The Oxford American has announced their 21st Annual Southern Music Issue & Sampler will be devoted to the musical legacy of South Carolina! The issue will feature unforgettable stories, songs, and artists that honor the deep history and continuing vitality of South Carolina’s music—including icons like Dizzy Gillespie, Eartha Kitt, and the Marshall Tucker Band, as well as contemporary voices, such as Iron & Wine, Toro y Moi, Shovels and Rope, and so many others.
With contributions from some of the state’s most beloved homegrown writers, the South Carolina Music Issue will present an unforgettable collection of profiles, essays, and tributes, rendered with the magazine’s signature literary sensibility. As always, the music issue will come packaged with a sampler compilation of songs spanning the 78-rpm era to the present (in CD and digital download formats), with accompanying liner notes included within the magazine.
Issues can be pre-ordered here.