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Playlist of the week: Songs from the many South Carolina artists that aren’t Darius Rucker

Chicago, Nashville, New York and New Orleans are just some places known for their musical impacts. One normally wouldn’t think about South Carolina as having a popular music scene, but there is a surprisingly historical and large musical heritage here.

Famous '60s hit “The Twist” by beloved Chubby Checker, who hails from South Carolina, is one of many. Shovels & Rope, from Charleston, have been on the “Late Show with David Letterman,” had albums on the Billboard 200 and have played in the background in Anthony Bourdain’s docuseries. 

Along with many others, there has been and still is a rich musical culture to South Carolina, so enjoy this playlist of both popular and new musicians who call the Palmetto State their home.

“Naked as We Came” — Iron & Wine

“Birmingham” — Shovels & Rope

“Flies” — Aubrey Key

“Saltwater Burns” — Matilda Dae, Billie Fountain

“Carolina” — FatRat Da Czar, Piazo, Guttah Fam AG, Mel 1k

“Perched” — Dear Blanca

“Magnolia Farm” — Kid Trails

“Arkansas” — Quinn Cicala, Cicala

“Can’t You See” — The Marshall Tucker Band

“Flightless Bird, American Mouth” — Iron & Wine

“The Twist” — Chubby Checker

“First to the Feast” — Stagbriar

“Rags to Riches” — Seven Year Witch

“Someday” — Brother Oliver

“Coyote” — Phat Lip


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