Blues Bash Pick #1: Robert Lighthouse

One of many cool blues gigs going on this week

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Robert Lighthouse
Celebrating its 21st year, the Lowcountry Blues Bash kicks off today (Feb. 3) with a slew of blues, soul, and swing. A variety of acts are performing at the Charleston County Library, the Lowcountry Senior Center, Coco Vivo Fine Art and Design, the Reel Bar in Mt. Pleasant, both Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ spots (in West Ashley and on Sullivan’s Island), the Blind Tiger, and the Southend Brewery and Smokehouse.

The Blues Bash was organized by local musician Gary Erwin, who’s been performing for years in Charleston under the stage name Shrimp City Slim. “

Singer/guitarist/harmonica player Robert Lighthouse, a native of Sweden currently based in Washington, D.C., performs several shows this week. A familiar character on the Blues Bash roster from year to year, Lighthouse specializes in Mississippi Delta blues and Chicago guitar blues. His most recent album is a collection titled Deep Down in the Mud.

Lighthouse performed at the Library today (Thurs. Feb. 3), and he’ll do two sets at the Southend Brewery & Smokehouse from 6-9 p.m. this evening. Look for him on Fri. Feb. 4 at the Coco Vivo from 6-8 p.m. and at the Blind Tiger at 9 p.m. He concludes his stint on Sat. Feb. 5 at the Griffon with a set at 8:30 p.m.

See robertlighthouse.com and bluesbash.com for more info.

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