Help a Muncie Girl out y’all! Laura has been adamant supporter of the music scene all over the Mid-West. Let’s give her some love!
One of the main goals of The Acoustic Room is to create a space for artists to unite and coop the costs of maintaining a creative space. Wednesdays is ‘Artists United’, it’s open mic with a mission. Come create and celebrate with people.
David Childers is a musician, historian, painter & attorney out of Concord, NC. FM will be ringing in spring in style this Saturday at The Royal American with performances by David, The Michael Martin Band, Ripley & The Ghost & Mayday Malone. Tickets are only $5 and can be bought at the door.
The fine folks at Awendaw Green know how to throw a party. Every Wednesday the folks out in Awendaw get together to share love and music. The MMB and David Childers shared the stage, and got together for a Childers classic ‘The Prettiest Thing’!
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 a bang!
The Michael Martin Band and their friends went back to the FM Studio that night to party and celebrate a successful beginning of Memorial weekend.
The partying lasted long in to the night, but the group had no trouble getting up and moving the next morning. It was now off to Folly Beach to enjoy the sunshine, water, and paradise. The group spent hours on the beach, in the waves, and a few even tried their hands (unsuccessfully) at surfing.
The group wandered off the beach to a patio bar, Chico Feo, to refuel and to rehydrate. We were gifted with a surprise acoustic set from the Michael Martin Band as they were asked to play in the shade for everyone at the patio bar.
The gig that night was booked at Follywood, right off the main Folly Road. The venue was small, but the atmosphere was just right for a party, as everyone in the joint was ready and willing to let loose and listen to the music. Josh Hatfield even found himself baby sitting a dog at one point in the night.
Saturday was a little bit rougher on the gang in the morning, but after a tour of Downtown Charleston, and stepping in to Tommy Condon’s Irish Pub, the group seemed to regain their composure and will to party and finish out the weekend on a high note.
The set consisted of a mix of Michael Martin Band’s traditional cowpunk style with Irish punk to please the bar owners and patrons. It was a rowdy time that featured the musical talents of Barry Banks and Tim Sutkis. The night wore on, the drinks were flowing, and the group was not ready to call it quits when the set was over, so they all ventured to Big John’s Tavern for a night cap.
The partying again lasted long in to the night, and that next morning saw the departure of most of the friends that had come to spend Memorial weekend with the Michael Martin Band. The weekend was over, but the memories will last a lifetime.
Don’t miss out on the next FM Music blowout in Charleston. 4th of July? Labor Day? We’ll get back to you on that.
Thank you for reading and vicariously enjoying a weekend with the Michael Martin Band!
Want to see the Michael Martin Band live for yourself?! Stop by Big John’s Tavern on Sunday nights or Tommy Condon’s Irish Pub on Tuesday nights, both in downtown Charleston, SC. If you need a different night of the week, leave a message in the comment section with the dates that you will be in town and I will tell you where they will be playing that night.
Freaky Tiki Fridays have been a staple of Summer in Muncie for the last decade. FMMusic thinks it’s safe to say we all have a little cabin fever from this winter! Please be our guests this Friday as the free weekly concert series kicks off in The Casa Del Sol parking lot at 7pm Friday May 3oth! Drinks will be provided by The Silo and FM is happy to help keep the music flowing always! For info contact The Silo.
Welcoming in the warm Summer winds is Dr. John Peterson and Phil Dunn with the Doc’s House Band!
For Booking this summer please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
FM Studio Charleston Roomie Slayton Glover and his band of travelin’ misfits aptly named The Travelin’ Kine showed us they got the spirit of Rock-n-Roll travelin’ through their veins at their last show. They were opening up for Yarn at Charleston’s Pour House and we’re joined by members of Yarn for a foot stompin’ end to the opening set! Yarn brought out a bottle of Grey Goose and sat it on the stage to start their set, and they were met with a thunderous boom as the crowd rushed up to get the night going right! FM is proud to support our brothers of the road The Travelin’ Kine and all of those committed to making music for the people! Support Live Music!