Doors open at 7:00 tonight at The Double Door Inn in Charlotte. I hit the stage at 8:00 to get the party started. This stage and room is one that is special to me and has hosted many of my heroes over the years including Eric Clapton, BB King, Tab Benoit, Bernard Allison and Tommy Castro. My friends in Skinny Velvet will end the night tonight after I get tired and I can't wait to hear them again. For the 2nd time we will both be going to Memphis together to represent the same blues society, we did that in 2011 when we both won in Roanoke. We both made the semi-finals that year and it's awesome we get to go back together again this year. That has to be a very rare thing indeed. They are an awesome band with great guys who love music and work hard at making great music. If you haven't heard them yet you're going to love them.
By the way, this is a Charlotte Blues Society benefit event to help raise money to send us to Memphis to represent the Charlotte area in the 30th annual International Blues Challenge on Beale Street in Memphis this month. The boys in Skinny V and I appreciate your support. I know the guys in the CBS will be out celebrating tonight. Many of you in the Charlotte area are always asking me to come here for a show... tonight's your night!