Veteran trombonist, Savannah jazz icon and educator. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, 10:30 pm, midnight, Kokopelli’s Jazz Club.
BC & The Rock Mob
Blues and classic rock-oriented band fronted by prolific local songwriter and guitarist Buddy Corns. Fri. - Sat., 10:30 pm, Bayou Café + Sun., 5 pm, (solo show), The Island Grill (Pt. Wentworth).
The Jeff Beasley Band
Electric blues, soul and old-time rock & roll covers and originals. Fri., 8 pm, The Warehouse + Sat., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.
Black Eyed Susan
Adventurous, touring rock/folk/bluegrass/funk act that’s won a decent following here based on their terrific live shows. Fri., 10 pm, Tantra Lounge.
Blue Turtle Seduction
Infectious and lighthearted, violin-heavy organic jam-oriented band that sells out the Fillmore in Frisco, and is new to this market, but making waves. Sat., 10 pm, Locos Deli & Grill (downtown).
Bottles & Cans
Fat Possum-esque Delta garage rock with lots of mouth harp. Wed., 9 pm, Bay Street Blues + Thurs., 6 pm, Tubby’s (Thunderbolt) + Sun., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.).
Rock singer/guitarist who also fronts the reformed JoJa Band. Wed. - Thurs. & Sun. - Tues., Bayou Café + Fri., 8 pm Hercules (Pt. Wentworth).
Eric Culberson Blues Band
Top-notch local electric Chicago-style combo that tours the East Coast. Mon., 6 pm, The Boathouse (Hilton Head) + Tues. (host Open Jam Night) - Wed., Mercury Lounge + Sat., 10 pm, Hang Fire.
Local Southern/classic rock/modern country cover band with a huge setlist. Wed., Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Gilley’s (Hinesville).
The Long Awaited
Powerhouse modern and classic rock covers featuring vocalist/guitarist Thomas Claxton and many local music scene veterans. Fri., 10 pm, Wild Wing Café.
This gifted Canadian jazz flutist recently relocated to Savannah. Her intimate approach to sultry vocals has drawn comparisons to the great Julie London. Sat., 8 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.
Dusty, dobro and harmonica-fueled male/female Americana duo from Seattle with a great sense of groove, and the type of highly visual lyricism that helped defined The Band (an avowed influence). Sat., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean Coffeehouse - ALL-AGES.
The Permanent Tourists
Tight, funky party band with a wide repertoire and chops to spare. Sat., 9 pm, Tantra Lounge.
Gritty, soulful, twin-guitar Southern rock band that leans more toward Allman Bros. and Black Crowes-style explorations than Outlaws-style yahoo-isms. Thurs., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.) + Fri., 9 pm, French Quarter Café (Statesboro) + Sat., 7 pm, North Beach Grill (Tybee).
Raquy & The Cavemen
This unusual booking is hotly anticipated by those already familiar with this N.Y.-based group that specializes in authentic Middle Eastern and Arabic drumming. With a guest appearance by local Belly-Dancer Raluca Ghiban. Tues., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.
Berklee-educated singer/guitarist/pianist whose dark, confessional pop is both ultra-catchy, and far from pedestrian. With Memphis’ guitarist/songwriter Emily White. Sun., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.
The Train Wrecks
Gutsy local roots-rock combo. Thurs., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law + Fri., 10 pm, Molly MacPherson’s Pub + Sat., 6 pm, Dewey’s Dockside (Tybee), 10 pm, Mercury Lounge + Sun., 7 pm, North Beach Grill (Tybee).
The Tony Tyler Trance
Now that this fiery, slide guitarist and ‘70s cock-rock throwback is hittin’ the road with a vengeance, Dublin, Ga. will be known for more than a speed trap. Fri., 10 pm, Savannah Blues.
An unplugged show from this young, up-and-coming local Southern rock/Americana/Y’all-ternative group that looks to folks like Jupiter Coyote and the Drive-By Truckers for inspiration, and has caught the attention of Coyote’s management. Thurs., 7 pm, Dawg House Grill.