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Another new video from European tour - June 11, 2011
Rafako theatre, Raciborz, Poland, May 20, 2011. Private concert for Rafako executives and guests. Rafako is one of Europe's top manufacturers of boilers.

New video from Krakow, May 28, 2011 (Bluesroads) - June 9, 2011

Two gigs left in Europe on this tour - June 3, 2011

TONIGHT Cafe Curioso in Heinsberg-Dremmen, Germany, tomorrow Sat June 4 at Tach! in Nettetal, Germany. Back at Mad River in Charleston, SC on Mon June 6 to run the Piccolo Spoleto blues show with Drink Small. See you then!

Solo tour of south Florida - May 30, 2011

First-ever: September 8-11, various venues. See "Calendar" for specifics.

European tour going great, May 18-June 5 - May 29, 2011

Thanks to Marek "Guitar Mark" Wojtowicz in Kuznia Raciborska, Poland and Bartek Starwiarz in Krakow, Poland for two great festival experiences. Now in Germany and working with my blues pal Professor Bottleneck...six more shows then home on Sunday June 5. Venues and dates at 'calendar'...come on down if you are in the neighborhood.

Busy April with two overseas guests - April 5, 2011

I will be working with Marcelo Ponce y Viviana Dallas (from Buenos Aires, Argentina) April 7-16 with gigs over our usual range (Pawleys Island and Florence in the north to Savannah in the south) and Professor Bottleneck (my pal in western Germany) April 17-29 (same range). See you somewhere along the route...please look at 'Calendar'. Here are their sites for info on the artists:

More Polish gigs falling in place - April 2, 2011

May 19 is the official start of the tour. Poland, Germany, Holland. See 'Calendar' for locations and dates.

21st Lowcountry Blues Bash is now history... - February 22, 2011

Thanks to our audience, artists, venues, and sponsors. What a great ride!

And yet another new video on Lamplight Radio - February 14, 2011

Wanda Johnson interview / Blues Bash performance - check it out: Nice! Thanks, Joe & Cody.

Another new video on The Lamplight Radio - February 1, 2011 - your source for South Carolina music and music news. Thanks to Joe & Cody Grammer for supporting the Lowcountry Blues Bash. Video recorded Jan 30, 2011.

New video: "The M Gallery Shuffle" - January 24, 2011

Recorded January 19, 2011 at The M Gallery of Fine Art, Broad Street, Charleston, SC : or check it out on the SCS myspace page.

Two weeks away from the 21st Lowcountry Blues Bash - January 22, 2011

...all over Charleston, SC. Click on and print your own free illustrated brochure.
17 days, 50 acts, 93 shows, 25 venues.

Blues Bash: Too much is not enough - December 29, 2010

We've decided to make the 21st annual Lowcountry Blues Bash SEVENTEEN DAYS long, Feb 3-19, to encompass SE Wildlife, too (as well as some other midweek shows after the "old" Blues Bash (Feb 3-13). Final tally is: 17 days, 25 venues, 50 acts, 93 shows. WOW! Hang in there...printable brochure avail real soon at

Goodbye, 2010; hello, 2011 - December 27, 2010

It was an action-packed year full of fun. Looking forward to 2011 - wishing everyone a great New Year!

21st annual Lowcountry Blues Bash - December 14, 2010

February 3-13, 2011 all over Charleston, SC / Line-up/schedule pretty much wrapped up and ready to place at in the next few days. Happy holidays, everyone!

LaMont Garner on tour with Melanie Fiona - November 29, 2010

Our former drummer (2007-2009) and friend Charles LaMont Garner has accepted a gig in the band of nouveau-R&B singer Melanie Fiona ( and is leaving for Europe this week (gigs in Bucharest, Zagreb, London, Switzerland). Nice, LG! Follow his progress on Facebook.

Chronicle of Taiwan/Manila trip now on-line - November 28, 2010

"Just Space Between Us" is the name of the article, which can be found on Tom Colvin's website

Back & planning - November 27, 2010

Taiwan & Manila were great - thanks to Tomcat Colvin, DC Rapier, and everyone for a great week in Asia. Working concertedly now on that diabolical mess called the Lowcountry Blues Bash (February 3-13, 2011, Charleston)...full details soon.

Taiwan Blues Bash #7 a beautiful time - November 20, 2010

Thanks to DC & Linda, Cedric & Cherry (In-Fine), Gordon & crew (Dream Community) and a wonderfully enthusiastic audience for a grand weekend in Taipei. Special thanks to Mick Kilgos for the great job on drums. I had a ball, y'all. Hope to see you sometime again soon in your part of the world.

To Tom Colvin and all of our Pinoy blues friends, I love Manila and thanks for your warm reception. Same sentiment...keep bluesin' and see you again asap.

Manila radio broadcast just added for Nov 17 - November 16, 2010

One hour radio interview live on DZRJ 810 AM in Manila, Philippines - airs 1) for East Coast USA, 2-3 am, Wed Nov 17 and 2) for Europe, 8-9 am, Nov 17. Go to and click on "DZRJ 810 Radyo Bandido" to hear live streaming.

Meeting Street Sheiks vids now up on YouTube - October 26, 2010

One of our guitarists, Fingers Fenneaux, has posted four videos of The Meeting Street Sheiks on YouTube (search the name of the band), recorded at the Julius Daniels Memorial Blues Festival, October 23, in Denmark, SC. Two JD numbers ("99 Years Blues", "Richmond Blues"), "See See Rider", and "Johnny's Breakdown". This is our new acoustic pre-war/trad blues project. Yes, that's Washboard Tony on the far right!

1st annual Julius Daniels Memorial Blues Festival was a blast! - October 24, 2010

Yesterday in Denmark, SC, honoring the first SC bluesman to record (1927), Julius Daniels, born (1902) in Denmark. Beverly Guitar Watkins, Hitman, Drink Small (who received a certiicate of recognition from Denmark Tech, where he studied barbering in 1953), Shrimp City Slim, and new acoustic pre-war guys The Meeting Street Sheiks. The community was very responsive and everyone had a ball. News coming soon on plans for 2011. Stay tuned!

Rickey Godfrey CD released - October 21, 2010

With "Allergic to Mink" as second track. Available at all the usual outlets.

Europe? - October 15, 2010

Solo and working with native bands.

Prospects in Holland and Germany for January, 2011.
Possible anchor date already in hand.

Prospects in France, Czech Republic, Germany, and Italy for May, 2011.

Any and all inquiries welcome.

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Radio interviews, workshops, club shows in Manila - October 15, 2010

Thanks to harmonica ace Tom "Tomcat" Colvin, I will be in Manila (Philippines) Nov 16-19 for a burst of gigs before the Taiwan Blues Bash. Looking forward to working with Tom again, an excellent harp player who sat in with the SCS band a few years ago at various venues in Charleston. Please view "Calendar Dates" for exact days/locations/times.
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