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Pickin' in the Swamp
Published Wednesday, June 17, 2009 2:29 PM
By Paul Zoeller
Summerville Journal Scene
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If you ever find yourself in Hell Hole Swamp on a Saturday night, listen closely and you might hear the sounds of bluegrass music being played. For over 30 years musicians have been coming to Guy & Tina's Pickin Parlor in Bethera to jam together in the small shack.

The parlor, according to Tina Faulk, started as a place for her band to get together and play music. Soon word of mouth spread the parlor became a hit among locals. The pickin parlor has featured popular bluegrass musicians from across the United States as well as locals wanting to carry on the bluegrass tradition.

On some nights, it is standing room only as people pack the shack to enjoy the music.

"We never thought it would get so big," Faulk said.

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Mamas and Papas
Friday, December 21, 2012 10:13 PM

I enjoy goin to my grandaddys and grandmommas place all the time...ALL THE TIME

Posted by: Devan Faulk
First time
Sunday, September 04, 2011 3:14 AM

I went to Guy & Tinas tonight for the first time.Great music and even got to see people that I'm related to that I haven't seen in 30 years!! I know I will return many more times.Best Saturday night date I've had in a long time!!!

Posted by: Jackie Wirth
So awesome
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 7:47 PM

Thanks Paul. This is just a slice of heaven.

Posted by: ConnectionMaven
Saturday, July 11, 2009 2:50 PM

This was your best yet

Posted by: rick
I love this!
Tuesday, July 07, 2009 4:20 AM

I love this blog, that's all!

Posted by: EP
Great Job Paul!
Thursday, June 18, 2009 11:44 PM

doesn't matter where the wind blows ya buddy... you just keep rolling on! Great job as always!

Posted by: Sean Brecht

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