Matt Eckstine: ‘I felt an urgency to do it’

Matt Eckstine: ‘I felt an urgency to do it’

Singer-songwriter on The Accomplices and going solo
SINGER-songwriter Matt Eckstine made a name for himself as the engaging, inviting, and versatile frontman of The Accomplices, Savannah’s beloved Lowcountry string band.

An intimate evening with Eef Barzelay

Clem Snide frontman plays solo at Revolution Yoga
THOUGH he’s played for thousands in gilded theatres, including our own Lucas, Eef Barzelay has found that he’s right at home performing in other people’s homes. Several years ago, the creative force behind beloved indie band Clem Snide teamed up with Undertow Music Collective and was sent off on a tour of house shows.

Craig Tanner’s Farewell

Songwriter and open mic host says goodbye to Savannah
ONE OF the most valued members of Savannah's singer-songwriter community is bidding The Hostess City farewell.

The return of Night Flight

Swimming Pool Q’s, Randall Bramblett Band, and David Olney Trio pay homage to legendary Savannah venue
IF YOU were there, you know. And if you weren’t there, you’ve certainly heard.

Tim Kaiser's music for weirdos

Musician builds gonkulations and acousto-electric contraptions
SOME CALL them "experiments in adventurous art."

Savannah Music Festival: Sufi singer Sanam Marvi shares message of peace in Southeastern debut

'This message is too big to be contained in one province; it concerns all of humanity. It’s not connected with any one religion. It needs to go global.'
SANAM MARVI is a vocal warrior.

Savannah Music Festival: North Carolina’s Hiss Golden Messenger teams up with Pakistani band Sounds of Kolachi

We spoke with M.C. Taylor about playing traveling songs while on the road, his old life as a folklorist, and his place in American music tradition.
One of Savannah Music Festival’s most unique components is its unusual bill pairings. This weekend, the festival honors two traditions: Hiss Golden Messenger’s distinctly American roots/rock sound and Pakistani rock band Sounds of Kolachi.

Justin Townes Earle: ‘I don’t need my country wheel reinvented’

Singer/songwriter set for solo gig at Savannah Music Festival
'Nashville's not Nashville. Not anymore.'

Savannah Music Festival: Our ‘gleaming musical treasure’

SMF Executive Director Rob Gibson talks about this year’s premiere-studded event
SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL Executive and Artistic Director Rob Gibson is now in his 15th year at the helm of the beloved local cultural event. This year’s edition promises an even more diverse and compelling lineup than we’re already accustomed to, which is saying quite a bit.

Savannah Music Festival: For Joel Savoy, ‘Whatever I do is Cajun enough for me’

Legendary fiddle player brings Louisiana sound to town
Joel and his wife, fellow musician Kelli Jones, think of themselves as anything but monarchs

The Stage On Bay debuts just in time for St. Patrick's

Corey Smith, Tyler Farr set to perform Friday and Saturday night at new venue
AFTER SOME wild back-and-forth with City Council, The Stage on Bay, Savannah’s newest music venue, has been granted its alcoholic beverage license and will open its doors to the public this weekend.

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