Ep 11 – Preach Jacobs

Preach Jacobs is a hip-hop emcee, photographer, and journalist who produces his own pop up performance shows in Columbia SC as well as on the road. He also has a line of t-shirts and stickers under the name Mo Besta Soul, and his own podcast called The Negro League. Basically, he has a lot going…

Ep 10 – Phill Blair

Phill Blair is co-owner of The Whig, North America’s Greatest Dive Bar. Phill is also a key scene figure in Columbia’s beer, arts, and music cultures, with his organization and booking for several of our city’s favorite events. Phill also has collected many “Best Of” nominations and awards over the years in Free-Times, either personally…

Ep 9 – David Stringer

David Stringer is the founder and editor of SceneSC.com – a multimedia website and music blog. SceneSC was founded in 2008 and aims to bring attention to independent and up and coming South Carolina bands. David publishes the SceneSC blog, as well as several video series, and promotes live shows as well. The SceneSC annual…

Ep 8 – Sean Rayford

Sean Rayford is a freelance photojournalist and commercial photographer based in Columbia, SC. He is a 2001 graduate of the University of South Carolina and Jasper Magazine’s 2017 Visual Artist of the Year. Recipient of the 2016 Best Photo Story award from the South Carolina Press Association and named by Time Magazine as one of…

Ep 6 – Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a musician, writer and editor. He served as editor of Free-Times from 2002-2016, co-founded the Colossal Music Crawl as the paper’s music editor in 1999, and has played in Columbia bands including Lay Quiet Awhile and The Verna Cannon. His latest musical project is the minimalist, all-instrumental project A Spot on the…

Ep 5 – Sloane Spencer

Sloane Spencer will tell you that music changed her life. She championed Southern roots music long before she knew it had a following. Like many ultra-fans of music discovery, Spencer started a music blog. Country Fried Rock quickly added a Top 5 streaming station in its genre. By 2012, Spencer’s friendly, knowledgeable interviews found their…

Ep 4 – Tim Gardner

Episode 4 is now online, with our guests Tim Gardner and his wife Lorie Gardner and his brother Stan Gardner – part of the Lula Drake Wine Parlour team. Lula Drake Wine Parlour in Columbia is a unique spot to enjoy natural wines. Tim Gardner fell for the grape while in grad school at UCLA….

Ep 3 – Scott Burgess

Episode 3 of our podcast is with our old Columbia friend Scott Burgess, Owner of Bierkeller Columbia – a beer garden experience brought to Columbia by Scott as influenced by his experiences living in Germany, and his subsequent home brewing trials to replicate those beers he came to love in his time abroad. He formed…