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Donate to Vets page 11 Don't Be trashy page 12
election tunes page 4
raham Whorley loves Folly
Beach. He’s a pioneer and a
trailblazer of the music scene
here on the island. When they write
the book about music on Folly, there
will be a whole chapter on him —
talking to him is an education on
where we are and why we are here.

Whorley continues on page 6
Fol l y Beac h’s Newspaper
Vol . 3 I ssue 26 Oc t ober 14, 2011 w FREE


JJ & Co


Tw o Dec ades of Fol l y J ams
Graham Whorley has Permi ssi on to thi nk
By Vince Perna
Put I t I n t he Bl ue Can
2 October 14, 2011
Council continued on page 3
Work session, 4 p.m.
Discussion of resolution 42-11
(Allocating $24,350 from various
public safety accounts to obtain new
record management software)
Public Safety director Chief Dennis Brown
recommended investing in a top-notch
record management software (RMS)
system, a program heightening Public
Safety’s ability to track criminal activity
and expanding the department’s scope
of case management, for the recently-
relocated dispatch center. Te proposed
RMS system includes a Computer Aided
Dispatch (CAD) system, a comprehensive
data base enhancing dispatch service
efciency, according to Chief Brown.
“In order to maximize our future
success, I believe we need to invest in the
new dispatch center to ensure our staf has
the basic tools to accomplish their task,”
said the Chief, who anticipates launching
the city’s dispatch operations in October.
“Te current system that we have isn’t
designed to operate the dispatch center,
and it isn’t a proved, fully-developed
record management system.”
Councilman Charlie McCarty
inquired about the proposed RMS
system’s efect on the city’s judicial
operations, and suggested strategies to
integrate the two systems, in order to
conserve funds and increase efciency.
paid parking discussion
Council thoroughly revised the city’s paid
parking contract in an efort to boost
parking revenue.
According to councilman D.J. Rich,
the city plans on removing the county
park’s restroom facility from the parking
contract, reducing city parking spaces
from 335 to 300, as well as implementing
$8 daily fees at various beach access
points and extending parking hours from
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Te city plans to maintain $2 hourly
parking fees at the Washout, however, and
will maintain parking passes for residents,
according to Rich. “People aren’t going
there all day at all – they’re going there
for an hour or two to surf, and they‘re
leaving,” said Rich, regarding council’s
reasoning in upholding the Washout’s
hourly rates.
Te city also plans to hike-up boot-removal
fees from $35 to $50 for illegally-parked
vehicles, adopting nearby municipalities’
similar fees, according to Rich.
In addition to reconsidered parking
rates and hours, the city will require
companies to maintain quick-time release
parking tickets for the Public Safety
Department (PSD), in order to expedite
ticket processing into the PSD’s record
management system. “Tat’s something
we’ve had a problem keeping up with
over the past couple years,” said Rich,
referring to the city’s insufcient attempts
in retrieving parking tickets.
Upon receiving guaranteed revenue
projections from companies’ bids for
available parking areas, the city will
select an appropriate candidate and allow
companies to decide between hourly or
daily parking rates.
“We want to see who’s going to ofer us
the best deal, and we want to let them do
the leg work,” said Rich. “Why should we
do leg work on a parking contract when
we know nothing about paid parking, for
the most part?”

Council unanimously agreed to compile bid
specifcations for the next meeting.
AuDit presentAtion
Certifed public accountant Larry
Finney of Greene, Finney and Horton,
presented the city’s audit results for the
2010-2011 fscal year ending on June
30, and provided insight into the city’s
current fnancial status.
Te city received an unqualifed audit
opinion, the highest approval rate issued
by auditors, according to Finney. “It
doesn’t get any better than getting an
unqualifed opinion -- that is the best
opinion that the city can receive,” he
remarked. “Overall, I think the city has a
good, healthy fnancial picture. Be proud
-- you got that unqualifed opinion.”
Finney said the city’s fuctuating utility
expenditures call for revamped analysis
-- due to consistently replacing aging
infrastructure and underground water
and sewer lines -- and urged council to
devise a sustainable capital program
ensuring annually-raised utility rates.
“If we weren’t doing the bridges, we
might not be doing the underground
boring; but, trust me, we’d be replacing
those lines,” said Mayor Goodwin “We’re
living on a wing and a prayer everyday
from broken lines.”
CounCiL meetinG, 7 p.m.
mayor’s Comments
Mayor Goodwin proclaimed Andy
Pracht, owner of Sun and Ski Beach
Services on Center Street, a special citizen
of Folly Beach, recognizing his rash ocean
rescue on Aug. 26 when, upon noticing
a panicked surfer near the Folly Beach
pier without a surfboard leash, he rushed
on a jet ski across 15 to 20-foot swells to
recover the drowning surfer.
“Tese eforts were due to Andy’s quick
thinking and courage, without thought
for his own safety,” read Mayor Goodwin,
in a prepared statement.
Upon receiving the accolade, adorned
with photographs and mementos
highlighting the heroic deed, Pracht
immediately credited his fellow crew
members in attendance toward aiding the
life-saving efort. “It wasn’t just me, it
was all of us,” said Pracht.

Council unanimously approved the
consent agenda, including two resolutions
authorizing the administration to carry
over last fscal year’s water and sewer
expenditures into daily operations.
personAL AppeArAnCes
Jim setford of 1215 tabby Drive sought
a variance to retain three barrels protecting
the berms fortifying his property from
advancing tides and potential fooding.
“It worked perfectly during Irene, it’s
worked perfectly anytime we have a
seven-foot tide,” said Setford, regarding
his berms. “I need the barrels there so
that people don’t ride up on the berm and
knock down the fence.”

Council unanimously opposed Setford’s

Local photographer Ben eckles, owner
of Couture photography, proposed
holding a world record-breaking fearless
bridal photo shoot from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
on Oct. 2 near the Folly Beach pier,
where the photographer plans to snapshot
former brides charging into the ocean in
their cherished wedding dresses.
Eckles plans to round-up roughly 200
current and formerly-married participants
for the Guinness Book of World Records
photo shoot, consisting of numerous
group and individual photos, and aims to
exceed the Netherlands’ unofcial fearless
bridal shoot of 150 participants.
“I’m keeping it really simple,” said
Eckles, who plans to ofer free digital
prints for participants online.
“What are you going to do if we vote
no?” asked Councilman Eddie Ellis. “I
guess I’ll do it somewhere else,” Eckles
Tinking-up alternative locations for
the unprecedented event, Councilman
Paul Hume proposed holding the photo
shoot at Ellis’ residence. “You got room?”
asked Eckles, jokingly.

Council unanimously approved Eckles’

Bronwyn santos, community
representative for Charleston
County’s environmentalmanagement
Department, introduced Charleston
County’s recently-expanded single stream
recycling project, an environmentally-
conscious efort to attain the county’s
40% recycling goal. (See page XX for
more info)
“You guys are just lucky enough you
get to be in the frst expansion of this
program,” said Santos, who anticipates
single stream recycling in 12 to 18 months
to predominate the county. “Everybody
wants to be on it.”
According to Santos, residents must
place recycling bins curbside by 7 a.m.,
in accordance with the city’s bi-weekly
collection schedule, with bins’ handles
facing the houses. Santos said residents
residing on one-way streets must place
bins on the right side of the road to hasten
the collection process.
Hume pointed out the island’s booming
tourist population during summer
months, due to weekly rental houses,
may require increased collection services.
“Because these places are vacation rentals,
flling up a large dumpster with beer cans
isn’t really a problem for them,” noted
Santos said the county plans to
accommodate the island’s fuctuating
population, however. “One of the reasons
why Folly Beach was picked is because Folly
Beach is a challenge in of itself for single
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stream recycling,” said Santos. “If we can
fgure out how to do it here, then we have
pretty much solved it everywhere else.”
Dale Stuckey, Folly Beach City Council
candidate and Folly Island Dog Owner
(F.I.D.O) club president, informed
council about the newly-established
F.I.D.O club, a fve-member board,
appointed by Mayor Goodwin, promoting
responsible dog ownership on the beach
among members and non-members.
From Oct. 1 to May 1, F.I.D.O members
are granted of-leash privileges from
sunrise to 10 a.m. along roughly fve miles
of island’s central shoreline.
Te group ofers primary and family
memberships, and currently consists
of 60 primary members and 98 family
members, including 45 applicants, with
79 pups currently registered to roam the
beach freely, according to Stuckey.
“We’re very, very clear during the
orientations that F.I.D.O members have
to police themselves,” said Stuckey, who
unveiled F.I.D.O club’s ofcial neon green
dog collar, a required identifcation piece
for members’ dogs. “Te owners have to
be very responsible with their dogs.”
Stuckey encouraged residents sign-up for
upcoming orientations on Oct. 6 and Oct.
26 for F.I.D.O membership.
Robert New of 1676 East Ashley
Avenue, urged council to dismiss a permit
issued by Ocean and Coastal Resource
Management (OCRM) to raise a fence in
front of Tides’ parking lot, in an efort to
build up a dune and prevent blowing sand
from covering the hotel’s parking lot.
New said the permit impedes public
beach access in a readily-frequented
location often bustling with bocce ball
tournaments and other activities. “Public
access to the beach is why people come
here,” said New. “It’s what we’re all about
on Folly Beach -- this is a public beach.”
New acknowledged erosion concerns
along the island, and said he understands
the Tides’ motives for seeking the permit;
however, the long-time local frmly believes
the city must protect public interest. “You
have to make a fundamental decision
as to where, philosophically, we are as a
community when it comes to an essence
of a taking of the beach by a private
enterprise,” he said.
New also pinpointed erosion issues
along the island’s East end, and claimed
houses jutting out onto the beach, as
well as stretches of shoreline riddled with
hazardous rocks and walls, render the beach
impassible. “For more than two decades
I’ve gone out to the beach every evening,
I’ve made a left, I’ve walked down the
beach to the lighthouse -- the lighthouse is
near and dear to my heart,” he said. “Can’t
do it anymore -- that’s a diminishing of the
quality of life for everybody who’s walking
the beach. Now there’s no access to walk
down the beach on the East end -- that
needs to be rectifed.”
New suggested the city commissions
a task force to remove rocks and various
obstacles littering the beach, in order to
reopen beach access.
“It comes back down to the same
issue: private interest versus the public
interest,” said New. “I’m for private
property rights, but I hope, and I truly
believe that it is critically important for
the future of Folly Beach, that you will
make sure the public has free and clear
access to as much of the beach as possible.”
OCRM permit update
Eric Lutz, the city’s building ofcial,
informed council about the OCRM
permit’s fnal review deadline on Sep. 29,
and said city ofcials and residents reserve
the right to oppose the project.
Lutz said the permit’s parameters are
riddled with ambiguous information,
however, and he plans to weed out
the project’s discrepancies, including
contrasting written descriptions and
engineering drawings. “Whenever I see
confict like that, I think it needs to be
brought up and resolved,” said Lutz.
Rich requested council receives more
information before submitting a fnal
review. “We obviously don’t want to
impede public access,” said Rich. “We’re
not saying we don’t like the idea, we just
need to get more information.”

