Drifter Merch Offers Vintage-Style Designs

2Drifter Merch artis a new apparel and art website featuring innovative designs with something for every music lover. The company started by offering high quality vintage-style music-inspired t-shirts printed here in South Carolina. More recently, Drifter Merch has expanded to offer art on reclaimed wood by State Pallets, Preston Smith Designs and Ridley Stallings Art. Focusing on the owners’ love of live music, various designs included paying homage to their favorite bands that include the Allman Brothers, Grateful Dead, Widespread Panic and Neil Young.

“We’ve already had a lot of repeat customers as folks love the comfortable feel of of shirts,” said Drifter Merch co-owner Bert Griggs. “After testing the model and selling tons of shirts, we are now working with several different designers to help expand our offerings.”

For more information about Drifter Merch or to shop the store, visit www.driftermerch.com.

Todd Snider’s What the Folk Music Festival Announced in Awendaw, SC

WTF PosterFord Productions and Awendaw Green present the inaugural What the Folk Music Festival on April 11th from 5pm-10pm and April 12th from 11am-10pm at Sewee Outpost located at 4853 US Hwy. 17 in Awendaw, SC. Doors open at 5pm, Campgrounds at 3pm.

Friday:
Danielle Howle 6pm
Megan Jean & the KFB 6:30pm
HalleyAnna Finlay 7:15pm
Kevn Kinney 7:55pm
Todd Snider 9:15pm

Saturday:
Ryan Bonner 12pm
Vinegar Creek Constituency 1pm
Doug Jones 2:05pm
Sierra Elizabeth Ferrell 3pm
Swamp Candy 3:45pm
Caroline Glaser & Liz Longley 4:40pm
Pierce Edens & the Dirty Work 5:55pm
Charlie Mars 7:10pm
The Bottle Rockets 8:30pm
Todd Snider 9:15pm
and a few more surprise guests!

WTF SponsorhipFood trucks Lowcountry Creole, Roti Rolls, and Palmetto Party Wagon will be there along with two beer trucks with domestics and the local brews including Palmetto Brewery.
Tickets: 
Friday $25 ADV, $30 DOS
Saturday $35 ADV, $38 DOS
Limited Two Day $50
Two Day Camping Pass, only sold with two day pass: $25 for both days. Campsites are per person. VIP Camping for RV’s and Campers $50

“What the Folk Festival was formed through a friendship with Todd Snider and his love of playing in this area. The lineup includes musicians that come close to emulating what Todd does as a singer/songwriter,” said festival organizer Brett Ford.  “As we plan to make this an annual event, my goal is to continue to have Americana type groups play and get recognized for what they do, since the majority of them don’t receive the radio play or media recognition that they deserve.”

A portion of proceeds will benefit Carolina Studios, a non-profit that provides at risk students a safe environment to foster creative, educational and career-focused initiatives through music technology and media arts.

For additional information, line up or tickets, visit www.whatthefolkfest.org. For media inquiries, interviews or sponsorship information, please contact Lorrie Dixson of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com.

72 Hours: A Culinary Adventure in Charleston

Do you want to pack as much as possible into a 72 hour visit to Charleston, SC?  Here’s one foodie itinerary to try!

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Thursday:

Morning — Chefs’ Kitchen Tour – Start your trip off by visiting the kitchens and meeting the chefs in 3 of Charleston’s top restaurants.  Your guide, Hoon Calhoun, will educate you on Charleston’s culinary history and orient you with regard to Charleston’s best restaurants today.  The tour starts with coffee and doughnuts at Glazed, Charleston’s gourmet, homemade, delicious, I-can’t-believe-this-is-in-a-doughnut shop, and proceeds to visit 3 restaurants, meeting chefs and tasting all along the way.

Heather and Chef Josh Keller of 2 Boroughs Larder

Heather and Chef Josh Keller of 2 Boroughs Larder

Lunch — Two Boroughs Larder — Josh and Heather Keeler’s Two Boroughs Larder is where Charleston chefs go to eat.  Charleston’s Celebrity Chef Sean Brock calls Two Boroughs Larder the best restaurant in Charleston.  Go judge for yourself — and order everything on the menu to be sure.  This is the place to take chances — you probably won’t recognize half of the ingredients on the menu — but trust in Josh’s capable hands and discriminating taste.  Everything will be delicious, and some dishes will be transcendent.  In between courses, take a moment to explore the selection of hard goods and specialty products available for purchase.

