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

Opinion Writing | Asynchronous Studio Lessons


At the beginning of this video, Porterfield and Brooks will recap the GarageBand app and notes from the previous video, Creating the Song, Taking Notes. Porterfield and Brooks will review the glossary...
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...
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...