The South Carolina Broadcasters
Ivy Sheppard grew up on a farm and began her obsessive passion with music at age 17 with a banjo she bought in David’s shop. She learned to play while travelling the country with The Roan Mountain Hilltoppers. The Broadcasters are now creating their own old-time legacy while carrying on the east Tennessee tradition of hard-driving rhythms and close harmony singing.
Sarah Osborne is a natural close harmony singer. She grew up singing the gospel songs of her great grandmother in rural Alamance County, North Carolina, and it’s impossible to miss that influence in her singing. Sarah is a Sophomore at Peace College and a staple in the Triangle traditional music scene.
David Sheppard puts the drive in the Broadcasters sound. Like a freight train coming on down the line his style of playing gives The Broadcasters an unmistakable sound. Currently, his song writing knack is gaining the trio lots of attention. He is a world-renowned luthier and expert restorer of vintage acoustic instruments.