Council unanimously requested further
information on OCRM permit.
Tird Readings:
No. 25-11 (Transferring discretionary
responsibility from Public Safety director
to building ofcial in determining
unsightly lots and hazardous properties)
Council approved ordinance, four to two.
Ellis and Rich opposed.
First Readings:
No. 09-11 (Transferring less than one acre
of marshland near Bowens Island Road to
SCDOT, in order to raise a bridge over
Folly Creek,)
Council unanimously approved the
No. 10-11 (Granting right-of-way
easement to SCDOT for roughly 3/10ths
of an acre of land and authorizing the
Mayor to execute all documents efecting
the transaction).
Council unanimously approved the
No. R41-11 (Awarding a bid of $130,219,56
towards a city refuse truck)
Councilman Pennell Clamp adamantly
opposed purchasing the selected garbage
truck and urged council to re-consider
diferent vehicle options. He said
that Council did not receive enough
information to make an intelligent
decision about the $130,000 purchase.
While extensively researching various
diesel engine trucks, Clamp concluded
the city’s chosen garbage truck, provided
by International Truck and Engine
Corporation, is rated one of the lowest in
fuel mileage among diesel fuel trucks.
In addition to producing inefcient
engines, International is currently
combating a lawsuit against the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),
due to the company’s apparent failure in
meeting 2011 EPA standards, according
to Clamp.
Clamp also pointed out council
consdered only two out of 15 potential
garbage truck manufacturers.
“If I’m going to spend $130,000 of
taxpayers’ money here in this town,
I’m going to know what I’m getting,”
exclaimed Clamp. “And I don’t know that
we’re getting the right thing.”
Council opposed purchasing a refuse truck
until further deliberation, fve to one.
Mayor Goodwin approved.
No. R48-11 (Awarding a bid of $24,350
towards Public Safety RMS and CAD
McCarty further discussed integrating
the proposed RMS system with the judicial
system, and said the system requires
further examination before purchasing.
“Anything we could do, even if it required
more money than the $24,000, might
give us substantial economic advantages,
including reduction in overtime and
human resources costs,” said McCarty. “I
think it’s worth the efort to see if we can
fesh out a better profle for integration of
records management systems.”
Council postponed until next council
meeting for further deliberation.
No. R42-11 (Allocating $24,350 from
various Public Safety accounts to obtain
new record management software)
Council postponed until next council meeting
for further deliberation, fve to one. Mayor
Goodwin opposed.
Administrator’s Report
City Administrator Toni Connor-Rooks
read a letter from Marty Morganello,
president of Surfrider Foundation’s
Charleston Chapter, requesting a refund
of $2,000 donated by the Chapter to
fund Folly Beach Management Patrol
(FBMP) throughout the winter months,
due to recent-voiced protests against the
Chapter’s partnership with FBMP.
According to Morganello, former city
councilman Tom Scruggs advocated for
community opposition during a recent
council meeting towards Surfrider,
claiming the Chapter was hampering
FBMP operations.
“Honestly, I don’t think I would know
Mr. Scruggs if I passed him on the street,
and it was never my intention to attack
anybody personally. I (we) were voicing
our concern to the Chief about the
program parameters and duties and not
any one employee’s action or inaction,”
wrote Morganello.
“I am sorry it has come to this. but I
don’t want our well respected Surfrider
Chapter’s reputation to be tarnished
with council members or island residents
by having anyone thinking that we are
doing something political, complaining,
or making demands of the City of Folly
Beach…Our ofcers and all of our
volunteers love Folly Beach and want it to
be in as best shape possible, as we do with
regular beach and marsh sweeps, mutt-
mitt dispensers, butt cannons for cigarette
butt disposal and our monthly meetings,
where we have guest speakers to educate
meeting goers of local environmental
Voicing councils’ gratitude towards
Surfrider’s contributions, Hume said he
hopes the city continues working closely
with the organization. “I think it’s a
shame that some grandstanding has put
us at odds with the Surfriders, who have
been very great for us and share our goals
for the beach,” said Hume. “I would just
like to at least make them realize that
we love having ya’ll out here, and we
don’t want to have this issue be an issue.”
Council unanimously agreed to return
$2,000 to Surfrider’s Charleston Chapter.
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or businesses and residents, music
can be a tricky issue on Folly Beach.
Almost everyone appreciates and
enjoys a good live performance, but our
diferent tastes, styles, and bedtimes make
for a diverse mix of opinions on Folly
For our music edition, we revisit each of
the fve candidates for the open council
seat. (After the frst candidate’s answers,
the questions are abbreviated).
Some questions are meant to be fun, to
help readers get to know the candidates as
people. Others deal more directly with the
issues facing our community.
Mark your calendar to come to the
Community Center on Tuesday, Oct.
18, at 7 pm, for the Civic Club’s Meet
the Candidates forum. Each candidate
will give a four minute speech, followed
by a question and answer period from the
512 East Cooper Ave.
What is the best or most memorable
concert you’ve seen on Folly Beach?
Every time Eric Penrod plays. Tat guy
is great.

Pick out a song to represent your
Leonard Cohen, “I’m Your Man”
All successful bands, like municipalities,
have leaders. Tell us about your
leadership experience and how you plan
to inspire people to follow your lead as
a council member.
Actually, in high school and college, I
was the lead singer in a band. We were
not as good as we thought we were,
but we always rocked. Aside from my
days as a rock band front man, I tend
to seek leadership positions. I believe
in getting things done. In high school
and college I was the president of several
diferent organizations. I like taking on
responsibility — that way, I know it will
be done right. I am willing to work with
others and see that the job gets done.

How do you feel about Folly Beach’s of-
season festivals (ie. Follypalooza, Folly
Gras, Taste of Folly, Sea and Sand)?
(It’s okay to feel diferently about one
than another). Some people have called
for limiting these events, citing trafc
and noise issues. Others see it as a
boon to Folly businesses and a chance
to bring the community together. Do
you support these events or think the
city should consider restrictions on the
current schedule?
I personally love the festivals. It doesn’t get
too cold on Folly, but sometimes the
winter closes in. Te of-season festivals
are great for going outside and seeing
everyone again; like a little piece of spring.
Tey are a family friendly, great way to
raise money for the city and a few worthy
causes. Te festivals are short and if you
plan ahead, they are easily avoidable (if
that’s your thing). We are a community,
and what better way to stay connected
than to gather and congregate? Festivals
like the ones on Folly Beach are what
small towns are all about. Another reason
the festivals are important is they give
our businesses a much-needed reprieve.
We have a great selection of places to eat
and watering holes — let’s not close them
down by not supporting them through the
hard times. I know my business relies on
these festivals to stay open.

