Minor legends on the Macon music scene, this hard-rocking, swampy blues band features one half of the fondly-remembered sibling act The Brothers Brooks. They put on a great live show and have a loyal following in Europe of all places. Fri., Savannah Blues.
Hard-hitting local alternative rock band whose myriad of sometimes clashing influences include ska, punk, reggae and organic jam-band improvisation. Hard to pigeonhole, theyre one of the brightest original acts on the local scene.
Tues., 10 pm, Fiddlers Crab House.
The Back River Ramblers
Acoustic trio of local songwriters Kyle Shiver, Dobbie Simmons and Daryl Wise. Theyre known for impressive vocal harmonies, and a captivating blend of country, blues and soul.
Sat., 10 pm, Fiddlers Crab House.
Balls-to-the-wall local metal act (with copious nods to stoner rock of yore) thats starting to become something of a celebrated cause on the underground DIY scene. They tour far from home, and are soon to release their debut full-length CD on the Savannah-based Hyperrealist label (home to Circle Takes The Square). Fri., The Jinx.
Popular straight-ahead electric blues trio with a rock-solid rhythm section, and an expressive guitarist.
Fri., 9 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar.
Critically-acclaimed West Virginia metal throwbacks whose Prosthetic Records debut has been likened to a virtual redux of labelmates Lamb of God. However, this bands technicality and precision helps to overshadow the fact that theyre merely a very good representation of what an awful lot of folks are doing right now (Slayer-esque riffs with furious blastbeat drumming, etc...).
Fri., The Jinx.
Bryan Clees & The Electric Cowboys
Regional country singer/songwriter with a growing following. Hes opened for some major stars, and has a debut CD in the works.
Fri. - Sat., Tommys (Pooler).
Talented jazz pianist whose latest CD features his own arrangements of Johnny Mercer tunes. Tues., 7 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
High-energy show by wise-cracking tag-team pianists taking requests from the audience (anything from jazz standards and show tunes to heavy metal anthems). Wed. - Sat., Savannah Smiles.
Eat Mo Music
Instrumental funk and soul jazz combo with a growing fanbase. Fri. - Sat., 8:30 pm, Moon River Brewing Company.
Traditional and contemporary acoustic Celtic tunes from a River Street fixture. Wed., Sun., Kevin Barrys.
This touring acoustic act from New England lists blues, folk, alt.country and gospel as key influences and says their songs contain an honesty and directness usually reserved for confessionals and bathroom stalls.
Sun., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.
Solo harpist whose unique approach includes arrangements of contemporary hits as well as classical pieces and original works. This is a free brunchtime concert in the swanky hotels restaurant. Sun., 11 am - 2 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
The Hazzard County Band feat. The Courtenay Brothers
Full, electric country band augmented by a popular acoustic duo. They play a mix of covers and originals and made plenty of fans as the opening act for the recent CountryFest at Red Gate Farms. Thurs., 7 pm + Sat., 9 pm, Tubbys (Thunderbolt).
The Billy Hoffman Trio
Top-notch jazz combo led by the tasteful trap drummer Hoffman. Thurs., 8 pm - 12 am, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
Fun and flashy regional electric blues trio featuring former members Bluesonics members (from way back in the day). Their drummer spent several years on the road with Billy Ray Cyrus...Fri., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.
Keith & Ross
Acoustic duo (known for their vocals) offering loose, playful renditions of rock, country and jam favorites. Thurs., 10 pm, Fiddlers Crab House + Sat., 9:30 pm, The Island Grill (Pt. Wentworth).
Extremely popular regional pop-rock act with strong local ties. Their shows find them mixing modern and classic rock covers with material from their 2 indie albums. Fri. - Sat., 9:30 pm, The Oyster Bar (Wilmington Island).
Veteran, sweet-voiced pianist and guitarist playing several decades worth of soft rock and pop favorites. Hes long been considered one of the areas best piano men. Sat. - Sun. + Wed., 7 pm, AJs Dockside (Tybee).
Jude Michaels & The Hopeless Causes
Locally-based singer/songwriter who mixes popular covers with his own lighthearted material, and accompanies himself on both guitar and cello. Fri., Café Loco (Tybee).
The Phil Morrison Trio featuring Keith Williams
This Georgia-based unit is fueled by bassist and composer Morrisons pedigree (hes worked with Tony Williams, Sam Rivers, T-Bone Walker, Dizzy Gillespie and Freddy Cole, among others), and pianist Keith Williams, who led his own trio for years at Atlantas famed nightclub Dantes Down The Hatch. This group offers ballads, bebop, Brazilian jazz and more. Fri., 9 pm - 1 am, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
Exciting Savannah rock/reggae/hip-hop hybrid, whos soon to release their debut CD, and tours regionally.
Fri., Locos Deli & Grill.
Howard Paul & George Sheck
One of the finest jazz guitarists (7-string, no less) in the area. Sheck accompanies him on bass. Fri. - Sat., 7:30 pm, The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).
Formerly known as The No Exit Band featuring Ronnie Keel, this high-octane Southern jam act can always be counted on for Allman Brothers and Widespread Panic-style grooves plus fiery electric guitarwork.
Fri., 7:30 pm, The Warehouse.
Ultra-slick punk/ska/emo/pop act with the look and the hooks to go far. In the past 5 years, theyve played over 700 shows with everyone from Slightly Stoopid to Taking back Sunday, and managed to win the 2004 New York International Music Festival. Not in the least bit original, but certainly well-done. Fri., Locos Deli & Grill.
Upbeat, funky jazz quartet from Statesboro.
Sat., 9 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar.
Pop and rock covers from some of the areas most experienced players. Fri., Marys Seafood & Steaks.
Georgia Kyle Shiver
Locally-based singer/songwriter with a strong voice, impressive acoustic guitar skills, and a few CDs worth of soulful folk, and distinctly Southern blues. Wed., 9 pm, Fiddlers Crab House + Fri., 7 pm, AJs Dockside Restaurant (Tybee) +Sun., Café Loco (10 pm).
Randy Hatman Smith
Solo versions of beach, boogie and blues hits with sequenced backing for a full band sound.
Fri., Stingrays (Tybee).
Electric duo of local singing blues guitarists Jeff Beasley and Ray Lundy (of Bottles & Cans). They play danceable blues, R & B and blues-rock.
Sat., 7:30 pm, The Warehouse.
The Earl Williams Quartet
Hilton Head-based jazz and blues artist whose combo is a regular attraction at this upscale supper club. Wed., 7:30 pm, The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).
The Greg Williams Band
Locally-based rock & roll group that incorporates plenty of folk and blues influences into both originals (penned by their prolific frontman Williams) and covers by everyone from Dylan to Muddy Waters to Lowell George. Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge. w