Afternoon — Pastries and coffee — After lunch, exiting Two Boroughs, you’ll find yourself smack dab in the middle of what is emerging as Charleston’s pastry epicenter.  Stroll to Sugar Bakeshop and have the first of (perhaps) many delicious pastries, choosing one — or two — of a variety of cupcakes or cookies.  The selection varies daily, but on Thursdays the options include the Lady Baltimore Cupcake, which should not be missed!  Bill and Dave, Sugar Bakeshop’s owners, are architects from New York City who relocated to Charleston, and their visual aesthetic is apparent as everything in the display cases is as beautiful as it is delicious.  Enjoy your treat in Sugar’s quaint courtyard.  From Sugar, consider visiting Wildflour PastryBrown’s Court Bakery or Sweet Radish for another delicious treat and a cup of coffee.  All are within a block or so of Sugar and along the way you can explore the rapidly gentrifying Cannonborough/Elliotborough neighborhood.

Dinner — Taste Of The Market — When you have finished exploring the Upper King Street area, head downtown to the City Market District and the Taste of the Market, held the 3rd Thursday of Each month.  This event features the best that the City Market area has to offer, with (substantial) food samples available from a variety of Market area restaurants, chef demonstrations and live music.  The ample samples will be more than enough to make a meal and after the event you’ll be well positioned to explore the heart of Charleston’s historic downtown.

After Dinner — Head on over to Burwell’s for an after dinner drink and, if the weather is nice, make your way to the back patio to have a craft cocktail made by John or JoJo, Burwell’s expert mixologists.  Cocktails not your thing?  No problem — try the Craftsman Kitchen And Tap House, a beer emporium featuring 48 beers on Tap!  Still not satisfied?  Give Social Wine Bar a try, which features up to 60 wines by the glass and a 4,000 bottle display cellar.

Friday:

Chefs KitchenMorning — Bakehouse — Get your day started with a cup of coffee and a fresh baked pastry at the Bakehouse.  Although everything is good, the cinnamon rolls are especially delicious.  The WiFi is free and the airy cafe is in a perfect spot for people watching.
Lunch — Bull Street Gourmet — Grab a light bite at this adorable market/cafe on lower King Street.  Split the daily sandwich special or share a bowl of the soup of the day — both are likely to be simple and delicious.  Also Bull Street has an excellent selection of bottled wines, for now or later.

Afternoon — Take a Downtown Culinary Tour with Charleston Culinary Tours.  This 2.5 hour tour explores the City Market area and Charleston’s French Quarter.  Stopping at 3 restaurants for food samples and 1 restaurant for dessert, the Downtown Culinary tour will introduce you to some of Charleston’s best restaurants and educate you with regard to Charleston’s rich culinary history and current culinary trends.  There is plenty of food on this tour, so pace yourself as you eat your way around Charleston’s historic downtown.

Dinner — 82 Queen — Make you dinner reservations a little later to give yourself an opportunity to recover from your culinary tour.  If the weather is suitable, ask for a table in 82 Queen’s beautiful and romantic courtyard, which is dominated by a mammoth Magnolia tree.  82 Queen is a Charleston classic, graceful and refined, specializing in Lowcountry classics and Southern hospitality.  Be sure to order the She-Crab Soup, the best in the city.

Saturday:

Brunch — Lowcountry Bistro — Chicken and Waffles anyone?  At Lowcountry Bistro the answer is an enthusiastic YES!  This casual cafe offers a wide variety of other southern specialties (the Shrimp and Grits are especially good here as well), but ordering the Chicken and Waffles is a no-brainer.  Overlooking the City Market, a table on the piazza is a prime position to take in Charleston’s charms and prepare for your day.

Afternoon — The Heirloom Collection (formerly the Heirloom Book Company) — Tucked away down an alley off Broad Street, this adorable book shop sells cookbooks, specializing in rare and out-of-print editions.  The collection is eclectic, but an excellent selection of Charleston and Southern cookbooks are available.  The shop is clearly a labor of love and their passion for cookbooks is equal parts contagious and inspiring! Cocktails

Pre Dinner — The Holy City is well known for its affinity for alcohol and Charleston Culinary Tours’ Mixology Tour will help show you the state of Charleston’s cocktail culture today.  This 1.5 hour tour stops at 3 local watering holes where guests meet a mixologist who will explain his/her specialty cocktail and then mix one for everyone to enjoy!  Think of it as a mobile pre-dinner cocktail party.

Dinner — Husk — Come pay homage to Chef Sean Brock’s celebration of all things Southern.  With a menu that changes twice daily and an almost maniacal devotion to sourcing ingredients locally, Husk has totally reshaped Charleston’s culinary landscape and has inspired a wave of innovation and culinary excellence that has engulfed the city.  While it’s impossible to predict what might be on the menu, the Crispy Pig’s Ears are the stuff of legend and pork dishes generally have a place near and dear to Chef Brock’s heart.  Make your reservations early — ever since it was named Best New Restaurant by Bon Appetit in 2011, a Husk reservation became one of the toughest in town.

After Dinner — Kaminsky’s — Finish off your night with a dessert at Kaminsky’s, a bustling dessert shop on Market Street.  With a display case overflowing with almost impossibly delicious looking cakes and pies, it may be tough to make a decision.  Hedge your bets and choose more than one item — it’ll be the most delicious insurance policy you ever bought.

