Charleston has a long and rich musical history that lately has birthed nationally-recognized bands like Hootie and the Blowfish, Jump Little Children, and Shovels & Rope. The diverse past of Charleston's music scene has inspired Ye Olde Music Shop's Michael Davis to launch the Lowcountry Music Hall of Fame, which will recognize the people who have profoundly impacted Charleston's music scene. The inductees are as diverse as Charleston's music itself. Fred Sabback was one of the most prolific guitar instructors in Charleston and was active from the '40s through the mid '80s. Lonnie Hamilton, a member of the Jenkins Orphanage Band in the 1940s and a one-time city councilman, remains an important member of Charleston's jazz community. The awards won't just honor individuals either. The Leonard School of Music, for example, has been teaching Charleston-area students to play every instrument under the sun since 1945, making it a strong staple of Charleston's musical history. North Charleston's Fox Music, which has hosted almost every musician in Charleston at one point or another, will also be honored. Learn more about these new awards and the music of Charleston below! Read the full article here: The Lowcountry Hall of Fame Recognizes the Charleston Music Scene's Most Influential Veterans

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