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!
Wednesday, August 15th, V-Tones at West Ashley Farmers Market, Ackerman park, 3-7pm, free//
Friday, August 17th, The Amazing Mittens at Savannah Grace, 3pm, private//
Saturday, August 18th Noodle & friends at the Johns Island farmers market, 9am-1pm, free//
Sunday, August 19th, the V-Tones of Charleston at Prohibition for the Swing Dance, 8-11pm, free dance lesson at 7pm//
Saturday, August 25th, Adult Ukulele workshop at Hungry Monks music school,, August 18th, Noodle & friends at the Johns Island 1948 Belgrade, 10am-noon, $75//
Thursday, August 30th, the V-Tones of Charleston
at the Johns Island Tattooed Moose, 6-9pm, free//
Saturday, September 1st, The V-Tones of Charleston at Marion square farmers market, 10am-1;30pm, free//
Sunday, September 2nd, the V-Tones of Charleston at Prohibition for the Swing Dance, 8-11pm, free dance lesson at 7pm//
Tuesday, September 4th, The V-Tones of Charleston presented by Awendaw Green at the Footlights Theater, 20 Queen street, . 7-10pm,more info tba//
Friday, September 14th, the V-Tones of Charleston at the World Music cafe show, South of Broadway Theater, Park Circle, North Charleston, more info tba//
Friday, September 21st, The Amazing Mittens at Savannah Grace for their happyhour, 3pm, private//
Saturday, September 29th, V-Tones at Sierra Club fundraiser, Santee Canal park,, more info tba//
Saturday, October 13th, V-Tones at Middleton Plantation for wedding, 4-5pm, private//
Friday, October 19th, The Amazing Mittens at Savannah Grace for their happyhour, 3pm, private//
Saturday, October 20th, The V-Tones of Charleston at Marion square farmers market, 10am-1;30pm, free//
Sunday, October 21st, The V-Tones of Charleston at the Georgetown Wooden Boats Festival, 11:30am-3;30pm, free//
Wednesday, October 31st, Noodle at Franke at Seaside, 2;30-3:30pm, private//
Sunday, Nov. 4th, 100th Anniversary of the WWI armistice, Main Branch, public library, more info tba//
Sunday, December 9th, the V-Tones of Charleston present our 14th Annual Holiday Extravaganza at the Main Branch of the Public Library,3pm, free//
September 20th, wedding at Whitepoint Gardens, private//