The number “three” holds a special significance for singer-songwriter Kristian Bush. Music fans in Charleston might remember Bush as one half of the folks rock duo Billy Pilgrim, which enjoyed quite a following here in the 90‘s thanks to radio station 96 Wave playing songs such as “Insomniac.” Nowadays, Bush is a founding member of the country supergroup Sugarland, which has sold 14 million albums worldwide and won numerous music awards. Bush, who plays a special solo show this Friday at the Windjammer on the Isle of Palms, says that for the last 20 years, his music has followed a curious cycle. “It happens in March of every year with a three in it,” says Bush, speaking by phone from his home in Atlanta. “March of 1993 is when Billy Pilgrim got its deal with Atlantic Records, March of 2003 is when Sugarland signed with Universal Records, and this past March was when I released “Love and Money,” my solo single.” That solo effort is a perfect example of Bush’s songwriting style, with playful, catchy lyrics set to an equally intoxicating melody.
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American Idol Season 9 winner, Lee DeWyze, will share a bill with Charleston’s own Tyler Boone on Thurs. Dec. 5 at The Windjammer. Before winning Idol, DeWyze released two indie records with WuLi Records, and he played all the instruments — drums, guitar, banjo, mandolin, and piano — on his first discs.
Pre Party: John Driskell Hopkins & Balsam Range With The Jeb Stuart Band
Tickets are $20 Advance or $15 at the door if you show a copy of the CD “DAYLIGHT” By John Driskell Hopkins & Balsam Range. $20 at the door without a CD
Discount not available with Advance Ticket Sales
Post Party: Coy Bowles and The Fellowship With Matt MacKelcan
Tickets are only $10
“Coy and his band will be here right after Zac Brown Band finishes their show at Southern Ground Music & Food Festival!
Last year this was a Private event!
Back in the 80’s I was very fortunate to be part of an incredible musical experience called the Jumper Cables. The Cables were a scary good band and a major part of that scary goodness was the world class rhythm section. This rhythm section consisted of my present BootyRanch cohort Stevie Kent on the drums and our dear friend and recently departed Brother Mr. Paul Tucker. For those of you who are not aware, Paul passed away last year and we never really got the chance to give him a suitable sendoff to the other side. I am pleased to announce that on August 17th we will be doing just that. We will be having a musical celebration of Paul’s life and times and we want to invite all you lovers of good music to come out and join us for the day and well into the night. We are having a day long celebration with lots of good food, lots of good music and a whole lot of good people. There will be award winning BBQ and sides courtesy of our good friend and Brother Sean Shrum. If any of you want to bring food as well, please feel free to do so. Trying to keep it down home and countryfried. We’ll also be having some awesome silent auction action all day long. Some cool stuff is up for grabs including some nice autographed musical memoriblia. The music will be pretty much non-stop and will be provided by people who were all friends and fans of Paul’s musical and personal style. All kickass. All of the time. The only thing missing is YOU. If you dig killer guitar stylings and killer music in general then this is a show that you do NOT want to miss. Part of the proceeds will be going to help with Paul’s daughters’ college expenses so we are hoping to make this a sold out show. Come on out and celebrate the life and times of our good friend Paul Tucker with us. Tickets are $12 online and $15 at the door on the day of the show. Doors open at 3PM, music starts at 4PM and goes til it don’t go no more. Hope to see you there!Johnny Mac
Here’s the band schedule.
4:00 to 4:30 Hott w/ Harry Leggs.
Some good friends from Macon Ga. If it wasn’t for their guitarist, Bobby Carr, I would never have even met Paul Tucker.
4:45 to 5:15 Berkeley
Supremely Bluesy stuff from right here in Chucktown.
5:30 to 6:00 The Port City Prophets.
These guys were Charleston’s representatives to this year’s IBC Blues Challenge.
6:15 to 7:00 Those High Mountain Rockin’ Remedy Guys
These are some of my favorite musicians and they will kick da major ass. And I hear these guys are gonna play some Sea Level stuff in honor of Mr. Tucker. Nice.
7:15 to 9:00 The BootyRanch w/ Special guests
Sitting in with the ranch will be Michael Davis, Brad Henty, Marty Parker, Johnny Cathcart and the lovely and awesomely talented “Bubbles”. We will also be doing a special Cables set in honor of Paul.
9:30 until they is done The Swimming Pool Q’s
Cool band out of the ATL. These guys were tearin’ it up back at the Jammer in the 80’s and were the first signed band ever to play the Jammer. This appearance coincides with the re-release of the Swimming Pool Q’s: The A&M Years 1984 -1986.
When Monty Python’s Eric Idle created the fictional band “Toad the Wet Sprocket” for the program “Rutland Weekend Television” in 1975, he never dreamed that anyone would actually use such a silly name. Fast forward to 1986, when four California teens adopted the monicker as a joke for their first gig at a Goleta, CA watering hole called The Shack.
Against all odds, the joke became permanent. “Toad the Wet Sprocket” has been touring ever since with all four original members: lead singer Glen Phillips, guitarist Todd Nichols, bassist Dean Dinning, and drummer Randy Guss. From 1989-1998, they made 5 studio albums which combined sold over four million copies, had five major radio hits, and won over audiences across North America and Europe.
Situated along the IOP’s main drag, this beachside hangout boasts scenic views and a great party atmosphere. Stick around for the live bands that perform on Friday-Saturday night at 10:30pm — many bands regard the Jammer as one of the Southeast’s top venues
Ahh, Memorial Day weekend. The unofficial start of summer and the first of the three triple crown summer weekends.
After spending nearly a quarter century in the Charleston area, I can’t think of one place that embodies summer more than The Windjammer on the Isle of Palms.
Evan Agostini, AP
Darius Rucker’s love affair with music goes way back, so it’s no surprise to hear that he has been thrown out of some of the best clubs in his hometown of Charleston, S.C. The singer wasn’t shown the door because he was rowdy or causing a scene, but because he would sneak in when he wasn’t legally old enough to be there, just to see the band!
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