Great Time at Fat Harold’s Beach Club

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Crazy Kang!

It’s a crazy time… You would think that it would be slow this time of the year for us. NOT!!! Even though we are only playing three or four shows a week, we are in the studio right now recording our 2nd King Tyrone album after a 5 year sabbatical from the debut release.  This project will prove to be my most innovative a creative thus far.  I pray it’s not going to be too over the top and will be widely accepted, otherwise I may just eat too much Skinny Cow icecream while watching afternoon talk shows and spending all my doe on BOGO specials at the Rack Room.  Don’t let me become that person, lie too me if you must!  We are also planning a few more escapades with Umbrella Events.  After a great New Year Party, Joey and I are hosting our inaugural “Frozen Beach Ball” on January 26th near Wallace at the Mad Boar.  Get tickets in advance for only 10 bucks.  Check out the details at http://www.umbrellaevent.com

While your there, look into our musical adventure to Key West in October.  You NEED to sign up as soon as you can (today if possible). The first one hundred of only 200 people will be getting some extras.  Call Nancy NOW for details and it only takes $250 to reserve your spot: (770)881-7300

This Thursday we will be at Broad Street Bar & Grill in Southern Pines, NC around 8PM.  Friday, we kick things off at Mid-Winter SOS at Fat Harold’s on Main in Ocean Drive at 1pm in the afternoon.  Saturday we hit the south side of Myrtle Beach.  Join us at The Marlin in Garden City at 8pm. Finally, stay tuned as we are wor

 

King To Da Scene

Hey Crazies,

     Trying to get better about contact with my peeps.  Last post was april of last year… brought to my attention by BO the Web Guy. I been a bad bad boy. So, let’s get’r rippin’ again.  Want you to know, we have new stuff coming your way. N’guess what? It’s all goonna be made in the US of A!!! Organic 100% cotton made in America Tshirts with water based color (All New LOGO designed by our very oen talented Casey Meyer).  Recycled from tractor tires Koozies with new sen on logo patches are coming and new hats too, and wallets and soooo much more.  Also, we got a brand new KING TYRONE & The Graveyard Ramblers CD is on the way this Fall.  A new fan club is in the works for KT too… “The Graveyard Diggers”. Ha!  For all who have been a part of www.coastlinecrazies.com and the elite BOTC (Brethren Of The Coast).  We still have more for you and look forward to another great year with ya.  Meanwhile, keep on checkin me out every Tuesday at 2pm at www.shagcityusa.com it’s my fairly new radio show the Crossover.

So now you guys can vote for your favorite songs on a weekly chart.  The people’s opinion COUNTS. Go to www.southernsoul.com and vote for “All That Matters To Me”- Jim Quick

Finally, before the cutoff date this Friday, don’t forget to go to www.carolinabeachmusicawards.com and join the Beach Music Academy so you can nominate and vote for your favs this year 😉

Blog to ya soon… Promise,

Jim Q

Shagfest in Chucktown

DarielB – Flying Under the Radar

Shagfest In Chucktown

Posted in Live Performance Previews/Reviews by darielb on August 22, 2011

The nonprofit Charleston Beach Music and Shag Preservation Society aka Harriett Grady will hold its sixth annual Charleston Beach Music And Shag Festival over Labor Day Weekend on Sunday, Sept. 4 and Monday, Sept. 5.

This year the fun will be taking place indoors at  Plan B restaurant and nightclub in Charleston.
The Festival will feature live entertainment, multiple deejays, shag dancing and shag workshops.

The shag, which is a six-step swing dance, has been hugely popular in South Carolina for more than 60 years. The roots of the shag being danced today is generally believed to have started with black R&B bands playing the beaches but not getting radio airplay. White teenagers discovered the music and danced to the jukebox, sometimes right on the beach. In 1984, then S.C. Representative Bubber Snow introduced Act. No. 329, which named the shag as the official dance of South Carolina.

Charleston residents Jerry and Barbara Wade will be conducting shag workshops at the Festival. They’ve been shagging together since the fifties, when they learned the dance at the old Folly Beach pier. They were shagging to artists like Jimmy Reed, Hank Ballard & the Midnighters and Lloyd Price. They still love shagging today and share their love and techniques  with others at their Charleston Shag Company.

