Super Deluxe is excited to announce that we have been invited to host a weekly funk jam session at the Charleston Pour House.
The jam session will happen on the Pour House deck every Monday night from 6-9pm starting in May 2013.
Come out and enjoy some of the top lowcountry musicians sitting in with Super Deluxe and interpreting the classic funk tunes by major artists like James Brown, Kool & the Gang, Sly & the Family Stone, The Meters, Lettuce, Parliament-Funkadelic, Greyboy Allstars, Herbie Hancock, and Earth Wind & Fire.
Larry Keel is described by some reviewers as the most powerful, innovative and all-out exhilarating acoustic flatpicking guitarist performing today. Keel has absorbed the best lessons from his Bluegrass family upbringing, both sides deeply steeped in the rich mountain music culture and heritage of Southwest Virginia. From there, he has always integrated that solid musical grounding and natural-born talent with his own incomparable approach to flatpicking the guitar and composing original music. He’s also got a knack for choosing interesting and appealing material from all realms of music with guts, whether it’s a tune written by a fellow song-writer/musician friend, or a tasty cover from any number of genres all over the map. The combination is pretty irresistible, and has earned Keel the highest respect and billing among the top acoustic musicians alive, and some now gone: Tony Rice, Chris Thile,Vassar Clements, Sam Bush, Del McCoury, John Hartford, Bill Monroe, Peter Rowan, and Darol Anger to name a few. And his fierce, high-spirited energy also appeals to young rockers, jammers and alt country pickers and fans who are equally drawn to Keel’s deep rumbling voice, his earthy and imaginative song-writing, and his down-home-gritty-good-time charm. Keel regularly collaborates with JamBand and Rock giants Yonder Mountain String Band, Keller Williams, Jorma Kaukonen, David Nelson, Little Feat, Rebirth Brass Band, Dirty Dozen Brass, Railroad Earth, members of String Cheese Incident and Leftover Salmon, amongst others.
Joining the award-winning Flatpickin legend to make up Natural Bridge are the vastly talented Mark Schimick on mandolin and vocals, Larry’s life-long picker pal (and fishing phenom) Will Lee on soulful, blues-grass style 5-string banjo and penetrating lead vocals, and wife Jenny Keel with her impeccable timing and solid, yet imaginative bass lines as well as tenor vocal harmonies. Keel has a variety of formats swirling around the calendar each year; look out for Larry Keel solo, Keels duo, Keller and the Keels, the Keel Brothers, Keel with Danny Barnes and Drew Emmitt, Keel and Adam Aijala or Jeff Austin (YMSB), an occasional Keel trio, and many other special guests added to the mix.
Throughout his career, Keel has released 14 albums and is featured on 10 others. The most recent release, March 2012, is CLASSIC, the 3rd album recorded by Keel and his powerhouse ensemble, Natural Bridge. The project is filled with originals written variously by Keel, the band members or by musician/song-writer friends. Keel recently launched a new event concept and website, Fishin and Pickin, which combines 2 unique but thoroughly complementary pleasures: the satisfying thrill of sports fishing, and the energizing intensity of live music. The musician fisherman or even the fishin music-lover will find up-to-date, useful and amazingly entertaining music tips, tablature, show calendars and links to like-minded acts and artists, plus new music downloads. Larry’s also been involved in the development of Fishin N Pickn Workshops and Camps, hosted on live water properties, that teach pickin musicians how to advance their ‘chops’ on their instruments, and having the chance to catch some big fish in the process. Bass and Grass has been taking place in Georgia each year in the fall, always with a fantastic roster of musician-instructors, and outstanding bass fishing! Similarly, Keel hosts Trout and Tunes in May each year, featuring fishing styles and mountain-music study and entertainment all set in the misty mountains of West Virginia.
For Keel the musical mission is always clear: to let technical skill, honest emotion and fearlessness connect the playing and singing to audiences, to entertain and to thoroughly enjoy the experience of creating and sharing in music.
The Lot was reviewed by The City Paper’s Robert Moss.
Photo Credit: Jonathan Boncek
Here are a few quotes from the article:
“It was one of those dishes where you take a bite, then pause and think, damn, this is delicious. You take two more bites and pause again and think, damn, this is really delicious.”
“This isn’t lip-service locavorism where a few ingredients from local farms are name-dropped on the menu. It’s the serious, hardcore mode where everything is made from scratch, and each and every ingredient is superbly fresh, and it shows in the resulting dishes.”
“Sometimes it’s refreshing when a place comes along and makes you rethink your convictions, and the Lot has done just that.”
The Charleston Pour House is proud to present the Charleston Pour House 10th Anniversary Week Celebration & 2nd Annual Mural Competition. The mural project is a competition for local artists to paint representational art on the outside and restaurant walls and the deck fence of the popular music venue. The week-long event will be August 27th thru September 3rd and will include live music on two stages and voting from the event attendees.
