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Meet the Musicians.

This year, we are pleased to welcome an outstanding group of musicians who are sure to entertain!  Whether you're a "purist" or have never heard Laurens' homegrown genre of music, this year's lineup of artists from across the Southeast will bring the best of Piedmont Blues to you.
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Jerron Paxton

Jerron Paxton has earned a reputation for transporting audiences back to the 1920's and making them wish they could stay there for good. This young musician sings and plays banjo, guitar, piano, fiddle, harmonica, Cajun accordion, and the bones (percussion). Paxton has an eerie ability to transform traditional jazz, blues, folk, and country into the here and now, and make it real. In addition, he mesmerizes audiences with his humor and storytelling.

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Veronika Jackson

Veronika Jackson is a captivating acoustic folk blues singer known for her soulful voice and piedmont style guitar picking. Through her music, Veronika Jackson continues to pay homage to the roots of American music while infusing it with her own unique style and perspective. She remains a powerful voice in the acoustic folk blues genre, captivating audiences with her timeless sound and impassioned performances.


The Holler Floppers

The Holler Floppers are three gal pals (Ali Kafka, Maddy Mullany, and Sarah Adams) that have come together to showcase raw fiddling from the north Georgia mountains, country blues-influenced guitar work, and unique two-finger banjo styles


Hunter Holmes

Hunter Holmes  is a 6th generation musician from the South Carolina Piedmont. He has sought out, studied, and performed the traditional music of the Carolinas and Virginias since he was a teenager. In addition to preserving historic music, Holmes enjoys writing songs in the classic and folk style. He now resides in Laurens, SC with his wife and four children.

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Sparky and Rhonda Rucker

Sparky and Rhonda Rucker perform throughout the U.S. as well as overseas, singing songs and telling stories from the American folk tradition. They are internationally recognized as leading musicians, authors, and storytellers. They accompany themselves with fingerstyle picking and bottleneck blues guitar, blues harmonica, old-time banjo, piano, spoons, and bones.

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