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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.


 

Announcing The First Round of Guests for Annual Homecoming Show & Super Goo Jam!! 

Blue Dogs 4th Annual Homecoming & 28th Anniversary Concert and Super Goo Jam Special Guest Announcements!!

Let the countdown begin! Just over a month away from the best two shows of the year, Super Goo Jam and Blue Dogs 4th Annual Homecoming & 28th Anniversary Concert. We are very excited to announce that Shawn Camp & Cary Hudson of Blue Mountain will be joining us at The Charleston Music Hall this year!! So, mark your calendars for December 27th and 28th and join us for a fun-filled, two-night stand full of talented bands, charity, and camaraderie. The Super Goo Jam will kick off the first night at Music Farm Charleston on December 27th at 8PM, doors will be at 7PM, tickets are $10, and some of the bands that will be making the night memorable are Guilt Ridden Troubadour, Sally & George (featuring Joel Timmons of Sol Driven Train), Ward Buckheister, Finnegan Bell, Doug Jones, Danielle Howle, The Kenny George Band, and many more artists to be announced. Also, Cary Hudson of Blue Mountain will be doing a headlining set at the Super Goo Jam with Guilt Ridden Troubadour for all you Cary Hudson/Blue Mountain fans!!  

On December 28th, Charleston's country-rock band the Blue Dogs will once again take over the Charleston Music Hall along with some special guests and friends this year to celebrate 28 years of making music! This show marks their fourth "homecoming” and to solidify it as an annual affair; the band brought in the Medical University of South Carolina's Children's Hospital as a charity partner. Proceeds will benefit both the campaign for the new MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital AND the Press On Fund for pediatric cancer research. We are thrilled to announce that Shawn Camp & Cary Hudson of Blue Mountain will be our very special guests at this years Homecoming show. 

There will be more special guests announced for both shows, so stay tuned!  

From everyone here at the Kennel have a great Thanksgiving holiday and thanks in advance for all of your support!!  
We look forward to seeing y'all next month!​​

Shawn Camp 

Grammy award winning artist and producer Shawn Camp 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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Cary Hudson 

Cary Hudson is a singer-songwriter and guitarist from the great state of Mississippi who resides somewhere between Memphis and New Orleans. While living in Venice, Cary worked in a deli and hung out with the guys in Weezer (fun), walked on Zuma Beach hoping to meet Neil Young, started a band called Blue Mountain with Laurie, and experienced the Rodney King riots (not fun). After moving back to Oxford in 1992, Blue Mountain began touring nationally, signed a deal with Roadrunner Records, and recorded their classic Dog Days album with producer Eric "Roscoe" Ambel. They went on to record more albums, played shows with Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt, Wilco, The Jayhawks and Willie Nelson, were the cover story of the second No Depression magazine, and in 2011 were voted "Most Legendary Oxford Band" by the readers of The Local Voice. Cary has played guitar for Bobby Rush, RL Burnside, Big Jack Johnson, Shannon MacNally, Dayna Kurtz and many others in his close to thirty years on the road. He was chosen as one of the Top Ten Alternative Country Guitar Players by Gibson magazine, and his songs have appeared in TV shows and movies including the George Clooney film "Up in the Air". He recently released his sixth solo album, Town and Country (mixed by Multi-Grammy winner Trina Shoemaker). 

THIS WEEKEND: The Visulite Theatre, Charlotte NC 11/19/16 

Our next public show is coming up quick....we return to the Queen City of Charlotte on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, to THE VISULITE THEATRE--once our regular spot and a place we haven't visited in a few years--so we are fired up to return to this great venue (and one very convenient to many of our fans and friends). Get your advance tickets NOW as we have a great young band called THE VEGABONDS playing with us....so check out more information about tickets HERE!! See you on the 19th! 

Next Up: October 14-15 in Columbia SC & Spartanburg SC! 

So, it was just announced after our Music Farm show in Columbia on 9/16 that we would be returning to the capital city on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, this time to provide the entertainment for a cause near and dear to our hearts, pediatric cancer research, and one of the great foundations toward that end, Alex's Lemonade.....it's going to be a great event and will be a great time but will make your heart feel even better. THEN on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, we return to the upstate, this time to the great Sparkle City and for the 3rd Annual "Live on the Green," (following Bruce Hornsby and Lee Brice)--except that this time, we won't be "on the green," due to construction--we'll be inside the beautiful and sonically awesome theatre inside of the Chapman Cultural Center! See the "tour" page for more information including how to get your tickets now!

