Bundled For The Blues ....BRR
Low Country Blues Bash included a great blues act on the harbor last night.
The venue was listed as the Reel Bar at the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina.
Actually it was in a tented area BEHIND the bar. With plastic panels. And numerous gas heat lamps.
Well, yes, it WAS warmer than Chicago.
You could see the breath of the Frankie's Blues Mission trio. And the breath of the audience members.
A few weeks ago I started taking a look at Charleston restaurants and bars that had cozy fireplaces. Guess I better add those that have heat lamps too.
I'm not complaining. Not really.
It's the 21st Annual and each February, the weather is a gamble.
I salute Gary Erwin for producing this year after year and providing a GREAT festival each time.
I'll be toasty warm INSIDE the IOP Rec Center tonight 5:00-8:30 enjoying Gary (aka Shrimp City Slim) on keys and Miss Wanda Johnson,
followed by the Planet D Nonet.
Then to the nearby Morgan Street Grill for Freddie Vanderford/Brandon Turner and ending at Home Team BBQ on Sullivan's Island for Ten Foot Polecats from Boston.
Sunday it's back to the REC CENTER on IOP again 2:00-5:30.
This will be followed by a mad dash home for some pizza and commercials and the Super Bowl.
(Click on pics for more detail. Tell me about YOUR favorite place-with-fireplace and stop by again. Stay warm and dry.)