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Pee Dee Blues Bash, Florence, SC - August 4, 2009

First annual will be held November 5-8. Assembling artist roster, schedule NOW. Watch www.peedeebluesbash.com and www.myspace.com/peedeebluesbash for more details coming soon.

Poland/Czech tour...super! - August 3, 2009

And back home now, into the usual round of local and regional gigs...Mad River Bar & Grill, Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruise, Freshfields Village, etc. Thanks again to Andrzej Matysik and family (Delta Agency, Chorzow, Poland) for the great tour! I love all my family in Bydgoszcz and our fans in Poland and Czech Republic.

Carolina Downhome Blues Festival line-up complete - July 19, 2009

13th annual in Camden, SC October 1-3: Hilton Valentine (of The Animals), Lil Dave Thompson, "Southern Soul Extravaganza" with Barbara Carr, Roy Roberts, AJ Diggs; Daddy Mack Blues Band; many more. Watch www.bluesbash.com/camden to be updated for 2009 info.

Five gigs down...tour going great - July 19, 2009

We're in Warsaw, Poland tonight at the Lapidarium.
"Calendar" for itinerary.

Poland/Czech Republic tour with Wanda Johnson - June 24, 2009

Looking forward to 18 shows July 14-August 1. Blues Doctors (from Ostrow Wielkopolski) are our backing band again. Dates/locations/venues at "Calendar".

This video will make you want to book for the Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruise - June 15, 2009

Thanks to Joel Green from Tweet in the City...nice video piece from the June 11 cruise. We do this every two weeks on Charleston harbor. Check it out:

www.tweetinthecity.com/blog/interviews/charleston-harbor-tours-and-shrimp-city-slim/
Now appearing on YouTube!

Summer Sale on Shrimp City Slim CDs (and mp3s) @ CD Baby - June 11, 2009

Hey, it's summertime and we're running a big sale on all seven Shrimp City Slim CDs. Price per physical CD is knocked down to $9.98 ($6.98 for mp3), for a limited time only, at www.cdbaby.com Listen to tracks and order securely at this friendly website!
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"Blues in the Night" June 14 at Kiawah - June 7, 2009

SOLD OUT

Air date announced for "Army Wives" (with SCS song "Finally Home" from Wanda Johnson's first CD) - June 4, 2009

Hit TV show "Army Wives" episode #EP302 will air on the Lifetime channel on Sunday June 14, featuring "Finally Home" as (so we are told) "Roxy dances at the bar Viola took her to". Check it out at www.mylifetime.com/on-tv/shows/army-wives/music

Blues in the Night, June 14, at Kiawah almost SOLD OUT - June 2, 2009

Eddie Shaw & The Wolf Gang and Satan & Adam at the Rivercourse Club, Kiawah Island, Sun 6/14, 4-8 pm. There were 200 tickets that went on sale yesterday morning and 180 of them are already gone. An emergency 120 extra tickets have been added. When they're gone, they're gone. Don't delay: call and charge at 843 768 9166 / $25 per person, dinner and show; cash bar.

Piccolo Spoleto shows with Wanda big hit - May 24, 2009

Thanks to everyone who came out to A Dough Re Mi on Sat May 23 and Bowens Island today May 24 for the Wanda/Shrimp shows. We're very lucky to have you as our audience.

Great time at Artisphere - May 10, 2009

Today Sunday May 10...enjoyed the solo set. And thanks to Kym McKinnon for the flaming guitar and Kris Hyatt for shuffle-ready drumming. Wow - and a Thai food vendor AND beer truck next to the stage...thanks, Amanda! A classy festival.

5th annual Blues By the Sea was spectacular - May 10, 2009

Crystal-clear skies, heat, cold beer, hot BBQ and the finest blues available from Travis "Moonchild" Haddix (and his funky orchestra), Larry Garner (and his superb and kickin' band), Bill Lupkin, harp wizard (and his Chicago-perfect ensemble featuring brother Steve on stand-up bass), and Davis Coen & his trio (great new CD: "Magnolia Land" -- check it out!). If you are NOT on the our email list, please get on it by signing up herein. We will let you know for next time in case you missed. Thanks!

