Ted Brackett

Ted Brackett was from Inman, South Carolina. His father, a farmer by trade, played an old time claw hammer banjo and Ted’s uncle played the fiddle. Growing up in a musical family, he soon showed interest in the music. He and his two brothers absorbed all they could, and by the time Ted was 12 years old he was playing at house parties and barn dances all over the Upstate. He recalls, “We’d walk with instruments in hand, until we got to where we were going, and after it was over, we’d walk back home. It took us all night long.”