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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

Aug23

US National Whitewater Center

US National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway, Charlotte, NC

The Dogs return to play the weekly Saturday "River Jam Music Series" event this time around. Two sets from 7-10pm!

Bring a book (or books!) to donate to Habitat for Humanity. All books donated at the show will be sold in the Habitat for Humanity bookstore and 100% of the proceeds will go toward providing affordable housing for people right there in the Charlotte community!

Age limit: All ages

Aug22

Clear Mountain Festival 2014

Elliott Family Farm, 356 London Road, Lawndale, NC

The third annual event at the Elliott Family Farm, just outside Polkville NC. The Dogs are honored to join Hackensaw Boys, Shannon Whitworth, Packway Handle Band, Sol Driven Train and many more at this great late summer fest. Click the link for tickets and info!

$30 day pass/$75 weekend pass Age limit: All ages

Jul26

Marianne Taylor Presents the Blue Dogs with Atlas Road Crew

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Southland Ballroom, 614 N. West Street, Raleigh, North Carolina

Our return to Raleighwood at our first proper Dogs show in Raleigh in over a year! And we're bringing one of South Carolina's most popular up-and-coming young bands, Atlas Road Crew, to open the show! Get your advance tickets today!

$10adv/$15dos Age limit: 21+

Jul24

Blue Dogs with Peyton Tochterman & Duke Merrick

State Theatre, 305 S. Main Street, Culpeper, Virginia

Bobby Houck (Woodberry Forest class of '83, down the road from Culpeper) and members of the Blue Dogs host fellow alumni and noted singer-songwriters Peyton Tochterman (class of '96) and Duke Merrick (class of '72) for an evening of music. The ticket price includes a pre-show bbq dinner (with cash bar) at 6:30pm! Join us for a mid-summer party and some great music at this beautiful, newly renovated venue.

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

Jul5

Nosh

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Nosh, 10880 Ocean Highway, Pawley's Island, SC

This event has moved from the night of the actual 4th of July to the 5th! Join the full band out in the Gazebo with no cover to celebrate the Independence Day weekend. God Bless America, and Dog People everywhere!

Free Show Age limit: All ages

Hank & Bobby | Nosh

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Nosh, 10880 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, SC

Memorial Day Sunday music featuring Hank & Bobby in the gazebo with special guest tba! Our kickoff to summer! Get dinner reservations in advance by calling Nosh at 843-314-9014.

Age limit: All ages

May24

Banjo-B-Que

Evans Town Center Park, 7016 Evans Town Center Boulevard, Evans, Georgia

The Blue Dogs join the Avett Brothers and Old Crow Medicine Show and others at the 5th Annual Banjo-B-Que. The Dogs will perform twice on Saturday, May 24 - once earlier in the day on the main stage, and just before Old Crow on the side stage. Set times to be announced. Get your advance tickets - it will sell out!

$60 | $150 VIP weekend pass Age limit: All ages