Deep Winter Blues set for Saturday at Hagood Mill

PICKENS — Did you know that Upstate South Carolina was a historical Mecca for the blues?

Throughout the 1920s and ’30s, the streets of Laurens, Greenville, Spartanburg and Anderson counties reverberated with the music of bluesmen, street preachers and buskers — all strolling enthusiastically with their tin cups extended. Many of these musicians became famous on the streets of New York City during the folk revival of the 1950s and ‘60s.

That tradition will be celebrated on Saturday at Hagood Mill.

With an all-star lineup that features two Folk Heritage Award-winning

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