local music scene south carolina
Well this was different! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I enjoy music the most in my life when it surprises me and Blightobody surprised me. Part of the fun for me in maintaining this site is the exploration and discovery of artists and bands that have come from our state and Blightobody is an interesting occurrence in our timeline for sure. I was hard pressed to find a comprehensive Biography on the band and the individuals who were a part of it but I will continue to search and update here if I find more information.
In August 1994, Blightobody won the "Best College Band in America" competition sponsored by AT&T, which led to appearances on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and E! Entertainment News network television. In the same year they were also featured in Billboard Magazine, released the international recording “Party Snout” on Restless Records and recorded the full length CD “Poovy's Grove”. The band also received national exposure by performing at Atlanta's Coca-Cola Lakewood Amphitheater in 1993. Blightobody consisted of Todd Turner on drums, Bryan "Big Horse" Williams on bass, John Furr on guitar, and Brian McCarter on vocals and guitar.