Mark Bryan of Hootie & The Blowfish has a new passion, his Chucktown Music Group project. Don’t call it a “label” in the traditional sense of that word in the music business, however. At the recent First Flush Festival in Charleston, South Carolina, Bryan told me that the CMG is merely a way to give some talented artists he has been working with a leg up, with management, licensing, and other business-related assistance.
At First Flush, CMG had a side stage of local artists including Mac Leaphart, Amber Caparas, John Wesley Satterfield, and Bryan himself, who spent most of his set bringing up the others to play songs with him. Here are a couple live clips from the sets of Caparas and Satterfield: