Watch this videoby Ballard Lesemann on the legendary Drink Small and get ready for the biggest birthday celebration of them all on Saturday!
Home Team BBQ, the only Charleston bar dedicated to showcasing and preserving the blues, will host a Birthday Bash for Legendary Blues Musician Drink Small on Saturday, February 7 starting at 2:00PM at West Ashley (1205 Ashley River Road). Patrons will celebrate Small's 82nd birthday with a special birthday cake and cheer. Smalls will be onsite to sign copies of his book Drink Small: The Life and Times of South Carolina's Blues Doctor (which will be available for sale) and will play a set with Anthony Charles & The Blues Dolphins as his backing band. After a short break, join as band as they play a closing set on their own. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door and include live music, a slice of birthday cake, an Old Guard Show Print (to the first 100 ticket purchasers), and a plate of Lowcountry Boil. Additional plates can be purchased for $10.
The restaurant will be closed for regular in-house business from 1:00pm until 5:00pm for this event. Full menu to be served for those ticket purchasers and to go orders will be available. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit http://www.hometeambbq.com/blog/ or http://charleston.strangertickets.com/events/22871525/drink-small-birthday-bash-and-lowcountry-boil
About Drink Smalls and Drink Small
For fans of the blues, Drink Small is synonymous with South Carolina. Drink rose from the cotton fields of Bishopville to become a music legend in the Palmetto State and beyond. The self-taught guitarist has written hundreds of songs and recorded dozens of albums spanning the genres of country, blues, folk, gospel and shag. The success of that music allowed him countless honors, such as playing the stages of the Apollo and Howard Theaters, touring with legendary R&B singer Sam Cooke and playing the best blues festivals in the world. He even developed his own philosophy: Drinkism. Author Gail Wilson-Giarratano details the dream, the music and the life that created the Blues Doctor.