For Immediate Release:

Oct. 25, 2022


Marie Cheek

Community Relations Coordinator

Culture & Heritage Museums


Culture & Heritage Museums partners with South Carolina Public Radio for the 2022 broadcast of Southern Sound Radio

Listen to concerts and conversations about the music of the McCelvey Center’s Southern Sound Series every Saturday evening in November on SC Public Radio

YORK, S.C. – Southern Sound Radio is a two-hour program that’ll broadcast every Saturday evening in November on all SC Public Radio stations. Featuring live concerts recorded at the McCelvey Center in York during the Southern Sound Series, the radio show is the third year that Culture & Heritage Museums has partnered with SC Public Radio. The Southern Sound Radio lineup for 2022 includes recorded live music by Della Mae, Chatham County Line, Ruthie Foster and Steep Canyon Rangers, including previously unaired recordings from the Southern Sound Series

This year’s radio program is bolstered with fresh conversations between the featured artists and Zach Lemhouse, historian for Culture & Heritage Museums.  “Music is such an integral part of our culture and history.” Lemhouse expressed, “I truly enjoyed exploring this shared culture with a diverse group of musicians whose music exemplifies the sounds of the Carolina Piedmont.” In the interviews, band members reflect on the evolving nature of traditional music and discuss historical crossovers of genres that encompass the roots music of the Carolina Piedmont. The videos can be viewed on Culture & Heritage Museums’ YouTube Channel.

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Here’s the 2022 Southern Sound Radio Show lineup with airdates from 8 – 10 p.m. ET:

Nov.  5                Della Mae                                      

Nov. 12               Chatham County Line    

Nov. 19               Ruthie Foster                  

Nov. 26               Steep Canyon Rangers  

“Part of our mission at SC Public Radio is to spotlight the arts and culture of our region. The music of the Carolina piedmont has such a storied history, and its impact can be seen all across the South. We are thrilled to once again partner with Culture & Heritage Museums to bring these terrific performances, this time with insightful interviews with these world-famous artists, to our audience around the Palmetto State and beyond.” Sean Birch, director of South Carolina Public Radio.

About McCelvey Center’s Southern Sound Series:

Culture & Heritage Museums became stewards of the historic McCelvey Center in 2001. Since 2008, the McCelvey’s Lowry Family Theater has presented the unique heritage of the Carolina Piedmont through the performing arts while maintaining a quality venue for community enrichment. By 2013, the performances became an annual four concert season known as the Southern Sound Series.

The last concert performed at the McCelvey’s Southern Sound Series was Steep Canyon Rangers on Feb. 15, 2020. The remaining concerts scheduled for that season were canceled due to COVID-19. Currently, the historic theater is undergoing significant structural repair, which disrupts planning the concert series for the immediate future. CHM’s partnership with South Carolina Public Radio helps keep the home fires burning with the toe-tapping roots music of the Carolina Piedmont for our regional audience.

About South Carolina ETV and Public Radio:

South Carolina ETV (SCETV) is the state’s public educational broadcasting network. Using television, radio and diverse digital properties, SCETV’s mission is to enrich lives by educating children, informing and connecting citizens, celebrating our culture and environment and instilling the joy of learning. In addition to airing local programs, such as Carolina Classrooms, Making It Grow, Palmetto Scene and This Week in South Carolina, SCETV also presents multiple programs to regional and national audiences, including By The River, Expeditions, Reconnecting Roots, Reel South, Somewhere South, Yoga in Practice and Live from Charleston Music Hall. In addition, SC Public Radio produces the national radio production, Chamber Music from Spoleto Festival USA.


Della Mae – courtesy of

Chatham County Line – courtesy of

Ruthie Foster – courtesy of

Steep Canyon Rangers- courtesy of

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