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Spartanburg's Music Scene Expands: True Lilith

Updated: Dec 11, 2023

While Spartanburg has a rich history in music, this city is just a piece of the puzzle when it comes to the richness of music along the border of North and South Carolina. There is arguably no better band to ride that line than True Lilith. True Lilith emerged from the Charlotte, NC music scene and have hit the ground running since. From playing throughout the upstate to performing on their first East Coast tour earlier this year, this band has a lot of momentum going into Battle of the Bands.

“It’s like a journal,” says guitarist/vocalist and founding member Chloe James reflecting on the creative process. “We want to inspire people,” she adds on their ambitions as a band. Naturally, any musician wants to see success on their horizon, but keyboardist Anna Spurrier offers that releasing new music and playing live are about “the shared experience” with their audience. This band’s rhythm section, comprised of Spartanburg natives Clay Case (bass/vocals) and Jared Stone (drums) concur that their process is about making meaningful connections with their audience, as well as their fellow bands in the scene.

True Lilith has made one of these meaningful connections in the form of fellow Battle of the Bands participant, Sweet Spine. They have played shows together throughout the area and feel they really complement each other’s sound and vision. Along with other bands in the scene (citing fellow Charlotte band, Babe Haven), True Lilith has built strong relationships with the music venue owners in the scene. “Venues that are passionate,” cites Chloe, have fostered some of the most inspiring and motivating connections along their musical journey. Frequented venues include The Milestone Club (Charlotte, NC) and The Rooster (Gastonia, NC), so keep an eye out if you’d like to catch a sneak peek of this explosive act before January 27th!

It was an absolute pleasure getting to talk with the members of True Lilith about their process, goals, and reflections on the local music scene at large. The more people involved in the scene that I speak with, the more apparent it is that we have something very special here when it comes to those making original music. We can’t wait to highlight these artists during Battle of the Bands, and I hope you’ll come to see acts like True Lilith share their “journals” and give it their all!


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