The festival continues this weekend with gigs at the Reel Bar, the Blind Tiger, Southend Brewery, the IOP Rec Center, and other spots. Check out City Paper’s event listings online for all Blues Bash events this weekend and next week.
A highlight of Blues Bash is the All-Star Blues Jam and Oyster Roast showcase at the West Ashley location of Home Team BBQ (Feb. 5). It’s an authentic blues ’n’ roots revue, with a slew of local musicians taking their turns on stage. This year’s all-local roster features several singer/guitarists and rhythm section cats, including Tommy Thunderfoot, Pawley’s Island blues-rock act My Buddy Todd, local trio the Tips, and hotshots from the weekly Blues Club jam sessions.
Atlanta-based blues man William “Big Bill” Morganfield — the son of legendary blues singer Muddy Waters —is the featured headline on Saturday evening, Feb. 5. A regular at Charleston clubs, Morganfield recently visited Home Team behind his recent album Born Lover, a solid collection produced by guitarist Bob Margolin. Music runs from 2-9 p.m. Admission is $10.