Author: Meggie Hulsey

Weekend Playlist: April 29- May 1

Wednesday:

Plan A:
Roadkill Ghost Choir, Pour House

Thursday:

Plan A:
The Bushels, Edmund’s Oast

Plan B:
Guilt Ridden Troubadour, The Southern Bar and Grill

Friday:

Plan A:
HoneySmoke w/ Jacob Johnson & Caleb Caudle, Royal American

Plan B:
Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band w/ Trae Pierce and The T-Stone Band, Pour House

Things about town:
Midnight City, Wild Wings (Mt. Pleasant)

Saturday:

Plan A:

All-Americana Crawfish Boil ft. Great Peacock, Sideshow Americans, and Kenny George Band, Home Team BBQ Downtown

Crawfish boil poster

Plan B:
Pop-Up Charleston, SERIES FINALE: Liza Anne/ ET Anderson/ Heyrocco/ Triathalon/ and Corey Kilgannon, Palmetto Brewing

Things about town:
DJ D!Z, Royal American

Sunday:

Plan A:
Reggae on the Creek, Vickerys Shem Creek 

 

Southern Ground Music and Food Festival: Day Two

Once day two arrived, I felt like a pro. My routine was down, even to the timing of the shortest drink lines 😉 Perhaps it was that everyone attended the Saturday show and needed Sunday to recover. Who knows, but this was a music-filled Sunday Funday for the ears.

The_Archetypes

The Archetypes opened day two with a rockin’ bang. It’s tough playing the early spot on festival days, where the hungover patrons meander in later, but the crowd was loud and proud for these Charleston music veterans.

Muddy_Magnolias

What can I say about these amazing ladies? Strong pipes, strong hat game, and strong messages of love will bring all the music-lovers to their yard.

Packway_Handle_Band

Packway Handle Band, bluegrass quintet, brought a jovial sound to the afternoon. There’s something about the sounds of a banjo, fiddle, and mandolin that really get a party started.

A_Thousand_Horses

It was a warm homecoming for South Carolina boys, A Thousand Horses. They’ve come a long way since playing local spots Windjammer and Pour House.  Everyone should start learning their songs now because they are going to have a long residency in country music.

Tedeschi_Trucks_Band

My last show of the day was Tedeschi Trucks Band, and probably one of my favorites. Derek and Susan are freaking talented musicians, so putting them together creates a musical nirvana. I actually stood several feet away from them in the artists compound waiting for my interview, and that was the first time I truly got emotional being in their presence. It’s always a pleasure to hear and see them live.

This was an amazing weekend of music and a huge thanks to Fox 24 and Shore Fire Media for giving me this opportunity.

Weekend Playlist: April 22-24

Thursday:

Plan A:
BIG SOMETHING W / EMMA’S LOUNGE FEAT. MEMBERS OF THE FRITZ, Pour House

Friday:

Plan A:
Stop Light Observations, Music Farm

Plan B:
The Explorer’s Club w/ The High Divers, The Hadleys, Charleston Music Hall 

Things about town:
Deadwin, Bay Street Biergarten

Saturday:

Plan A:
Shrimp Records Presents, Sadler Vaden Record Release Show, Pour House

Plan B:
Sinners and Saints w/ She Returns From War, Tin Roof

Things about town:
Savage Tongues, Art’s Bar & Grill

Sunday:

Plan A:
98 Rockfest, Ladson Fair Grounds & Exchange Park

Rockfest-poster

Plan B:
Will Hoge w/ Tyler Boone, Pour House

Things around town:
Women in Country, Tin Roof

women-in-country

 

Southern Ground Music and Food Festival: Day One

Let’s first start off by saying that I’m so happy that Charleston has welcomed Zac Brown and his Southern Ground Festival into its holy city arms. Day one was completely sold out and the eager concert-goers were chomping at the bit to get into Zac’s Southern Ground. The lines were on average 45 minutes just to get to the bag check, but the line company was enthusiast and rowdy all at 12:30 pm.

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The opening band, Jamestown Revival, did not disappoint. They kicked off the weekend with their Southern rock sound, including the popular tune, “California (Cast Iron Soul)”.

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Cam brought her sunny and sassy disposition with popular tunes from her first album, Untamed.  Her energetic spirit and stage presence was perfect to follow Jamestown Revival. I got the privilege to interview Cam, so more on that later.

