Don Reno/The Blue Ridge Quartet

Don Reno/The Blue Ridge Quartet (HMU6S)

Location: Spartanburg, SC 29306 Spartanburg County
Buy South Carolina State flags at!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at!

N 34° 57.048', W 81° 55.76'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
Don Reno
1926 - 1984
Don Reno was an immensely influential banjo player and one of the founding figures in the bluegrass movement. Born in Spartanburg, Reno recorded more than 500 songs during his career, many with collaborator Red Smiley, and is perhaps best remembered for his contribution to the Arthur Smith tune "Feudin'Banjos," which was later retitled "Dueling Banjos."

The Blue Ridge Quartet
Founded 1946
The Blue Ridge Quartet was a pioneering gospel group, rising to national prominence through its syndicated television show, "Music for All America," which was filmed at Spartanburg's WSPA.

Founded in 1946 by Elmo Fagg, Ed Sprouse, Kenny Gates and Burl Strevel, and later joined by Bill Crowe, the group would go on to record several hit songs and over 100 albums during the next four decades.

HM NumberHMU6S
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 2:25am PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 415144 N 3867981
Decimal Degrees34.95080000, -81.92933333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 57.048', W 81° 55.76'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 57' 2.88" N, 81° 55' 45.60" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 186 Dunbar St, Spartanburg SC 29306, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. Who or what organization placed the marker?
  10. This marker needs at least one picture.
  11. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  12. Is the marker in the median?