Pat Ahrens-Bluegrass Historian
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This photo is of Pat performing with Gill Creek for the South Carolina legislature during the 1996 Folk Heritage Award ceremony.

BOOKS by Pat J. Ahrens


A History of the Musical Careers of DeWitt “Snuffy” Jenkins Banjoist and Homer “Pappy” Sherrill Fiddler.


Union Grove The First Fifty Years


The Hired Hands


Tut Taylor The Flat ‘Pickin Dobro ® Man (Co-author with Tut Taylor)


What I Know ‘Bout What I Know (Co-author with Butch Robins)


Sketches of History from the Aiken Fire Department


The Legacy of Two Legends


Bill Wells Bluegrass Ambassador

LINER NOTES by Pat J. Ahrens


Something Special

The Hired Hands

33 1/3 and cassette


Favorites Old and New

Carolina Bluegrass



Palmetto Profiles

SC BTMA Compilation



Reflections of Bluegrass

Darlene and the Amicks



I Love You Just the Way You Are

Lewis Price


Cut # 10 – No Words of Good Bye co-written with Lewis Price


Drivin in My Sock Feet

Dave Leatherman and Stone County




SONGS written by Pat J. Ahrens


Circle of Light

Pat Ahrens and Lewis Price

Demo recorded


Headlights and Taillights

Pat Ahrens and Lewis Price

Demo recorded



Homer Lee “Pappy” Sherrill: Master Fiddler, Fiddler Magazine, Spring 2001.


The Hired Hands and Bill’s Music Shop, (article within) South Carolina Then and Now, The South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 2001.


SC BTMA Turns Ten, SC BTMA Newsletter, May 2001.


Crazy Water Crystals and its Union with Pioneer String Band Performers, Bluegrass Unlimited, August 2001.


Fiddlin’ Charlie Bowman – A 1920’s East Tennessee Champion, Bluegrass Unlimited, December 2001.


Ahrens, Pat and Przybysz, Jane, Music at Bill’s Pickin’ Parlor in the South Carolina Midlands, American Musical Traditions, Volume 3: British Isles Music. 2002.


Bluegrass Notes, Hometown News, June 2002.


Bill Wells: Bluegrass Music Preservationist, Sandlapper Magazine, Autumn 2002.


The Fiddler from Fiddler’s Lane, SC BTMA Bluegrass News, December 2002.


Randy Wood – Luthier, Bluegrass Unlimited, November 2004.


Ray Edwards: A Stellar Sideman, Singer, and Songwriter, Bluegrass Unlimited, August 2006.


Banjos, Blue Denim, and Bluegrass, Bluegrass Unlimited, June 2006.


David Deese – From Bluegrass Boys to Briarhopper, Bluegrass Unlimited, December 2007.








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