Upstate Bar and Screenwriter Rockin’ For TV Success
Wednesday - July 17, 2013 at 7:52 am
When you think of rock-and-roll and Upstate South Carolina, you might think of the Marshall Tucker band from Spartanburg, if you're an old guy like me, that is. But there's also a bar in Greenville that's known for helping to launch the careers of current groups, such as the Zac Brown Band, Alabama Shakes, John Mayer, and Sugarland. Now, Greenville's HandleBar, has become the setting for a pilot TV show based on a book written by the HandleBar's owner, John Jeter.
Mike Switzer interviews Scott Gould, screenwriter for "Rockin' A Hard Place," who also runs the creative writing department at the South Carolina Governors School for the Arts and Humanities.