2020-21 Winner: STATUS206 – Overflowing
As far back as she can remember, Colombian American singer-songwriter Kelly Jo Ramirez listened to Latin heroes like Joe Arroyo and Celia Cruz alongside pop greats like Prince and Paul Simon. This constant flow of cross-culture set the stage for
Rögg Collins is Greenville-based electronic music producer Lucas Hogg. In 2020, he released his Off My Mind EP and also collaborated on tracks with fellow local acts The Parlor Pinks and lanclier.
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Self-labeling as “Not-Your-Father’s Indie Rock Band,” Spartanburg outfit Salti Ray blends a myriad of musical styles — including folk, blues, and pop in their traditional rock-influenced roots. Originally founded in Charleston by members and lifelong friends Mary Norris and Noelle
REdEFIND is a dynamic band from Greenville mixing the broad styles of metal, nu metal, hardcore, rap and rock. Their new EP, Let’s Party, released in April 2020.
Barryle (buh-rell) is a singer/songwriter, producer and rapper from Greenville. After being introduced to theater at a young age, the love of performing and creating music developed. Now, Barryle is making an attempt to share what he loves with the
Corpsemower is a doom metal outfit based in Greenville. They released their self-titled EP in January of 2020.
Catch the Rise is a music project from Greenville producer/composer Britt Barker aimed at capturing and reflecting the complex yet beautiful moments of life through song. In a sense, his songs are his soundtrack.
Driven by electronic-based production and live
The fourth release from The Parlor Pinks, a Greenville-based audiovisual electronic darkwave collaboration between ∆LYS (Deltalys) and Ash Foster-Lee (FKA Mash Weds.) The remix EP includes tracks from the band’s 2019 album Dead Channels, featuring tracks produced by Antiquarian,
Weidman grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida — where after college he cut his teeth in South Florida’s abundant and cover-driven live music grind for the better part of his twenties. In 2020, he released his first record Thousand Island
Brother Oliver is a Greenville-based psychedelic folk rock outfit formed by two brothers, Andrew & Stephen Oliver. Their explorative approach to music strikes a chord with any audience and has gained recognition in the Southeast and abroad —
Neighborhood Shares is a Greenville-based hip-hop project. Their second record and new EP, Neighborhood Shares II, dropped in August of 2020.
Newly formed Americana / blues project From The Holler are based in Spartanburg and feature Shane Pruitt and Tony Slaughter. Their debut EP Therapy came out in October 2020.
Greenville-based soul/pop artist Kylie Odetta released her Roots & Petals EP this spring featuring a stunning bouquet of delicate, etherial and hopeful songs. The sound is refreshingly stripped back with mainly piano, strings, and Odetta’s glittering vocals. There are songs
DeadEyeShogun is a rapper from Belton. In the summer of 2020, he released his debut solo self-titled album.
Emo-folk artist Fabio Andres Cruz is based in Greenville. In July 0f 2020, he released his debut EP titled I Want to Be an Architect.
Breathing air mainly from Greenville, Finding Freedom is a four piece genre-denying band that plays something of just about everything. They formed in 2015 when lead singer Rob Lindblad met lead guitarist Josh Hutson and asked Dan Johnson to come
Upstate musician TmacWitDaHat blends alternative, pop, indie, and hip-hop on his 2020 EP We’re All Wrong at Some Point.
Caffeine Genius is an Upstate-based alternative rock project started by Hinder guitarist, Mark Austin King. The music is influenced by 90’s alternative rock music, especially Weezer and Ben Folds.
Look What My Computer Did, the debut EP from Caffeine
STATUS206 is a studio project by Greenville musician Evan Sexton and Derick Caperton (guitarist of WVRM) that records various types of music with different guests. In 2020, an indie rock / pop EP was released entitled Overflowing.
In the ever-changing landscape of modern pop, Greenville’s Nathan Angelo shines as a refreshing alternative, embracing the classic elements of popular music and celebrating the backbeat of American tradition. As the revival of music in the 60’s and 70’s brought
One of the founders of Spartanburg’s Dirty-Burg-Entertainment (D.B.E.), Jessie has been one of the faces of the Upstate’s recent resurgence of rap music. For several years now, his collective has been everywhere from radio, tv, festival appearances, national act show