Alda Smith

The South Carolina Piedmont has often been referred to as “The textile center of the world.” Alda Smith’s musical heritage is woven from the influences that migrated throughout the Piedmont during late 19th century. Recognizing the decline of the once dominant scene created by textile mills across the upstate, Alda Smith strives to preserve and present the history of the music created and nurtured in the mill town environment.

Saddler Taylor with Orris, Ron, and Alda at the 2007 FHA reception