It's always magical when a dream comes true. I've always wished that the V-Tones could play for our city-wide arts festval, Piccolo Spoleto (little sister of the international Spoleto festival), and finally it's going to happen! We'll be playing for the Concert in the Park, at Allan Park, on Friday, June 1st. It's a free concert, and we play from 7-8:15pm. Then, hang out for bluegrass from the Beebos! It'll be a delightful way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the park and of our fantastic neighbourhood. Allan Park is near the corner of Ashley and Huger streets, just a hop, skip and jump away from Hampton Park. It's another first for the legendary V-Tones, and we'd love for everyone to join us! Happy Spoleto!
Playing with the Lime and the Coconuts is always an adventure! We're playing, for the seventh year in a row (!) at the Second Presbyterian Tea Room from 11am-2-pm during the Spoleto festival weekends (May25th,26th, and June 1st, 2nd). For those of you who live out of town, Spoleto is a city-wide arts festival here in Charleston, SC. Many churches host concerts. I'm very happy to be joining the Coconuts once again for our epic shows. We like to cover a wide spectrum of genre: mostly Swing, Jazz and Folk music. Come on down for lunch and check out the Coconuts at the Second Presbyterian Church--that's downtown Charleston---across Meeting street from Marion Square. Thanks!
Swing Dance and Swing Music evolved together. It's fun to move to and fun to play. Try it! On Friday, May 11th, I'll be back with the V-Tones at Spirit Moves for the Friday night Swing Dance presented by the Hot Jazz Dance Club, here in Charleston. Everybody is welcome, and lessons are included in the price---it's just $10. It's like playing music--you've got to jump into the activity to learn the activity! Join us for a fun night.
There's nothing like jamming with fellow musicians. There are so many good songs out there, heck, entire genre of music that I don't know. Playing live with others is a great way to learn new songs as well as technique. I'm looking forward to jamming at the French Broad River Festival with Sol Driven Train, Caroline Pond, and the other musicians. There is always something new to learn!
Even More Videos!
Friday, May 245th, Lime & the Coconuts at the Second Presbyterian Tea Room, 11am-2pm, free, Wraggsborough Square//
Saturday, May 26th, Lime & the Coconuts at the Second Presbyterian Tea Room, 11am-2pm, free, Wraggsborough Square, free//
Saturday, May 26th, Marina Wine Shop show, with Lime & the Coconuts, 2pm-6pm, free//
Sunday, May 27th, May 245th, Lime & the Coconuts at the Second Presbyterian Tea Room, 11:45am-2pm, free, Wraggsborough Square//
Sunday, May 27th, She Goes He Goes at Prohibition for Swing Dance, 8-11pm//
Saturday, June 2nd, The Amazing Mittens at One Broad Street, 10am-1pm, free//
Sunday, June 3rd, the V-Tones of Charleston at Prohibition for Swing Dance, 8-11pm, with free dance lesson at 7pm, no cover//
Wednesday, June 6th, The V-Tones of Charleston at the West Ashley Farmers Market, Ackerman Park, 3:30-7pm, free//
Friday, June 8th, with the HEART program at the Charleston Music Hall, more info tba//
Saturday, June 9th, The V-Tones trio at the Charleston Area Senior Citizens farmers market, 259 Meeting Street, free, more info tba//
Thursday, June 21st, secret birthday surprise//
Thursday, June 21st, V-Tones trio at The Tattooed Moose, Citadel Mall, 6-9pm, free, y'all come!!!//
Sunday, June 24th, Mother Emmanuel memorial concert, more info tba//
Saturday, June 30th, Kids Ukulele Workshop at Hungry Monks Music School, big fun!! 10am-noon//
Wednesday, August 15th, V-Tones at West Ashley Farmers Market, Ackerman park, 3-7pm, free//
Saturday, July 7th, V-Tones for the Charleston Tibetan Society. HH Dalai Lama party, more info tba//
Monday, July 16th, MC Noodle for the annual Talent Show at Folly Beach Market, 5-8pm, free//
Saturday, July 28th, Adults Ukulele Workshop at Hungry Monks Music School, big fun!! 10am-noon//
Saturday, August 25th, Adult Ukulele workshop at Hungry Monks music school, 1948 Belgrade, 10am-noon, $75//
Sunday, October 14th, V-Tones at Middleton Plantation for wedding, 4-5pm, private//
Wednesday, October 31st, Noodle at Franke at Seaside, 2;30-3:30pm, private//