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Making history with music

16th annual Jammin’ in July Music Festival set for July 9

Posted: June 28, 2011 3:21 p.m.
Updated: June 29, 2011 5:00 a.m.

Michael Jacobs

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Fourteen bands and solo acts will make history at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site’s 16th annual Jammin’ in July music festival on July 9. Gates will open at 3:30 p.m. and bands play from 4 to 11:30 p.m. Lawn chairs, blankets, coolers (no glass bottles), and kids welcome, but no pets. Also food concessions, kids’ activities, free parking and collectible Jammin’ 2011 T-shirts will be available. The rain location is The Venue on Broad Street in downtown Camden. Admission is $18 for adults; $15 for seniors 62 and older and military, $4 for ages 6-12 and under 6 are free. Advance tickets for adults and seniors/military available at Historic Camden through Friday, July 8 at $2 off.

Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site is located at 222 Broad St., Camden, 1.4 miles on S.C. 521 North from I-20/Exit 98. For information call 432-9841 or e-mail


 (Charleston) Charleston, -based musicians Jimmy Tatum and Frank Lee Johnson are The Turn Signals, an acoustic duo that perform an eclectic variety of folk-rock originals and cover tunes. Jimmy Tatum is a self-described “singer, scribbler, and half-fast guitarist.” His influences include Eric Clapton, Peter Green and Muddy Waters. Frank Lee Johnson has performed a unique range of original songs across South Carolina for the past 10 years. The singer/songwriter’s influences include Kris Kristofferson, Townes Van Zandt and John Prine.

(Columbia) Mainly known as an Audio Technician, David will step for behind the sound board for a solo set of acoustic classic rock. Over the years David has performed solo and with groups such as Jump Start, The Night Owls and Jenn & Dave.

(Oconee County) (pronunced Ark-for-us) An original acoustic folk trio from the foothills of South Carolina. The music is rich in vocal harmonies bound together by dog house bass, acoustic guitar and harmonica. featuring Camden natives Betsy Barlow Deane and Will Deane, and Joey Smith from Fort Mill.

(Columbia - Atlanta, Ga) Camden native Josh McCaa and Andy Luadzers have been making a name for themselves in the Columbia music scene with their energetic blend of acoustic classic and jamrock.

(Nashville, Tenn.) Award-winning Cherokee recording artist Michael Jacobs creates a compelling musical mixture of Native American, roots rock, and folk. His debut solo CD, “Sacred Nation,” received the 2003 Native American Music Award for Best Independent Recording. His follow-up, “They Come Dancing,” was nominated in 2004. “The Journey,” Michael’s third CD, received a 2006 Indian Summer Music Award, and was nominated for a 2006 Just Plain Folks Award and two 2007 Native American Music Awards. “Mystery,” Michael’s next release, covering topics from the environment and politics to the ecstasy and agony of life and relationships, received two 2008 Indian Summer Music Awards: for Best Pop Recording and Best Rock Recording. Michael’s latest recording, “Chasing The Wind,” was recently nominated for four 2010 Indian Summer Music Awards.

(Spartanburg) Fayssoux sings her own compositions as well as traditional folk songs, old-time gospel and country-rock. Fayssoux’s beguiling voice was an integral element in some of the finest country music recordings of our time such as Emmylou Harris’ legendary “Luxury Liner,” “Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town,” “Elite Hotel,” and “Pieces of the Sky”. Fayssoux possesses a stunning lead voice on her debut recording, “Early” which also features Emmylou Harris’ harmony, the talent of Ricky Skaggs and pedal steel player Lloyd Green; also guitarist Brandon Turner, Spartanburg’s latest gift to the music world.

Fayssoux’s singing has drawn the admiration of collaborators like Rodney Crowell, Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton and Buddy Miller. “I’ve always loved Fayssoux’s voice. She’s one of my favorite singers,” says Emmylou.

(Camden, SC) Local favorites playing an interesting mix of classic and contemporary rock featuring Jim Hayes (guitar & vocals), Kenny Hayes (guitar), David Franklin (drums) and Michael Montgomery (bass).

(Camden) An original instrumental rock trio who’s structured improvisational sound is influenced by many styles of music and life experiences, Bakers Moon’s main focus is studio recording. Through the magic of the internet, Bakers Moon’s 2007 CD “Speak No Evil “ has been featured on Timemachine Radio in Greece and Future Radio in the UK. Bakers Moon’s second CD “Midnight On Mars” was released in 2008. Featuring Danny Riddick (drums/fx/theremin), Joe Fohner (guitar) and Trey McCorkle (bass) and

(Camden)  With Trinidadian roots, The Morris Brothers, Kelly (guitar & vocals) and Patrick (drums, percussion and vocals) create a blend of funky blues and latin feelin soul. The Mobros are on a roll playing the best festivals and music clubs in the state. Also featuring Zack Slaughter on bass guitar.

(Camden/Columbia) Camden’s premier guitar slinger, Rusty Davis and longtime colaborator bassist Paul Russo perform a acoustic set in the vein of The Byrds and Neil Young.

(Aiken / New York, NY) A former student of jazz legend’s Pat Martino and Jaco Pastorius, Mike Frost is a life-long composer, studio musician, educator and designer of Brickhouse speaker enclosures. When he’s not performing with his own jazz trio, he tours as bassist with folkrock artist Jessie Colin Young. Fun & Energetic 1970’s style jazz rock fusion.

(Charleston) Singer Songwriter (and Camden native) Joal Rush’s original folk rock has gained him a loyal following around the Carolinas. This will be a solo performance playing songs from his newist CD, “Wares.”

(Columbia) Following high school, a four year stint in the Coast Guard on the high seas of the North Atlantic gave John the life experiences that inspired him to begin writing songs of relative substance. After having his fill of harsh Maine winters, he moved to Wilmington, NC, where he began to develop as a performer and songwriter with the bluegrass/punk/folk trio titled Woodwork Roadshow. These days, John has teamed up with an A-list group of musicians in Columbia, that includes Herbie Jeffcoat on the electrified guitar, Reggie Sullivan on the upright bass, and Clyde Frazier III on the drums. New music has just been recorded with Grammy Award winning musician, Mark Bryan, of Hootie and the Blowfish and Jay Clifford of Jump Little Children. This 5 song EP is avail now on iTunes.

(Planet Earth) A suprize finale featuring members of The Mobros, Without A Paddle, Bakers Moon and more.


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