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Best Fan eMail Ever 

This email came in via the website on 2/10/17:

"You guys have been a part of my tears and cheers for over 20 years. I'm sitting here listening to you in my living room. (Half of my mistakes) thank you for being tangible. You make the great times amazing and the hard times not so hard. You guys will always be rich, even with a dollar in your pocket. (That is a quote from the times when all we could carry was cash. Before LOL and debit cards). Cheers, you guys are as real as a shot of warm crusty bourbon from the Windjammer after jamming with the the Georgia Satellites singer. Thank you Blue Dogs!"

Thank YOU. We are blessed with amazing fans. Onward...

Welcome 2017! 

As we enter our 29th year as a band, we have much to be thankful for, but mostly for YOU...for taking an interest in our music. We also want to thank everyone who attended, played, sponsored and otherwise gave good vibes to our UNBELIEVABLY successful 4th annual Homecoming and benefit for MUSC Children's Hospital and pediatric cancer research....with donations, sponsorships, money from ticket sales, and a match from our good friends at the Press On Fund, we raised over $151,000 on December 28!! There's more to come on that, with our official check presentation happening in early February...stay tuned.

In the meantime, we have a few shows on the books, starting with a good SC weekend at two of the old standbys...Fri/Sat FEB 3/4 at the Music Farm Columbia and The Windjammer on the Isle of Palms! See our "SHOWS" page for details and links to purchase advance tickets (save at least $5 by getting them in advance)...we hope to see some of our Carolina friends for a good winter weekend...and we'll see the rest of you soon as well!! Cheers to all and be safe...Bobby & Hank

Happy Holidays! & 4th Annual Homecoming WED 12/28! 

Happy Holidays from all of us here at The Kennel...we wish you a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, a Joyous Kwanzaa, and the Best New Year! We hope you have the opportunity to spend peaceful, restful quality time with your family and loved ones. WE HOPE you enjoy the track that came up on your browser automatically...It's our version of  "The Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth," (from the 1975 Bing Crosby Special with David Bowie), that we recorded in 2015.

Then, next week, we turn our attention to our annual celebration--of our 28 years of playing music as the Blue Dogs--and a chance to get together with our current band, bandmates from the past, and a bunch of special musical guests from Charleston and beyond, and play a great show for you. Tickets are running out, and we have sold out every other year....so our best holiday advice is...get your tickets now!! www.charlestonmusichall.com!!

This show is also a chance for us to do something meaningful for others, for our community...maybe beyond our community. Because with this show we will raise money and awareness for and about pediatric cancer, and in doing so we will be supporting the CAMPAIGN FOR THE MUSC SHAWN JENKINS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL (http://imagine.musckids.org).

Thanks to our new partner, the PRESS ON FUND (www.pressonfund.org), we are donating funds directly to MUSC's Dr. Jacqueline Kraveka, whose career has been devoted to finding a cure for pediatric cancer. And thanks to our new partner 4 GOOD (www.4good.org), we now have a digital platform whereby we can take DONATIONS NOW....and through December 31, these donations will combine with those of our sponsors, and concertgoers, and be matched by PRESS ON!

So please click here to DONATE NOW!! bluedogs.4good.org.

Our special guests this year: Shawn Camp, Cary Hudson (of Blue Mountain), Phillip Lammonds, Poppa Futch, Danielle Howle, Doug Jones, Wallace Mullinax, and Finnegan Bell (Warren Bazemore & Shane Williams)...with appearances by Shayne Floyd & members of River Boy, Reid Stone, Ryan Bonner, Lauren Mascitti, Jenn Thornton, Turner Simkins...

And featuring the Blue Dogs Big Band: Bobby & Hank with Greg Walker, Parker Dewitt, James Bernabe, and Dan Hood, with Daren Shumaker, Jamie Harper, Charlie Thompson, Travis Allison, and Jason Moore! 

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS THIS YEAR:

Presenting Sponsor:
TITO'S HANDMADE VODKA
Big Dog Sponsor:
JEM RESTAURANT GROUP/TACO BELL
Canine Sponsor:
SOUTH CAROLINA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
UNITED RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MGMT, LLC
Pooch Sponsor:
CAPITOL MATERIALS COASTAL
HOMEGROWN HOSPITALITY GROUP
YOUNG CLEMENT RIVERS LLC
Puppy Sponsor:
ATLANTIC BAY MORTGAGE GROUP - Edward Wilson
CBRE REAL ESTATE - Michael Carmody
CORBIN'S HITCH SHOP
EAR FOR MUSIC 
FINZ
FOOD FOR THE SOUTHERN SOUL
HANK FUTCH REAL ESTATE
LANGDON'S / OPAL
PALMETTO COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES LLC
REAVIS-COMER DEVELOPMENT
RICHARD B. HOMES CPA LLC
SOUTHWIND HOMES
STAGE PRESENCE LLC
WEBSTER ROGERS LLC

Be safe, have a great holiday, and we hope to see you soon!

