The Gage Hall Coffeehouse
Saturday, March 15, 7:30 PM
presents Ted Mckee
and Swing Soup
On Saturday, March 15 at 7:30 pm, the 2014 Gage Hall Coffeehouse Series presents a back by popular demand performance by Ted McKee and SWING SOUP, Charleston’s premiere western swing band. Inspired by the western swing style, Ted McKee (guitarist and lead vocalist) has been writing songs with western style melodies and colorful lyrics. He teamed up with local musician Rodney Stone (Vocals / 5 String Bass Guitar), and the two arrange the songs with Mills Brothers like harmonies and a little doo-wop flavoring added in. Along with Ted (known locally as “Teddy Midnight”) and Rodney, the group includes veteran musicians Ronnie Williams (Vocals/ Piano), Allan Thompson (Fiddle, Mandolin, Banjo, Dobro, Harmonica), and John Picard (drums). It is hard to sit still when these guys get going.
SWING SOUP released their first CD to national acclaim in 2002, and it continues to sell in a worldwide market. In a single year, The Academy of Western Artists nominated this band for Album of the Year, Best New Group of the Year, Song of the Year (Cowboy State of Mind), and Best New Male Vocalist, and again the following year for Best Group of the Year. "Take songs with colorful lyrics, add two helpings of Western Swing, simmer over precise Doo-Wop harmonies and fiddle marinated in hot sauce, and you've got a soup that swings!" Don’t miss this evening of fun.
Profits from all Gage Hall Coffeehouses support enrichment activities for Charleston area elementary school students. Gage Hall is located at 4 Archdale Street. Donation of $15 Adults; $5 Students is requested. Coffee, donated by “In Good Taste”, sodas, home baked desserts. Call 367-9663 or 224-4472 for more information.