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Shrimp City Slim

About Shrimp City Slim

Shrimp City Slim has championed Lowcountry blues since the mid 1980s. Join this Chicago-born, Charleston-based artist (piano/vocals) and his all-star acoustic ensemble for a ramble through the best of vintage and original blues. 


Shrimp City Slim (aka Gary Erwin) is a keyboard player/singer/songwriter based in Charleston, SC. He performs 200+ shows per year, solo and also with his great band, throughout the Southeast and overseas. He has performed all over Europe (France, Germany, Italy, Poland, UK, Ireland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland); Asia (Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan), and in Latin America (Mexico, Colombia, Bolivia).


Shrimp City Slim has released 14 CDs of original material to date. The latest album (piano & vocals) is "Tidal Pool”. All these CDs and downloads are available via CD Baby and Amazon. Of particular (recent) interest is the live-in-Poland CD (2012 recording) entitled "Transatlantic Blues Project".


Shrimp City Slim has also worked extensively with various real-deal downhome blues artists and has released albums by some of them on his label, Erwin Music (see "Recordings" for complete list of Erwin Music releases).


As bandleader/tour manager, he has travelled extensively (USA/Europe/Asia, since 1990) with Walter "Lightnin' Bug" Rhodes, Big Boy Henry, Chicago Bob Nelson, Drink Small, Beverly Guitar Watkins, Neal "Big Daddy" Pattman, John Lee Ziegler, and others.

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