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Wanda tour dates now posted for May, 2013 tour of Poland, Germany, Czech Republic - December 13, 2012

Tour with Shrimp City Slim band.
Click on 'Calendar Dates' for specifics.

Wanda song on new beach/shag compilation - September 22, 2012

Patman & Robin Records (Clinton, SC) have just released "Bring the Beat In", a new compilation of songs geared toward the shag/beach market, just in time for SOS 2012!

Sixteen tracks including "It's So Nice to Have Someone" (from Wanda's "Natural Resource" CD) AND "Good Good Love" by Shrimp City Slim (from "I Work Nights").

Get this great collection at

2013 Euro tour announced, May 1-21, 2013 - May 23, 2012

Shows in Germany, Poland, Czech Republic. Specifics t.b.a.

One more gig, one more country on March Euro tour - January 21, 2012

We will be in Chemnitz, Germany (venue: Kieselstein) on March 22.

Wanda track to appear on forthcoming Polish blues compilation CD - January 8, 2012

Twoj Blues, the award-winning Polish blues quarterly, has chosen "Give Your Face a Rest", from Wanda's 2008 album 'Hold What You Got', for inclusion on a blues compilation CD, to be given away to subscribers of the magazine and a few hundred more lucky media types in eastern Europe. The song, penned by Gary Erwin (Shrimp City Slim), transcends language barriers with its 'shut yo mouth' message. Dziekuje bardzo, Twoj Blues!

Poland/Czech/Slovakia tour dates now firm for March, 2012 - December 29, 2011

Wanda and the Shrimp City Slim band (SCS, keys; Silent Eddie Phllips, guitar; LaMont Garner, drums) will tour in eastern Europe March 9-25. Dates and venues at 'Calendar'.

Wanda returning to Europe in 2012 - September 15, 2011

An open message to promoters and agents: Wanda Johnson and her USA band are available for dates in Europe, Asia, in 2012. We expect to be in Poland/Czech Republic/Slovakia March 8-25 and interested in offers other periods in the year. Contact:

New live CD in the works - September 7, 2011

With festivals, gigs, and touring coming up, we are working on the release of some live material from Wanda's earlier years...stay tuned for info!

A word about show dates - December 20, 2010


Please note that Wanda Johnson show dates are confirmed ONLY if you see them on this, the official website.

There have been some recent irregularities with venues posting dates that were never contracted, so consider this your only good source for gig info.

Please bookmark for your convenience:
Thanks and hope to see you at a gig soon,
Wanda & management

21st annual Lowcountry Blues Bash - December 14, 2010

February 3-13, 2011 in Charleston, SC / Wanda and Shrimp City Slim doing a date on the Blues Bash and then several shows SE Wildlife Weekend. Take a peek at the 'Calendar'. Happy holidays, everyone!

Wanda song to be covered by Rickey Godfrey - September 25, 2010

Noted Upstate SC guitarist/singer/keyboardist Rickey Godfrey (known in blues/shag/Southern rock circles) is covering "Allergic to Mink" (from Wanda's 2008 album HOLD WHAT YOU GOT) on his new CD "Nasty Man" due out Oct/Nov everywhere! A different arrangement and well worth looking for..thanks RG!

We are NOT at Brown Street this Friday - September 23, 2010

Friends in Greenville: Brown Street Club has us down as playing Fri Sept 24 but we never confirmed or contracted this show with them. Discovering the erroneous listing a couple of days ago, we contacted them immediately about their mistake but, to date, their website shows us. Sorry if you made the trip...not our doing.

Please join us next week at MOJA Festival in Charleston! - September 22, 2010

Tues-Wed Sept 28-29, 7-10 pm each night, Mad River Bar & Grille down in the old city market (N. market & East Bay Streets), $11 ticket. Advance purchase (credit card OK) at or cash only at door. Small club, so get there early.

Charleston gigs Tues-Wed Sept 28-29 - September 14, 2010

Looking fwd to seeing everyone at Mad River Bar & Grille, 32 N. Market St., downtown Charleston (corner East Bay St), 7-10 pm, Tues/Wed Sept 28-29, part of MOJA Festival. Tix are $11 at door (cash only). Shrimp City Slim band with special guest Dr Pickup from France. Gonna be FUN! See you there.

MOJA Festival schedule/ticket info now on line! - August 20, 2010

Wanda & Shrimp City Slim (w/special guest Dr Pickup) will do two big shows at this year's MOJA Festival in Charleston, Sept 28-29. Tickets & full info at

Re-run of our segment on Michael Feldman's "Whaddya Know?" - January 2, 2010

Some months ago, we recorded a show in Clemson, SC with the Wisconsin NPR gang for the nationally-broadcast show. Seems they re-ran it today (folks in Arkansas and Detroit and elsewhere wrote saying they heard it). NICE! is the site for the radio show.

Tickets still left for Jan 9 show in Greenwood, SC - December 29, 2009

8 pm showtime at the Greenwood Community Theatre, $10 tickets at the gate. See you there.

Enjoying a break and working on new projects - September 19, 2009

It's been a busy year...thanks to everyone for the support. Overseas work in 2009 included a stint at the Hotel Meridien in Paris, France; eleven shows at MacauSoul in Macau, SAR (China), and eighteen concerts in Poland & the Czech Republic. Taking a breather now and planning next year. Hope to see you all soon!

Tour going great - July 26, 2009

Krakow tonight, Chorzow tomorrow and then into the Czech Republic for four gigs and home on August 2. The tour has been great...super well-organized & thanks again to our friends Delta Agency. See y'all in Greenville and Anderson next week!

Hello, Poland and Czech Republic - July 6, 2009

Second tour (18 shows) begins July 14 in Pulawy and we end up the run with four dates in Czech Republic. Please check "Calendar" for dates and venues.

Air date announced for "Army Wives" (with "Finally Home" from Wanda's first CD) - June 4, 2009

Hit TV show "Army Wives" episode #EP302 will air Sunday June 14 on the LIfetime channel. Our song "Finally Home" from "Call Me Miss Wanda" (2003; Wanda's first album) will be heard as (so we are told) "Roxy dances at the bar Viola took her to". Check it out at

Hotel Meridien Etoile (Paris) shows a big success - April 27, 2009

Thanks again to Didier Tricard and the entire staff of the Jazz Club Lionel Hampton for welcoming us this past week April 21-25. And to our audience...a special BIG merci beaucoup! We hope to see you in France sometime again soon.

Poland/Czech Republic tour dates now fixed - March 25, 2009

Please check out the 18 shows on the calendar.

Wanda tune to be used in TV show - March 18, 2009

Just confirmed: ""Finally Home"" from Wanda's first CD "Call Me Miss Wanda" is going to be used in an upcoming episode (June, 2009) of the hit TV show "'Army Wives'on the Lifetime channel. We will post the episode and date when known.

Return to China - March 14, 2009

We're back at MacauSoul (Macau SAR, China) this Thurs 19 through Sun 29 - Shrimp City Slim trio (Silent Eddie on guitar; LaMont on drums; SCS on piano) with special attraction Juke Joint Johnny (harmonica).
Check him out at: Should be fun. Thanks again to David Hartung for the amazing photos!
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