The Teddy Adams Group
Trombonist Adams is one of Savannahs main men of jazz. Hes released several CDs, and is a key figure in the Coastal Jazz Association. Thurs., 8 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
An extremely talented musician whos as adept on the guitar and bass as she is the trap set. She honed her skills during years on the New York jazz scene, and is one of the more tasteful players around. Sun., 7 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar.
The Band In The Park
Excellent area cover band specializing in classic rock, pop and beach music. Fri. - Sat., 9:30 pm, Scandals (Tybee).
Jazzy jam quartet that aspires to the realms of The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Herbie Hancocks early 70s sides and Belew-era King Crimson. Their clav-heavy grooves and bouncy melodies surprisingly fresh. Sat., Savannah Blues.
The Tony Clark Project
New, mainstream jazz and R & B quartet (with vocals). Fri., 6 pm, North Beach Grill (Tybee) + 9:30 pm, Il Pasticcio.
Solo acoustic versions of classic and modern rock hits, played and sung with gusto by The Long Awaiteds vocalist. Thurs., 7 pm, Uncle Bubbas Oyster House + Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, The Bayou Café.
Bryan Clees & The Electric Cowboys
Award-winning country songwriter. Fri., The Island Grill (Pt. Wentworth).
Dour New York acoustic songwriter who moved here in 2004. His heroin love songs can seem a bit obvious at times, but their dreamy, descending guitar lines and hushed, matter-of-fact vocal delivery will likely strike a chord with fans of Leonard Cohen or Elliot Smith. Sat., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.
Eat Mo' Music
Funky instrumental dance grooves and soul jazz. Sat., 9 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar.
Decadent Atlanta stoner rock thats equal parts Captain Beyond (!), Thin Lizzy and Sleep boasting fuzzed-out guitar riffs that are larger than moons of Jupiter, and plenty of cowbell. With brothers in arms The Gods of Mars, who bow down to Dio-era Sabbath. Fri., The Jinx.
Whenever Savannahs P-Groove is between tours, members pop up at local venues under a variety of alternate names, blowing off steam and keeping the lights on. This is another of their alter-egos. Wed., Locos Deli & Pub.
Tight Statesboro trio citing Radiohead and Soundgarden as key influences. They play originals, cover the RHCP and Pearl Jam, and say they are viewed by other Boro bands as the Godfathers of rock. Sat., The Island Grill (Pt. Wentworth).
Young local acoustic songwriter (think Howie Day) whos recently relocated to Atlanta to further his career. Wed., 7 pm, Driftaway Café (Wilmington Island) + Fri., 7 pm, Tubbys (Thunderbolt).
The River Cats
Roots-rock duo of guitarist/vocalist Jason Bible and bassist/vocalist Eric Dunn. They cover Springsteen, Dylan, Petty, etc... Thurs., Finnegans Wake + Sat., 6 pm, Felipés Mexican Restaurant.
Mississippi-based jam band taken under the wing of the legendary producer/keyboard man Jim Dickinson (Stones, Dylan, Big Star). Their sound is at times similar to peers like Umphreys McGee. Sun., Riders Lounge (Hilton Head) + Mon., JJ Cagneys.
First local gig by this 7-piece All-Star garage band since their debut CD release. Influences range from The Small Faces to Yo La Tengo, while their lineup features members of such noteworthy area bands as GAM, Redneck GReece Delux, City of Lindas and Splitfinger. Sat., The Jinx.
Joe Pope & The Tams
One of many touring incarnations of this famed shag outfit plays signature hits and newer material at this fundraiser for Open Arms and the Inner City Night Shelter. Fri., 7 pm, Savannah Station.
Electric blues combo centered around guitarists Ray Lundy (Bottles & Cans) and Jeff Beasley. Sat., 9 pm, Mercury Lounge.
Established local sextet playing vintage beach, shag and soul hits. Sat., 9 pm, The Oyster Bar (Wilmington Island).
The Greg Williams Band
Soulful and funky rock covers (Dylan, Hendrix, Little Feat) and originals from one of the areas most prolific and accomplished songwriters. Fri., 9 pm, The Oyster Bar (Wilmington Island).