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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

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

Brunch & Writers In The Round

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Rue de Jean, 39 John Street, Charleston, SC

During our 2nd Annual Show weekend we would like you to join us for breakfast and a little bit of music. Proceeds from the show will be sponsoring the MUSC's Children's Hospital and Tito's will be there with some some deals $5.00 Bloody Mary's and Screwdrivers!

$50.00 Age limit: All ages

Nov26

Thanksgiving Eve at Victor's Downtown

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Victor's Bistro, 126 West Evans Street, Florence, South Carolina

Originally scheduled for an outdoor stage at the corner of Dargan and Evans, the show will now be at Victor's, either outside on the patio or inside in the back room. Event from 6-10pm. Tastes Like Chicken opens 6:30-7:30. Blue Dogs full band from 8-10! Show is free and open to the public!

Nov15

Red, White & Blue Festival

Hanahan Amphitheatre, 1300 Maybeline Drive, Hanahan, SC

Come out to Hanahan's Fall Festival Celebrating Veterans! The Blue Dogs will be wrapping up the day playing a two hour set from 5 P.M - 7 P.M.

Come show your support for our U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Marines!

open to the public Age limit: All ages

Nov7

Blue Dogs at the NEW Music Farm!

1022 Senate Street , Columbia, SC

The Dogs will be appearing with The Occasional Milkshake to make up for the September 5, show that was postponed. This will be a new beginning for the Blue Dogs in Columbia as they are about to emBARK on their 26th Years of shows! 16 and over

$12 - $15

Oct18

The Bovinoche Cow, Pig & Lamb Roast

Magnolia Farm Lodge, 631 Longtown Road , Ridgeway, SC 29130

The Blue Dogs will be joining in the Argentinian tradition of animal roasting asado style while bringing great tunes to all those who attend. This is the first year being held outside of Greenville and tickets are limited. Feel free to camp out and stay the night for an additional $10.

$32 Pre sale $40 Day of

Oct10

Cameron Village Backyard Concert Series, Raleigh NC

Cameron Village, Corner of Woodburn & Clark, Raleigh, NC

Come join us in Raleigh's Cameron Village for their 3-show "backyard concert series"..this week featuring the Dogs with good pals and local favorites Old Habits. 6:30-8 Old Habits 8:30-10 Dogs

No cover Age limit: All ages