Hub City Press and Joe Mullinax want to give a big shout-out to the entire Underground crew, representing Vol.1 and Vol 2.

On the writing side that included: Ned Barrett, Harley Bevill, Dudley Brown, Eric Davis, Marlanda Dekine, Susan Gault, Chris George, Tim Giles, Brent Glenn, Daniel Hagerman, Kylin Hunter, Kari Jackson, Mary Therese Jackson, Jeremy Jones, Celly Kahn, Eric Kocher, John Lane, Julie Lonon, Corey McDaniels, Joe Mullinax, Savannah Paige Murray, Britton Newman, Casey Patrick, Norman Powers, Rachel Richardson, Shelley Hudson Robbins, Alan Rossi, Cate Ryba, Jan Scalisi, Brad Steinecke, Tammy Stokes, Phillip Stone, Anne Waters, Betsy Teter, Patrick Whitfill and Brad Wright. This was an awesome crew who worked on a tight timetable, and we were proud to have them as part of the team.

The photography crew for this guidebook included Mike Bonner, Ian Curcio, Les Duggins, Chris George, Carroll Foster, Stephen Long, Joe Mullinax, Liz Richardson, Stephen Long, and Scott Wilke.

The book’s cover was a joint effort between Russell Bannan, Meg Reid and Aimee Wise. The interior of the book was designed by Brandy Lindsey of The Graphics House.

A big tip of the hat goes to our friends at the City of Spartanburg, including its bulldog communications manager Will Rothschild, and to the Spartanburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, led by the indomitable Chris Jennings.


If you would like an old-fashioned hard copy of The Underground Guide to Spartanburg, get it here: hubcity.org/press/catalog/nonfiction/the-underground-guide-to-spartanburg-volume-2

Since its founding in 1995, Hub City has published more than 70 books and 700 authors and is particularly interested in books with a strong sense of place.

Joe Mullinax


Joe C. Mullinax grew up in Spartanburg and after graduating from the University of South Carolina with a degree in English and advertising, he couldn’t wait to leave the state. He lived and worked in Yellowstone National Park, San Francisco and Los Angeles as a chef, music retail manager and promotions-guy for Guitar Center. He returned to South Carolina many years later and now, with a different perspective, finds it quite delightful. He is the principal at MoreView Media. When he’s not doing that, he’s busy being a husband, a dad and making an awful racket with drums or a ukulele.