Old-school Charleston blues. Guitarist Poppa Dupree and singer Momma Dupree have been playing their rockin' mix of blues, soul, and R&B in the Charleston scene since the 1970s. In the early 2000s, they ran a cool little juke joint on John Street called Momma's Blues Palace. The venue's gone, but their group, the Redemption Band, carries on.
Momma could get wild. Over the last few years, Momma and the Redemption Band have earned a reputation for delivering dynamic and emotive shows. Expect a diverse set list of vintage blues-rock, boogie, and innuendo. If Momma and Poppa go a little nuts on stage, drummer Jim Matthews, sax player Lisa Matthews, and bassist/guitarist JoJo Walls will keep things anchored.
It's dirtier in a church. Piccolo's Blues at Mad River series is set in a renovated church building in the heart of the Market scene. Drinking beer and liquor while listening to sultry music in such a reverent room makes for a memorable experience.
T. Ballard Lesemann