What are your thoughts on ‘noise’
from music along Center Street?
Tis has been a reoccurring issue in
recent years, with the city even recording
outdoor music levels with a decibel meter.
More restrictions needed? Less? Tere
are residents who complain that music
is often too loud and audible from their
homes, while some businesses and patrons
complain that they’re unfairly forced to
cut of hired musicians when the police
receive complaint calls from the same
residences repeatedly.
I think residents have a right to peace
in their own homes. I think businesses
have a right to take advantage of live
music bringing people in. Tere is a
balance. We need to fnd that balance and
maintain it. I think there have been fewer
problems lately then in the past. We can
keep seeking that balance.

Let’s go ahead and tackle a biggie. Do
you support any changes to the existing
open container laws that allow drinking
from a cup on the beach?
As a resident of Folly Beach I do not
support any changes to the existing open
container laws that allow drinking from a
cup on the beach. My ideal evening in the
sand involves a cold beer, a bocce set and
good friends. I do not think we need any
more rules — we need to enforce the ones
we have. However, that is my opinion
and not law. As a City Council member
I would seek the majority’s vote on this
issue. It is a government’s job to fulfll the
will of the people, not for the people in
government to exact their will. Another
great beneft of a small town is that we can
make referendums on these types of issues
and let the majority decide. Keep Folly
Lewis Dodson can be reached at
710 East Erie Ave.
What is the best or most memorable
concert you’ve seen onFolly Beach?
LANDSHARKS playing at the old
Holiday Inn after the Sea and Sand
Pick out a song that represents you or
your campaign
Carolina Girl
All successful bands, like municipalities,
have leaders. Tell us about your
leadership experience and how you plan
to inspire people to follow your lead as
a council member.
I have gained a great deal of leadership
experience being Senior Radiation Terapist
at MUSC. I manage up to 20-30 patients a
day, and also work with nine other therapists.
I am not afraid to seek advice from others
in order to keep the patient load up and on
time. I’d like to say I lead by example because
I was raised on “Actions speak louder than
words.” Now, that doesn’t mean I’m afraid
to voice my opinions or concerns when the
need arises. I hope people will trust my
judgment and respect the decisions that are
made for the betterment of Folly Beach.
How do you feel about Folly Beach’s
of-season festivals? Do you support
these events as they exist today or do
you think the city should consider
restrictions on the current schedule?
I totally support these events. Tey help Folly
in many ways by supporting the businesses
and helping people in need. Everyone
knows that during the of-season, business
slows everywhere. Tese festivities bring
people out of hibernation and bring people
together to support all the local businesses.
Te fow of trafc can be cumbersome, but
the issue is being addressed and hopefully a
solution will come.

What are your thoughts on ‘noise’ from
music along Center Street?
I think 11 pm is a good cut of time for
outside bands on weekends. During the
week 10 pm is good. Tey can start as
early as they like.

Do you support any changes to the
existing open container laws that allow
drinking from a cup on the beach?
I believe that this question should be
put for a VOTE !!!! It should be up to
the people of Folly Beach to make that
decision. I don’t believe Council should be
the only ones to decide on such an issue.
I will SUPPORT whatever the majority
of the people want.
Sandy Hickman can be reached at 437-0340.
2226 Folly Road
What is the best or most memorable
concert you’ve seen on Folly Beach?
I haven’t yet. Looking for a great jazz trio.
Pick out a song that represents you or
your campaign
Oh, way too many to choose: ‘Don’t Stop
Believing,’ by Journey. ‘Hit the Road
Jack,’ by Nat “King” Cole, ‘Classical Gas’
by Mason Williams. Oh, and the theme
to Star Trek! Can we consider it a giant
mash up?

All successful bands, like municipalities,
have leaders. Tell us about your
leadership experience and how you plan
to inspire people to follow your lead as
a council member.
I’m a leader that likes to be part of a
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Get t i ng t o Know t he Ci t y
Counc i l Candi dat es – The Musi c Edi t i on
E l E c t i o n f o r o p E n S E at Wi l l B E n o v E mB E r 8
Alan Kleinfeld
Dale Stuckey
Sandra Hickman
Vernon Knox
Lewis Dodson
Candidates continues on page 5
Te Folly Current incorrectly reported the email address of council candidate Lewis
Dodson in the September 30 issue. His correct contact info is lewisdodsonforfolly@ We regret the error.
October 14, 2011 5
team. My experience is mostly in event
and convention management, where my
“constituents” are my attendees, my Board,
as well as my speakers and, of course, staf.
When it comes to leading, it’s important
for the entire team to know the goals and
understand both the small details and the
big picture. As a leader, my role has been
to keep the entire team on the same path.
How do you feel about Folly Beach’s
of-season festivals? Do you support
these events as they exist today or do
you think the city should consider
restrictions on the current schedule?
Perhaps it’s the newness of it, but I’ve been
enjoying these of-season festivities. It’s
easy to see the benefts from a business
perspective and at the same time, why
some residents fnd them a nuisance. Tey
don’t feel oppressive to me in either timing
or content. I could see where it would be
nice to have an area for those that don’t
want to get drunk or be bombarded
by loud music. If the publicity allows
appropriate planning and the Dept of
Public Safety has the staf, I don’t see a
reason to limit these. Come out and meet
your neighbors!