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UPCOMING SHOWS

Previous events

May31

Sharky's **Bobby solo**

Sharky's, Ocean Isle Beach, NC

 Kicking off the summer...Bobby brings Johnny Alligator in for some legendary Darlington pickin' and a grinnin'! On the back deck!

May26

Nosh **Bobby and Hank duo**

10880 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, SC

Bobby and Hank in the gazebo or on the deck, Memorial Day Sunday! 8-11pm. Come grab some dinner and drinks and hang with your friends!

May17

Party on the Point

Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, 20 Patriots Point Rd, Mt. Pleasant, SC


$7.00

May11

Rosewood Crawfish Festival

Woodrow and Rosewood Ave, Columbia, SC

The Blue Dogs are thrilled to be a part of this Columbia tradition. Looking forward to playing right before Big Head Todd.

$9 Advance

May5

Euphoria Announcement Party

Greenville, SC

 

Apr27

USC Sigma Nu Parents Weekend

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Carolina Walk, Columbia, SC

 

Apr27

Charlotte Hounds Lacrosse Home Opener

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American Legion Memorial Stadium, 310 North Kings Drive, Charlotte, NC

 Join us at Memorial Stadium in uptown Charlotte for the season opener for the Charlotte Hounds professional lacrosse team, who will be taking on the Denver Outlaws! Lots open at 3pm, the pregame concert starts at 5pm, the gates open at 6pm, and the game starts at 7pm. Admission to the concert is free with your game ticket! Get yours today!

Apr19

Presbyterian Foundation Fundraiser

Charlotte, NC

 

Apr13

Converse College Spring Concert

Spartanburg, SC

 

Apr12

Shine A Light Foundation Kickoff Party

Millwood, Columbia, SC

 Bobby Houck performs with Patrick Blanchard (guitar/vocals) as well as special guests Murray Baroody (Tootie and the Jones) and Tom Edmunds (Bandkamp). 7pm. See ticket link above or get more info on Facebook event:https://www.facebook.com/events/566177750067801/

See you there!

Mar26

Finz **Hank Futch solo**

Mount Pleasant, SC

 

Mar23

SC College Football All-Star Bowl

Fluor Baseball Field, 945 S. Main Street, Greenville, SC

 www.sccollegeallstarbowl.com Get your VIP tickets now, and get not only a great experience at the game itself, played Saturday afternoon at North Greenville University, but get all access to the "after game party" at Fluor Field featuring music by you know who.

Mar15

Sylvia Theatre

York, SC

Our annual winter show...an acoustic intimate evening with Hank and Bobby and also featuring Daren Shumaker on the mandolin. Also, we have our good friend and special guest opener, Tom Hall of the Plowboys...Tom is a Chester native and is well versed in all things York County. Looking forward to a big night in York! We will have some new songs for you, too, so look out friends and fans!

$10ADV/$15DOS

Mar12

Finz **Hank Futch solo**

Mount Pleasant, SC

 

Mar9

The Grey Eagle

185 Clingman Avenue, Asheville, NC

We are looking forward to returning to Asheville..first of all, the Southern Conference basketball tournament is in town, so Hank (College of Charleston) and Bobby (Davidson) each have a "Dog" in the hunt! Looking forward to seeing our friends in town for that. We have a great opening band from Athens GA, The Corduroy Road, opening the show, so the show will start promptly at 9, and the Dogs will take the stage around 10. We also are SO happy to announce a special guest who will perform solo and also with us during our set...Asheville's own Amanda Ann Platt of the Honeycutters. So this is shaping up to be a great night in A'ville!

www.thegreyeagle.com

Mar8

The Berkeley Cafe

217 W Martin St, Raleigh, NC

The Dogs return yet again to Raleigh, but this time we are looking forward to a great intimate acoustic wintertime show! We shared the stage in the Fall with NRBQ, and then did the private Governor's inaugural ball...but now it's time to get down to the songs with us and our fans. We are doing this show unplugged, and we are featuring with US a wonderful musician whom we've gotten to know this year...Amanda Ann Platt of the Honeycutters (out of Asheville). She will perform solo during our show, and also with us! So don't miss this. Bobby has already promised new songs for this show...so be ready to hear some new Dogs music! Also performing on this show, doing an opening set, is Old Avenue from Raleigh.

 http://www.berkeleycafe.net/

Tickets: $15 Advance / $15 Day Of Show

Mar2

BASH! Benefiting Lowcountry Prep School & SC Maritime Museum

729 Front Street, Georgetown, SC

Feb28

Pawleys Front Porch Oyster Roast **Bobby Houck Solo**

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827 Harden Street Columbia, SC 29205, Columbia, SC

Feb26

Finz **Hank Futch solo**

Mount Pleasant, SC