The Pour House invites proposals for a mural design to compete for three prizes, including a grand prize of $500 in cash.
1977 Maybank Highway, James Island, SC 29412
Outside Walls, back deck walls, and fence of The Pour House and El Bohio building
LIVE PAINTING DATES
Painting of the mural must be completed by September 2, 2012. Live painting is required during the celebration on September 1-2, 2012, though artists will be able to start painting on Monday, August 27, 2012 (festivities for the anniversary will start on Monday also). Artists will be able to paint from 11am-11pm.
Artists will be selected to participate by a panel of Pour House staff. The public will vote starting on September 2nd and online the following week. Three artists will be selected as finalists. The artist with the most votes will receive the $500 first place prize. The runner up will receive $200 and the third finalist will receive a $100 bar tab.
1st Place – $500
2nd Place – $200
3rd Place – $100 Bar Tab
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
We would like the art to be in line with The Pour House motto: love. live. music. That leaves the artwork to be just about anything – graffiti style, a color field, figures, ANYTHING. EVERYTHING. Wow us.
ENTRY RULES & REQUIREMENTS
All artists 18 years of age or older are eligible.
Artists must submit samples or images of the proposed mural artwork, along with an application.
Entries must be of the artist’s original design and making.
If chosen, artist must have the mural completed by September 2nd. Voting will take place on September 3rd.
Paint and some brushes will be available to use by artists.
SELECTION PROCESS OF PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
A panel of Pour House staff will select participants in the painting of the mural based on the artists’ submissions – the demonstrated strength of artist’s concept and craftsmanship, as well as originality of the proposed mural. Spots will be chosen randomly by artists (draw a number). The Pour House reserves the right to refuse any work that does not fit The Pour House’s motto.
Friday, August 17, 2012 – Deadline for entries
Monday, August 20, 2012 – Notification to artists (via email)
Saturday, August 25, 2012 – Artist Meeting with Pour House staff (and selection of spots)
Monday, August 27, 2012 – Artist can start painting the mural
September 1-2, 2012 – 10th Anniversary Celebration & Mural Competition (Artists can paint until midnight.)
Monday, September 3, 2012 – Voting takes place
Supersuckers was formed in November 1988 as The Black Supersuckers in Tucson, Arizona. The original line-up was Eddie Spaghetti on bass guitar, Dan “Thunder” Bolton and Rontrose Heathman on guitars, Dancing Eagle on drums, and Eric Martin as the lead singer. In 1989, they moved to Seattle, Washington. Here, Martin left the band. The song “Marie” was allegedly dedicated to Martin’s mother after his death. The remaining members decided to continue as a four piece with Spaghetti taking over the vocalist role. They recorded numerous singles for various small labels before being signed to Sub Pop. A sampling of these are collected on the 1992 release The Songs All Sound the Same. Their first album with Sub Pop, The Smoke of Hell, was released in 1992.
In 1995, guitarist Heathman temporarily left the band. He was replaced by Rick Sims, formerly of the band the Didjits (and later the Gaza Strippers), for the recording of their third album, The Sacrilicious Sounds of the Supersuckers, and the subsequent tour. Heathman returned for the recording of their fourth album, Must’ve Been High, which, as their first alternative country album, was a major turning point for the band. Their fifth and final album with Sub-Pop was their greatest hits release, 1999′s How the Supersuckers Became the Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World. In the same year, they released their fifth studio album, The Evil Powers of Rock ‘N’ Roll. In 2001, the band formed its own record label, Mid-Fi Recordings. In addition to numerous singles and several live recordings, the band released its sixth studio album, Motherfuckers Be Trippin’ on this label. Dancing Eagle then left the group and was replaced by Mike “Murderburger” Musburger, who was in turn later replaced by Scott “Scottzilla” Churilla. Their most recent studio release is Get It Together in 2008. On tour, the Supersuckers always close their show with a “fake encore”, where the band and the audience go through a 15 second pretend exit and stage entrance.
Recent years have found The Supersuckers in disarray as both their long time manager Chris Neal and Rontrose Heathman (left in August 2009) left the band for undisclosed reasons. The band officially announced a hiatus, during which Spaghetti continued to tour and record solo. He eventually abandoned Supersucker’s own Mid-Fi Records label and signed with Bloodshot Records in November 2010. His new solo album, Sundowner, was released on February 15, 2011. Shortly after the albums release, Supersuckers regrouped and began touring with Thin Lizzy in Europe. This was followed by a tour of bars and clubs throughout North America with co-headliners Nashville Pussy. The band are currently working on their next album, although no title or release date have been set.