Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Party Animal.

Freshfield Village is on Johns Island, at the entrance to Kiawah.

It's also home of the 3rd annual American Music Celebration.

The organizer is well-known local Bluesman Shrimp City Slim (aka Gary Erwin) who slipped this in last Sunday before he and Wanda Johnson flew out Tuesday to Macau, China for a Blues gig.

It was a balmy day and a beautiful setting for some varied music.

The opener was funky string band The Wiyos, formerly out of Brooklyn but now scattered all around.

The talented "washboard swing" group comes back Thursday, October 23 for a FREE 7:00pm show at the Main Library on Calhoun Street.

It's always great when I can talk about a good show AND say it can be seen again very shortly.

The Nouveaux Honkies brought their roots-rock roadhouse sound up from Florida and a fiddle and group vocals were heard in the land.

Gary described them as "the crossroads between the honky-tonk and the juke joint."

Also on the program was Joey Gilmore and his "swamp soul" band and Studebaker John & The Hawks with their Chicago Blues distinctive sound.

Most of these performers probably will be back in February for Gary's 19th annual Blues Bash.

(As usual, click on the photo to enlarge for details.)

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At Thu Oct 09, 01:39:00 AM , Blogger TropiGal said...

Sounds and looks like a great fun way to be retired. I love the photos.


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