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Growing up in Charleston, SC, Jack Austen, Jacob Simmons, & Katie Bailey were surrounded by music. Whether it was The Chicks and Fleetwood Mac playing in the car or old Johnny Cash albums on vinyl, the trio was always singing along. Southbound 17 began in the early Fall of 2014. As another Summer came to a close, the band played their first open mic at a local bar. Since that night, they haven’t slowed down.


Southbound 17 has opened for Nashville acts like Mickey Guyton and Brandy Clark & was recently named Charleston's Choice Best Local Band of 2023. In their music, acoustic guitar, banjo, and mandolin are layered with visually compelling lyrics and tight harmonies to create a fresh Americana meets Country sound. The group’s new single “Rest In Peace” releases on Friday, October 27th.

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