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Three more shows on the Wanda tour - March 22, 2012

Tonight: Sumperk, Czech Republic (double bill with Rosie Ledet), tomorrow: Bratislawa, Slovakia (Living Blues Festival), Sunday: Klub Bogart in Gomunice, Poland. Professor Bottleneck and Harmonica Frank arrive Charleston on Thurs March 30 and off we go for an 8-day tour on our side of the Pond! Blues on...

Tour going great..."Blue Monday" to start at Med Bistro on April 2! - March 15, 2012

Fantastic show last night with Wanda Johnson, Silent Eddie Phillips, and Charles "Big Daddy G" LaMont at The Blue Note in Poznan (PL). Onward today to the Blues Club in Gdynia up on the Baltic Sea. Tour going great.

A new solo "Blue Monday" begins Monday, April 2 at Med Bistro in South Windermere. Enjoy beautiful bistro cuisine and a lengthy wine list while I tickle some piano blues for you from 7-10 pm. Looking forward to this great gig in a fine restaurant/bar!

First show of the tour is tonight in Krakow - March 9, 2012

Mile Stone Jazz Club in the Hotel Qubus, 21h.

A couple more local gigs and then off to eastern Europe with Wanda Johnson - February 26, 2012

Fri March 2 band at Brick House Kitchen (Charleston, SC) and Sat March 3 solo gig at Med Bistro. Then sixteen gigs in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany w/Wanda Johnson & American band (Silent Eddie Phillips, guitar; LaMont Garner, drums).

Bash winding down - February 19, 2012

Two more daze left...amazing. Thanks to everyone for your participation. What a great time!

22nd annual Lowcountry Blues Bash...size DOES matter! - January 31, 2012

14 days, 59 acts, up to 26 venues and now 102 shows. is the website where you can easily print your own brochure (two pages - full details). February 8-21 Charleston, SC.

One more gig, one more country on Wanda tour - January 21, 2012

March 22 we will be at the Kieselstein in Chemnitz, Germany.

Backing up various artists at the 22nd annual Lowcountry Blues Bash - January 17, 2012

Swamp Pop Shelly (Feb 15; 2 shows); John Primer (Feb 17-18); Joey Gilmore (Feb 21); Wanda Johnson (Feb 21). for all festival details.

SCS composition/Wanda track on new Polish compilation CD - January 8, 2012

Twoj Blues, Poland's award-winning blues magazine, has chosen "Give Your Face a Rest" (from Wanda Johnson's "Hold What You Got" album) for inclusion on an upcoming subscribers-only CD compilation of modern blues tracks, to be given away with its spring 2012 issue. A few hundred more copies of the CD will be distributed among eastern Euro media types. "Face", penned by SCS, suggests another way to 'shut yo' mouth'. Transcends language barriers! Dziekuje bardzo, Twoj Blues!

Swamp Pop Shelly - new artist working with SCS - January 5, 2012

We met "Swamp Pop Shelly" Warters at Steve & Gayle's party in November, 2011. A native of Rayne, Louisiana, she has an innate understanding of old-time swamp pop and Cajun bayou rock 'n' roll. Things clicked when she sat in with the band that afternoon...starting to do some gigs together. February 4, 15 for starters.

Blues Bash brochure now on line! - December 30, 2011

Go for it - print your own at

22nd annual Lowcountry Blues Bash is the biggest yet - December 26, 2011

February 8-21, 2012 in Charleston, SC. Clocking in at 14 days, 60 acts, 23 venues, 96 shows, this is a doozie. soon updated with a brochure you can print yourself. Stay tuned, book hotel now!

SCS on new Professor Bottleneck CD - December 13, 2011

Our friend Professor Bottleneck (aka Rolf Heimann, Schwalmtal, Germany) has just released his new CD "Slide Rules", which features SCS on piano on five tracks. The piano tracks were laid down on a four-track digital recorded in the Professor's dining room and later mixed with the rest of the band (Prof on slide guitars and vocals; Harmonica Frank Born and a great rhythm section - Rado and Ronald). A great set of songs! Get a copy when Prof & Frank visit SC/GA March-April 2012. Full sched of shows t.b.a.

