The 21st annual Lowcountry Blues Bash is here (update: video, picks)

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Update February 15: The Charleston City Paper is still hot on the trail.

This time they caught up with Scott Holt and has a video interview with him and his music from the performance at the West Ashley Home Team BBQ. They also have some pics for the remainder of the festival. Watch and read here.

The festival's last day is Sunday, February 19.

Update February 7: We're only midway through the festival.

The Charleston City Paper has been putting out daily picks on what's worth seeing, and today's is the free evening show by singer/guitarist Doug Deming; learn about why and where over here.

They've published a mid-festival write-up and a nice bit of videography from the festival. --Get both here.

We'll connect you with more of their plugs as the festival goes on.

First reporting: The 21st annual Lowcountry Blues Bash, presented by Erwin Music and the Lowcountry Blues Society, returns February 3rd - 13th.

According to the event's official website, the 2011 Blues Bash will feature, "17 days, 25 venues, 50 acts, 93 shows." Lucky for us, they've also recently posted the jam-packed lineup to help you pick, choose and maneuver the 17 day festival.

Get the full schedule here and Expect most shows to range from free to $15.

Update February 1: The Charleston City Paper has caught up with festival point man Gary Erwin and has produced a traditional overview of the festival, why it's unique, and which acts are the highlights; read that post here.

Update February 2: The Lowcountry Blues Bash will kick off this week all across the Charleston metropolitan area. Blues fans who are looking for a Lowcountry Blues Bash mobile schedule for their iPhones need only download FestiGoGo from the Apple iTunes App Store.

FestiGoGo can be downloaded for free from the iTunes App Store. This app displays festival descriptions, festival dates, festival locations, and festival lineups, all at no cost. Users have an option to purchase certain festivals, such as the Lowcountry Blues Bash, for only $0.99 from within the app as an in-app purchase. With a festival in-app purchase, users get that festival’s complete schedule, detailed artist information, and the ability to create their own personal festival schedule. The fact that the Lowcountry Blues Bash takes place at multiple venues, with performances occurring simultaneously, makes FestiGoGo even more helpful for Lowcountry Blues Bash fans.