Teach Your Children Well

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This past weekend was a long one- four shows in three days! As fun as these runs can be, they’re often tiring as well. This set of shows, however, was particularly special.

We started off Friday evening at Chico Feo on Folly Beach. It’s a beautiful little backyard bar- a few blocks from the beach, surrounded by trees, with a small stage at the back of the lot. A new friend of ours from Folly- Ricky- joined us on the mandolin for part of the set. His grandchildren were there, enjoying the music as well as just running around and being kids. At the end of the night, Ricky’s granddaughter, Aurora, joined him on stage to sing one last song- Worried Man Blues. As well as being downright adorable, it also seemed a hopeful statement about many things- family, community, the future of music.

Saturday we had another very similar…

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Folly Beach Weekend Recap

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Oh what a night…

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The Michael Martin Band had a busy weekend planned for them. It was Memorial Day Weekend, three shows had been booked, and friends were driving from Indiana, Tennessee, and Florida to see them play and spend the weekend with them. The gigs were booked all over the lowcountry of South Carolina, from Summerville to Folly Beach to downtown Charleston.

Friday night started with a show at the Coosaw Creek Crab Shack in Summerville, SC. The band and their friends took the long drive from downtown to Summerville with expectations of good seafood, cold beverages, awesome music, and a great time. The Michael Martin Band played long in to the night on the screened in patio with the sun setting to their backs. As the evening turned to night, a special guest, Scott Martin, showed up to drum in the last set for the band and helped end the show with…

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