Faulk, Guy and Tina
Guy and Tina Faulk have been extended family for countless local musicians and bands that have enjoyed time in their pickin’ parlor. For more than twenty-five years, Guy and Tina’s Bluegrass Pickin’ Parlor in rural Berkeley County has offered a Saturday night venue for many who enjoy both listening and performing bluegrass music with traditional instruments. Anyone who wants to sing or play music is welcome at Guy and Tina’s. Their enclosed shed offers musicians at all skill levels an outlet to share, learn, and polish their skills. While not easy to find the first time, once there most visitors quickly become regulars on the Saturday night entertainment schedule. The parlor is kept open year round through their sacrifice and contributions from visitors. Neither Guy nor Tina has tired of their duties to their fellow musicians and friends, and rarely a Saturday night goes by that the parlor doors have been closed.
Folks look forward to these musical performances and rituals of the old place on Pickin’ Parlor Lane, and the Faulks never seem to stop putting together a wonderful show. Whether it is the outdoor jam sessions that precede the bluegrass performances or the music played long into the night, the community relationships built here are almost as important as the music coming from the singers and instruments. Guy and Tina’s advocacy has allowed their Pickin’ Parlor to keep alive the spirit of bluegrass in Berkeley County, and has invited guests from all over the state to experience the distinctive talents of many musicians. Guy and Tina Faulk received the Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award in 2006.