Musical traditions vary all across our state! Meet musicians in this section and listen to samples of their music.

Brown, James | South Carolina Public Radio


"B" is for Brown, James (1933-2006). Musician. Born in Barnwell County, Brown began his career in Augusta in the 1950s when he formed the Flames—the first of a series of backing bands that would...
Bill's Pickin' Parlor | 27:Fifty (1992)
Episode 2


At Bill’s Pickin’ Parlor, in Columbia, South Carolina, every Saturday, patrons can come to create “Bluegrass Jam Sessions.” Bill Wells talks about how his Pickin’ Parlor came to be, and his passion...
Oconee, Part 6
Episode 6


To understand the mountains, one must hear their music: folk songs, old hymns, and haunting ballads passed down from generation to generation. In this segment, music maker Dean Eades joins to discuss...