Before I adventured to Greenwood, South Carolina my knowledge of the community was very limited. I knew that it resided in the Upstate region of the state, but I didn’t know what to expect. My experience was nothing short of memorable. Uptown Greenwood is an arts and culture haven with a small town vibe. On any given weekend, there is local live music in many of the Uptown restaurant and venues. I experienced this local fun first hand during Greenwood’s Festival of Flowers main weekend.
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect on the day I was to meet Andy Finkle. All I knew is that I would be visiting his home studio which he had created out of a vintage pull-behind camper. I had become familiar with his work through Instagram, where he proudly displays his colorful, whimsical, and admittedly somewhat weird art style. I had also learned that he was the Artist in Residence at the Carnegie Library in Union. I was sold, I needed to speak with Andy for myself. This day, in particular, was gorgeous, the sun was shining and there was a slight breeze. It was the epitome of “springtime in the south.”
Theater in Upstate South Carolina. I didn’t really know what to expect when I entered The Warehouse Theater in downtown Greenville. I am happy to report that by the end of the show, I not only felt very comfortable, but I genuinely enjoyed myself as well.
For our inaugural ITK Studio Sessions, we knew we had to get someone incredible. Enter: Darby Wilcox and The Peep Show. Watch as the dynamic and talented band debuts three new tracks from their upcoming EP 11:11. With a voice like honey, Darby wows with each performance!
There are some people who are just meant to be seen. Whether for their personality, their talent, or their style, they are just magnetic. Frances Stone is, without a doubt, one of these radiant individuals. She embodies all three with a stellar personality, shining talent, and forward-thinking style.
Local Spartanburg indie rockers, The Apartment Club, have released their new self-titled EP. It’s not something you’re going to want to miss.
When people talk about “the local music scene” they are generally referring to the sum of the parts – the full spectrum of bands that call a certain area home. Each band in a particular city or community has their own sound, style, following, and, specifically, their own personal set of goals in mind. The depth and quality of these bands is generally how a local music scene is judged. Leave it to the Upstate to kick that way of thinking straight to the curb.
Albino Skunk Music Festival is a semi-annual festival featuring three days of the best folk, bluegrass, Americana, and jam bands you will find in one place.