About

Photo of Jim Morgan, a folk musician and music teacher in Clemson, SC.

About Me

Welcome!

I'm a multi-instrumentalist, folk musician, and music teacher located in upstate South Carolina. I'll attempt to play anything with strings and have a love of Appalachian music traditions. Here you'll find information about my music, lessons, and who/where/when I'm playing in the near future. If you see anything you're interested in, drop me a line. I'm always happy to talk music.

Currently you can catch me playing bass with The Wild Pines and The New Time Travelers.

Calendar

Tuesday Tunes & Tastings with The Wild Pines

SC Botanical Gardens, 150 Discovery Ln, Clemson, SC

Tuesdays Tunes & Tastings: Wild Pines April and May mean MUSIC at your SCBG!

We are excited to announce two musical options this spring! Tuesdays Tunes & Tastings will begin Tuesday, April 7 at 7:00 pm on the Lower Lawn behind the Visitor's Center. There will beverages to sample from Carolina Bauernhaus as well as concessions from Tiger Blvd. Bistro.

The Spring Concert Series will begin on Friday, May 8 at 7:00 pm in the Amphitheater. We are thrilled that so many wonderful musicians are willing to donate their time and immense talent to provide entertainment for the community and we cannot thank them enough. See you soon!

April 7: TBA, LGBTQ Night

April 14: Ticko

April 21: Gypsy Sallies

April 28: Wild Pines

About Wild Pines: The Wild Pines take you on a warm, folksy journey filled with a chorus of strings and soul-shining vocal harmonies. As a band of songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, there is a delightful trade of instruments and song sharing with a mix of original and cover songs rooted in folk, blues, and bluegrass.

Rally in the Valley with The Wild Pines

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Lake Jemiki, Lake Jemiki Rd, Walhalla, SC, Walhalla, SC

60 & 34 Mile Ride in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountain supporting land conversation in Oconee County. A beautiful bicycle ride followed by one of the best post ride meals with BBQ and Craft Beer while listening to live Bluegrass music at Lake Jemiki near Walhalla, SC. Hosted by RV, Inc.

Friday Night Concert Series with The Wild Pines

SC Botanical Gardens, 150 Discovery Ln, Clemson, SC

Spring Concerts in the Garden: Wild Pines Celebrate the weekend with beautiful music in a beautiful setting! Enjoy a delicious dinner while you're here- Palmetto’s Smoke House & Oyster Bar will be on site.

May 8: Ticko

May 15: Gypsy Sallies

May 22: 6 Chickens and a Beer

May 29: Wild Pines

About Wild Pines: The Wild Pines take you on a warm, folksy journey filled with a chorus of strings and soul-shining vocal harmonies. As a band of songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, there is a delightful trade of instruments and song sharing with a mix of original and cover songs rooted in folk, blues, and bluegrass.

Greenville Farmer's Market with The Wild Pines

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Greenville Farmer's Market, Main Street at McBee Ave, Greenville, SC

On Saturday mornings from the beginning of May until the end of October, two blocks of downtown Greenville’s Main Street are transformed into a bustling farmers' market. The market features over 75 vendors selling the season’s freshest produce and the area’s most original and high quality crafts. Each week thousands of people flock to the TD Saturday Market for locally-sourced products where all food must be grown or produced within 100 miles of Greenville and crafters are highly-encouraged to use locally-sourced supplies. Now, about to enter its 17th season in May, the market offers exciting programming, including live music, children’s activities and chef’s demonstrations sponsored by partnerships with local organizations.

Lessons

A clawhammer banjo lesson at the Clemson Arts Center

I offer guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, and upright bass lessons to students in the greater Clemson area. I focus on traditional Appalachian music, but can help students get started and progress in any style. contact me for more information, about lessons.

In addition to private one-on-one lessons you can also find me teaching group lessons with Young Appalachian Musicians (YAM). For more information about YAM locations and classes visit: yamupstate.com

Media

Tablature

Tab Archive

Click here for an archive of tab arrangements I've put together over the years. You are welcome to download, print, copy, and share for personal use.