What are your thoughts on ‘noise’ from
music along Center Street?
Tis is a tough one. Personally, I don’t fnd
the appeal of loud music. Conversations
are a challenge and it sometimes just plain
hurts my ears. What makes loud music
so attractive? I know someone, a fulltime
resident, that nearly purchased a home of
of Center Street and then changed his mind
when he discovered how loud the music
can get. At the moment, I’d be open to
discussion on this. Although I don’t want
to hear loud music, I wouldn’t want to place
limits just yet until I looked at options for
solutions and the impact of those.
Do you support any changes to the
existing open container laws that allow
drinking from a cup on the beach?
I feel like I need to paraphrase JFK and
say, “ask not what Folly Beach can do for
you, but what you can do for Folly Beach.”
I think it’s an issue that requires the full
voice of the residents. If the voters and
residents of Folly Beach decide to continue
to allow drinking on the beach, it’s up to
those that support it to help make it safe,
successful and worthwhile for everyone.
Because Alan Kleinfeld’s bio did not run
in the September 30 issue of the Folly
Current, we’ve elected to run it here.
After a career of nearly 20 years as an
association and conference manager,
Alan Kleinfeld left the hustle and bustle
of Virginia and the DC Metro area two
years ago and settled in Folly Beach. Te
area provides a wonderful combination
of peaceful beach living with the nearby
trendiness of Downtown Charleston.
As an association manager, he worked
with a variety of clients – from educators to
pharmacists to the disabled – to help them
plan strategic conferences and better manage
their organizations, whether to increase
attendance, save money or fnd ways to be
more efcient in the day-to-day operations.
In addition to being a Certifed Meeting
Professional & Manager, Alan recently earned
his master’s at the Graduate School of Business
at the George Washington University.
Since moving to the Lowcounrty, Alan
has found the joy of crabbing, boating and
merely being outside. In his spare time,
aside from learning how to make diferent
seafood dishes, Alan enjoys bike riding,
golf and volunteer work. Since he witnessed
the attack on the Pentagon on 9-11, Alan
has volunteered for local communities
in the areas of crime prevention, safety
patrols and special events. Currently, Alan
is a South Carolina State Constable.
In his role as City Council, residents of
Folly Beach will discover quickly that
Alan is open minded, fair and determined
to contribute to the betterment of our
community. His name may not be familiar
to you, but you’ll want to get to know
Alan Kleinfeld.
Alan can be reached at kleinfeldcampaign@
Vernon Knox
216 West Cooper Avenue
What is the best or most memorable
concert you’ve seen on Folly Beach?
I’m a big fan of the Shakin’ Martinis.
Pick out a song that represents you or
your campaign
We Can (always) Work It Out.
All successful bands, like municipalities,
have leaders. Tell us about your
leadership experience and how you plan
to inspire people to follow your lead as
a council member.
I think 10 years prior experience sums it up.
How do you feel about Folly Beach’s
of-season festivals? Do you support
these events as they exist today or do
you think the city should consider
restrictions on the current schedule?
Sometimes the timing is not so great for
the businesses because they would be
busy without the event. Not all of the
festivals have been started by the business
association. Really, do we have to have a
Folly Gras, which, I believe, was started
by the city?
What are your thoughts on ‘noise’ from
music along Center Street?
Center Street is a commercial district and
we have always had our nightlife. I could
see stricter controls on weekdays, but as
long as the business owners know what is
allowed and abide by the current laws, the
problem should be minimal.
Do you support any changes to the
existing open container laws that allow
drinking from a cup on the beach?
I hear both sides and would like to see an
advisory question on the April ballot.
Vernon Knox can be reached at 442-3319 or
Dale StucKey
11 Red Sunset Lane
What is the best or most memorable
concert you’ve seen on Folly Beach?
A Jimmy Bufet tribute band on the beach
in front of the Tides during the Sea and
Sand Festival.
Pick out a song that represents you or
your campaign
‘You’ve Got A Friend’ (Carole
King), “Winter, spring, summer or fall,
all you have to do is call and I’ll be there,
yes I will.” Tis song represents both me
and my campaign. “Now ain’t it good to
know that you’ve got a friend?”
All successful bands, like municipalities,
have leaders. Tell us about your
leadership experience and how you plan
to inspire people to follow your lead as
a council member.
A band leader depends on others to help
make music. Similarly, neither the mayor
nor any single member of city council can
accomplish anything alone. Te best music
and the best governance happen when
everybody involved reaches a consensus about
the best results. I think more decisions by
city council should be reached by consensus,
even if it takes a bit longer and a bit more
efort to get there. As the chief attorney
for the SC Department of Education and
State Board of Education for over 25 years,
I was not the band leader. I served at the
pleasure of fve state superintendents, both
Democrat and Republican. I participated
in policy and legal decisions with people
within the Department, the State Board,
local school districts, and the legislature. I
reviewed, interpreted, and drafted laws and
regulations. Many of the issues were complex
and controversial. I learned how consensus
can be reached among people whose starting
points are very far apart. I prided myself on
my ability to work with diverse groups of
people and to achieve positive results while
maintaining the best possible relationships
with (almost) everyone.
How do you feel about Folly Beach’s
of-season festivals? Do you support
these events as they exist today or do
you think the city should consider
restrictions on the current schedule?
I like the festivals. Most people on Folly
do, too. Not to mention
that they are good for our businesses,
many of which have a tough time
during the of-season. Te main problem,
of course, is the trafc.
My support of the festivals is conditioned
on fnding ways for
residents to be able to get on and of of the
island during festivals without it being a
major hassle. I think the trafc situation
has improved but we still have some work
to do.
What are your thoughts on ‘noise’ from
music along Center Street?
Music during the night hours (11 pm to 7
am) should be turned down and
taken inside. “Noise disturbances” are
prohibited by City Ordinance
131.32. One of the defnitions of a
“noise disturbance” in 131.31 is noise
that “unreasonably interferes with the
enjoyment of life, quiet, comfort or
outdoor recreation of an individual of
ordinary sensitivity and habits.” Music
along Center St. is not exempted from this
basic requirement.
Te problem is that another ordinance
allows commercial establishments to have
outside bands until midnight on some nights
(131.34(B)(1)) and inside bands until 2 am
on all nights (131.34(B)(2)). Apparently,
some people think these ordinances mean
that music in the commercial district is
exempted from the “noise disturbance”
ordinance. It is not. Perhaps we should
revisit ordinance 131.34(B) in light of
131.34(D), which prohibits music on the
beach and other recreational areas that can
be heard 100 feet or more away. I have no
objection to music on Center St., but it is
not necessary to have the volume turned up
so loud that Folly Beach residents cannot
sleep. Eric Clapton unplugged would still
draw crowds.
Do you support any changes to the
existing open container laws that allow
drinking from a cup on the beach?
Tis is a tough issue that City Council
needs to consider carefully. Residents
and families vacationing on Folly Beach
should not be expected to tolerate alcohol-
related misbehavior on the beach or
elsewhere. I don’t think we have to ban
drinking on the beach to address the
problem. Drinking on the beach is not
the problem. Drinking irresponsibly is
the problem. We need to come together
as a community and exchange ideas about
reasonable, efective ways to deal with
irresponsible drinking. I have some ideas
that might help. I am sure that many
other residents do, too. Whether or not
I am elected to Council, this is an issue
that Council should invite the community
to discuss, then implement the best ideas
before next season.
Dale Stuckey can be reached at 588-6677 or
Candidates cont. from page 4
PuBliC NoTiCe
Te City of Folly Beach has openings on the
Community Promotions Foundation and the
Utility Advisory Board. Applicants interested in
serving on the Utility Advisory Board must meet
one of the following criteria:
Two must have knowledge and expertise in 1.
water and sewer utilities
One must represent the business sector 2.
One must represent the general public 3.
Dear Editor,
I enjoy your paper tremendously
for its attitude and coverage. As I
read the Fonion this week, however,
I lost that smile as I read the article
"Only 1 out of 37 Hockey Players Pass
Stringent Russian Toughness Test." I
became disappointed as Mr. Crawford
mocked the dead, even as their graves
settle and their families mourn. Te
"surviving" hockey player, Alexander
Galimov, died on September 14th
from deep tissue burns covering 90%
of his body. Please have your fun
with a little more humanity.
Peter Robbins
720 East Cooper
Letter to the Editor...
6 October 14, 2011
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Te Graham Whorley Band includes
Carl Anderson on drums and Will
Ames on bass. Te group has included
several lineups along the way, with Herb
Shirey spending ten years on bass until
he retired.
Tis month will bring the release of
Permission to Tink, Whorley’s sixth
album since moving to Charleston.
“It’s the best stuf I have ever done,”
says the songwriter, who composed all
of the music and lyrics and plays all the
instruments. As he describes the sounds
on the album, Whorley beams with pride
and joy. He spent two years crafting the
album with engineer Roger Reynolds,
who recently followed Graham down
from his childhood home in Virginia. As
the success of the album grows, Whorley
is planning an East Coast tour with the
full band.
Twenty years ago, Graham found
himself stuck in a small town in Virginia,
knowing his talent and music deserved
a better venue. On a bitterly cold and
snowy day, he decided to follow his sister
down to Charleston. She’d told stories of
the great climate and cool culture. He
discovered Folly Beach and fell in love,
now considering the area his home.
Later, his sister lost a battle to ALS,
which sparked his interest in raising
money to fght the disease. A “Band
Together” concert was recently held,
raising $10,000 for the newly formed SC
chapter of the ALS society. Whorley calls
it a huge success and says it’ll be an annual
event, citing the host of musician friends
who donated their talents to the cause.
Graham is a family man, with a
wife and two kids, and he does his best
to separate music and family. “Music
can consume and overwhelm you, and
my family is too important for that,” he
explains. Whorley encourages his kids
to get involved in music, teaching them
how to play and inviting them up on
“I believe music is a great tool to help
teach you to overcome life’s struggles,”
says Whorley, whose children have spent
their entire lives on the beach. “Folly is a
great place to raise kids. Tere are plenty
of things for the kids and the family to
Sitting and talking to Graham is like
hearing the timeline of Folly music. He
tells of how Folly Beach was less traveled
when he arrived. Hugo had just happened
and the beach had a completely diferent
look. Tere were a few hot spots to play
music, but not nearly as many as there are
today. A tight knit group of musicians
existed, and they would cross Center
Street to sit in with each other during
breaks in their own shows. It was a very
organic environment, which dictated
the sound of the music, interesting and
laid back.
Whorley began his Folly career by
running the open jam night at Robinson
Crusoe’s, and playing the Pelican on
Monday nights, launching the Graham
Whorley Band. “I remember, the crowd
was so large, the fre marshal would shut
down the Pelican nearly every time we
played there,” he recalls. He remembers
watching Everett Bigbee play, and his
favorite band was Dunzip with Jesse
Prichard and Hawke
Whorley identifes with Jesse in the
way the pair have survived for so long on
Folly. “Folly has taken a slow gradual
climb, which means it has deep, strong
roots,” he says. “When I moved here, we
were struggling to make a scene — now
Folly bands are going national.”
He remembers the Sand Dollar always
having great blues and rock music,
telling about a show where the “Sauce
Boss” would perform while cooking
Gumbo on stage, later serving it up to
the crowd along with some tasty blues
jams. Te Chill & Grill gets credit for
contributing to building the scene, and
now Loggerhead’s is a great music venue,
so “Te future is bright.” “Whether you
are born here or came here, this is a
community with an interest in art and
music and diversity, and it wants to keep
growing in good ways,” says Whorley.
Whorley’s side projects include Stone
Silicon, Gypsy Jazz with Will Austin,
and a solo loop show. Stone Silicon is
a ‘super-band’ consisting of Whorley,
Louis D, Carl Anderson, and Jaime
Crisp. It is a fun time when they all get
together, which is rare considering they
all have to juggle the schedule of their
own bands to get a gig together. When
it happens, it’s a special occasion, so
clear the schedule and bring your boogie
You can see Graham Whorley on
October 14th at the Brick House
Kitchen, October 22 at Follypalooza,
and October 26th at the locals party
at the Blu. Make sure to get a copy of
the new album Permission to Tink.
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October 14, 2011
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lassically trained, and having toured all over the
country, Eric Penrod has successfully built up a
steady following here on Folly Beach. He heads the
Eric Penrod Trio, a funk/jazz fusion band which includes
Jake Holwegner on bass and alternates between Quentin
Ravenel and Stratton Moore on drums.
Penrod writes all the music and lyrics for the
band, although live shows include large amounts of
“I draw much of my writing from everyday life, starting
with an event or occurrence, and allowing that to manifest
itself into song,” he explains.
Growing the trio is his current goal, and on the side
he is collaborating with Ross Bon, a vocalist new to town
that may soon be a household name. He also plays with
the 17 South Party Band. “I never thought I would enjoy
it, but we have a lot of fun,” he laughs about that gig.
Penrod grew up in Ohio, and remembers his parents
always being supportive of his musical ambitions. He
started playing guitar at age 10, after listening to Eddie
Van Halen’s shredding guitar solos. He took music lessons
growing up, and eventually studied at the University of
New Orleans under Ellis Marsalis, where he mastered
the classical and jazz styles. Since then, his homes have
included New York and Chicago. He’s a founding member
of the band Skinny, which toured all over the country.
“We were touring over 250 days a year,” Penrod
recalls. When the band split up, the guitarist remembered
how cool Charleston was when he played here, so he
made the move, two years ago. “It reminded me of New
Orleans,” he says.
Soon after, Penrod discovered Folly Beach and
knew it was right for him. “I love the vibe on Folly
Beach,” he says. “Tere are also so many killer
musicians out here that could survive in any big city.
It’s interesting that so many great
musicians are in such a small area.”
Penrod’s infuences are jazz and bossa nova and old
blues, including Muddy Waters. He also loves Stevie
Ray Vaughn, Pat Metheny, and Te Black Keys. His
favorite local artists are Lee Barbour, “incredible guitarist”
and Elise Testone, “awesome voice.” He recently shot a
video for “Be Alright”, which is a great song and features
beautiful Folly Beach scenery. You can view it at www.
You can catch Eric at the Folly Beach Brew Pub on
October 21, and BLU on October 23, and see the Eric
Penrod Trio October 28 at Loggerheads.
Landi ng on t he Edge
E ri c P E nrod T rav E l E d T hE counT ry B E f orE f i ndi ng hi s homE
By Vince Perna
it for a spell at the Lost Dog Café, and
chances are, you’ll hear James Justin &
Company through the stereo. Justin and his
wife, Melissa, lived next door to the Lost Dog for
four years, before moving away this summer to work
on Melissa’s family dairy farm along the Chesapeake
Bay in Virginia.
With the release of 2011 Dark Country, our
humble Folly band made a splash on the national
scene. Relix Magazine’s just released October issue
states, “If the future of the indie-jam festival scene
sounds more like its past with every ticket that Te
Avett Brothers and Mumford & Sons sell, then James
Justin & Co. may very well be next season’s
breakout band. Dark Country may introduce
JJ& Co to a national audience who is hungry
for the next great Southern rock band.”
Not bad for a group of guys who cut their teeth
at Surf Bar and the Drop-In Deli! In between long
tractor rides and pre-dawn mornings milking cows,
Justin took the time to answer a few questions for the
Folly Current about his songwriting, farm life, and
missing Folly Beach.
Goi n’ Bac k
t o Fol l y
caT chi ng uP wi T h
J a mE s J us T i n B urk E
By Stratton Lawrence
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October 14 - October 25
Folly Current Calendar
Friday, OctOber 14
Movies at the Park
Join us at James Island County Park for movies
under the stars! Event is free with regular gate
admission. Call (843) 795-4386 for movie titles,
or visit No pre-registration
required! 8 – 10 pm. Free.
Folly Beach Bird Walks - Lighthouse
Inlet Heritage Preserve Bird Walk
Tis walk focuses on the northern shoreline
and maritime forest of Folly Beach. We hope to
see migrating warblers, thrushes, tanagers, and
buntings, as well as large focks of migrating
seabirds and shorebirds! Pre-registration is
required, however the program is free. Pre-
registration required. A registered chaperone
is required for participants ages 15 and under.
8:30 – 10:30 am. Meets at Lighthouse Inlet
Heritage Preserve. Free.
Movies at the Beach
Te Haunted Mansion (Rated PG, 99 min).
Enjoy popcorn and a movie at the library!
4 pm.
Saturday, OctOber 15
Explore Your Parklands -
McLeod Plantation
McLeod Plantation is a gem in a crown that
is James Island. It has withstood the tests of
time and survives as one of the most signifcant
historic sites in the state. Join us as we explore
the plantation’s multifaceted history and
discuss future prospects for this island treasure.
Pre-registration required. A registered and paid
chaperone is required for participants ages 15
and under. 1 – 4 pm. $6. Meets at CCPRC
Introduction to Climbing - Climbing 101
Tis class is designed to introduce you to the
world of climbing. We will teach you gear,
basic knots, technique, and how to belay. Upon
completion, participants will be prepared to
take a belay test upon their next visit to the
Climbing Wall. Pre-registration required.
Meets at James Island County Park, 9 am –
12:30 pm. $24. Visit for full
listings of the many climbing classes ofered
weekly at the park.

