The Stories of the Upstate™ #179: "I performed with ABBA in Sweden."

                                       Story #179 is delivered to us from WSPA News 7 Anchor, Amy Wood

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A Downtown Jam™ Exclusive Song: "Brasil"

On the second Wednesday of each month on “Stories Of The Upstate™ we launch a free concert, theDowntown 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 February 8, 2017 Downtown Jamwith Charles Hedgepath, Samuel Kruer, Troy Jones, Matt Fassas and Nathan Gray.

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The Stories of the Upstate #178: "I started working on a commercial fishing boat when I was 14."

                 Mental Health Advocate and Founder of, Paton Blough brings story #178.

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The Stories of the Upstate™ #177: "My childhood was a sunny, playful outdoor life and Big Wheels ."

                       Story #177 comes to us from the owner of MAYA Movement Arts, Kelly VanLeeuwen

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The Stories of the Upstate™ #176: "As an undertaker's daughter, I had few friends growing up, except on Halloween."

                           South Carolina's Official First Lady of Song, Loretta Holloway shares Story #176

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The Stories of the Upstate #175: "As a teen, I stole the Bi-Lo cow, and boy was it heavy ."

                         We get our 175th story from Spartanburg visual artist and art teacher, Bailie

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The Downtown Jam™ #16: Charles Hedgepath with Samuel Kruer, Troy Jones, Matt Fassas and Nathan Gray

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™ #174: "As a kid, I ate grits, bagels and fried plantains."

                             Jackie Shapiro Brooker from Off The Grid Greenville shares our 174th story.

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The Stories of the Upstate™ #173: "Music was in my life from the very beginning thanks to my Grandmother."

                           Our 173rd story comes from Clemson singer-songwriter, Judson McKinney

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The Stories of the Upstate™ #172: "As a teen, I was this strange, Goth chick who fully embraced the 90s Grunge movement."

                    The publisher of Business Black Box Magazine, Jordana Megonigal brings us our 172nd story.

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The Stories of the Upstate™ #171: "I have a dog named Margaret Thatcher and we call her The Prime Minister."

                   Stephanie Lewis, President of the Rotary Club of Greenville brings us our 171st story.

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