Monday, February 15, 2010

New In Town....Welcome!

Blues star Shemekia Copeland enjoyed her first visit to Charleston.

"I didn't get to tour around but I'll be back. You're a great audience in a great city."

She belted out the Blues - including her hits "Never Going Back To Memphis" and "Who Stole My Radio?" - Saturday during the 1st annual Blues Festival onstage at the Charleston Music Hall.

Miss Copeland headlined a show of headliners including guitarist/singer Zac Harmon, Billy Gibson, harmonicia extraordinaire and Dan Wright & The New Beat.

The evening was presented by newcomer resident/concert promoter/Blues lover Steve Simon.

Steve gave a special salute to veteran local Bluesman Shrimp City Slim (aka Gary Erwin) who is in the midst of his successful 20th annual February Blues Bash.

Nice moment new guy.

Steve also announced his plan is to create a 2-day outdoor event later this year "when it's warmer."

The snowy night before, Jimbo Mathus came to town with his 4-piece backing band for a rollicking night at the Pour House.

That would be one PBR for the leader and 5 shots worth of great music and dancing.

Well, a PBR and a shot for the leader of the band.

(You know the on the photo for details. Thanks for visiting.)

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