Some new gear - May 2, 2009

Trying the Yamaha P-85 digital piano. The used Roland FP that I bought used in late 2007 ($250 - paid for it on the first gig) (the piano, elec piano, and organ voices heard on Wanda Johnson's "Hold What You Got") is broken down and, due to limited tech services in this one-horse town, probably never to return - been eight weeks in a guy's shop). So better to move on. First performance on the Yamaha will be Pawleys Island tomorrow night with Drink Small or Mad River this Wed. Let me know what you think when you hear it. Gracias. FYI - still a Korg fan...using the Triton with bass/piano split for many of the band gigs.

France was great - April 27, 2009

Thanks to Dr Pickup for organizing a nice string of gigs around the Ile de France and thanks very much to Didier Tricard and the crew at the Hotel Meridien Etoile for five fabulous nights at the Jazz Club Lionel Hampton (with Wanda Johnson). And to our audiences, merci! Hope to see you again soon.

New MySpace page - April 6, 2009

www.myspace.com/bluesincharlestonsc incorporates SCS gigs PLUS some notable other happenings in/around Charleston, SC. Check it out!

Back to France April 16-26 - April 5, 2009

Doing a handful of dates with Dr. Pickup and also The Bluesmakers before joining Wanda Johnson and the band (Silent Eddie, guitar; LaMont, drums; LaVonta, bass) at the Hotel Meridien. See "Calendar" for specifics.

Blues Happy Hour returns to Charleston - March 28, 2009

Beginning Monday April 6, the Shrimp City Slim duo (with alternating members) will be doing a 'Blues Happy Hour', 4-7 pm at Mad River Bar & Grille (32-B N Market St., downtown Charleston, SC 29401) on MONDAYS and WEDNESDAYS. Cover charge is only $5.

Poland/Czech Republic tour dates now fixed - March 25, 2009

18 gigs in July/August with Wanda Johnson, backed by Blues Doctors (band from Ostrow Wielkopolski). Tour dates in the Calendar.

SCS/Wanda Johnson song to be used in TV show - March 18, 2009

Just confirmed: 'Finally Home'' (SCS composition), from Wanda Johnson's first CD', is going to be used in an upcoming episode of the hit TV show ''Army Wives'. We will post episode and date when known.

Return to China - March 14, 2009

We're back at MacauSoul (in Macau, SAR, China) this Thurs 19 through Sun 29. Juke Joint Johnny is joining us this time. Should be another amazing experience. Thanks again to David Hartung for the super photos!

RIP Mimi's Cafe - March 5, 2009

Wow, thinking of all the incredible gigs we had at Mimi's Cafe, 1241 Harborview Rd., Charleston (James Island). Bad enough that the Duffy sisters sold out at the end of 2008 to The Boathouse. Now tragedy: the building burned at 1 am this morning, less than three weeks since The Boathouse took over and went into business. I happened to drive by this afternoon, not aware of what happened last night, and was shocked to see the ruins of Mimi's with TV trucks hovering outside. Great memories; another legendary venue is gone.

Shrimp City Slim to play Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruises on Charleston Harbor - March 5, 2009

Check out the Calendar - every two weeks, starting April 30 through the summer & early fall. Great BBQ by Fiery Ron's Hometeam BBQ, hot blues with the SCS band.

Post-Courier review of Feb 14 Blues Bash concert - February 19, 2009

Devin Grant was there and dug it. Check out his review at
www.charleston.net/news/2009/Feb/19/erwin_wanda_johnson_shine_during_blues_b72158/

Work begins on new CD - February 19, 2009

Polishing up new songs & beginning rehearsals now for new CD release - later this year. Stay tuned for details.
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