Deep Winter Blues
February 15, 2020
Did you know that Upcountry South Carolina was a historical Mecca for the Blues? Throughout the 1920s and ’30s, the streets of Laurens, Greenville, Spartanburg, and Anderson counties reverberated with the music of bluesmen, street preachers and buskers--all strolling enthusiastically with their tin cups extended. Many of these musicians became famous on the streets of New York City during the folk revival of the 1950s and '60s. It is this tradition we will celebrate on February 15th at Hagood Mill.