NOW that Thanksgiving has come and gone, ticket sales for our 5th Annual Homecoming show have, as expected, begun to accelerate and will continue to do so until they are gone...AS OF 11/27/17 there are ONLY 29 VIP TICKETS AVAILABLE. A fairly good number of TIER ONE and TIER TWO tickets remain, about 150 of each. IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON BEING A PART OF THE SHOW THIS YEAR, DON'T MISS OUT -- get your tickets NOW! You'll get the best remaining seats available. VIP TICKETS INCLUDE admission to the Blue Dogs' "Super Goo Jam" on Thursday evening, December 28; admission to the VIP PRE-SHOW RECEPTION on the night of the 12/29 show--which includes open bar and heavy hors d'oevres; a show laminate and poster; and other goodies!
SPONSORSHIPS ARE STILL AVAILABLE UNTIL FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, and begin at $500! PLEASE CONTACT Mimi Dorman at MUSC: firstname.lastname@example.org OR 843-792-0350!
MORE GUEST ARTISTS TO BE ANNOUNCED ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1!
Here it is...the holiday season is upon us! Which always brings Hank & Bobby (and now Parker), Florence natives, back home for the night before Thanksgiving--once again in the James Allen Plaza behind Hotel Florence and Victor's!! Sponsored by Tim Norwood and the Victor's crew, the Blue Dogs full band will be set up and ready to go! No opener is scheduled, so it will be "an evening with" the Blue Dogs...likely two sets in the 7-10pm general time frame! Open and free to the public! Happy Thanksgiving!
Our friend Radney Foster (with whom Bobby has written a few songs, including "Half of My Mistakes" and "What's Wrong with Love Songs") has a new record out AND a book of stories by the same title: "For You To See The Stars." Both are typically fantastic.
WEDNESDAY Nov 15, 6-8pm: "A Musically Literary Conversation with Radney Foster & JC Sasser": BUXTON BOOKS, 2a Cumberland Street, Charleston SC 29401
Your ticket to this event is simply buying a book/cd! He'll sign it...I betcha.
THURSDAY Nov 16, 7pm doors:
Radney Foster concert with openers Bobby Houck & Finnegan Bell, WOOLFE STREET PLAYHOUSE, 34 Woolfe Street, Charleston SC 29403
...this one on a rare Thursday night, and also an opportunity to donate funds to our charity of choice...pediatric cancer research...this time through the incredibly successful Alex's Lemonade Foundation...come do some good, and have some fun with us on a Thursday night in Soda City...Blue Dogs FULL band will rock the house!
Learn about Nick, Emily, and Edie Gilger who live in Columbia. Unbelievable story: HERE!
THE DOGS FULL BAND (with Jamie Harper on FIDDLE) returns for our last Queen City show of the year!
Don't miss Aaron Burdett, amazing singer/songwriter from Asheville NC. Check him out HERE!
And a special treat featuring an early set by Charlotte's own Holland Teed! Check her out HERE!
(If that song doesn't inspire you....you're not breathing!)
See you this WEEK!
The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall (SoConf B-Ball Championships)
Hey Folks (and Especially Davidson Folks and SoCon fans in general),
We're gonna do a special show up in the 'Ville on the Sunday of the SoConf B-Ball Championships.
Show is 5-8pm in the "One Stop Deli" located in the Asheville Music Hall, just a few steps from the UNC-A basketball arena.
Happy hour will be in full force, and there's great food for the whole family. Check out the menu and other info at www.ashevillemusichall.com.
A great venue that we try to play a couple of times a year. They are celebrating the the 10th anniversary of Sylvia's reopening!!
Bobby and Hank with special guest Daren Shumaker. "Bluedogs Bluegrass!"
This awesome intimate venue has been the backdrop of some great shows for the Dogs over the past couple of years. Lawrence Gray, a native of Richmond and a high school friend of Bobby's, has been a part of most of them! Lawrence fronted the band Smokin' Phones and then Mary on the Dash out of UNC-Chapel Hill, only to put his guitar down for the business world for 20-odd years. He's been woodshedding and even writing new tunes of late, so come out and hear Lawrence. BUT this time, we've got more. Bobby's first band ever was in high school with Rick O'Hara, then Spanish teacher and now headmaster at a school in Maryland, on the piano, and Lawrence on guitar and vocals. What did Bobby do...drums! Rick is coming down to sit in and make the opening show, and part of the Blue Dogs show, an official GH&O (Gray, Houck, and O'Hara...get it?) Reunion! The first ever....
GHO and Dogs 10:15-until!
Dogs featuring Patrick Blanchard (Shawn Mullins Band) on guitar and Daren Shumaker on mandolin!
The Corduroy Road from Athens GA opens the show!
Corduroy Road 9:30-10:15
Bobby Houck & Sadler Vaden Duo Live @ The Evening Muse opening for the Luke Cunningham Band
This is the traditional "late" show at the Muse
Bobby and Sadler 10:30-11:30
Luke Cunningham Band 11:45-1am
Featuring Sadler Vaden on electric guitar and Phillip Lammonds on acoustic guitar, mandolin, harmonica, etc.
The Corduroy Road from Athens GA opens (www.thecorduroyroad.com)
Mac'n at the 'Drome (Benefit Concert for Mac Leaphart)
The Hippodrome, 360 Concord Street, Charleston, SC
Hank and Bobby to appear on a couple of songs toward the end of concert. Benefit concert featuring Five Way Friday, Mark Bryan of Hootie & The Blowfish, Greg Payne & members of The Piedmont Boys, Shovels & Rope with Jamie Resch, Doug Jones of Cravin' Melon, John Wesley Satterfield, Luke Cunningham, Ryan Bonner, Ballard Lesemann, Joal Rush, Donnie Blackwell, Jim Marshall, John Totaro's Classic Woodies & of course Guilt Ridden Troubadour with members of My Ragged Company.