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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

May2

CROWNTOWN THROWDOWN BENEFITING INREACH @ TRIPLE C BREWING COMPANY (day)

2900 Griffith Street, Charlotte, NC 28203

Crown Town Throwdown Cornhole Tournament 11am Registration 12pm-4pm Tournament

BENEFITING INREACH Proceeds will help individuals with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and other disabilities secure and maintain gainful employment.

InReach is a private non-profit providing residential service and community supports to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families since 1974. inReach MISSION STATEMENT To be a leader in providing innovative housing, employment and community services to support people with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities and their families.

$15 advance, $20 day of show Age limit: All ages

RAISE THE ROOF-TOP BENEFIT @ POSEIDON

38 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Come on out and Raise The Woof-Top for a good cause, The Hilton Head Humane Society. Join us for Charleston sensation The Blue Dogs at the Rooftop Bar A portion of the proceeds to benefit The Hilton Head Humane Society. $10 Tickets General Admission Only Sponsored by Tito's Vodka 21 & OVER ONLY NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES 38 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island SC 29928 RoofTop at Poseidon poseidonhhi.com

$10 Age limit: 21+

Apr11

FRANCIS MARION INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL @ FMU PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (day)

Florence, SC

NEW LOCATION: FMU Performing Arts Center, Downtown Florence

Preparations for Francis Marion University’s Arts International festival in downtown Florence are underway. The longstanding festival, one of the Pee Dee’s great spring traditions, will bring its regular mix of art, music and food to its new location on April 11. The 38-year-old festival has been held in previous year on FMU’s campus. Activities will now center on FMU’s Performing Arts Center. The festival runs from noon to 6 p.m. There is no admission charge and all the entertainment is free and open to the public. There is a charge for food and craft items that are on sale. The premier event at this year’s festival will be a 2 p.m. performance by the Blue Dogs in the PAC’s amphitheatre. The “Dogs” are an earthy, Southern rock band from South Carolina, and a well-known favorite of Pee Dee music fans. FMU’s Music Industry Ensemble and the Celtic rock band Stirling Bridge are also slated to perform in the PAC amphitheatre. The FMU String Ensemble, Vocal Edition, pianist Paolo Gualdi, violinist Terris Roberts and pianist Sumire Worman are all scheduled to perform in the PAC Black Box. Other scheduled acts include the Jabali African Acrobats, the Chief Kamu Fire and Hula Show and the Chinese Acrobats. They will offer festivalgoers a unique perspective on arts from around the world on the festival’s International Stage. A variety of strolling musicians and performers will patrol the festival area, providing impromptu entertainment throughout the day. Other events will include Florence-Darlington Technical College’s famous welding sculpture competition. The competition will feature teams of experienced craftsmen who will create breathtaking pieces of art on the fly, using a pile of scrap material brought in for the occasion. Also on tap: an arts and crafts fair featuring the work of local and regional artisans, children’s activities, art displays in the Florence County Museum and Waters Building Annex, and an international food court. The City of Florence is joining FMU as a major festival participant for this year’s events. Other sponsors include FDTC; St. John’s Episcopal Church, which is providing space for festival parking and events; Honda of SC; Nan Ya Plastics; Florence County; Pepsi Cola of Florence; and the Florence Convention and Visitors Bureau. The festival is the union of two former festivals, Art’s Alive and the Pee Dee International Festival. Its roots date back to 1977. For more information on this year’s Arts International festival, go to http://www.fmarion.edu/news/artsinternational.

Free admission Age limit: All ages

Apr2

PRIVATE EVENT

Charleston, SC

Feb28

The Music Farm Columbia

1022 Senate Street, Columbia, SC

www.musicfarm.com https://www.facebook.com/musicfarmcola doors: 8:00pm show starts: 8:20pm w/Morgan's Road & Finnegan Bell

$12 advance, $15 day of show, $30 for 4-pack, $10 for anyone who attends "St Practice Day" event at Tin Roof earlier that day, $10 for anyone who attended the USC/Mississippi State men's basketball game earlier that day (must present ticket at door) Age limit: All ages

Jan31

Enterprise Mill

1450 Greene Street #600, Augusta, GA

End the first month of the year with the Blue Dogs in Georgia at the Enterprise Mill! Doors will open at 7 Pm show will start at 830!

$15 ADV $20 DOS Age limit: All ages

Jan30

The Grey Eagle

Asheville, NC, 185 Clingman Ave

The Blue Dogs will be ramping everyone up with local talent Aaron Burdett! Doors will be opening at 7pm Show will start at 8pm.

$12 adv $15 dos Age limit: All ages

Jan24

Neighborhood Theatre

Charlotte, NC, 511 East 36th Street

Come join the Blue Dogs and Old Habits in Charlotte on a Southern Winter Night! The doors will open at 8 p.m. and the show will start at 9! There are tables to be reserved for $25 a head as well as balcony seating! Make sure you get your tickets today!

$15 ADV $20 DOS Age limit: All ages

Jan23

Eddie's Attic

Decatur, GA, 515-B North McDonough Street

The Blue Dogs will be sneaking up stairs to put on a great show in Eddie's Attic! Doors will open at 6 p.m. and make sure you get your tickets in advance and save a group table for $75!

Advanced Tickets $15 - At the door $20 Age limit: All ages