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Blues on the Dock

Four creekside Carolina blues and roots music showcases

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What is it? Four creekside Carolina blues and roots music showcases.

Why see it? The annual Blues on the Dock series provides a great opportunity to hear the best blues talent in town — plus, the views are absolutely gorgeous. The Lowcountry Blues Sunset and Nights kicks things off with Shrimp City Slim, Smoky Weiner & the Hot Links, Brad Henty & Bradford Station, and Fred Hudson & The Deep Water Soul Society. The Harmonica Romp in the Swamp features harmonica player Juke Joint Johnny (one of Charleston's secret treasures) and the newly-assembled Chuck Morris & The Old School Blues Band. Blues Guitar Smackdown showcases guitarists Frank Carlier, Dr. Kim May, Rev. Johnny Mac, and Robert Paige. Divas of the Blues rolls with soul/blues singers Shelley Magee and Chocolate Thunder on a double bill.

Who should go? Those who love the soulful sounds of authentic Southern blues and roots music, genuine Lowcountry characters, cold beer, warm breezes — and a rustic retreat from the buzzing commotion on the peninsula.

PICCOLO SPOLETO • $15 • 4-5 hours and 30 min. • Lowcountry Blues Sunset and Nights: May 23, 30 at 6 p.m., Harmonica Romp in the Swamp: June 1 at 4 p.m.; Blues Guitar Smackdown: June 6 at 8 p.m.; Divas of the Blues: June 8 at 4 p.m. • 1870 Bowens Island Road, James Island • (843) 795-2757

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