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The South Carolina Broadcasters

The South Carolina Broadcasters

7 reviews

About The South Carolina Broadcasters

The South Carolina Broadcasters are an old-time trio featuring fiddle, banjo, guitar, and close harmony singing. They specialize in songs of the Carter Family and traditional Appalachian music. They present lively and entertaining shows that showcase their musical ability, from raucous clawhammer numbers, to traditional cajun two-step tunes (sung in French) the Broadcasters never disappoint. The Broadcasters have played extensively along the east coast and have traveled across the country and around most of the world playing music. We play concerts, parties, weddings, dances, public and private events near or far. Contact us to play in your town!


Review by Lad H.

By Lad H. on January 6, 2011

These guys are the real thing. Lots of skill on many types of string instruments and perfect harmony. I will hire them again.

Hired as: Bluegrass Band

Review by Meredith J. G.

By Meredith J. G. on November 5, 2010

Ivy was great to work with when we were coordinating our reception... the day of the event was perfect for our high noon garden reception and my husband and I couldn't have imaginged a better complement than the South Carolina Broadcasters. Their music fit our occassion just right & all of our guests enjoyed the sounds and their performance. Even without amplification (our venue didn't allow it) SC Broadcasters' dreamy sounds of old fashioned bluegrass tunes carried perfectly over the crowd of 200 people. I look forward to working with them again!

Hired as: Bluegrass Band

Review by Hollis T.

By Hollis T. on October 19, 2010

I could not have been happier with the South Carolina Broadcasters! I booked them for a farm-to-table dinner, and they could not have been more perfect for the event. What a talented duo! Their bluegrass music was wonderful and the crowd absolutely loved them. They were also extremely professional! They responded to my request in a timely manner (one of the only bands I contacted to do so), were very friendly, adaptable, willing to provide suggestions, easy to work with, and easy on the budget! I highly reccommend them!

Hired as: Bluegrass Band

Review by Rebecca K. A.

By Rebecca K. A. on June 1, 2010

The South Carolina Broadcasters are my favorite band by far! I've seen them at Home Team BBQ, the Charleston Farmer's Market, and the Pour House - whenever they are playing I try to be there. Their fiddle, guitar and banjo playing makes me want to dance and they sing harmonies that give me chills - the best string band around for sure - it's amazing just two people can produce so much sound!

Review by Ben B. J.

By Ben B. J. on May 31, 2010

The South Carolina Broadcasters played a show at Bill's Music Shop & Pickin Parlor on Halloween night. The show was first-class. Songs of the old-time mountain-music type, Cajan, as well as many Carter Family favorites. David's solid guitar backing, and Ivy's banjo, guitar, and fiddle work, and both vocals, are first-rate. They will appeal to anyone who loves good music.

Review by Jesse J.

By Jesse J. on May 30, 2010

This is one of the better bands I've had the pleasure to hear in the last few years. The wonderful merriment of musical tones from this group is just amazing. Sounds like twice as many people are up on the stage playing than there really are.
Some of the best Old Time music to be heard! A excellent crowd pleasing group!

Review by Mary B.

By Mary B. on May 4, 2010

The South Carolina Broadcasters are a fantastic duo. They know how to play to an audience, and how to gauge when and what to play. Their 1940's costumes really convey the feeling of the music. We love The Broadcasters and highly recommend them for any musical event.

Hired as: Bluegrass Band, Cajun Band

Booking Info

  • Fee: $1500 and up
  • Languages: English, French, German


We just sound like we sound like.And what they sound like, says Virginia State Folklorist, Jon Lohman, 'is an arresting trio of fine musicians, playing the music they love the only way they know how, resulting in a sound that melds a seasoned artistry with playful exuberance. David, Ivy and Sarah's voices together create a sound that is at once hauntingly ancient yet refreshingly new. There is a sense of immediacy to the Broadcaster’s sound, which can bring old chestnuts to new life, while providing new originals with the patina and soul of the well-worn hills that inspire them.'

About Booking

Whether you hire The South Carolina Broadcasters or another Bluegrass Band for your Charleston event, we strongly recommend that all communication be kept on the GigSalad booking platform as you book your Bluegrass Band. When you do, we’re able to offer numerous benefits that we cannot guarantee if you take communication or deposit payment off the GigSalad website. Our booking system is easy to use and handles secure deposit payments from you to the Charleston Bluegrass Band of your choice.

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The team providing the talent:

David Sheppard

guitar, vocals

Sarah Osborne

banjo, vocals

Ivy Sheppard

fiddle, banjo, guitar, vocals

Setup Requirements

From a simple chair to full-blown stage and lighting, there are certain configurations and needs that many performers and service providers require in order to provide the best possible experience at your event. Get a free quote request to check with The South Carolina Broadcasters to find out what their setup requirements are.

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