Drake_White

This was my first time seeing Drake White and what great a performer! You all may be familiar with his tune, “It Feels Good“, that has been on the radio. He even included his most recent single, “Livin’ the Dream” in his setlist.

Michael_Franti

Michael Franti is always a treat live. He brought several kids on stage to help him sing some of his more popular songs, like “Sound of Sunshine”. Franti is a great performer and strives to engage the crowd.

Marshall_Tucker_Band

Marshall Tucker Band is a classic that never goes out of style. “Can’t You See”, famous 1973 single brought the crowd to a mini rambunctious riot. Hands in the air, phones recording, loud singing and dancing made it for a memorable moment.

Zac_Brown_Band

Zac Brown Band likes to push the envelope with on stage props and graphics. He opened the night with “Homegrown”, very fitting for a Charlestonian, such as myself. Brown brought out special guest, Michael Franti, for Bob Marley cover, “No Woman, No Cry”.

All in all, solid first day at the ol’ Southern Ground.

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Weekend Playlist: April 15-17

Friday:

Plan A:
Megan Jean and The KFB, Tin Roof 

Plan B:
See Water, Beer Works

Things about town:
Poho Family Funk Revue, The Pour House

Saturday:

Plan A:
Beach Tiger, MYFEVER, Youth Model, and The Business People, Royal American 

Plan B:
Coy Bowles and The Fellowship W/The Travelin Kine (The Official After Party of The Southern Ground Music & Food Festival), Windjammer

Things about town:
Record Store Day, Monster Music & Music

Sunday:

Plan A:
Sunday Brunch Farmers Market, Pour House

Plan B:
Sunflowers & Sin 3-6 pm/ Jaykob Kendrick 6-9pm, Loggerheads

Things around town:
Chris Stalcup and The Grange, Surf Bar

Weekend Playlist: March 31 – April 2

Thursday: 

Plan A:

EARPHUNK + DEAD 27S, The Pour House

Plan B:

BYOG, Royal American

Things about town:

Sweetwater Brewing Co Tap Takeover – Widespread Panic Ticket Raffle, Stereo 8

Friday:

Plan A:

EARPHUNK + DEAD 27S, The Pour House

Plan B:

Long Miles w/ The Gad Gods, Little Bird, Music Farm

Things about town:

The Travelin Kine & Funk You, The Windjammer

Saturday:

Plan A:

Slow Runner w/ Frances Cone & Hermit’s Victory, The Pour House

Plan B:

Mechanical River w/ Deadwin & Ameriglow, Royal American

Things about town:

Gaslight Street, Home Team BBQ (Downtown)

Weekend Playlist: March 24-26

Thursday:

Plan A:
The Steppin Stones w/ The Vegabonds & Piano, The Pour House

Plan B:
The High Divers, The Windjammer

Things about town:
Crab Claw w/ ET Anderson, Bay Street Biergarten

Friday:

Plan A:
The Rock Hop with Sideshow Americans, Josh Roberts & The Hinges, and Jordan Igoe, Charleston Music Hall

Plan B:

Cody Webb, Time Out Sports Bar

Things about town:

Rusted Root, The Windjammer

Saturday:

Plan A:

Coast Records Showcase with Chris Wilcox & Tom Mackell w/ The Give & The Take and Kyle Ray Brooks, The Royal American

Plan B:

Marc Broussard w/ Baby Bee & Peter Aristone, The Pour House

Things about town:

Lauren Hall, Wild Wing Cafe

Weekend Playlist: March 17-19

Thursday:

Plan A:
Whiskey Myers and The Piedmont Boys, The Windjammer

Plan B:
The Midnight City, Red’s Ice House

Things about town:
Boom Clap Sessions, Black Sheep Bar & Grill

Friday:

Plan A: 
Guilt Ridden Troubadour w/ Finnegan Bell & Hans Wenzel, Royal American

Plan B: 
The Front Bottoms, Thin Lips, and Casey Magic, Music Farm

Things about town:
Whiskey Diablo, Black Sheep Bar & Grill
Chase Martin, Red’s Bohicket

Saturday:

Plan A:
American Aquarium w/ The High Divers, Pour House

Plan B:
Kenny George Band, Pour House

Things about town:
Savage Tongues, Art’s Bar & Grill
Zandrina and the Motown Funk Throwdown, Oysters on the Point

Disco Teepee

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