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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.

Thanks.
Best email: emusic@mindspring.com

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.

West Coast harp ace sits in with SCS - October 13, 2010

Nice seeing/hearing Phil Berkowitz (from San Francisco) who sat in with us at Pawleys Island Tavern Oct 3 and Carolina Downhome Blues Fest Oct 7. www.philberkowitz.com

Rickey Godfrey covers "Allergic to Mink" - September 25, 2010

The SCS song "Allergic to Mink" (first recorded on Wanda Johnson's 2008 CD 'Hold What You Got') will get a fresh cover by Mr.Rickey Godfrey on his new "Nasty Man" CD, due out in October/November. Watch your regular outlets for the release.

Taiwan Blues Bash - September 25, 2010

NOT at Brown Street this Friday - September 23, 2010

Upstate SC fans: We are NOT at Brown Street this Friday, no matter what their FB and website says. They never confirmed and never contracted Wanda and SCS. If you go, sorry for the inconvenience...NOT our doing.

Three shows with Beverly Guitar Watkins in October - September 21, 2010

Fri Oct 22: Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruise (Charleston, SC); Sat Oct 23 Julius Daniels Memorial Blues Festival (Denmark, SC); Sun Oct 24: Mad River Bar & Grille (Charleston, SC). Rockin'!

Another SCS song about to be covered - August 30, 2010

Super singer/guitarist/keyboardist Rickey Godfrey (originally from Upstate SC but now living in Nashville) is covering "Allergic to Mink" on his new blues CD "Nasty Man" due out this fall. We heard the first tracking...some altered lyrics (it's a gender thing) and a switched-up groove (straight-ahead, not shuffle)...cool stuff! Thanks, Rickey!

Looking forward to Dr. Pickup tour - August 21, 2010

Our French blues friend, Dr. Pickup (guitar/vocal), returns to the Carolinas for a tour September 27-October 10. He will be playing duo and band gigs with SCS, plus working as special guest with Miss Wanda Johnson. The schedule is viewable at www.drpickup.com

MOJA Festival schedule/ticket info now on line! - August 20, 2010

www.mojafestival.com has full details of our "Blues With a Feeling" series featuring Wanda Johnson, Shrimp City Slim & Dr Pickup. Check it out: Sept 27-29 and October 1 at Mad River Bar & Grille, downtown Charleston SC

Thanks to the Pocono Blues Festival - July 26, 2010

...for hosting us & Wanda Johnson at this past weekend's 19th annual. Both of our shows (noon on the Main Stage, 8 pm in the tent) on Saturday were well-received & we sold a lot of CDs. Thanks, everyone! We had the thrill of meeting Smoky Robinson on our ATL/PHL flight and Mavis Staples at our hotel. What a great event and it was a pleasure to be a part of it. Thanks to Michael Cloeren, impresario, and his excellent staff!

"New" Shrimp City Slim song now avail for download at CD Baby - July 13, 2010

"Gabriella" featuring vocal by Jerome Griffin and acoustic guitar by SCS, recorded late 2007 (during sessions w/Wanda Johnson)...an ode to a lost friend.
www.cdbaby.com/shrimpcityslim8

Blues & BBQ Cruises into overdrive - July 6, 2010

Our next cruise in Charleston, SC harbor is July 22 and we will do EVERY Thursday through end of August. Back to every-other-two-weeks after that until Oct 28. Talk about A GOOD TIME!
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Tour wrapped, now onto other projects - July 2, 2010

Thanks to Professor Bottleneck, Didier Tricard, and Dr. Pickup for a wonderful Euro tour. 19 gigs in 21 days...a lot of fun and good memories. Next trip being planned now.

Nice on-line review of Brunssum (Holland) gig - June 19, 2010

Thanks to Harm for the positive review and pics:
www.bluesrockpagina.nl

Five gigs with Professor Bottleneck and now in Paris - June 16, 2010

Thanks again to Professor Bottleneck (with Wim Geraets, bass, and Ben Paulssen, drums) for a handful of fun gigs in Germany and Holland. Now in Paris for five nights with Wanda Johnson and our SC-based band at the Hotel Meridien Etoile. Next week, I will do 10 shows with Dr Pickup based here in Ile de France...hope to see you at a show or two, merci.

European tour starts Wednesday June 9 - June 7, 2010

Getting off the plane in Dusseldorf Wednesday morning and heading right to "Blues in the Schools" session...19 gigs in 21 days, Holland, Germany, France. See you there!

Piccolo Spoleto blues series (Early Bird AND cruises) going great! - May 31, 2010

Come on out and enjoy the shows...happy hours at Mad River Bar & Grille on Market St, and four bodacious blues harbor cruises.
www.piccolospoleto.com for all info & on-line ticketing.

SCS on Pandora - May 16, 2010

Another way to listen to our music...Pandora, the website that enables you to create your own "radio station". Three SCS albums ("Highway 17", "Blue Palmetto", and "Gone With the Wind") are now installed at www.pandora.com/music/artist/Shrimp+City+Slim

6th annual Blues By the Sea: a spectacular day - May 9, 2010

Perfect weather, record attendance, and three volcanic performances (Shane Pruitt, Skyla Burrell, then legendary Bobby Parker) made yesterday May 8 at Freshfields Village, Kiawah Island, SC, truly a day to remember. Thanks to the Kiawah Island Accommodations Tax committee. Coming to the Charleston area?...consider spending your weekend on Kiawah. Nice!

Beach/shag/blue-eyed soul legends cover SCS song - May 6, 2010

The Mike Tronco Band (Mike was/is lead singer of legendary SC band "The Sensational Epics" - in biz since 1963; they cut the first version of "Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy" well before The Tams) has done a bang-up interpretation of "Good Good Love" (from SCS's 1998 CD "I Work Nights") and will release it on their new album. Thank you, sir!

At last: Big Boy Henry and Lightnin' Bug Rhodes...downloads available! - May 2, 2010

In 1989, we had the pleasure of releasing "Where Is My Friend?" by the legendary Walter "Lightnin' Bug" Rhodes. Digital downloads finally available at
www.cdbaby.com/cd/walterrhodes
Ditto 1993's epic recording "Carolina Blues Jam" by Big Boy Henry & Friends (...friends included Chicago Bob Nelson, Dave Peabody, Sandra Hall etc):
www.cdbaby.com/cd/bbhenry
Two great Carolina blues albums back in (digital) circulation!

2nd annual Pee Dee a hit! - April 26, 2010

Thanks to everyone (audience, artists, organizers) who made our 2nd annual Pee Dee Blues Bash, April 23-24, Florence, SC such a big success. Brilliant performances from a host of int'l and homegrown USA artists - a few weather issues on Saturday morning - but WONDERFUL!

Mark your calendar for next year: April 8-9, 2011. We will also have some BIG news about two blues stages at the SC Pecan Festival, November 6, Florence, SC. The blues is alive in the Pee Dee!
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