Next European tour is March 8-25, 2012 - November 28, 2011

SCS and Wanda Johnson (with guitarist Silent Eddie Phillips and drummer LaMont Garner) embark on a 16-gig tour of Poland, Czech Republic, and Slovakia in March 2012. Fourteen shows are confirmed with several more to tumble in. Some SCS solo gigs might be attached to the front end of the tour (in Germany or France). More info coming...

Working with Wanda Johnson on the SC coast this weekend - November 15, 2011

Fri Nov 18, "Music to Your Mouth" at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, SC; Sat Nov 19, Harbor Cruise, Charleston, SC. See "Calendar" for links.

Big fun in Sittard (NL); tour off to a great start - October 22, 2011

We had a ball last night at Cafe Mustang Sally in Sittard, Holland. Thanks to Miriam and Reno and their wild crowd for making the opening gig of our tour such a fun one. Woo hoo! You Dutch people are super.

Euro tour October 20-November 4 - October 11, 2011

Looking forward to returning to Europe. Three shows in Holland (with Professor Bottleneck), five solo shows in Poland, three shows in Paris area w/ Dr Pickup). Please visit "Calendar" for specifics.

Dr. Pickup tour has begun! - September 22, 2011

First show last night at Southern Seasons Grill was a blast...19 more to go. Check out what Shrimp & the good Doctor are doing at 'Calendar'. Hope to see you at a show or two...

"Highway 77: Lowcountry Blues Live (Vol. 2)" now avail for download! - September 8, 2011 Check out the new live CD just released!

New live CD - August 15, 2011

It took eleven years, but here it comes: "Highway 77: Lowcountry Blues Live (Volume 2)" coming out on CD Baby in the next few days - digital downloads ONLY. Recorded at The Double Door in Charlotte, December 3, 2000, this is a wild & rockin' session with the road band du jour. Coming back from PA and VA, this was our last gig on the trip. Rockin' Jimmy Fenno, drums/vocals; Chuck The Cat Morris, harp/vocals; SCS keys (the old Korg 61-key job - split for bass!) and the ultra-versatile Mookie Brill who rips it up on guitar. Mostly covers but rambunctious as hell (it's the Charlotte Blues Society's Christmas party of that year)...a fun set that clocks in over 69 minutes. Watch for it shortly. I think you will like it if you've ever spent an evening with us in a club... :)

More new venues... - August 11, 2011

Cajun Kountry Kitchen Cafe, 1382B Remount Rd., North Charleston, SC /!/cajunkountry (the only Cajun/Creole restaurant in metro Charleston); Southern Seasons Grill (214 N. Cedar St., Summerville, SC) - awesome food prepared on the grill and blues on the patio!

Variety of gigs makes summer interesting - July 27, 2011

Enjoying very much the blues/BBQ cruises with the band on the "Carolina Belle" every Thursday, plus solo gigs like the Hardeeville Farmers Market, Dunleavy's, and Mama Rue's. Variety is the spice of life! Still trying to get time to put together a new CD or two...soon come.

11th annual Greenwood Blues Cruise was a roaring success! - July 10, 2011

So much great music, BBQ, hot weather and just the right touch of rain...this was a weekend to remember. Dates for 2012 will be Thurs-Sat July 12-14. If you like small-town Southern culture and hospitality and unforgettable blues music, this is the perfect weekend holiday for you. Lots of motels/b&bs etc to choose from. See you next year!

11th annual Greenwood Blues Cruise next week July 7-9 - June 28, 2011

One of our favorite annual events takes place next week in Greenwood, SC., all FREE! Please visit for details. Juicy line-up, intimate venues.

another European trip in October - June 21, 2011

Plans now call for Oct 19-23 in Germany/Holland and then onto Poland for a couple of one-off dates and then Bydgoszcz Blues & Folk Festival, Oct 28-29 in Bydgoszcz (my grandfather's hometown - 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of his emigration to America!). Finishing up with a couple of gigs in Paris. Dates being added now.
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