Countdown To Blue Dogs 4th Annual Homecoming & 28th Anniversary Concert 

Happy December!! We have a busy, busy month ahead, but we are closing it out with the event of the year including special guests Shawn Camp and Cary Hudson and many more. Get your tickets now! Proceeds are being donated to the Campaign for the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital and the Press On Fund for pediatric cancer research. MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital has been caring for children for the past 28 years, however, they believe that they can do more and give more in order to better care for the children who struggle with cancer everyday. For this reason, MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital is teaming up with Press On Fund, 4Good, and Blue Dogs, along with all of our friends, to raise money to build a new building equipped with state of the art technology and staff in order to give the children a higher chance at beating their fight with cancer. Join us on December 27th and 28th as Ear For Music Presents 2nd Annual Super Goo Jam and Blue Dogs 4th Annual Homecoming & 28th Anniversary Concert with special guests Shawn Camp and Cary Hudson, during this season of giving, and help us raise money and bring awareness to this great cause! 

We are thrilled to have Grammy award winning artist producer Shawn Camp as one of our headliners for this year's event. He has earned wide respect as the top-tier penman behind #1 Billboard hits for George Strait (“River of Love”), Josh Turner (“Would You Go With Me”) and Brooks and Dunn (“How Long Gone”), in addition to the Brooks smash “Two Pina Coladas.” Camp frequently splits pages with legendary tunesmiths like Guy Clark (“Sis Draper,” “Magnolia Wind”) and Jim Lauderdale (“Forever Ain’t No Trouble Now). Shawn also penned Blake Shelton’s “Nobody But Me”. A true artist, Camp’s previous solo albums – including 1993’s Shawn Camp, 2004’s Live at the Station Inn and Fireball in 2006 – consistently have turned heads. The accomplished instrumentalist, who has accompanied luminaries including Guy Clark and John Prine, frequently backs seamless lyrics with his fiery fiddle, guitar and mandolin riffs. Shawn is also a talented producer; a skill that won him a Grammy nomination in 2013 and a Grammy win for 2014’s Best Folk Album of the Year (Guy Clark’s, My Favorite Picture Of You). Most recently, Shawn formed the band with NRBQ’s “Big Al” Anderson to make the World Famous Headliners (along with Pat McLaughlin, Greg Morrow and Michael Rhodes). Their debut album spent over 6 weeks in AMA’s top 20 and was named one of the Top 100 Americana Albums of 2012.


 

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UPCOMING SHOWS

Previous events

Dec20

private party

Greer, South Carolina

Big Friday!! Five Way Friday With Bobby & Hank of the Blue Dogs

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The Loose Cockaboose, 936 South Stadium Road, Columbia, South Carolina

A rare Five Way Friday show...on the eve of one of the biggest days in the SC calendar...at a classic venue with a great bar, a great outdoor stage, and lots of room for good friends to get together again...Gamecocks and Tigers alike welcome. Bobby and Hank will play an opening set starting at 9pm, and will also perform with the band as the night goes on. Tickets available at door only.

Age limit: 21+

Annual Homecoming Show @ Redbone Alley

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Redbone Alley, 1903 West Palmetto Street, Florence, South Carolina

As the Blue Dogs celebrate their 25th anniversary, so Redbone is celebrating their 20th year!! So this year's annual homecoming in Florence is going to be special. Florence native and Colorado resident Shaefer Welch and his wife Ali (just married), known as "Rosewood Devine," will open the show at 9pm, and the Dogs will take the stage promptly at 10pm! Get your advance tickets now, only at Redbone!

$15 Age limit: All ages

SC Oyster Festival

Robert Mills House & Hampton-Preston Mansion, Columbia, South Carolina

Nov22

Private Event

Nov16

Private Event

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

For information on booking the Blue Dogs for your private event, contact Micah Davidson at Blue Mountain Entertainment in Charlotte NC: 704-525-1559 or micah@bmatours.com

RunRock&Roll/Official Pre-Run Pasta Party

Charles H. Morris Center/Trustee's Garden , 10 E. Broad Street, Savannah, GA

$25 Age limit: All ages

Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation Party

Lincoln Theatre, 126 E. CABARRUS STREET, Raleigh, NC

$45

J. Sam's--Bobby Houck solo

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J. Sam's Place--Wine Spirits Food, 4625 Piedmont Row Drive, #115-D, Charlotte, North Carolina

The usual "third Thursday" show has been moved to a week later this month due to a big event at Piedmont Row on the 17th. See you on the 24th for great music with J. Sam's excellent menu of wine, spirits and food!

Private Event

Charleston, SC

 

Fall for Greenville

Downtown Greenville, Greenville, SC

 

Private Event

Linville, NC

 

Woofstock

Woofstock, LOWNDES HILL ROAD, Greenville, SC

$25

Private Event

Charlotte, NC