Best Reggae in town, that is when they are in town! Da Gullah Rootz are AWESOME! Sad thing, tho, they do not play in this town nearly enough. They seem to be on the road more than they are in town. So don't go to DD Pecker'ss looking for them cuz they'll probably be somewhere in North Carolina where the pay is better.
Interesting. I didn't know peckers had wings.
Craig, it IS in the city limits, so the smoke stench should be gone with the new ordinance. I'm happy that this place has new ownership and is a happening place again.
Maybe I'll give it another shot as some people seem to be passionate that it is a great place. We came in through the back door and maybe i was just expecting something else...not to mention my previous disappointment about the band.
Don't know if it's within Charleston City limits as the non-smoking ordinance would be great.
I haven't been to the reggae nights yet, but I hear talk about it when I go in there. The staff is fantastic especially the bar tenders and the owner is a cool guy...best time to go is Thursday nights for trivia. They also have a decent menu that is veg friendly. All in all, one of the only bars that I will actually go to.
The last reviewer obviously must have entered the wrong bar! I am a long time West Ashley resident who is grateful to have dd peckers as part of my community! It is the cleanest, friendliest, best managed bar in the area.
Their staff and owner put customer service back on the Charleston map. The menu is refreshingly different from the same ol' bar munchie standards offered everywhere else. They are a true full restaurant that also happens to be a bar vs a bar that will fry up some frozen chicken fingers when you need to sober up.
Dont get me wrong, when it is time to get your party on this is the place. I have not had the oppertunity to make it out on Wednesday nights this summer but last summer it was all as described in the first post. I have had the pleasure of frequenting peckers on Saturday nights recently when they have live music from a VERY talented guy named Chris Sullivan. What a great voice- light years beyond most local talent. Kudos to peckers for giving West Ashley a friendly neighborhood wing joint we are proud to call our local watering hole and Kudos to the staff I have met...Derek (owner), Mia, Marlin, Travis and others.
I look forward to hanging out at peckers and hope other readers will check them out if they have not yet. While you are there remember to spin the shot wheel...definately a good time will be had by all.
Not as advertised! After reading the above post and an article (either in the post & courier or the chs. business journal), I went there for the first time with a buddy last Wednesday around 8 o'clock...to my surprise, no band and the place was dead. Upon asking the waitress when the band started, she said they had not played there for some time but may start back up in the fall. I walked in the place to try to go ahead and salvage a meal but once I walked in and was hit in the face with the stink of smoke, puke, and other old run down bar stench we abruptly left.
Unfortunate as I had hope for a "new to me" place to hang out.
Yes! Hear the Sounds of Charleston’s Popular Rootz, Rock and Reggae Music Majesty Performed By DA GULLAH ROOTZ! I was out on a normal hot evening in Charleston’s South Carolina; seeking live music plus good food; a hamburger and a good beverage to help my mind. I found my self sitting on the desk at P.D. Peckers under an umbrella hearing the sounds of Da Gullah Rootz local Musician’s heard from 7:00pm until 10:00pm on Wednesday, evening outside on the deck at P.D. Pecker’s on Savannah Hwy in West Ashley. Da Gallah Rootz, Charleston’s own Rootz, Rock and Reggae sound articulated throw song and instruments detailed unheard of emotion preformed by heart playin vocalist and musicians. As I sat under the umbrella taking in P. D. Pecker’s menu, I want to point out if you have a need they have the menu that will please. I am talking salads, sandwiches, wings, hamburgers, pizza and “O Ya…my dig”…P.D. Pecker’s Chicken Philly. I wondered over the menu, noticing a P.D. Pecker’s Satisfactory Clauses. This made me even more hunger. I have been one to hang my glass at P.D.Pecker’s in the past on this Wednesday, evening Derrick the acting manager was being his normal smiling, show-able self with his customers, you might even see him moving to the music a little.
Da Gullah Rootz first set the evening began with a heart felt movement lead by vocalist General Top Rankin, “Please everyone for a moment of silence for the fallen Charleston Firefighter’s” The P. D. Pecker customer’s on this evening respectfully agreed with the Band Da Gullah Rootz request for a Movement of Peace. On this evening the Charleston, South Carolina the sun was setting into the horizon. The audience grew by dusk and the sounds of Da Gullah Rootz were buzzin in the ears of their audience. The band set the evening music tone of Rootz, Rock and Reggae sounds buzzin in the ears of P.D. Pecker’s customer’s and foremost the band fans under a white ten. The evening grew from dusk to a sky of bright stairs. The mood grew with band sounds the music took the audience into the evening. The mood expressed positively with a colorful light that changed the tent from darkness to bright positive colors.
