Old Keowee blog.
play Stenson's #2 during Southern Appalachian Day at Hagood Mill, Pickens, SC in May.
They will have this illustration and LOTS of text in an attempt to give folks an idea of just how wonderful our dance is! We will also have little flyers for people to take, read, and then recycle! Who doesn't need a tiny piece of paper to carry around to remind them they want to go to the best fundraising and social event of the season!?
Despite having a date and a venue, there's something about someone unrelated to you willing support you to make you feel like you're on to something good. Thank you, Keowee Towne Market of Salem, SC! You guys are the best. Your food is, hands down, the best thing around, and it's always nice to see your smiling faces when we pop in (no matter how dirty we are from the farm work!).
Andy is on the board of the Oconee Heritage Center, as the marketing director. He also knows music and how to have fun: hence, the Old Keowee Contra Dance was born! He hopes that it's successful enough to become a regular event in our little corner of South Carolina, surrounded by lakes, mountains & forests. Andy comes from a long line of fiddle players and is a South Carolina Arts in Education Folk life/Traditional Arts approved artist. He is also the longest-serving instructor in the Oconee County Young Appalachian Musicians (YAMs) program and the 2016 South Carolina State Fiddle Champion.