Live entertainment will be provided by four of my faves. On Sunday, from the Upstate of South Carolina, Rhonda McDaniel & Friends take the stage at 4 p.m. For the past three years, our girl has been voted Female Vocalist of the Year at the Carolina Beach Music Academy (CBMA) awards. In 2008, she also earned Solo Album and Blues Song of the Year. Playing with her at the Charleston Beach Music and Shag Festival will be guitarist Ashby Stokes (Swinging Medallions); drummer Eddie Wayne (Swinging Medallions, Fabulous Expressions); Frank Wilkie (Rickey Godfrey Band, Marshall Tucker Band) on bass; saxman Tony Kennedy (Rickey Godfrey Band, and keyboard player Joey Werner (Out-of-Towners).

At 7 p.m. Charleston’s Rick Strickland Band will open their show. Singer/songwriter Rick Strickland, also a multiple CBMA award winner, is well-known for some of beach music’s most popular recent hits including “Something Smooth,” “One Step Closer,” and “So Do I.”  His duo with band mate Lesa Hudson, “When You Look at Me” has been No. 1 on 94.9The Surf for the past four weeks, and shows no sign of slowing down.  Delivering soulful R&B with a rock & roll kicker, Rick Strickland Band is a crowd favorite every time.
Carolina Soulband has the 2 p.m. slot on Monday, Sept. 5.  This group performed for years with Bill Pinkney’s Original Drifters. Today, the nine-piece band plays their range of soul, R&B, and beach music to packed festivals and clubs throughout the southeast. Drummer Chris “Silk” Terry formed the group about two years ago. Jervey “Supreme Keys” Geddies , longtime bandleader for Bill Pinkney’s Original Drifters also serves as CSB’s bandleader and keyboard player. These two lead a high-energy ensemble of  extremely talented performers to present one crowd-pleasing performance after another.
At 7 p.m. it’s Coastline time – when Jim Quick & Coastline hit the stage. I love these bad boys for both their onstage shenanigans and their monster talent. Quick is one of the best songwriters around. When I pop his 2007 album Sneakin’ Out Back into the player, it’s every bit as good as the first time I heard it. Folks outside the area are starting to take notice of Quick and Coastline, too. The band has opened for Delbert McClinton, Montgomery Gentry and Darius Rucker. Quick’s latest CD, Down South, was produced by  big ole Nashville producer Gary Nicholson. There’s a new music video and a live DVD coming soon. These boys are hot!

In addition to live music, popular area deejays Gerry  Scott, Mike McDaniel,Jim Bowers and Betty Brown will be spinning tunes for dancers and listeners both. The deejays, who each have their own specialty niches, pride themselves on finding and playing that most obscure old tune alongside the current hits.

According to Harriett, “Plan B is going to be a terrific venue for us. The dance floor is brand new … the bars, the deejay booth, stage, sound and lighting … it’s all new. This is going to be a great event.”
Sponsors for the 2011 Charleston Beach Music and Shag Festival include: major sponsor, 1340 The Boardwalk; Big Mamma Entertainment; Coast magazine and Alternatives NewsMagazine; and DarielB – Flying Under the Radar music blog.

Tickets for the two-day event are $45/members of the Beach Music and Shag Preservation Society of S.C. and $55/nonmembers.  One day tickets cost  $25/members and $30/nonmembers. For tickets or more information, visit them online.
Plan B is located at 3025 Ashley Town Center Drive, #201 in Charleston. Take I526 West to Hwy. 17. Turn right on Hwy. 17, travel two blocks, and look for the Plan B sign on the right. Telephone: 843-571-2001 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              843-571-2001      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

In Tune Review

JIM QUICK, “Down
South” (iSuwanee)
✰✰✰✰ — A fixture
on the Southern music
scene — complete with
devoted concertgoers
dubbed the Coastline
Crazies — native North
Carolinian Jim Quick should expand his
audience with the release of his fantastic
“Down South” debut. With everything
from country and Delta blues to Southern
rock and Muscle Shoals soul, there’s
something for everyone on this 14-track
gem.
“Livin’ on Love” gets the record off to
a high-energy start, and Quick rolls out
a series of memorable tunes in the soul-
ful “Stronger Than You Need to Be,”
the anthemic title track, “I’m a Dog,”
“Strongest Weakness” and “Don’t Shoot
the Snake.” An enjoyable platter from
beginning to end. (JS)

Music Off Main in Garner, NC

 

Jim Quick & Coastline

at Music Off Main

This Thursday

 

Join us for the fourth season of the Downtown Concert Series at its new location on the back lawn of the Garner Historic Auditorium.

