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Blues on the Dock: Blues Romp 

When: Sat., May 23, 4 p.m. 2009
Phone: (888) 374-2656
Price: $15
www.thebootyranch.com
Charleston electric guitar hero Rev. Dr. Johnny Mac (of the BootyRanch, pictured), guitarist Dr. Kim May, and local blues/rock singer and harmonica player Smoky Weiner (and his band the Hot Links) carry on with a cool jam session. Food and drink available for purchase. Part of Piccolo Spoleto's "Blues on the Dock" series. 4 p.m. (T. Ballard Lesemann)

The Buzz:

WHAT IS IT? Perched over the tidal waters of Bowen’s Creek, choice pairings of South Carolina’s blues masters take advantage of the serene, rustic setting of Bowen’s Island Restaurant to wail away into the sunset.

WHY SEE IT? The Blues Romp in the Swamp (May 23) features the double-booking of guitarist Rev. Dr. Johnny Mac and harmonica king Smoky Weiner, surely providing some killer collaborations. And Charleston blues patriarch Shrimp City Slim co-bills with Greenville’s Goddess of the Blues, Wanda Johnson (pictured), the following afternoon.

WHO SHOULD GO? The beauty of the blues is its mass appeal — fans of every musical genre can relate to the simple progressions and honest croonings of a blues singer. Combine South Carolina’s best with a delicious seafood platter at Bowen’s, and there’s very little to be down about. (3 hours) (Stratton Lawrence)

— T. Ballard Lesemann

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