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Modern Folk Band Barleycove Plays Sundays Unplugged Concert

September 28, 2014 | Press Releases

SPARTANBURG, SC – Chapman Cultural Center is home to visual and performing arts, science, and history, and brings people together every Sunday to enjoy them all in a casual and cultural environment. Its weekly Sundays Unplugged program allows people to experience art galleries and the history museum with free admission, 1-5 p.m., and free concerts by regional singer-songwriters, 2-4 p.m. This Sunday, Oct. 4, modern folk band Barleycove will perform in Zimmerli Plaza, weather permitting.

Barleycove, a three-piece musical outfit, is lead by singer-songwriter Laura Clinton, a classically trained pianist and vocalist. Clinton is also a public school teacher who believes "music is about connectivity to one another," and that music "can bring healing" to people’s lives. Barleycove's classical and electric guitarist, Jesse Thomas, self-publishes comics when he's not performing. Tim Trammel completes the band as the drummer, having played locally for many years with his church family.

The band recently debuted its first LP entitled "Release," recorded with producer Mike Rowe at Yellow Mama Music. Barleycove plans to tour outside of the Carolinas to promote the album. Already, the band has brought its unique brand of musical healing to various venues both locally and otherwise, playing at Freddy's Bar in Brooklyn, NY, in recent years. They perform both originals and covers, heavily influenced by artists such as Damien Rice, The Civil Wars, Ani Difranco, and Patty Griffen. Described as "modern folk and Americana with tinges of classic rock in the vein of Fleetwood Mac," Barleycove seeks to merge the sounds of the '70s with influences of the modern age.

Sundays Unplugged is a program of The Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg, the administrative non-profit agency that owns and operates Chapman Cultural Center and provides cultural leadership throughout Spartanburg County. For more information on Sundays Unplugged, call (864) 542-ARTS or visit

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