 

 

 

Jim Quick & Coastline

plays the “music of  the south” with influences of Country, Blues, Soul, Beach and Southern Rock. They are one of our all-time crowd favorites in Garner! 

 

The concert series has a new home this year just off Main Street on the Back Lawn of the Garner Historic Auditorium. For our dancers, we’ve roped off part of the parking lot for an improvised dance floor.  Parking is available at the auditorium main entrance at 720 West Garner Road and throughout the Avery Street campus located at 125 Avery Street.

 

Bring your chairs or blankets, but no coolers, please. Local vendors, including Moe’s Southwest Grill, Carolina Coneys and Garner Baseball Concessions will be on site with a variety of family-friendly food and beverage offerings. Beer and wine will also be available. Come out and enjoy dinner and live music on the lawn. Concerts are from 6:00pm until 9:00 pm.

 

Music off Main Downtown Concert Series 2011 Schedule

Thursday, June 9th – Back n Time Band

Thursday, June 30th – Spare Change

Friday, July 29th – Johnny White & the Elite Band

Thursday, August 18th – Jim Quick & Coastline

Thursday, September 8th – Fantasy

 

The Music off Main Concert Series is sponsored by The Garner Revitalization Association, Garner Parks & Recreation and local businesses. For more information, visit www.downtowngarner.com or contact the Garner Revitalization Association at 919-773-4402 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              919-773-4402      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or downtowngarner@nc.rr.com. 

Jim Quick Plays The Orange Peel

ASHEVILLE — Beach music doesn’t get a lot of play in the mountains, but nine-time Carolina Music Awards Entertainer of the Year Jim Quick doesn’t consider the music he makes exclusively a soundtrack for summertime shag dances.

“What I do is really better described as good-time music,” Quick said in a phone interview from his home base of Wilmington. “There’s some rhythm and blues, soul and southern rock all in there, but to me beach music is more than just music. It’s a lifestyle.” Quick and his band Coastline play Saturday night at The Orange Peel.

Quick grew up in Laurinburg, listening to and later making a living as an AM radio disc jockey before banding together with some high school friends to form The Coastline Band in the early 1990s. Beach music and white soul cover versions of popular dance hits were mainstays of their initial regional tours and seven albums before they hooked up with the late General Johnson and The Chairmen of the Board and found their own niche.

“The General told me, ‘As long as you play other people’s songs, it’s always gonna be other people’s songs,’” Quick said. “We love the legendary songs that Otis Redding, Jackie Wilson and so many other great artists shared with us and they are still fun to perform, but that advice made us become more of a live venue act and less of a wedding cover band.”

There are no covers on Quick’s latest album “Down South,” but he does get some heavyweight help from fellow musician Delbert McClinton who plays harmonica on the song “Barking (I’m a Dog).”

“I had played a few shows where Delbert performed too and got to know him a little, but we weren’t really close friends or anything,” Quick explained. “When I started working on material for the new record, I knew I wanted him to be part of it but didn’t have a way to get in touch with him. I went to his web site and saw a place where you can fill out a form to send him an email and I wrote ‘I’ve got some of your money’ and didn’t offer any explanation.

“A few days later, I got a personal email from him asking what that was about and I gave him my cell number. He invited me to come by his house the next time I was in Tennessee and when I did we spent a whole night playing songs and singing together. Now we’re good friends and I’m grateful to him for being part of this record.”

Quick and his band play more than 300 shows in the Southeast a year, including recent dates with former Hootie and the Blowfish frontman Darius Rucker and suggests that anyone wanting to have some fun come to The Orange Peel to see him do his thing.

“There are five guys in my band and they are all great musicians,” he said. “The energy level is not over the top, but it’s reminiscent of that old school 60’s and classic R&B groove where it’s a show you can’t help but sing along and dance to. We have a lot of fans in Asheville and everywhere between Johnson City to Greenville, but those people know we are not just hard core beach music. Come on out, see the show and you’ll get the connection.”

Jonathan Rich writes about entertainment for take5. Email him at jonathan

wlrich@gmail.com.

Review From Top Euro-Mag, Maverick