Eddie & Martha Adcock
This married duo is often called “the Sonny & Cher of bluegrass” for their stage repartee and the way they have enthralled crowds both here and abroad for decades with their unique and highly entertaining blend of acoustic country music. They’ve been together and toured relentlessly since the mid-’70s, so it’s no wonder that those who have seen them live tend to become instant fans. They’ve played their “Twograss” everywhere from The Hot Club of France to The Kennedy Center. They’re favorites at this 100-seat listening room, and this show will likely sell out. Call 748-1930 for your $20 advance tickets. Sat., 7:30 pm, Randy Wood’s Concert Hall (1304 E. Hwy 80, Bloomingdale) - ALL-AGES.
Along with Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, Charles Aznavour, Lee Hazelwood, Lenny Bruce and Tom Verlaine, Mose Allison is easily one of the coolest stage performers of our time. A dazzlingly prolific songwriter who’s responsible for more great jazz (cult) standards than you’d ever imagine to look at him, he’s a deft and subtle pianist of worldwide reknown. Nearing 80, he still plays concerts often, but a small supper-club engagement like this is rare indeed. Van Morrison recorded an entire album of Mose’s tunes. The Who, The Rolling Stones, Elvis Costello, JJ Cale and The Clash have all released covers of his material, and The Pixies even wrote a song about him. Cool enough for you? He’ll be joined by bassist Ben Tucker for a night of wry humor, bebop and boogie-woogie. Miss this one if you dare. Call (843) 842-8620 for reservations. Fri. - Sat., 7:30 pm, The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).
The Seth Carper Quartet
This up-and-coming jazz headliner plays alto, tenor, soprano, and baritone saxes, as well as clarinet, bass clarinet, flute and many other wind instruments. He’s a regular member of the celebrated Christian Tamburr Quartet, and teaches at Davidson College. For this two-night stand, he’ll put his own group through their paces. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, 10:30 pm, midnight, KoKopelli’s Jazz Bar.
Harry Connick, Jr.
Little needs to be said about this consummate showman, singer, keyboardist and actor who emerged as a beacon of calm, rational thought and goodwill during the Katrina crisis in his native Louisiana. His new album and tour are dedicated to preserving and promoting the spirit of New Orleans’ musical heritage. One assumes this will sell out... Tues., 8 pm, Johnny Mercer Theater.
“Darfur & Uganda Benefit”
Savannah Country Day School’s Chamber Ensemble joins Independent Presbyterian’s Adult Choir and Bell Choir for a free concert (donations encouraged) to benefit the African Bible College of Uganda and the Student Support For Darfur Organization, which was founded by three SCD students and is dedicated to raising awareness of the ongoing genocidal tragedy in that land. The show will include works by Schubert, Faure, Albinoni, Rutter and Vivaldi. Sun., 3 pm, independent Presbyterian Church (Bull St.).
Maggie & Jackson Evans
Stan Ray of the Savannah Wine Shop is reconfiguring his retail space to allow for regular live music performances to coincide with wine and food tastings. This interesting combination continues with a guitar and bass show by this local husband-and-wife duo who play in the jazz trio Silver Lining. Seating is limited, so call 232-3323 for advance tickets to this intimate gathering. Sat., 8 pm, Savannah Wine Shop (Broughton St.).
The Flight Out, Port City Music
This double whammy of two of the most intriguing and unique alternative rock bands in Savannah should be required attendance for anyone who wants to see fine examples of the sort of heady mood-music is being made by dedicated original artists in this town who fall outside the traditional confines of the local punk, metal or folk scenes. The Flight Out make complex, well-rehearsed post-rock that references everything from Radiohead to At The Drive-In. They’ve recently added a new keyboardist which may push their densely-layered sound into a new direction. Port City Music’s live lineup is still finding its sea legs, but the quirky, dreamlike grooves songwriter Philip Palmer records on his own, are slowly coming into focus on the stage. Sat., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.