Hear some local tunes with Lowcountry Listens

The Charleston Gaillard Center has prepared something special for you. They’re kicking off Lowcountry Listens, a way to hear some great local artists from the comfort of your own home. Each performance will be recorded on the Gaillard Center stage and will air online for five consecutive weeks. Beginning June 3, 2020, viewers can tune into each performance on Wednesdays at 6pm on gaillardcenter.org. As well as on Facebook Live, and on YouTube. Performance will feature three to four songs and also a short interview. The 15-25 minute videos will remain online for viewers to enjoy whenever they want!

The Lowcountry Listens lineup includes:

6/3 – Contemporary Violinist Daniel D., Featuring DJ Calculations Of and Keyboardist Beatman Fresh (Shelton Desaussure)

Daniel D. graduated from Charleston County School of the Arts and studied at NYC’s Julliard School of Music. A seasoned performer at age 31, with nine studio albums to his credit.

Calculations Of is a DJ/Producer from Charleston, SC. Calculations Of energizes dance floors with an arsenal of remixes ranging from Motown classics to current billboard charters.

Shelton Desaussure has 22 years of experience playing the piano, organ, drums, bass guitar, acoustic guitar and key-tar. He also founded 3rdBorn music and entertainment label, which is dedicated to promoting all genres.

6/10 – Brendan James

Brendan James is an American singer-songwriter in the pop/folk genre, akin to Jason Mraz, David Gray, and Elton John. Signed to Capitol Records at age 25, Universal Records at 28, James has reached the #1 spot on iTunes multiple times, accrued more than one million fans in 65 countries on Spotify

6/17 – She Returns From War

Charleston’s Hunter Park is She Returns From War. With two full-length albums under her belt and another one coming together in the studio, it’s easy to say she has established herself as one of the strongest songwriters coming out of the modern south. Dazzling imagery and word play keep her listeners on their toes waiting for what turn her tune will take.

6/24 – Grace Joyner

Where Grace Joyner’s EP Young Fools served as an introduction to songwriting and a chance to explore her musical muse while treading her own artistic path, her debut LP, Maybe Sometimes in C revealed what she has found along the way. Joyner weaves a beautiful and delicate balance between reflecting on the trials of young love and showing a remarkable commitment to self-development.

7/1 – Will Blackburn

With a voice that recalls a timeless blend of Ray Charles, Van Morrison, and Jeff Buckley, William Blackburn joins such artists as Frank Ocean in crafting modern soul songs that are alternately lush and intimately earthy. The singer songwriter was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina.

Richard Todd, host of “The Morning Buzz” on 105.5 The Bridge, will introduce each performance. The Gaillard Center will have a Lowcountry Listens poster, featuring art by artist Sarah White, available for purchase.