Sunday, OctOber 16
Wounded Nature Donation Day
Bring your gently used boating, water, or
photography equipment to Flipper Finders to
support wounded, working veterans and receive
a free coupon book for Folly businesses and a
tax write-of. 10 am – 2 pm.
MOnday, OctOber 17
Family Storytime with Miss Donna. Folly
Beach library. 10:30 a.m.
Friday, OctOber 21
Movies at the Beach
Wallace and Gromit in the Curse of the Were-
Rabbit (Rated PG, 94 min). Enjoy popcorn and
a movie at the library! 4 pm.
Saturday, OctOber 22
Tis year’s Follypalooza Cancer Beneft will
be held 11am-5pm. All money raised will go
towards local cancer patients who could use
some help in their time of need. Please come
out and show support for this wonderful
organization while taking care of local Folly
Beach people. Tis year’s event will include live
music all day, with carnival games, jump castle,
infatable slide, climbing wall, face painting, art
in the park, food vendors and more surprises
along the way! If you or anyone you know needs
help with the long and expensive cancer ordeal,
please write Folly Angels at PO Box 1699, Folly
Beach, 29439. All monies raised stay on Folly
to help our Folly Family. Checks can be made
out to Follypalooza and tax deduction forms
provided by request.
Te Folly Beach Challenge -
Beach Triathlon
Te Folly Beach Challenge is a nontraditional
triathlon featuring a 3-mile paddle, an 8.5-mile
bike and a 3-mile run, all starting from Folly
Beach County Park. Participants can compete
individually or as one leg of a three-person team.
Participants will paddle the Folly River in their
own kayak or stand up paddleboard, then hit
the sand on their bikes and fnish up with an
ocean-side run on the beach. Online registration
for either day’s events is now open, and will end
on October 20. Late registration will take place
on October 21 at packet pick-up, which will
be held from 4-6 p.m. at Folly Beach County
Park. Tere will be no race-day registration.
Registration for the Folly Beach Challenge is
$44/$36 Charleston County Resident. Late
registration (on October 21) is $44. Participants
must be 16 or older and must furnish all
necessary equipment to participate. Triathlon
teamregistration is $92/$76 Charleston County
Resident ($92 late registration). Teams require
three participants and one member must be at
least 18 years of age. Awards will be presented
for all individual races and the weekend’s
overall combined lowest time. Participants are
recommended to bring shoes that can get wet
and will stay on feet in the water, a swim suit
or nylon shorts, sun protection including a hat,
sunglasses, sunscreen, a 2-3 quart plastic water
bottle, and clothing for the anticipated weather
conditions. For more information on the Folly
Beach Challenge or to register, call 795-4386
or visit
Skinful Halloween 2011
Charleston’s biggest party of the year returns
to the Brick House Kitchen, from 7 pm until
4 am. Te lineup includes Mix Master Mike of
the Beastie Boys, Too Short, Tanya Stephens,
New Birth Brass Band, Doc Martin, Zumjay,
Dub Island and the Dubplates, Cousin Dan,
Sol Driven Train, Key of Q, Old You, and
many more across six music stages. Other
attractions include burlesque dancers, urban
wakeboarding, jump castles, a mechanical bull,
hay rides, circus acts, a zip line, video walls,
and lasers. Shuttles leave from the James Island
Lowe’s parking lot and fromthe Rogue Motion
parking lot from6:30 p.m. until 5 a.m. Tickets
are $50 for general admission and $100 for all
inclusive VIP. Visit for
more information.
Sunday, OctOber 23
Sunset @ 6:04 pm Sunday Jazz Jam
Two jazz bands and a host of sit-in artists will
perform on the Bowens Island dock from 5
– 9 pm. Tis intimate showcase is designed
to generate musical synergy between the two
groups and inject the wildcard of guest artists
to culminate in a jazz explosion with the natural
beauty of the lowcountry at Bowens Island as
the backdrop. $10.
MOnday, OctOber 24
Family Storytime with Miss Donna.
Folly Beach library. 10:30 a.m.
tueSday, OctOber 25
James Island Community Market
“Bringing Local Food, Farmers and
Crafts to the Island.”
Te greater Charleston community is invited
to join Bishop Gadsden on Tuesday, October
25th from 3:30pm – 6:30pm on the Bishop
Gadsden front lawn area outside the Bishop
Gadsden Chapel. With free parking, live
music, local restaurants, farmers and artisans
featured, the event is sure to get all in the mood
for fall. Bishop Gadsden is located on Camp
Road between Folly and Riverland. Bishop
Gadsden, the Southeast’s leading continuing
care retirement community, has been a part
of the greater Charleston community for more
than 160 years. In 2012, they will celebrate
their 25th year on the James Island campus.
What do you miss most about living on
Te list is infnite, but when whittled
down to one, it’s easy. Te beach. I miss
surfng. Just being in the water was always
the escape. I went from swimming with
the dolphins, to walking with the cows.
What’s the frst thing you do when you
get back?
Te frst thing will probably be a physical
reaction. A happy sigh. Everytime coming
home from leaving Folly I would always
sigh like, “Ahhhh, I’m home.” Ten I will,
of course, get in the water and do some
body surfng. Go to Sunset Cay, Surf Bar,
Drop In and try to hangout with friends.
Tat’s what we all did best. No one hangs
out better than Folly.
Tell me about an average day of life on
the farm.
I wake up at 4:30 am. Tat sounds early,
mainly because it is. But it’s amazing. Te
only sound is the earth spinning. It’s after
the night owls go to bed, and before the
early birds wake up. Ten it’s time to bring
in the herd. And John Wayne was right,
“Tere’s nothing like bringing in a herd.”
We milk over 100 cows, twice a day. You
get to them as if they are welcome in the
house. And every cow’s pattern is unique.
In between milking, we have all of the
crop to tend too, such as hay, corn and
beans. It’s about a 15-hour day of labor.
Life on the farm never stops. It has taught
me what hard work truly means.
Any surprises for Charleston since your
last visit? Give us a hint.
JJ & Co. always tries to make a
Charleston show special. We have some
new songs to perform, and of course be
ready for surprise appearances from other
local musicians!
A lot of your songs were inspired by
living in the Lowcountry. What have
you been writing lately, songwise?
We will be back on Folly this winter
to record our third record. Te road has
inspired me very much. Being able to see
so much of the country in such a short
span is like a rush of blood to the head. I
have taken that source of energy and put
it on paper. But Dark Country is still
climbing the mountain, so there are no
plans for a release in the near future.
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Want to Go? James Justin & Co National
Tour Kickof Party, w/ Te Royal Tinfoil.
October 14 at the Charleston Pour House.
9 p.m. 1977 Maybank Highway.
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Friday, October 14
Johnson's Crossroads
Surf Bar, 10 pm
Johnson’s Crossroad has been described
by friends and fans as everything from
“Appalachian Soul” to “Hillbilly Metal.” Te
new album ‘Mockingbird’ puts songwriter Paul
Johnson squarely in line with names like Guy
Clark or Zac Brown and his powerful voice
evokes memories of folk stars like Tom Waits,
Taj Mahal or Burl Ives. Teir frst CD “Blood
in Black and White” put them on the map and won them spots at national events like
Merlefest, Floyd Fest, Music City Roots and Bristol Rhythm and Roots, with tours to
the northeast and Midwest. 2011 brings them squarely in line for success with return
appearances at major festivals, over 150 shows and a world of mountains ahead to
climb. Filled with roots, bluegrass, folk, Appalachian old time, blues and more, their
music is none of those in the end, creating instead the highly recognizable sound of
Johnson’s Crossroads.
Tuesday, October 25
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Loggerhead's, 10 pm
Te BBC calls this UK rock group an "energetic,
swaggering West London band." Often drawing
comparisons to Te Libertines and the Arctic
Monkeys, the band is touring the U.S. behind
their new disc, 'Motown in Your Town.'
Loggerhead's owners Ed and Yvonne heard
about the band when their daughter, Kenzie,
caught them playing in Philadelphia. With
some space left on their touring schedule, Yvonne quickly booked a date to bring the
quartet to Folly Beach.
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Fol l y Beach Ti de Char t
Music calendar is compiled by Vince Perna, a Folly Beach real estate expert who also loves a
good live show. For inclusion, or if you want knowledgeable answers about living on Folly, you
can fnd him at 31 Center Street or at 588-3800 and
Folly Music scene
10/15 - Southwood Duo
10/16 - Lee Barour
10/16 - Ted McKee Duo
10/19 - Shane Clark Duo
10/22 - High Tide Duo
10/23 - Eric Penrod
10/23 - Jamisun
10/26 - Graham Whorley
10/29 - Live Bait Duo
10/30 - Nikolai Svishev
10/30 - Ben Fagan Duo

