Known as “Charleston’s Godfather of Reggae”, Osei Chandler has been selected as a 2017 Lowcountry Music Hall of Fame inductee. The reggae and jazz radio personality will be honored October 22 at the Hanahan Amphitheater (located behind Trident Tech) at 1:00 pm.
The rest of the 2017 class include WYLA Vintage Country host Roger Bellow; former manager of the Allman Brothers Band, Bunky Odom; guitar teacher and master Marvin Lanier; Hawaiian steel guitar aficionado Johnny Spell; former band director of CA Brown, George Kinney; big band and Dixieland jazz player Fred Sheetz; “Queen of local jazz” Bobbie Storm; local radio personality John Quincy; Sand Dollar founder Richard Weatherford; and Shrimp City Slim’s Gary Erwin.
This year’s inductees have been selected by a committee, which includes Wayne Mitchum, Bubba Taylor, Bobby Alvarez, Joe Wilson and Michael Davis, the latter of which owns Ye Olde Music Shop.
For more information on the 2017 Lowcountry Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, click here.