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Richard Leigh

When: Sun., June 21 2009

It’s only been a short time since Buddy Roe’s Shrimp Shack relocated from the IOP to the marsh setting of Old Mt. Pleasant (1528 Ben Sawyer Blvd., just south of Center Street), but things have been buzzing with more and more excitement in the music room. This Sunday, proprietor and longtime singer/guitarist Ronnie Johnson welcomes Richard Leigh — a bona fide Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter — to the main stage at 8 p.m. Leigh came up in the Virginia/D.C. scene, performing solo and collaborating as a stage player and songwriter with a variety of folk, pop, and country artists in the 1970s and ’80s. He served three terms as president for the NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International). Leigh’s most recent chart-topping hit “Cold Day in July” was recorded by The Dixie Chicks. One of his most famous compositions is the piano-based ballad “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue” released by Crystal Gale n 1976. Johnson and Leigh have palled around before, so expect a little in-house jammin’ as well. Call (843) 886-8288 and visit myspace.com/budiroes and richardleigh.com for more info.

T. Ballard Lesemann

Price: $5

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