Music Confab 2018

Charleston Music Confab 2018 event poster

It’s Charleston Music Confab time again! The fourth annual multi-genre music conference is kicking off this Thursday night. I had a chance to chat with Dave Stewart, Confab founder, yesterday to get a preview of the upcoming events. I asked Dave the following questions, and you can listen to Dave’s answers in the recording below.

  1. Every year Confab keeps expanding the musical lineup and this year you’ve added some large acts like Houndmouth, The Wild Feathers, and Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, what was the reason for including some of these bigger name bands this year?
  2. Besides the great nighttime showcases, there are educational seminars during the day. What are some of the most important ones to attend if you’re an aspiring musician?
  3. This is also a great time to network and discover some great upcoming talent, do you have some bands that stand out to you this year?

There are still tickets available and you can see the full schedule here.

 

I’m Going to Jackson

* Cue Johnny and June’s “Jackson”

I’m heading out of Charleston this weekend for an adventure in Jackson, Mississippi. Thanks to the kind folks at The Westin, my blonde counterpart, Jenna, and I will be taking in the sights and sounds of the city. Naturally, I began my research on the musicians from Mississippi and let me tell you it’s quite the range. From country songstresses, Faith Hill and Tammy Wynette to the nitty, gritty blues of Muddy Waters and B.B. King, Mississippi has been the home state to many successful artists. This southern town just isn’t blues and country, rock bands The Weeks and Grammy-nominated North Mississippi Allstars are notable groups that also hail from the Magnolia State. I created a playlist that will be perfect for our road trip, and make sure to follow us along on Instagram (jennawessinger and discoteepee) to see what’s really going on in Jackson. Stay tuned for a full travel guide recap.

“Yeah, I’m goin’ to Jackson,
Look out Jackson town”

Two Blondes Travel x Italy & Germany

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed two weeks ago my overseas adventure. Jenna, my blonde counterpart, and fellow blogger traveled to Italy and Germany. Our close girlfriend, Katherine, was getting married in Treviso, Italy, so we decided to include Florence and Munich into the trip. I had so many people tell me this would be a trip of a lifetime and even a life-changing event. While I didn’t discover a profound sense of anything, I did throw my f**ks out of the window and drank/ate my way through each city.

The additional perk of this trip was the collaboration project J and I started. You can only get so much from Instagram stories. so we created a video of the sights and fun throughout the trip. We covered the amazing food in Italy to the huge a** beers in Munich, even witnessing my hunt for the perfect dirndl.

The best part is that we’re just getting started. Stay tuned for more travel videos and hopefully, we will leave you inspired, jealous, and entertained. Huge thanks to the amazing musician, Kate Puckett, for allowing us to use her song, “Dance Now”, in the video. Make sure to check her out on her site.

Stay tuned for more travel adventures…

 

 

 

Borrowed Trouble

It’s Thursday and we’re so close to the weekend. We’ve slaved over shifts, dreaded deadlines, and worked our asses off. I know what I need and probably what you need…some damn good music from damn good-looking fools and a stiff drink.

So here’s what we’ll do, download the new Kenny George Band album, Borrowed Trouble, tomorrow via iTunes and make sure to hear them live Saturday night at Royal American. This album has depth, soul, and George’s gritty vocals making it their best one to date (in my humble opinion). Hear their first single off the album, “Stepping Stones” below.

Congrats, gentlemen, hard work pays off. See you all Saturday.

Disco Teepee

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