Side project featuring members of Savannahs own Perpetual Groove, a psychedelic jam band that is steadily becoming one of the most talked about such groups on the national scene. Fri., Locos Deli & Pub.
The Jeff Beasley Band
Led by guitarist and vocalist Beasley (also of Two Blue and formerly of Bluesonics), this trio acts as a showcase for many of his original tunes, which mix Cajun and country influences with more traditional electric blues structures. Fri., - Sat., 10 pm, The Mercury Lounge.
Bottles & Cans
Energetic electric blues group thats been named a favorite act in our past Readers Polls. Thurs., Savannah Blues.
The Doug Carn Quintet
Smokin jazz outfit centered around the adventurous keyboardist Carn, who was a shining light of the 1970s Black Jazz movement, and despite relocating to Florida, still enjoys a strong following in Savannah, where he resided for many years. Great stuff. Sun., 7 pm, Creole Red.
This former member of The Dynamic Duo (and current vocalist for local hard rock cover act The Long Awaited) plays a variety of modern and classic rock tunes on acoustic guitar. Mon., 10 pm, Daiquiri Depot (Pooler) + Thurs., Bernies on River Street.
Sterling Colvin & Improv
Tight and experienced Hilton Head-based show band playing crowd-pleasing R & B, soul, pop and rock hits. Fri. Fusion/The Monkey Bar.
Chris Cook's "Wild Wild West" Party
Another theme party from this local agitator. Held in honor of Spanksgiving, Cook says this ribald bash will include a shootout at midnight, and (what else?) whiskey drink specials. Sat., 10 pm, Velouria.
The Courtenay Brothers
Actual siblings (from a musical family), playing soft rock, country and pop tunes on acoustic guitars with sequenced backing. A regular attraction at restaurants and events around town. Wed., 7 pm, The Island Grill (Port Wentworth) + Fri., 9:30 pm, Fiddlers Crab House +
Eric Culberson Blues Band
See Music Interview. Tues. (hosts Open Mic) - Wed., Mercury Lounge + Thurs., JJ Cagneys.
In the mood for an old-fashioned jam? This tony supper club on the island hosts an afternoon of regional musicians playing old-school New Orleans-style jazz. Sun., 3 pm, The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).
Jacey Falk & His Revue
Savannah vocalist and raconteur who broke into the New York City jazz scene and returned with an impressive debut CD (featuring the great Ruth Brown, no less). His rotating lineup of backing musicians feature cats from Savannah and Charleston. Sat., 9 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar.
(An Evening With) Dodd Ferrelle & The Tinfoil Stars
See Connect Recommends. Sat., The Jinx.
Led by guitarist Brett Bernard, this local group plays a wide variety of electric blues and R & B. Tues. (hosts Open Mic) - Wed. + Sat., Savannah Blues.
Goth Night at this alternative dance club, hosted by old-school wax-wrangler DJ Elgie. Thurs., Club One (18+).
See Connect Recommends. Sat., Café Loco (Tybee).
Jake Landers & The Southern Strangers
See Connect Recommends. Sat., 7:30 pm, Randy Woods Concert Hall (Bloomingdale).
Excellent pianist, guitarist and singer whos been a bar and restaurant fixture around town for years (that kinda makes him sound like a deli case, doesnt it?), and is considered by many to be the best in town at what he does (accurate renditions of popular soft rock tunes and standards). Fri., 9 pm, Peppers Cantina.
Maurice & Doubleday
Popular danceable covers from a longtime area party band.. Wed., 7 pm, Go Fish.
The Park Bench Trio
See Connect Recommends. Fri., Savannah Blues.
Gordon Perry is a local guitarist of great skill and emotion. Hes been around the block and knows how things are supposed to sound. His shows center around the blues and jazz idioms. Fri., 9 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar.
Roy & The Circuit Breakers
Beach, shag, rock and pop tunes. Thurs. - Sun., Docs Bar (Tybee).
The Bobby Ryder Quartet
Depending on who you ask, this Hilton Heads bandleader is either a hip and swinging vocalist in the grand tradition of Sinatra and Tormé, or a schmaltzy lounge lizard who crosses the line into unintentional self-parody. However, his ton of experience playing all sorts of venues far and wide for many years makes a case for legitimate if sometimes over-the-top coolness. Thurs., - Sat., The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).
This local soul, rock and blues cover act has existed in many incarnations including one featuring the late JoJa Band vocalist Howard Jobe. After an extended absence, theyre now back on the scene. Wed., 8 pm, The Oyster Bar (Wilmington Island).
A recent transplant from Florida, this personable multi-instrumentalist and singer is said to have literally hundreds of popular tunes in her repertoire. Tues. - Wed., Fusion/The Monkey Bar.
For over a decade, this versatile pianist and vocalist has held court at this cozy darkwood bar. Her shows include standards from Johnny Mercer, Hoagy Carmichael, Cole Porter and others, plus her own compositions. She has just released her second album, and is well on her way to becoming a Savannah fixture. Tues. - Sun., The Planters Tavern (below The Olde Pink House).
Venerable local sextet offering lived-in renditions of Motown, shag, beach music and Stax soul that are geared for dancing. Sat., Fusion/The Monkey Bar.
High-energy funk and soul jam group featuring members of The Permanent Tourists and The Greg Williams Band. Wed., JJ Cagneys.
The Greg Williams Band
Greg is one of the most prolific and experienced singer/songwriters in town. His solo shows lean toward modern acoustic folk and blues, but his full band tilts toward raunchy, 70s-style rock and funk with a distinct Southern jam vibe, courtesy of his ace rhythm section and expressive lead guitarist. Fri., 9 pm, The Oyster Bar (Wilmington Island).