Chicago blues & New Orleans R&B classics with a full portfolio of original material in the crossover "Lowcountry blues" tradition. Everything we play is upbeat and danceable.
Price Range: $1500-2500
Gig Length: 15 - 240 minutes
Languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish
What to Expect
Fun, danceable blues-rooted music highlighted by rockin' piano, wailing harmonica, and burnin' guitar. We are completely self-contained if need be (sound & lights, stage gear) and can travel well beyond the metro Charleston area.
Shrimp City Slim is the band led by the Chicago-born pianist/singer of the same name (aka Gary Erwin). A fixture of the Charleston/Lowcountry blues scene since the 1980s, this rockin' group plays danceable cover and original material drawn from the Windy City and New Orleans traditions. Fun, seasoned, professional, the Shrimp City Slim band logs in 175+ shows per year and has performed in Europe, Asia, and South America in addition to everywhere in the USA. Pure Charleston entertainment!
Additional Booking Notes
If needed, we are completely self-contained.
Classics from the Chicago & New Orleans blues traditions PLUS catchy originals from our 12 CDs.
Influences & Inspiration
All the great Chicago bluesmen (Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter), all the great New Orleans R&B giants (Fats Domino, Dr. John, Professor Longhair), as well as rockers such as Allman Brothers, The Animals, The Beatles.
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