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Shrimp City Slim

Born and raised in Chicago but a longtime resident of Charleston, South Carolina, Shrimp City Slim (aka Gary Erwin) is a pianist/vocalist/composer & promoter who performs 200+ shows a year throughout the Southeast USA and overseas.

His specialty is “world piano blues”, a blend of classic Chicago and New Orleans piano blues with various other musical flavors absorbed during s lifetime of travel.

He has released fourteen CDs of original material and also hosts a weekly blues radio program on WCOO 105.5 FM in Charleston.

SCS organizes numerous annual evetns including the Carolina Downhome Blues Festival, Blues by the Sea, Greenwood Blues Cruise, and others. His website is

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