See Connect Recommends. Tues., Fiddlers Crab House.
The Jeff Beasley Band
This singer and guitarist is a busy guy. Since returning to Savannah a few years ago, hes been a featured member of both Bluesonics and Two Blue (whom hes still with), as well as this trio which bears his name. Expect plenty of blues and rock standards, plus original tunes that incorporate his country and Cajun influences. Fri., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.
Bottles & Cans
Back after a lengthy hiatus, this local combo is known for raw and passionate takes on roadhouse blues, like the sort popularized by Chicagos late Hound Dog Taylor. Thurs., Savannah Blues.
Solo acoustic set from the frontman and key songwriter of regional alternative rock band Hazel Virtue. Wed. (hosts Open Mic), OConnells Irish Pub + Sun., 9 pm, B & D Burgers (Downtown).
Eric Culberson Blues Band
Locally-based electric blues guitarist and singer in the vein of Freddie and Albert King. He tours the East Coast and has been a popular draw for well over a decade in our region. Tues. (hosts Open Mic) - Wed., Mercury Lounge + Thurs. - Sat., JJ Cagneys.
Beloved Celtic troubadour whose solo acoustic shows have been a mainstay of this River Street pub for years. Mon. - Tues., Kevin Barrys.
Trae Gurley's Sinatra Tribute
Local thespian and singer who sings live to instrumental tracks that replicate Franks lush, big band period. He adds his own feel, rather than aping the once-great vocalist. Wed., 7 pm, Tango (Tybee) + Thurs., 7:30 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar.
The David Keller & Jackson Evans Jazz Duo
Newly-formed local act featuring Keller, a veteran bassist whos worked with the likes of Gatemouth Brown and up-and-coming guitarist Evans. Fri., 9 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar.
This piano man has made a name for himself in our area for decades with his tasteful interpretations of pop and rock hits. Hes an ace keyboardist and guitarist, and his vocal abilities are well-respected by many in the local music community. If youre looking for an impressive mainstream cover artist, hes your man. Fri., 9 pm, Peppers Cantina.
Monkey Man - A Tribute To The Rolling Stones
See Connect Recommends. Thurs., 10 pm, OConnells Irish Pub.
Joe Nelsons Old-Time Jam
All string musicians are welcome to join in on old (pre-WWII) Americana tunes at this cross between a study session and an open mic led by local musicologist Nelson. Mon., 7 pm, The Sentient Bean.
See Connect Recommends. Wed. - Sun., Kevin Barrys.
South Carolina jam band known for a strong reggae influence. Theyre often joined by The Greg Williams Bands percussionist. Fri., JJ Cagneys.
The Bobby Ryder Quartet
This singer has spent decades on the live jazz circuit, playing everywhere from the famed Peppermint Lounge to Radio City Music Hall. His show includes a variety of swing, blues and jazz numbers thats heavy on the Sinatra. Thurs., 7:30 pm, The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).
This multi-instrumentalist (guitar, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, etc...) cites Tom Petty, Otis Redding and Ryan Adams as key influences. Hes been based in Athens since 99, building a strong following for his country-tinged rock Thurs., Fiddlers Crab House.
Georgia Kyle was raised nearby, but cut his teeth on the Northeastern songwriter circuit. A member of local trio The Back River Ramblers, hes worked with the famed Shawn Mullins, and his blues and folk-based ruminations are marked by dynamic vocals and accomplished fretwork. Sun., 9 pm, Café Loco (Tybee).
Resplendent takes on piano jazz and show tunes from a downtown fixture. Tues. - Sun., Planters Tavern (below The Olde Pink House).
Local sextet offering shag, beach and danceable soul hits (many from the Motown and Stax catalogs). Thurs., 9 pm, The Oyster Bar (Wilmington island).