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Local Music Scene South Carolina,
Bosco Bee Band
Cravin' Melon
David Ball
Edwin McCain
Marcus King
Moses Dillard
Noah "Butch" Hendricks
Poor Man's Fame
Steve Watson
The Bojax
The Carolina Tikis
The MadHatters
The Marshall Tucker Band
The Next Move
The Stepps
The Stoney Creek String Band
The Swinging' Medallions
The Vegas
The Work
Uncle Walt's Band
Altered Moods
American Gun
Astrobotica Supra De' Nova
Bachelors of Art
Bedlam Hour
Bemo Prince
Ben Walker Radio
BIG Sky 12
Bona Lisa
Bored Suburban Youths
Burns Out Bright
Chris Conner
Crash Cadillac
Danielle Howle
Danielle Howle and the Tantrums
David Cooler
David Earle Johnson
Deadly Ernest
The Deb Varn Band
Del Rae
Don Covay
Eartha Kitt
Edisto River Band
Gunpowder Tea
Hootie & The Blowfish
I Nine
Isabelles Gift
James Brown
Josh Roberts & The Hinges
Kimberly Summer Pollock
Lay Quiet Awhile
Mac Millen Davis
Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs
Medicine Hat
Miles To Go
Pamela Dale
Patrick Davis
Petrillo Relents
Red Menace
Robins Cradle
Sabine Sharpe
Sanctuary Blues Band
Sourwood Honey
Stone Alley
Stretch Arm Strong
TARWATER Bone Machine
The Conner Brothers
The Crawl
The Exotics
The Fanatics
The Sensational Epics
The South
Toro Y Moi
Treadmill Trackstar
White Cap
49 Reasons
AJ Case
Bill Pinkney
Chubby Checker
Dizzy Gillespie
Rob Crosby
The Dixon Brothers
James Jamerson
Joe Taylor
John Phillips
Jump Little Children
Sol Driven Train
Ten Toes Up
The Blue Dogs
The Killer Whales
Uncle Mingo
Wes Mackey
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Talk about your cult figures. This is a guy who the public knows almost nothing about, yet he has been worshiped and lionized by rock 'n' roll musicians on both sides of the Atlantic for decades. Known primarily as a facile and prolific songwriter - his tunes have been recorded by artists ranging from Aretha Franklin to Bonnie Raitt, from Lena Horne to Fabian - Don Covay was also an influential singer and performer.
I have just spent two weeks immersed in this mans 5 decade career and I am in awe. I love keeping this website because it constantly humbles me and reminds me in fact and historical truth how South Carolina has produced a wealth of world class talent and this man is a treasure, come on folks – he wrote “Chain Of Fools” for goodness sakes…

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There are many things you can say about Pamela Dale, she loved her friends, loved and respected the people she made music with, loved her hometown and state. But the one truth that stands out as the best part of her is this, she loved music.

The road Pam walked was not always easy but there were defined moments of accomplishments, her voice was heard and recognized and her songs did make a difference to those who were willing to listen or needed to hear them. South Carolina has lost a brightly colored thread from her tapestry of music but the work has been laid down for us to hear and remember her by...


I have known Donna Milikin for a long time, I don’t think we ever actually met but in my circle of musician friends she has been a fixture forever. I remember she always came out and supported local artists performing, her love for music and the people who make it is well known and highly respected. Somewhere along the way she met and married Andrew Milikin and together they have forged their own sound in Bona Lisa. Considering most bands often find it hard to get along and hold it together, the fact that this husband and wife team have not only thrived but grown stronger and consistently put out better material with each release is amazing...

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I stumbled across the video for “Hang Glide to Malibu” by AJ Case and as I pressed play and listened to this beautifully moving song I was immediately drawn in. I started looking for anything else I could find, track after track, each one more impressive than the last.

What I like about AJ is his ability to create music across a very wide canvas. I hear many flavors of musical styles and genres both in his composition and in his writing. It’s relaxed and it does not speak at me but rather it speaks to me, like a conversation between two people or when you just let someone talk it out while you listen and don’t say a word. I’m glad I found AJ, it’s been good getting to know him and I’m very proud he is a South Carolina artist.

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If you stop and think about what three young men accomplished here through hard work and determination you have to be amazed. In a home built studio utilizing what was at that time a technology newly available to the masses they wrote, performed, and produced a body of work that was so well done not only did it get them signed to a major label but could be released with little to no modification.

Crossfade had a global impact on music, their body of work stands the test of time and their fan base has never wavered but actually grown in their absence. I’m proud that they are a South Carolina band, (hometown actually), and proud to have them represented here on Local Music Scene SC. Thanks to Mitch James for his input and guidance and to the band as a whole for their contributions to our...

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Steve Watson has had an incredible career in music, playing alongside and in front of world-class musicians and artists from all genres. Over the years he has refined his style creating a signature sound unique to himself and along the way built a healthy catalog of impressive work.

At some point he must have taken stock of the knowledge and training he possessed and made a life altering decision to teach. This is one of the bravest and most selfless acts anyone can commit to, helping grow and shape young minds and the talents contained therein, no small work indeed. This world could use a lot more people like Steve Watson and I’m very proud to have him represented here.

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As mentioned before on the Stoney Creek String Band showcase page, you can’t have one of these wonderful bands without the other. Gritz and Stoney Creek are intertwined at the root, born from each other and both containing a wealth of talented individuals and musicians. It is a gift that one complete recording came from each band and more so that I am allowed to present these in their entirety.

Much thanks goes to Danny Griggs for taking the time to talk with me about the history and story behind Gritz and to Gaille Cook for all the work she did gathering items to use on these pages, information on both bands, and helping to put names to faces throughout the photo albums...

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It only takes one great song to leave a mark, a placeholder that tells the world you were here and that you created something worth being noted, heard and remembered. The young men who formed The MadHatters from the small town of Gaffney, SC did just that in the early 60’s. A very limited pressing of a perfect pop song, “Who’s That Girl”, as fine a song as anything being released from that time period in North America.

I want to thank Edward Gault, Bob Cooksey, Roger Maglio, Vance Pollock, Ken Friedman, and a special thank you to Jeff Gossett who kept pressing me to pursue the task of gathering the data and information to put this showcase page together for The MadHatters. It only takes one really cool song, thanks guys!

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