The Blue Dogs
Sat, Apr 28 at 6pm
- 21 & Over after 10 pm
Join us for live music by the Blue Dogs!
Charleston’s Blue Dogs, Americana Veterans, Soldier On In 2018
The Blue Dogs once again took over The Charleston Music Hall in their hometown to celebrate 29 years of making music in December. This show marked the Americana band’s fifth "homecoming" since their 25th Anniversary show in 2013, and to solidify it as an annual affair, the band brought in MUSC's Children's Hospital in 2014 as a charity partner. The show was again a sellout, and as in years past, the show included special guest appearances, this year featuring Grammy-award-winning country artist, songwriter, and producer Shawn Camp from Nashville (by way of Little Rock, Arkansas), and Mississippi singer-songwriter Cary Hudson, formerly of the band Blue Mountain.
Past shows have included guests such as Darius Rucker, Hootie and the Blowfish, Edwin McCain, Radney Foster, Pat McGee, 2015 Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductees Drivin’ N Cryin’, SC native Sadler Vaden (guitarist for Grammy-nominated artist Jason Isbell), Doug Jones of Greenville SC’s Cravin’ Melon, acclaimed South Carolina singer-songwriter Danielle Howle, Matthew Mayes & John Felty of Brevard, NC's Jupiter Coyote. There have always been a number of Charleston-based acts involved as well, including Bryson Jennings, Uncle Mingo, Five Way Friday, Dangermuffin's Dan Lotti, Dave Dunning and Live Bait, Mac Leaphart, John Wesley Satterfield, Travis Allison, Carroll Brown, Charlie Thompson, and most of the former and current members of the Blue Dogs. Unannounced guests are expected each year.
The band continues to perform in 2018 on a regular basis at venues everywhere including clubs, festivals, and colleges as well as for corporate events, private parties, and fundraisers. They continue to maintain an international fan-base, with all 9 of their recordings available through iTunes and other digital portals via their distributor, Redeye, and their CD's, DVD's and other merchandise offered exclusively at their website, www.bluedogs.com. 2018 marks 30 years since standup bassist Hank Futch joined forces with longtime friend, fellow Cub Scout, and acoustic guitarist/vocalist Bobby Houck under the band name “Blue Dogs".