YES, it’s been cold, and yes, sometimes, at the end of the day, getting under a pile of blankets with some hot tea is really the most appealing thing in the entire world. I can’t argue with you—Savannah’s ever-strange interpretation of winter is here, for certain—but hey, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on great shows! The Sentient Bean is one of the coziest places in town, and with tons of coffee and tea selections and the warm, soothing vocals of Lobo Marino, faeryteeth and Swamp Trees—well—it’s almost more comfortable than home.
Richmond’s Lobo Marino are Savannah regulars by this time; the duo play an entrancing and meditative kind of folk with textural tribal influences, chanting, and gorgeous harmonies. If you haven’t seen them before, do it now—it’ll warm you from the inside out.
They head down from Virginia with Swamp Trees, crafters of a sweet kind of gentle forest-folk.
Faeryteeth’s Tara Walters is proving to be an increasingly fluid performer. Lo-fi, vulnerably delicate folk songs are her mainstay, but she’s been experimenting with electro beats here and there, too. Whether she’s looping layers and layers of harmonies or playing it straight, there’s a plainspoken inquisitiveness about her work that makes it uniquely hers.