Moe’s Original Bar B Que and Cloud 9 Announce Trip Giveaway to Panic en la Playa

PlayaMoe’s Original Bar B Que and Cloud 9 present a contest to win a trip to Panic en la Playa featuring four nights of Widespread Panic on the beach at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic on March 17- 21st. One lucky winner and a guest will receive flight vouchers, a double occupancy hotel room and event wristbands. The contest runs online starting today at noon through midnight on February 22nd at www.panicenlaplaya.com/moes with the winner announced on February 24th.

“The partnership began with Moe’s Original Bar B Que’s founding partner Mike Fernandez as he has been judging a wing sauce contest for the last two years at la Playa with Widespread Panic keyboard player JoJo Hermann as part of the trip’s daytime activities,” said Cloud 9’s Nate Sadler. “This year they will sponsor the contest as ‘Moe’s Original Bar B Que presents Jojo’s Sauce Contest’. We knew adding a trip giveaway to the mix would add to the excitement of this ultimate vacation.”

Cloud 9 presents a four night musical adventure of Widespread Panic on the beach in the Dominican Republic on March 17, 18, 19 and 20. Guests will live like rock royalty as they indulge in all that the all-inclusive Hard Rock resort has to offer. By day, relax at one of the 12 expansive pools, swim in the ocean, hang out with friends, get a massage, eat and drink as much as you want at multiple restaurants and bars or take part in one of many activities or excursions. By night, the stage will be set right on the beach for a full two-set show of Widespread Panic for four nights. Additionally, Jalapeno Cornbread (George Porter Jr., John Gros, Col. Bruce Hampton, Jeff Sipe, Grant Green Jr., and Randall Bramblett) will play two late nights and Motion Potion will be spinning in the Moon Lounge keeping the party going all night. For additional information about Panic en la Playa, head to www.panicenlaplaya.com.

Respected sextet Widespread Panic is a legendary national touring force and continues to break attendance records in major venues across the country. Panic’s live performances have become legendary and the symbiotic relationship between the artist and their fans is something to behold. Never losing sight of giving back, the band continues to organize “food drive events” at their concerts. Since 2008, Panic’s fans have helped raise over $73,000 in monetary donations and over 9,100 pounds of foodThe band’s annual Tunes for Tots concerts have raised well over one million dollars for its program which helps public schools buy musical instruments for their students. For additional information about Widespread Panic, visit www.widespreadpanic.com.

Years after learning to fire roast meats in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Mike Fernandez, Ben Gilbert and Jeff Kennedy founded Moe’s Original Bar B Que in Vail, Colorado in 2001. Moe’s Original Bar B Que has 26 other locations in AL, CO, GA, ME, NC and TN. Named one of the Top 10 Rib Joints in America, the popular fast casual restaurant features award-winning Alabama-style pulled pork, ribs, wings, turkey and chicken smoked over hardwood served with two unique sauces as well as southern favorites such as fried catfish and shrimp sandwiches. For additional information about Moe’s Original Bar B Que, visit www.moesoriginalbbq.com.

For additional information, interviews, photos or a press kit, please contact Lorrie Dixson of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com.

Indecision to Perform Southeast Shows


One of the originators of the jam band movement, Indecision’s innovative music is a unique blend of rock, jazz, blues and extended jams complete with rich and complex lyrics. Indecision has shared the stage with  Widespread Panic, Phish, Blues Traveler, Dave Matthews Band, Jorma Kaukonen, The Neville Brothers, The Connells, The Wailers, David Alan Coe, Jupiter Coyote and more.








www.Indecision.com
Photo courtesy: Banner Photography
Indecision
Friday, August 27th– SHOW POSTPONED
The Visulite Theatre
Charlotte, NC

Saturday, August 28th
SHOW POSTPONED
with special guests Olde Dog
Atlanta, GA

Saturday, September 11th

The Pour House
Charleston, SC


Saturday, November 6th

The Pour House
Raleigh, NC


Friday, November 26th

The Jefferson Theater
Charlottesville, VA

Photo courtesy: Banner Photography
Indecision to Play Southeast Shows


One of the originators of the jam band movement, Indecision’s innovative music is a unique blend of rock, jazz, blues and extended jams complete with rich and complex lyrics. Indecision has shared the stage with  Widespread Panic, Phish, Blues Traveler, Dave Matthews Band, Jorma Kaukonen, The Neville Brothers, The Connells, The Wailers, David Alan Coe, Jupiter Coyote and more.








www.Indecision.com
Photo courtesy: Banner Photography
Indecision
Friday, August 27th
The Visulite Theatre
Charlotte, NC

Saturday, August 28th
with special guests Olde Dog
Atlanta, GA

Saturday, September 11th

The Pour House
Charleston, SC


Saturday, November 6th

The Pour House
Raleigh, NC


Friday, November 26th

The Jefferson Theater
Charlottesville, VA