Bowens Island
10/23 - Sunset 6:04 Jazz Festival
Jamie Harris, Anthony Constantine,
Joe Wilson, Lonnie Hamilton III,
Big George Collier
Tommy Gill, Wayne Mitchum,
David Patterson, Bobby Storm
Featuring: Steve Simon & Smoky

Brick House Kitchen
Tursdays - Open Mic Under the
Oaks, 7:30-11 pm
10/14 Graham Whorley Band
10/16 ReTrend Clothing Swap,
5-8 pm
10/18 Skye Paige
10/19 Dallas Corbett
10/21 Sarah Cole and the Hawkes
10/22 Skinful Halloween
10/25 Elise Testone
10/26 Dallas Corbett
10/28 Yellowknife
10/29 Graham Whorley

Drop In Deli
Mondays – the Hawkes
Wednesdays - Trivia
10/14 - Yellowknife
10/19 - Party For Lewis On His 30th
Birthday For People Who Like Live
Music and to Drink Outside,
4 pm - 2 am
10/21 - Royal Tinfoil
10/29 - Yelloknife

Folly Beach Brewing Company
10/14 - Mark Jackson
10/21 - Eric Penrod
10/28 - Rusty Hook Ramblers

Folly Beach Crab Shack
Sundays – Te Bill Show
Mondays – Open Mic w/ Dave
Wednesdays - Jef Houts
Tursdays – Island Duo
Fridays – Nathan Calhoun

Folly Beach Shrimp Co.
Tursdays - Folly Beach Bluegrass

SatUrday, Oct. 22

Follywood stage
11:30-12:20 - Eric Penrod Trio
12:45-1:45 - Shakin Martinis
2:10-3:10 - Calhouns Calling
3:30 - 4:45 - Kevin West Band

Snapper Jacks stage
12:00-12:50 - Bindlestifs
1:15-2:15 - Graham Whorley
2:35-3:35 - Fat Alice
4:00-4:50 - Guilt Ridden

Rita’s stage
12:00 - 2:00 - Estee Gabay
2:00-4:00 - Jef Houts

The Grill stage
12:00-1:30 - Hank the Pirate
2:00-4:00 - Groove Junkies

Folly River Park stage
11:00-1:00 - Shaggin w/ Lamar
1:00-2:00 - Wire & Wood
2:00-4:00 - Folly Beach Bluegrass

Mondays - Jef Houts

Wednesdays – Karaoke
10/15 - Bunko Squad
10/18 - Ben Fagan and the Holy
City Hooligans
10/19 - Yellowknife
10/20 - Bringers of the Dawn
10/21 - Jamisun Trio
10/22 - Dan Clamp
10/25 - 12 Dirty Bullets
10/26 - Yellowknife
10/27 - Te Hawkes
10/28 - Eric Penrod Trio
10/29 - Halloween Party with Ben
Fagan and the Holy City Hooligans

Pourhouse - James Island
10/14 - James Justin & Co.
11/3 & 4 - Keller Williams

Planet Follywood
10/15 - Eric Penrod
10/21 - Dan Clamp
10/22 - Shakin Martinis
10/27 - Karaoke
10/28 - Kevin Church
10/29 - Nathan Calhoun

Tursdays - Sgt. Submarine
Fridays - Acoustic Happy Hour
10/14 - Southwood
10/19 - Matt Wink
10/21 - David Dunning
10/26 - Old You
10/28 - TrickKnee Duo

Sand Dollar
10/14 & 15 - Johnny Mac & the
Booty Ranch

Surf Bar
10/14 - Johnson’s Crossroads
10/16 - Dangermufn
10/23 - Dangermufn
10/30 - Mac Leaphart

