The Stories of the Upstate #137: "I had lots of barefoot moments as a kid."

The parish priest of Greenville's Our Lady of the Rosary, Fr. Dwight Longenecker delivers our 137th story.

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A Downtown Jam™ Exclusive Song: "I Gotta Roam"

On the second Wednesday of each month on “Stories Of The Upstate™ we launch a free concert, the Downtown Jam, for your smartphone, computer or tablet with local singer-songwriters and their original songs.  #gvlmusic

Here’s a JAM Extra™ Bonus Exclusive from the September 14, 2016 Downtown Jam with Charles Hedgepath, Taylor Moore and Jacob Johnson.

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The Stories of the Upstate™ #136: "I was a cheerleader and YES, cheerleading is a sport."

       We get our 136th story from Jessica Sharp, the Diversity Coordinator for Greenville Health System

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The Stories of the Upstate™ #135: " My childhood was getting dirty, playing in the creek and connecting with nature."

                             We hear our 135th story from the co-lead singer of the LOZ Band, Audrey Hamilton

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The Stories of the Upstate™ #133: "Some of my first memories were of race riots going on across the river in Augusta."

                              Our 133rd story comes from Paul Webb with the South Carolina Family Gathering.

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The Downtown Jam™ #11: Charles Hedgepath with Taylor Moore and Jacob Johnson

Once a month, 3 to 6 local singer songwriters walk into a secret location in downtown Greenville.  They only bring their guitars, their stories and their original songs.  They play an entire free concert.  We record it and play it back for you on-demand 24/7 beginning the second Wednesday every month.  We call it "The Downtown Jam" and it's another way to thank you for listening and subscribing to "The Stories of the Upstate."  #gvlmusic

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The Stories of the Upstate™ #131: "I was expelled from Catholic school in the eighth grade."

                                 Kelly Mac, mid-day host for WJMZ-FM, 107.3 JAMZ delivers story #131

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The Stories of the Upstate™ #130: "Growing up, Edwin McCain's dad was my pediatrician."

                   We get our 130th story from Greenville singer-songwriter and tour manager, Matt Reynolds

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The Downtown Jam Retrospective

Welcome to our "Downtown Jam Retrospective."  Here are songs and reflections from and about 28 music acts in Upstate, SC all represented in this special from a variety of special moments in our monthly free concerts, the Downtown Jams.

  We're lucky to have such great local talent here in the Upstate.  You can listen to any of the full concerts in our archives OR simply go to and pick out a favorite. 

We hope you enjoy these special moments and don't forget to join us the second Wednesday each month for a fresh free concert on your smart phone from Stories of the Upstate

The Stories of the Upstate™ #128: "I was obsessed with playing the guitar as a teen."

                                 Greenville Private Investigator, Anthony Proietta shares Story #128.

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