Sol Slam!! August 3rd-4th

 

The Windjammer and Sol Driven Train are proud to present the 2nd annual Sol Slam, August 3rd and 4th at the Windjammer, Isle of Palms, SC. Join Sol Driven Train and a host of Charleston bands for two days of music and fun on the beach!  The fun starts friday night with 3 sets from Sol Driven Train, and then resumes saturday afternoon with a special Sol Driven Train set for children at 2pm on the outdoor stage and continuing on two stages into the night. Musical talent includes Fowler’s Mustache, Hey Rocco, Luke Cunningham, Guilt Ridden Troubadour, Gaslight Street, The V-Tones, Danielle Howle and Firework Show, The Reckoning, Wadata, and Rachel Kate. $15 for Friday, $20 for Saturday, or $30 for a two day pass. BYOW for watermelon eating contest.  A portion of saturday’s ticket and merchandise sales will go to Charleston Waterkeeper and Save the Light, in order to help preserve some of Charleston’s unique natural and cultural resources.

The Windjammer is located at 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms, SC.  Visit jammercam.com to buy tickets.

For more information about the charities involved, visit Charlestonwaterkeeper.org and Savethelight.org

Greetings from the Interstate,

Sol Driven Train is back on the road for our summer tour.  We had nearly two weeks in Charleston, and we were treated with beautiful weather, beach days, time with family and friends, growing gardens, and the delicious, salty air of home.  Our side projects played around town from Sullivan’s Island to Folly Beach.  A new music video was shot on Johns Island, and we marched in a parade with Bill Murray.

 We kicked off this tour at Patriot’s Point, sending our music across Charleston Harbor with over 2,000 people in attendance!  Fowler’s Mustache did a great job warming up the crowd of beautiful people.  Thanks to everyone who came out and made it such a fun night.  Thanks to Charleston SUP Safaris for providing our stand-up paddleboard entrance to the point!

Now we’re back on the highway, with summer tour dates stretching from Nantucket to Key West.  We played yesterday at Belle Farms in Long Creek, SC for the Chattooga River Festival.  After our midday set nestled between the apple trees and grape vines, we hit the river for some paddling fun!  Touring can be hazardous to your health, and it’s a challenge to remain active and to eat healthy while traveling in a band.  Some of the things I enjoy most about touring in the summertime are all the recreational possibilities and fresh local produce along the way!  Nothing better than eating some mixed berry cobbler from Belle Farms before challenging the whitewater of section 4 on the Chattooga.  Props to Russ for kayaking it!

This summer tour looks to be packed full of highlights: 3 nights on Nantucket, New York City with George Porter, Jr. of the Funky Meters, The US Whitewater Center in Charlotte with Eric Lindell and Tab Benoit, a weeks worth of shows through Georgia and Florida with Tab, 3 nights in Key West at the Green Parrot, Downtown After 5 in Asheville, our own two-day festival at the beach (keep reading for more info…), and then a trip out west to Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana!  Check our tour schedule to see when we’re coming near you, or make a road trip to one of the wonderful locations we’re visiting this summer.
Nothing beats the Carolina coast, it’s the shore we love the most!

We’ve nearly finished two music videos for songs from the upcoming Underdog album.  If you haven’t seen the video for “One More Day” featuring Elise Testone of American Idol, check it out here for a sneak preview of an unreleased song from the new album.  The cover artwork is nearly finished, as well.  Look for a release date announcement soon…

thanks for listening, and we’ll see ya soon!

Joel, Ward, Russ, Rusty, and Wes

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