Taco Boy
10/22 - Molandro Soul
o you own boating, fshing, scuba, surfng, kayak, or photography equipment? If
so, chances are over the years you have purchased new equipment or moved on to
a new sport and never bothered to get rid of your old equipment. Te businesses of
Folly Beach are combining with Wounded Nature – Working Veterans to help put some
money back in your pocket. Bring your surplus equipment to Folly Beach, SC on Sunday,
October 16, 2011 between 10am – 2pm and donate it to Wounded Nature – Working
Veterans. In turn, you will receive a receipt for a 2011 tax deduction, and discount coupons
from Folly Beach businesses allowing you to spend the afternoon at the beach and in town
that will be easy on your wallet. Donating will help the environment, veterans, and allow
you to remove unused clutter while receiving a larger refund next spring.
Te rule of thumb for cleaning out clutter is “if it has not been used within the past
year, get rid of it”.
Wounded Nature – Working veterans has a long list of items they need including salt
water fshing equipment, mountain bicycles, scuba and snorkel gear, jet skis, etc. on their
web site Tey ask that the donations be in reasonably good
shape and usable. Te donations will be collected in front of Charleston SUP Safaris and
Flipper Finders Boat & Sea Kayak Tours at 83 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC. Contact for more info.
About Wounded Nature – Working Veterans.
Wounded nature – Working Veterans is a Charleston, SC based 501c3 non-proft
focused on cleaning beaches, promoting recycling and assisting veterans to obtain their
frst civilian job. Starting in 2012 they will have 5 houseboats utilizing veterans to clean
beaches, visit military bases and hospitals, and educate the public about recycling and
littering at port festivals on the East Coast. Each vessel will represent a separate branch
of the service and have its own sponsor. To
learn more, visit
Wet Vet s
till not sure about the big blue bins
dropped of across Folly Beach last
week? Based on the success of an
‘all in one’ pilot recycling program which
showed higher participation rates and a
signifcant increase in the amount of tons
collected, Charleston County is expanding
the program to include approximately
6,000 additional homes, including Folly
Speaking to the success of the
department’s residential single stream
recycling pilot program, Council Chairman
Teddie Pryor states, “Charleston County
residents are pleased with the simplicity
and ease of using roll carts to contain
all of their recyclable materials. County
Council is expanding this program to more
residents and plans to make these carts
available countywide, another step towards
achieving Council’s 40% recycling goal.”
Folly resident’s may immediately begin
using the 95-gallon roll carts in lieu of their
existing curbside bins. Charleston County
recycling crews will begin collecting on
October 3rd and collection days will remain
the same. Residents are encouraged to retain
their smaller recycling bins and use them for
recycling stations around their home.
Collections personnel will use
special automated trucks equipped with
mechanical arms to lift and empty the roll
carts at the curb. Because the driver does
not have to exit the vehicle and repeatedly
lift heavy bins, the process is faster, more
cost-efective and safer operationally. Tis
automated collection system encourages
residents to place all paper products
(including cardboard) and all commingled
containers (plastics, glass, aluminum and
steel) together in their new roll-cart. Tis
“All In One” process is known as single
stream recycling.
Te County currently operates a dual
stream recycling system whereby residents
separate their recyclables into two bins,
but this will not apply to residents in the
single stream recycling program. Te
department’s goal is to make single stream
recycling available County wide within the
next 12 to 24 months.
Residents of one-way streets (listen up,
East Arctic Avenue) need to move the bins to
the right side of the street for pick-up, every
other Wednesday. (October 19 is a pick up
date, followed by November 2, and so on).
For more information on the Single-
Stream Recycling Residential Program,
contact the Charleston County Environmental
Management Department at 720-7111, or
Si ngl e St r eam Hi t s Fol l y
R e s i d e n t i a l p R o g R a m e x pa n d s t o
i n c l u d e a n a d d i t i o n a l 6 , 0 0 0 h o me s
he boys of Sol Driven Train
know how to have a good time.
Attend one of their live shows,
and it will be rather challenging to keep
a Cheshire cat grin from enveloping your
jaw line. Teir on-stage antics, varying
personalities, and extremely obscure set
lists provide audience members with a
glimpse into a talented local band with a
universal understanding of music. Tis is
a band that is constantly on the move, and
the fact that they call Charleston home, as
well as promote the local music scene at
large is benefcial to all island dwellers.
Over the summer, Sol Driven Train
recorded Watermelon, an eclectic EP that
tallies up to their sixth ofcial release.
“Te Train” was touring heavily around
the continental United States, but still
found time to show their hard core fans
some love. Te Watermelon release
party went hand in hand with Sol Fest,
their frst venture into holding a festival.
Remaining a truly homegrown band, they
hosted Sol Fest at the Windjammer on the
Isle of Palms, and made sure to include
some of their favorite acts on the bill. Tis
is how the local music scene thrives, and
Sol Driven Train is on the front lines.
With this music edition looming, it
was only ftting to contact Joel Timmons
(guitar, vocals) on the road to see what
was in store for the following months.
BB: In lieu of your busy summer, what
have been some of the band's personal
JT: We had a blast this summer playing
festivals and touring from Nantucket to
Key West and out to Colorado. Two nights
at Te Windjammer with a bunch of our
favorite bands from the Carolinas was a
real highlight for us as well. Personally,
I really enjoyed paddle boarding in the
Keys, surfng on Nantucket, whitewater
rafting in Colorado, and attending my
brother's wedding on the Columbia
River Gorge in Oregon. Ward's personal
highlight this summer was visiting Mt.
Rushmore and spending time with his
nieces. Russell enjoyed spending time
lakeside with his girlfriend in Wisconsin.
Wes loved seeing Bruce Hornsby perform
at the Biltmore House in Asheville, NC,
but Rusty's personal highlight from the
summer is a secret, and he won't tell.
BB: Surely you guys love the summer
time, but what does fall entail?
JT: After a little time of at the end of
August and early September, we're back on
the road for the fall. I'm currently writing
from inside the van, heading south on I-95
towards Washington, DC after a few nights
out on Nantucket. Our fall tour will take
us from the Northeast to the Deep South
and back down to Key West for a four
night run during the week-long Halloween
Fantasy Fest. Meanwhile, we're working on
mixing and post-production for a new full-
length release, due out in 2012.
BB: Where/with who did you guys record
Watermelon? What was the driving force
for putting out this EP? Really, what are
some of the main benefts of getting an
EP out there?
JT: We recorded the fve songs for
Watermelon, as well as ten more songs, at
Charleston Sound with Jef Hodges and
Joey Cox. After three weeks in the studio
earlier this year, we had ffteen songs
recorded that we all felt good about. We
didn't want to release all ffteen on one
album, so we took the oddball songs and
put them on a summer EP. It was fun to
use the EP as a sort of showcase of the
diverse directions of where our sound is
heading, and as a preview for next year's
full-length release.
BB: Sol Driven Train's sound has evolved
very much since the early days.... You guys
still play straight up rock, but are constantly
working with a Ska/Reggae/Calypso feel
as well. How large of a role did the horn
section play in this transition?
JT: I think our musical trajectory has
veered at times more toward American
roots music, emphasizing storytelling,
musical simplicity, and vocal harmonies;
and at other times toward a more world-
beat sound with polyrhythmic percussion,
punchy brass, and uplifting lyrics. Our
capable rhythm section, along with the
horns, allows us to visit those warm
musical climates that stretch from New
Orleans south to the Caribbean.
BB: You are extremely proactive about
exposing younger local bands. Who
are some of your favorites, or who has
mentored you in the past?
JT: Some of our favorite young bands on
the scene are Fowler's Mustache, Gangrene
Machine, Te 3 Dudes, Sarah Cole and Te
Hawkes, Elise Testone, and Hey Rocco. We
hope to make Sol Fest an annual event to
introduce folks to the Lowcountry's beauty
and wealth of homegrown musical talent.
Some of our musical mentors over the years
have been Miller Asbill (Laing/Wando
band director), Hazel Ketchum and John
Holenko of Hungry Monk Music, Rik
Cribb (Skwzbxx, Te Cribb), Bob Smalls
(djembe teacher at Creative Spark), and
Mark Bryan (Hootie and the Blowfsh).
BB: You have become a profcient banjo
picker, is anyone else learning any other
JT: You're very kind. Wes Powers (drums)
is also working on the banjo, and Ward
Buckheister (trombone, guitar) is learning
the piano and continuing his advanced
studies of the triangle. Rusty (bass) is
learning to play the standup bass, and
used it some during our recording sessions
this year.
BB: How have you seen the Charleston
music scene grow over the past few
years? What is it in particular about the
barrier islands that you see is a source of
JT: Tere have been several bands to
recently bring national attention to the
Charleston music scene: Shovels and Rope,
Band of Horses, and Need to Breathe
to name a few. Also, the amount and
diversity of local music venues has created
an exciting scene where national, regional,
and local acts are performing every night.
I have to extend congratulations to Te
Pour House for bringing quality live music
to Charleston for the past ten years.
Living on and around the barrier
islands of South Carolina provides us
inspiration through the intersection of
natural beauty, exciting history, and rich
cultural heritage. Like a shifting sand
bar, our sound has changed with time,
retaining a rawness shaped by wind,
waves, and tide. We love the Lowcountry,
and it is a wonderful place to call home.
October 14, 2011 13
Summer Never Ends f or Sol Dr i ven Tr ai n
I s l a n d R o o t s B a n d R e l e a s e s Wat e R me l o n , H o s t s l o c a l F e s t I va l
By Blake Bunch
musi c
14 October 14, 2011
Brought to you by Woody’s Pizza and
Mary Ohl.
The Lucky Dog cLub
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If you have a Lucky Dog please send their information and picture to:
Do you recognize this image? It was taken somewhere on Folly Beach. If you
know what it is, let us know at and you could win a free
medium, one-topping pizza from Woody’s! Congratulations to Alan Scoll, who
correctly guessed last week's What The Folly. It was the wall outside Taco Boy.

