​​​​​Upcoming Shows - 2017


Jun 2 at The Velo Fellow, 21+ 9:30pm

Jun 21 at Greenbrier Farms "Weekly Porch Series" - 5:00 - 8:00pm $10 http://www.greenbrierfarms.com

Jul 1  at Upstate Craft Beer Co's BLOCK PARTY 5:00p

Jul 19 ScanSource Reedy River Concerts - TD Stage, Peace Center Amphitheater 7:00p FREE~BYO

Jul 28 Palmetto Brewing Co., Charleston SC 6pm on the Palmetto Loading Dock

Aug 4 New Belgium Brewing Liquid Center 5:00p

Sep 16 Merck Mountain Festival to benefit Helping Hands of Clemson 3:45p

 Sep 22 Stillwater Taproom, Augusta, GA 10:00 p.m. $5

​Oct 7 "Swing at the Swamp" by Garden City Jazz, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, Augusta, GA 7:30p


   ​THE CAROUSERS' YOU TUBE CHANNEL: ​​https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw-EFqp6LgFLVFrT2QcWsSw


    The Carousers are a lively gypsy jazz, western swing and boogie blues band. Formed in October 2014, the band has become a staple in the Upstate SC music scene. They've played Summer Festivals and swing dance events, and are Carousing as much as possible to "bring insanity to humanity!"

    The group features Monty Craig on guitar, Hans Wolff on violin, Robert Nance on upright bass, Kevin Korschgen on percussion, with Reed Miller and other special guests on rhythm guitar. Tunes include original compositions and special arrangements of vintage music not heard on any commercial outlet.

     Please e-mail Donna at the link provided on the Contact Page to be added to the distribution list for all of our announcements and specials.


Donna Kay & The Carousers

Timeless Music for Dancers, Loafers,

Shysters, Hooligans, Cheaters, Gold-Diggers,

Loose Women & Lonely Hearts! 

When the music goes around...            The Carousers go to town!

The Carousers: Monty Craig, Robert Nance, Kevin Korschgen, Reed Miller, Donna Kay & Hans Wolff

Photo by Lori Hopkins Lucas/Digital Eye

The Carousers appeared at Artisphere 2016.
​Link to
our appearance on Studio 62!

​http://carolinascw.com/2016/05/11/artisphere-2016-the-carousers-to-perform-on-sunday/


Lullaby of Birdland
This George Shearling tune is one of my favorites to perform. ​w/Daniel Z.

​Donna Kay, along with Carousers' bassist Robert Nance and percussionist Kevin Korschgen,

also play with the Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble Big Band. 

Route 66

​​​Footprints

The classic Wayne Shorter tune, with original lyrics. w/Daniel Z.

Photo: Lori Hopkins Lucas/Digital Eye

Donna Kay does Jazz Standards...

February, 2014 

Chapman Cultural Center

Daniel Z

Bill Gerhardt

Robert Nance

Music by Dick Sisto

Lyrics by Donna Kay

Get POSSESSED Today!
Available on CD Baby

and Streaming Now

Select Tracks Available on Band Camp

Photo: Lori Hopkins Lucas/Digital Eye

"Temper My Love" recorded at The Velo Fellow 

by Rob Seel 2015, Greenville, SC 

Black Friday, 2015 at

Independent Public Alehouse

Photos by Rob Seel

Round Midnight


"All Bets Are Off" recorded at The Artistry Gallery & Workshops by The Jones Machine, Feb. 2017

Bobby Troup takes us on quite a ride!
​w/Daniel Z.

Thelonius Monk 
w/ Lyrics by Bernie Hanighen. ​w/Daniel Z.