Listen to concerts and conversations about the music of the McCelvey Center’s Southern Sound Series every Saturday evening in November
Southern Sound Radio is a two-hour program scheduled to broadcast every Saturday evening in November from 8-10 p.m. on SC Public Radio. Featuring live concerts recorded at the McCelvey Center in York, SC during the Southern Sound Series, this is the third year that Culture & Heritage Museums has partnered with SC Public Radio. The Southern Sound Radio lineup for 2022 includes recorded live music by Della Mae, Chatham County Line, Ruthie Foster and Steep Canyon Rangers, including previously unaired recordings from the Southern Sound Series.
This year’s program is bolstered with fresh conversations between the featured artists and Zach Lemhouse, historian for Culture & Heritage Museums. In the interviews, band members reflect on the evolving nature of the genre of bluegrass and discuss historical crossovers of musical styles that encompass the roots music of the Carolina Piedmont. Video from the interviews can be viewed on Culture & Heritage Museums' YouTube Channel.
Southern Sound Radio will air each Saturday from 8-10 p.m. ET:
- Nov. 5 Della Mae
- Nov. 12 Chatham County Line
- Nov. 19 Ruthie Foster
- Nov. 26 Steep Canyon Rangers
More information and livestream details can be found at southcarolinapublicradio.org.
“Part of our mission at SC Public Radio is to spotlight the arts and culture of our region. The music of the Carolina piedmont has such a storied history, and its impact can be seen all across the South. We are thrilled to once again partner with the Culture & Heritage Museums to bring these terrific performances, this time with insightful interviews with these world-famous artists, to our audience around the Palmetto State and beyond.” - Director of SC Public Radio Sean Birch
“Music is such an integral part of our culture and history. I truly enjoyed exploring this shared culture with a diverse group of musicians whose music exemplifies the sounds of the Carolina Piedmont.” - Historian for Culture & Heritage Museums Zach Lemhouse
- Southern Sound Radio is a two-hour program scheduled to broadcast every Saturday evening in November from 8-10 p.m. on SC Public Radio.
- This is the third year that Culture & Heritage Museums has partnered with SC Public Radio.
- The lineup includes recorded live music by Della Mae, Chatham County Line, Ruthie Foster and Steep Canyon Rangers.
- This year’s program is bolstered with fresh conversations between the featured artists and Zach Lemhouse, historian for Culture & Heritage Museums.
- More information and livestream details can be found at southcarolinapublicradio.org.
About the McCelvey Center’s Southern Sound Series
Culture & Heritage Museums became stewards of the historic McCelvey Center in 2001. Since 2008, the McCelvey’s Lowry Family Theater has presented the unique heritage of the Carolina Piedmont through the performing arts while maintaining a quality venue for community enrichment. By 2013, the performances became an annual four concert season known as the Southern Sound Series.
The last concert performed at the McCelvey’s Southern Sound Series was Steep Canyon Rangers on Feb. 15, 2020. The remaining concerts scheduled for that season were canceled due to COVID-19. Currently, the historic theater is undergoing significant structural repair, which disrupts planning the concert series for the immediate future. CHM’s partnership with South Carolina Public Radio helps keep the home fires burning with the toe-tapping roots music of the Carolina Piedmont for our regional audience.
About South Carolina ETV and Public Radio
South Carolina ETV (SCETV) is the state's public educational broadcasting network. Using television, radio and diverse digital properties, SCETV's mission is to enrich lives by educating children, informing and connecting citizens, celebrating our culture and environment and instilling the joy of learning. In addition to airing local programs, such as Carolina Classrooms, Making It Grow, Palmetto Scene and This Week in South Carolina, SCETV also presents multiple programs to regional and national audiences, including By The River, Expeditions, Reconnecting Roots, Reel South, Somewhere South, Yoga in Practice and Live from Charleston Music Hall. In addition, SC Public Radio produces the national radio production, Chamber Music from Spoleto Festival USA.
Culture & Heritage Museums partners with SC Public Radio for the 2022 broadcast of “Southern Sound Radio” (PDF)