, grilled chicken, crumbled bleu cheese, dried cranberries, walnuts, red onion and more, served with a range of homemade dressings.

Tommy Black

Tommy Black

Papa’s Pizza is located at 111 Pavilion Drive, in the Lowes Food Shopping Plaza in Little River, S.C.  on the road to Calabash, N.C.  For more information, call 843-249-3663 from S.C. and 910-575-7900 from N.C.
For more information about the musicians, visit their websites:
Tommy Black: www.tommyblackandblooz.com
Rickey Godfrey: www.myspace.com/therickeygodfreyband

In recent months, Papa’s Pizza has offered customers a range of entertainers including R&B group, Sammy O’Banion & Mardi Gras, soul-blues guitarist/singer Rickey Godfrey,  singer Gary Lowder and singer/DJ Gary Brown. You can keep up with the restaurant’s future events at their website or on MySpace.


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