There are many reasons to go down to the river. Ours might be the best. We were following our muse, Beth Dickerson, to document the sixth video in Auntie Bellum Magazine’s Southern Cover Girl series.
A man sat on an upturned bucket, fishing from the Congaree. It was early summer evening and the sun was still high. I set to cleaning my camera lens which had become clouded in the humidity. The Gervais Street Bridge stretched out above us while Beth sang from the riverbank. A chorus of cicadas joined her.
I was secretly cursing the names of our videographers, Stephen Maluck and Jeff Driggers, (sorry, guys!) while I was stomping down the swampy path to the shore, but felt really grateful for their instincts when I was rewarded with a vision of Beth, surrounded by a golden halo of sunlight tossed from the moving stream.
Southern Cover Girl is an ongoing series of music videos created by Auntie Bellum Magazine to showcase the talents of female musicians and create community, in partnership with local musicians and artists.
Other artists featured in the series so far: Kate Pyritz, Kelley Douglas, Stefanie Santana, Perrin Skinner, Mollie Williamson. Check them out at the link!
Aren’t you dying to know what song she covered?! Keep an eye out for the video premiere in the next few days!!