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Holiday Parade of Boats cruise is sold-out - December 5, 2016

Saturday, December 10, Sorry, folks, we just heard. But join us for the 2017 blues & bbq cruise season 2017, beginning March 23. Tickets at

Charleston City Paper support for new CD - November 29, 2016

"Tidal Pool" now on-line - November 25, 2016

Listen, download, purchase hard-copy CDs at Thanks!

Mexico again! - November 21, 2016

Sat Feb 4 at the new Ruta 61 and Sun Feb 5 at New Orleans Jazz Bar (San Angel) both in the heart of Mexico City. More details soon.

"Tidal Pool" is here - November 19, 2016

The new solo CD is in! Available at gigs and will be available at CD Baby and Amazon in the next few days.

"Tidal Pool" release - November 1, 2016

We are expecting CDs the third week of November and will have them at gigs & on-line (and downloads) immediately.
Thanks for waiting!

Our new radio show on WYLA 97.5 FM - October 25, 2016

I'm very excited to announce a new (second current) radio program "Blue Monday" on WYLA 97.5 FM (basic broadcast range downtown Charleston, SC, but streaming on the internet on "WYLA live stream" and you should have it.

Under the direction of Kevin Crothers, this is the radio station of Charleston County Library. Mondays, 8-9 pm EDT with a debut this Monday, October 31. Probably focussing a bit more on vintage and classic blues (than 'Good Mornin', Blues' on The Bridge at 1055), but it's an open book and we hope you come along for the ride!

Playlists posted at

Blues Stage at SC Pecan Fest - October 24, 2016

Sat Nov 5 in Florence, SC...various artists. for info.

One night off in Paris... - September 19, 2016

And on to Germany for three gigs. Hit 'Calendar' for details.

Guest artists this month at the Mills House - September 4, 2016

While I'm on tour in Europe, a couple of blues friends will cover my gigs at the Mills:

John Hartness - Sept 11,14,21
Jeff Liberty - Sept 18
Both excellent acoustic players - check them out! for venue info.

"Tidal Pool", the new solo CD - August 30, 2016

Seventeen tracks in the can. Nine vocals, eight instrumentals. Thanks very much to Steve 'OJ' Hardy for a great recording. We are looking at October release. Info to come.

Work begins on new solo CD - August 15, 2016

"Tidal Pool"...tracking begins Monday, August 22. Twelve to fifteen original songs, most of which have not been recorded before. About half instrumental, half vocal. Looking for October release, to coincide with the 20th annual Carolina Downhome Blues Festival in Camden, SC (October 6-8...check out for program notes).

From the Vault - video of Big Boy Henry & band at Lugano Blues to Bop 1993 - July 31, 2016

Many many thanks to "Ramblin'" Ed Bersier for dusting this one off. Big Boy (with Dave Peabody, guitar; Rob Mason, harp; yours truly, piano) on the big stage, Piazza Riforma, Lugano, Switzerland, 1993. Talk about fun!

Watch here:

Nice review for Anthony Charles' CD in latest Blues Blast e-zine - July 21, 2016

I had fun playing on that session. Here is the review:

Europe / Mexico - June 27, 2016

Europe...A brief solo tour in September with dates (venues t.b.a.) in/around Toulouse (F) September 16-18 (with Dr. Pickup) and Dusseldorf (D) September 20-22 (with Professor Bottleneck) (venues confirmed; please see 'Calendar').

Mexico...It is with regret that we learn Ruta 61 in Mexico DF has closed after twelve years in business. Big thanks to Eduardo Serrano Jasso and staff for keeping the blues alive in the capital for such a long time! I really enjoyed my gig there February 6 and was offered a return booking but alas it is not to be.

If anyone can recommend other venues in Mexico DF, please let me know! / I have offers in Puebla and Oaxaca (return to La Nueva Babel) and a date or two in the DF would really make a tour happen.


Thanks to all for "Good Mornin', Blues" (Piccolo Spoleto concert series) - June 11, 2016

A huge time and a great audience...June 1,2,3,7,8,9,10 at How Art Thou? Cafe on James Island (ten minutes from downtown Charleston, SC). Let's do again in 2017!

Performing on TV ("Bounce Around Charleston", WCSC TV-5) - June 2, 2016

Thanks to Telia and Randall and their crew over on Charlie Hall Blvd for letting
David Berger (The HAT: Eat/Drink/Jazz) and I come over and throw down a couple of tunes to promote "Good Mornin', Blues" at How Art Thou? Cafe during Piccolo Spoleto.

"Bounce Around Charleston" will air Fri June 3, 730 pm and then twice again on Sat morning June 4, 730 am and Sun morning June 5, 730 pm on WCSC Live Five Channel 5 in Charleston, SC.

"Good Mornin', Blues" series at How Art Thou? Cafe - May 31, 2016

Part of Piccolo Spoleto, about to roll on these dates

1130 am-1 pm
Wed-Fri June 1-3
Tues-Fri June 7-10 for tickets for venue info

Piccolo Spoleto has the (piano) blues - April 29, 2016

Piccolo Spoleto festival info available Monday, May 2 - April 26, 2016

Charleston, SC's annual arts festival has the blues!

Tickets go on sale, website to go LIVE, and brochure to be available shortly. Five blues harbor cruises and seven "Good Mornin', Blues" (Shrimp City Slim solo blues piano shows) at How Art Thou? Cafe on James Island.


Special feature programs for "Good Mornin', Blues" - April 12, 2016

Sunday, April 17: South Carolina Blues Focus
Sunday, April 24: Blues Around the World

Radio program going great! Sundays, 8-9 am EST
WCOO 105.5 FM, Charleston, SC (The Bridge)
streaming worldwide at

French airplay for 'Star Marina' - March 29, 2016

Merci to Ilene Bayou Bleu and W3/Bayou Blue Radio for adding "Star Marina" to their rotation, in particular track #3, "Qu'est-ce Que C'est?"

Greenwood (SC) Blues Cruise promo has begun - March 27, 2016

Our 2016 edition, sponsored by the Index-Journal (newspaper):

Always a great time on "Lowcountry Live" (TV) - March 22, 2016

Thanks to the good folks at ABC News 4 (WCIV, Charleston, SC) for letting me come on "Lowcountry Live" (morning news magazine) on Fri March 18 to talk about the Mills House blues happy hours & brunches, the blues & BBQ harbor cruises, etc. Here is the clip:
I will be back on Thurs March 31 to promote the Cajun Fest. The program airs 10-11 am and is lively, a great way to start your day!

Interview with an old friend brings back memories - March 16, 2016

Charlie Rowland put in his time (with all of us 'back in the day') during the heyday of Charleston's fabled blues scene...mostly centered about 'the original' Cumberlands on Cumberland St. So we're talking about sometime in the 1990s.

Here is a cool, recent article / interview with him (he is now a well-known writer) that you might enjoy:
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