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Closing in on a Musical Chapter with Ten Toes Up

10 years, 4 studio albums, 2 live albums, 1000+ shows and a band trailer full of memories have made Ten Toes Up into a hard working, tight-knit group of quality musicians. Like most full-timers, sacrifices are made for the sake of the tunes but at some point difficult choices must be made. Those sacrifices and the decisions that accompany them have led to the band playing its last collection of shows over the next few weeks.

Those not familiar with Ten Toes Up should note that this is a band that is equally comfortable putting their own take on a jazz standard as they are launching into one of the Drive-By-Trucker’s epic rock anthems. They run the gamut as far as covers (e.g. Kanye West’s “All Falls Down”) and have the ability to craft radio friendly originals led by talented guitarist/vocalist BJ Craven.  For Midlands folks, this Friday, December 13 they will be at Hemingway’s in Irmo followed by The Venue in Camden on Saturday. Their core fan base near the SC coast can catch their last shows on January 3-4 at the Dead Dog Saloon in Murrells Inlet.

Friday night is billed as ‘THE LAST STUMBLE” and the audience will see a host of special guests on stage to share the experience. Saturday evening will be for the fans as Ten Toes Up will revisit old classics and play all the favorites one last time because as we all know once a band calls it quits…it NEVER under any circumstances reunites for a welcome back tour. Doesn’t happen. Just ask the Eagles. In any case, while these fellows may not be sharing the stage with one another for a long while, they will never be too far from it as fans can expect the one time side projects to really blossom in the coming months.  Come out and raise a glass to the guys as they close the chapter to Ten Toes Up and celebrate the beautiful uncertainty ahead.

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