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Cool new video on-line now of DieDra & Shrimp City Slim - February 8, 2010

Youtube - search "Diedra at the Blues Bash" and you will land on a six-minute video of our show on Friday Feb 5 at the Library. Thanks to Allen Vance.

20th annual Lowcountry Blues Bash going GREAT! - February 8, 2010 for all the gory details

20th annual Blues Bash in Charleston starts this Friday Feb 5 - February 1, 2010

and runs for twelve days (through Mardi Gras Feb 16)...go where you can when you can: (print your own brochure)!

Great article in Greenwood Index-Journal - January 18, 2010

Thanks very much to Joe Sitarz and Richard Whiting for the glowing review of Wanda Johnson & Shrimp City Slim January 9 at the Greenwood Community Theatre. Just so you know: Silent Eddie DOES play bass, too, but not with the band (he's our guitarist!). and click on Accent on Life

Re-run of Michael Feldman's "Whaddya Know?" (NPR, recorded in Clemson) - January 2, 2010

Thanks to Michael and the crew for re-running that show with Wanda Johnson & Shrimp City Slim. We recorded it at Clemson some months ago, re-run today nationally. Folks in Detroit and Arkansas (and elsewhere) have written to say they heard it. NICE.

Blues Bash: workin' with the ladies - December 27, 2009

We'll be doing shows with a number of talented female artists at this year's 20th annual Lowcountry Blues Bash: DieDra (Birmingham, AL) who has a song on the Top 20 Beach/Shag charts; Wanda Johnson (of course), "The New Voice of South Carolina soul & blues"; and the legendary Beverly Guitar Watkins from Atlanta (played guitar in the band of Piano Red in the early 1960s). for full sched/line-up updated momentarily.

Very happy holidays from Shrimp City Slim & the band! - December 21, 2009

Lots of love to our friends and fans on this holiday season. 2010 (aka the "New Year") holds hope & promise for us all. Take care and have a stressfree Christmas,
Shrimp, Eddie, Adam, Juke, and Chuck

Erwin Music gospel artist Tony & Company on tour in Italy this month - December 8, 2009

With Jerome Griffin (bass, vocals) back as Musical Director. Check out the dates at

What about this "1st annual Charleston Blues Festival"? - November 10, 2009

Folks have asked about the Steve Simon Presents show called "Charleston Blues Festival" which happens one night during our 20th annual Blues Bash upcoming in Charleston.

We have NOTHING to do with this show, but are putting it in the brochure/schedule as a courtesy. He is bringing in Shemekia Copeland, Zac Harmon, and Billy Gibson and charging $35 per ticket.

Our shows are either FREE or modest cover charges $3-15. Watch for Blues Bash finalized soon.

Pee Dee Blues Bash a big hit - November 10, 2009

Thanks to everyone (fans, artists, fellow organizers) who helped make the first annual PDBB a major success on all levels. 2010 will be bigger & better! More details soon.

TV interview & performance for Pee Dee Blues Bash - October 30, 2009

Check out the TV show we did ("Pee Dee Outlook" with Tom Kinard) recorded at Francis Marion University in Florence, SC, to promote the Pee Dee Blues Bash. That's me with Tom Kinard, Tom Marschel (Florence Chamber of Commerce), and Frank Love (First Bank). A song at beginning and end and lots of discussion in between about the fest. is where to find!

Erwin Music artist "Tony & Company" returns to Italy - October 24, 2009

Late Dec/early Jan tour of Italy, organized by Slang Music. (some dates already announced). NEWS: Jerome Griffin returns to the band on bass/music director. Friends will remember Jerome from the SCS band circa 1995-2000 and the last two Wanda Johnson albums.

Thanks to Devin Grant at the Charleston Post-Courier for complimenting the Blues Bash - October 22, 2009

"Music festivals...a few have endured, such as the excellent Lowcountry Blues Bash..."
Read more:

Roundhouse Blues & BBQ in Savannah - October 19, 2009

Always a great time. This year, Nov 13 Friday, we will be performing (with Juke Joint Johnny as leader) on a bill with Bob Margolin and Cyril Neville. Should be a throwdown.

13th annual Carolina Downhome Blues Fest & 4th annual American Music Celebrations were BIG successes - October 5, 2009

Thanks to everyone who turned up and enjoyed the music. Dates for 2010:
CDBF: Oct 7-9
AMC: Oct 3

Dr Pickup touring going great - September 28, 2009

We had a blast yesterday, doing our interlude between sets by legendary hippie rocker Jesse Colin Young, at Green Fair in Charleston. Stormed up to Pawleys Island Tavern to do the 8pm-midnight show. Good time with lots of Solid Gold Dancers. The fun continues this week Mon-Wed here in Charleston before heading to Camden for the 13th annual Downhome Blues Fest. You should be there!

Pee Dee Blues Bash website is up & running - September 26, 2009

This will be fun:

Dr Pickup (guitar) - September 22, 2009

Dr Pickup arrives today from Paris and we are off & running for two weeks-plus of gigs. for more info on this vivacious European bluesman.

LaMont Garner (drums) - September 22, 2009

The SCS band has existed in the Charleston area since 1985; we've had lots of personnel changes down through the years. In case you haven't seen LaMont Garner on drums with us lately, it is because he scored a gig playing six weeks with an R&B band in...(hold on)...Addis Ababa, Ethiopia @ the Sheraton Hotel. We just heard from him and he is safe & sound. An amazing experience! and couldn't happen to a nicer guy. His myspace page is (which he will probably update with progress reports from Addis). Wow!
"Rockin' Adam" Parrott has signed on as our semi-fulltime drummer with substitutions by John "Turbo" Etheridge and Jerome Griffin.

Sharing the stage with Jesse Colin Young - September 17, 2009

Just booked: a mini-set by SCS & Dr Pickup, 450-510pm at Marion Sq, downtown Charleston, in between sets by legendary hippie rocker Jesse Colin Young ("Let's Get Together") @ Green Fair (eco fair)

1st annual Pee Dee Blues Bash - September 17, 2009

Nov 5-8, Florence, SC. Another of our fun blues club crawls, FREE, 11 venues, featuring Charlie Sayles, Veronika Jackson, Daddy Mack Blues Band, Matt Walsh Band, Studebaker John & the Hawks, Shrimp City Slim, Cotton Blue, many more. should be up & running this next week. Check back and make your travel plans now!

Carolina Downhome Blues Festival #13 website now updated - September 3, 2009

Oct 1-3 Camden, SC
Pls check out for full sched/artists etc.

New hours for 'Blues Happy Hours" - August 25, 2009

Summer is ending and autumn is almost here, so we are changing our blues happy hours
FROM 4-7 pm TO 5-8 pm
at Mad River Bar & Grill
32 N Market St., downtown Charleston. 843 723 0032. Great food, super prices.
No cover for live blues.

Noted jazz/blues author Jack McCray profiles Chucktown blues scene in daily newspaper - August 22, 2009

Beautiful article by Jack in Thurs Aug 20 edition of Charleston Post & Courier.  Check it out at:

Check out Jack's book "Charleston Jazz" (Arcadia Press).

Chuck "The Cat" to play harp at SCS gigs - August 5, 2009

Chuck "The Cat" Morris, harmonica master and regular member of the SCS band circa 1998-2004, will emerge from semi-retirement to do a seriies of happy hour shows with SCS at Mad River Bar & Grill (32 N. Market St., downtown Charleston, SC 29401, 843 723 0032) through October.

  Shows are 4-7 pm and there is no cover. We will certainly be revisiting some of the classics by John Lee Williamson, Slim Harpo, Little Walter, and Walter Horton. See you there!

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