Colonial Gothic Musician Neil Lee Griffin Performs Free, Sunday

July 14, 2015 at 2:35 pm

Chapman Cultural Center in downtown Spartanburg provides casual and cultural entertainment every Sunday for the public’s enjoyment. The Center’s Sundays Unplugged program features free admission to the art galleries and history museum, 1-5 p.m., and a free singer-songwriter concert by a regional musician, 2-4 p.m. This Sunday, July 19, alternative and colonial gothic artist Neil Lee Griffin performs.

Growing up in the Upstate, Griffin faced adversity due to his stutter. Struggling to even say his own name, other children teased him relentlessly. However, growing up with a piano and guitar, Griffin found comfort in music, discovering that his stutter disappeared when he sang. Now, under the nickname Scarecrow (South Carolina Association for Raising Education Concerning Restrictive Oratory Walls), he helps others with a stutter find similar comfort through his talent. Though he mainly performs in the colonial gothic genre, he dabbles in jazz, metal, world music, and others. Griffin’s personal style is dark folk that tells stories. He also writes scores for film and television.

Griffin’s concert will be complemented by free admission to Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg, Spartanburg Art Museum, and Spartanburg Regional History Museum. Spartanburg Science Center will be open for a small fee.


For more information on Sundays Unplugged at Chapman Cultural Center, call (864) 542-ARTS or visit