Please report all Lost or Found pets
on Folly Beach immediately. Call
588-2433 and ask for Folly Animal
Service or a police offcer. All
resident animals must be registered
with the City of Folly Beach
annually and tags must be attached
to the pet’s collar. Tag cost $3 and
may be purchased at Folly Beach
Public Safety, located at City Hall.
Name: Dax

Breed: Saint Bernard Mix; total guess
from the shelter

Likes: My best friend Bella (5 yr old
rottie), swimming, riding in the car,
no matter if I never even get out. I love
to eat, and will scarf my food down in about 15 seconds.
attention. whenever and however I can get it. I love to
play with other dogs, but some smaller dogs think im too
rough. I cant help it, I'm big. I like to get on the couch
when no one's home, and they never know!

disLikes: When you ignore
me, you have to say hi or I
won't leave you alone until
you do. Walking down skinny
docks because I always fall of
into the marsh. leaving me
outside when everyone else is
inside, I will slap the door til
you let me in.

Why am i a Lucky dog: I am
lucky because I was rescued
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Musi c
October 14, 2011 15
The Musician's ViewpoinT
By Eric Penrod
It has been said by many that professional
musicians are a bit like thieves. We come
into a venue, play music that we would
otherwise play for free at home and walk
out at the end of the night with money
in our hand. Having been a professional
musician now for fourteen years, I am very
aware of the feeling and sensation that I am
getting away with something and people
aren’t aware of it yet. So I run out of venues
at the end of the night, hoping the cops
don’t follow me home.
I was approached to write a few lines
on “what musicians should expect out of
clubs and venues here on Folly Beach,î but
I thought it was important to speak frst
about how musicians should act, before
any expectations are made on a club or
venue. Us musicians are privileged people
who get paid to do what we love. We do
deserve to get paid fairly and deserve some
perks, but just as in any job, we must be
Having said that, I have been on Folly
Beach now for almost two years and I
am still amazed by how many talented
musicians there are in one small area. It
is a pleasure to work as a musician with
all of the supportive bar owners and music
seekers here on the beach. I think that all
us musicians want or expect out of a venue
is, if we treat the venue and the listeners
with professionalism and respect, we want
it in return.
We must promote our shows, but it is
nice when a bar owner understands that
some nights are great and some nights are
just dead out here. It’s not always our fault
and we still deserve to get paid for the work
we did. If a deal is made on money and a
tab, we expect the venue to hold to that
deal. But, us musicians must not be too
greedy and remember, we would probably
be at home on our couch singing songs if it
were not for this amazing life opportunity
to entertain. Tank you Folly Beach for
listening to us.
The Venue owner's
By Ed Iames, Loggerhead's Beach Grill
When I was asked to write this article,
it was suggested that I considered using
the angle of “Music Venue Nightmares.î
Could we tell some stories of bands/
musicians that made life miserable? Well,
maybe a few. Certainly there are some
crazy things that happen over the course
of time in this business, but the positives
outweigh the negatives, so it seemed silly
to spend time or efort in that arena.
I have learned a lot about life in
Folly Beach since relocating here one
year and a half ago, but the music scene
certainly took me by surprise. Prior to
moving to Folly Beach, I never realized
what a great music scene existed here.
Like any other place, there are countless
hopefuls that have spent years dedicated
to perfecting their musical talents. But
unlike most places, Charleston is loaded
with musicians whose talent matches their
passion. Original music walks hand in
hand with culture. Just as reggae is the
sound of Jamaica, Calypso is the sound
Trinidad and Tobago, and Dixieland
Jazz helps to defne culture in New
Orleans, music helps to make Charleston
unique. Charleston is blessed to have so
many original artists that are on their way
to bigger and better things. I am proud
that Loggerhead’s has played a part in the
overall exposure of these talents, and we
are committed to bringing the best talent
in weekly.
Owning a venue has also had a personal
impact. Prior to my time at Loggerhead’s,
I did not have a CD newer than the '80s.
My iPod also had a selection of equally
antiquated choices. On any given day, my
CD player now plays music from local
artists that I have really begun to enjoy.
Who said you can’t teach an old dog a new
trick? Having a music venue has
given us the opportunity to understand
and better immerse ourselves in the
local culture. We have had the privilege
of meeting so many talented artists, and
the followers that have been lured by
their talent. We have recently installed a
house PA system and now have the ability
to open our doors to traveling bands as
they make their way through Charleston.
We are excited about the opportunity to
enhance the local music scene by infusing
some new sounds from around the country
and beyond. Later this month, we will be
hosting a band from the UK.
Having a successful music venue
takes time and efort from many. My
wife, Yvonne, knows frsthand, as she
spends hours every day listening to
music, scheduling and negotiating. It is
also nice to have friends, advocates and
mentors that are willing to share insights
and preferences. Richard Brendel is a
guy that knows the local scene and has
been a good friend and advisor since we
opened Loggerhead’s. Tanks Richard!
Most importantly, having regular support
from the communityís music enthusiasts
makes or breaks the venue, and we greatly
appreciate the locals that support us so
well. As long as they keep coming, we will
continue to bring the best music that the
area has to ofer.
A Wor d f r om t he Mi c
Rappi ng on the Venue/ Musi ci an Relati onshi p
16 October 14, 2011
enue owners and party planners
– looking for the perfect act?
Musicians – looking for someone
to jam with? We’ve put together this
small directory of musicians living and
playing on Folly Beach. Of course, it’s
not comprehensive. We put the call out
for musicians to submit to the music
directory in our last issue, and a handful
of players sent us their info. Others we’re
familiar with, so we added them in here.
Eddy Boston
Genre: Folk, Pop
Eddy moved to
Folly Beach in
2010 and fell
in love with the
island, especially
the music scene.
He’s even written
a song about
Folly, called “Relax, Slow Down, It’s
Folly,” which is available at his website
Bud Bryan
Genre: Country/
Bud has lived on
Folly close to 20
years, performing
with JT Hawk
(guitar), Pat Gould (keyboard), and David
Tompson (bass), and sometimes John
Wilder (guitar). Tey host an annual ‘Elvis
Remembered’ show on the Folly Pier each
Nathan Calhoun
Genre: Rock, Pop, Folk
Folly stalwart
Nathan Calhoun is
a favorite both as a
solo singer-songwriter
and leading his sax-
driven, funky band,
Calhoun’s Calling.
Sarah Cole and the Hawkes
Genre: Blues, Rock
Te evolution of Dunzip, the Hawkes
have been playing on Folly Beach for
nearly two decades. Teir weekly Monday
gig at the Drop In draws a faithful crowd,
especially since the recent addition
of young guitar phenom Sarah Cole.
Genre: Jam, Rock
It’s hard to believe the breakout success of
this hometown trio, who now spend far
more time touring across the country than at
home on Folly Beach though. When they’re
here though, it’s the same rowdy time when
they gather at Surf Bar for their legendary
Sunday night jams.
Gaslight Street
Genre: Soul, Rock
Led by songwriter Campbell Brown,
this quintet tours across the Southeast,
earning fans through their ear-pleasing
blend of classic soul and Allman Brothers
style keyboard/guitar interplay.
Howard Dlugasch
Genre: Folk, Rock
With a style that harkens back to the
classic singer-songwriters of the ‘70s,
Dlugasch entertains both on his own and
with his band, Bringers of the Dawn.
Folly Dogs
Genre: Classic
Te Folly Dogs
duo specializes
in the best music
from the ‘70s
to the present,
with high energy,
fun, dance, and
listening favorites.
Sweet T and Chuckwagon
Genre: Folk, Groove
Duo Teresa Parrish and Charlie
Stonecrypher blend classic country favor
with funky basslines and banjo.
Stratton Lawrence
Genre: Rock, Country, Folk
Stratton is the best musician in the world,
and best of all, he’s humble about it.
Eric Penrod
Genre: Jazz, Blues, Rock
Since relocating to Folly Beach, Eric
Penrod has earned a reputation as
one of the most capable guitarists
and performers in town. He’s equally
comfortable entertaining an audience on
his own or with his impressive trio.
Genre: Grateful Dead covers
Tis revolving cast of local musicians digs
deep into the Dead’s catalog, creating
unique shows and segues that bring new
life to old favorites.
Genre: Explosive Pop Rock
Te sound this duo gets out of drums
and keys always earns double takes,
but it’s the cover-your-ears-kids stage
banter of drummer Stratton Moore that
keeps the faithful checking the band’s
unpredictable Facebook feed.
Tis list will be online and updated at, so feel free to send us
your info to be included there.
Musi c
Fol l y Beac h Musi c Di r ec t or y
A Wh o ’ s Wh o o f L o c A L P L Ay e r s