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5 Spartanburg Area Musicians You Should be Following

August 09, 2017 | Features

 

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THE ABBEY ELMORE BAND

Abbey's original music, influenced by classic rock and roll and modern day pop, has a warm laid back sound and conveys a message of love and positivity. The band has played at various clubs, bars, and festivals throughout the southeast. At the age of 17, Abbey has developed quite a repertoire and she and the band released their first full-length record in 2016. You can see Abbey solo or with other members of the band here often at Chapman Cultural Centers’ “Sundays Unplugged”.

Follow the band on Facebook.
Visit their band profile to hear music, see videos and find their schedule. 

 

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BUCK SHOALS

This five-piece group based in Spartanburg, SC began playing together as music students at USC Upstate in 2015. They immediately began writing original music and sharing it at their high-energy shows around the upstate and North Carolina. Among their eclectic musical and lyrical influences are Ryan Adams, The Allman Brothers, The Avett Brothers, The Band, The Black Crowes, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Miles Davis, Jason Isbell, Lead Belly, Sturgill Simpson, and Jack White.

Follow Buck Shoals on Facebook
Subscribe to Buck Shoals’ YouTube Channel

 

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GREYSON TURNER

Although Greyson is only 18 years old, he’s become a part of Spartanburg’s music scene, performing with his band at local restaurants and events. As a youngster, Greyson took guitar lessons from Sparkle City legend, Joe Bennett, of Joe Bennett and the Sparkletones. He got his start playing festivals all around South Carolina as ELVIS, jump suit and all. Then at the age of 10, he was cast to portray young Elvis in Las Vegas for Cirque de Soleil. While attending Spartanburg District 6 schools, Greyson continued his studies, began writing his own songs and he got a girlfriend. Alyssa Boscia and Greyson sometimes perform as the duo, “Grey Alley”. At the age of 15, American Idol gave Greyson the “Golden Ticket” to Hollywood. The judges were impressed when he sang and played an original tune. Turner loves to play his guitar but sometimes he favors a lacrosse stick.

Visit the band profile to hear music, see videos and find the schedule. 

 

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PATRICK MOSS

Mr. Patrick Moss began his career as a jazz musician while studying as a Music Education major at Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC. A native of Spartanburg, SC, Patrick began playing drums and was later introduced to the trumpet. Patrick has performed with such notables such as Wycliffe Gordon of the Wynton Marsalis Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, the legendary, Ms. Betty White, Grammy Award winning Drummer, Dion Parsons and the SOS Band.

Patrick has performed with his band many times at Spartanburg’s “Jazz on the Square”.  You can often find him performing solo or with his quintet or quartet at his venue, Blues Boulevard Jazz on Church Street in Spartanburg.

Follow the venue on Facebook or visit their website.

 

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ST. MAURICE

St. Maurice’s version of modern progressive rock is heavily influenced by blues, funk, R&B, reggae, and hip-hop. Based in Spartanburg, this 5-piece band formed in 2011. With two lead singers and an exceptional rhythm section St. Maurice delivers high energy performances. Known for improvised jams, St. Maurice captures their audience weaving together original music and mainstream hooks.

Since releasing The EP "3120" in 2013, St. Maurice has toured parts of the Eastern seaboard and Midwest. Their sophomore release, “Hagiography” is set to drop this fall.

Follow them on Facebook and Twitter
Download free music on Soundcloud
Visit their website: https://www.stmauricemusic.com/

 

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