General Top Rankin, lead vocalist gave an enthusiast performance. His voices lead the band; the musician’s instruments polished the air-phonic sounds. www.DaGullahRootz.com provides a summary of the over all clarification to the definition of Da Gullah Rootz band name. I found tracks to the band lyrics on their site. The Bands culturally enriched family Rootz and positive cultural movements really define the band over goals. The band welcome’s their musician friend to their stage anytime. The Charleston, South Caroline Cost lead Vocalist General Top Rankin as the bands lyric’s he exquisites a direct link with his voice range “A Gift From GOD” and personal style derived from Rootz of his Ancestor’s Cultural, long ignored by social society. General Top Rankin is that “O” regional Rootz, Rock, & Reggae Musical Artist to bring the harmonizing, positives, educating songs to the music industry. General Top Rankin’s channels his African American Gullah Rootz, Rock, & Reggae into sounds he in body’s into the lyric’s as his fans know as the Da Gullah Rootz. Were ever he travels the positive vibration will be expressed throw his mean lyric and cultural style. This is fort-true in many way’s General Top Rankin’s Musical talent’s have provide two CD’s. Geechee Gear Apparel and the proper language delivered. The Da Gullah Rootz in which he developed and keeps the band’s movement in the works with help from his right hand friend and foremost band mate, Roma a amazing electric guitarist. The band is known around Charleston and the East Coast for satisfying an audience. On this Wednesday, evening at
P. D. Pecker’s a customer’s Birthday was being celebrated by her friends and boyfriend the band got word of the Calibration at hand they choose to perform their Earth Day Calibration HIT! The band needed the women’s name to add to the opening placements in their Earth Day Song. She and her boyfriend dance in the sand; hugged close and shared their expressive love and appreciation for their movement. Da Gullah Rootz “O”riginal Earth Day Calibration Song the understanding of the lyric I have express great Thanks to GOD for the day he allowed the person to be birthed onto his Earth, and share in his almighty love. It really is a cool song!
Lead Guitarist Roma is a native to Charleston, South Carolina. He’s performance is normally very much full of talent, his fingers are fast, he graciously play’s the note’s he whips out of his mind onto the electric guitar. The performance by this gentleman shows with smiles which I have really never seen leave his face. The Da Gullah Rootz lead guitarist Roma’s drop-ins and lead-outs are strong with electrical emotional power, with a quick change to a soft, like bird sound. Roma knows how to hold a note on a string and when to fold it! He plays throw his solo piece with an edge of his own. If are a fan of the instrument the electric guitar check this man’s deliver!
Da Bam drummer mana by positive nature, watch out for this drummer! To me it seem as his talent was allowing him to read the notes from a screen in front of him. Head high with a heart felt smile on his face and his sticks in hand. Da Bam’s style of drumming is a positive grove, and groves to his band mate’s talents. Da Bam stick in hand, he listen to the beat in his solo as it moves to his mind an out his body, hands gripped around the sticks he hears the beat leave his sticks. Very cool drummer! I hear the beat given, I give Da Bam a glance, he really show’s the audience the raw emotion in his powerful beats. I love the power and positive rhythmic beats exploding from his drummer ability. He is always, in a depth sound mood. When it is set break time, you will find him in the audience with the fans, friends or family he will be shore to smile, hug you, and even throw you a quit chat. Knowing this you will always remember him as a Cool-Lovin drummer!
Freshly planted into Charleston, South Carolina into Da Gullah Rootz family is keyboardist, Trumpeter, and vocalist Jimmy Jam. The North Carolina add’s a freshly adequate style to Da Gullah Rootz Band. Jimmy Jams personal style show to have been adapted by his new band members and Da Gullah Rootz sound is positively acute. The Bands Rootz, Rock and Reggae creative fire is in the workz (making track/developing songs together). Hear this new sound ringing true, look for up comin tracks! Two vocalists on one stage, mean notes are being shared on the Da Gullah Rootz stage, not even a question. It is the Sound of Rootz Rock & Reggae these guys are pushin. General Top Rankin and Jimmy Jam are making creatively producing positive new songs. The harmony is heard and felt throw the power of the gentleman’s vocalist. I found amazing power in the lyrical expression from General Top Rankin and Jimmy Jam.
C-Lo is the newest musician to gain access to the Da Gullah Rootz family musical tree. C-Lo’s note’s sound from a Steinberg Guitar, the guitar is a bass. Small in visual size, powered by a musician that is Rockin the bass sound into rhythmic sounds, which are grovin with the Da Gullah Rootz musician?
Here I am at the endless end, not really the end but a start of a new beginning! The following information is provided by the band on their Da Gullah Rootz website, www.dagullahrootz.com at this time you may fine the Da Gullah Rootz bands website giving the fans their touring dates, soundtrack’s and photo’s plus a fan mail list. The Da Gullah Rootz CD are available on the bands website “RED EYE” and “LIVING ROOTS VOL.1” and local music joint have them for sale on the store shelves. The Band’s lead vocalist General Top Rankin shared the bands movements for their up an comin future. A new CD for fan will reach compilation soon! Titled “RIGHT CHA”; Da Gullah Rootz will be touring soon. Come on! Get to get in the sounds! I dig the sounds of Da Gullah Rootz locally now and by the compliment of the “RIGHT CHA” CD I will be purchasing the album for myself. Get your taste for the Rootz; Rock and Reggae sound the band produce’s Check Da Gullah Rootz band again at P. D. Pecker’s on June 18th, 2007 and other local joints in the area. You can even buy a CD at local show!
My back talking is of this my evening dinning at P.D. Pecker’s and the pleasant enjoyment of the Da Gullah Rootz sounds are wreath doing again. Get your self to a show, have a little fun! I did!
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