Popular straight-ahead electric blues act thats been around in one form or another for well over a decade, and is a familiar sight at many area venues. Fri., 9 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar.
The Sarah Colvin Ensemble
Wonderful, understated Jacksonville-based jazz vocalist backed by a sympathetic pianist and standup bassist who really know how to swing. Sat., 9 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
Talented jazz pianist whose latest CD features his own arrangements of Johnny Mercer tunes. Tues., 7 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
High-energy show by wise-cracking tag-team pianists taking requests from the audience (anything from jazz standards and show tunes to heavy metal anthems). Wed. - Sat., Savannah Smiles.
Traditional and contemporary acoustic Celtic tunes. Mon. - Tues., Kevin Barrys.
Athens funk and jam group with a strong local fanbase. Lately theyve been opening for Robert Walters 20th Congress, and they just added a 2nd sax man whos logged a lot of road time with Tyrone Davis (!). Fri., Locos Deli & Pub.
The Jacey Falk Trio
This local boy logged some serious time in the NYC jazz world before returning to his hometown. During that time, the scat vocalist worked with a handful of legendary artists such as Ruth Brown and now he leads his own regional combo. Thurs., 8 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
Full Black Out
Slinky, Tallahassee, Florida groove band featuring overdriven mouth harp. Their swampy blooze bit is a tad affected at times, but they play well as a unit, and are aiming for something more than standard-issue Allmans fetishism. Think SRV meets Panic. Sat., JJ Cagneys.
Hard-working local electric blues and R & B act led by guitarist and singer Brett Hitman Bernard. Theyre becoming one of the more popular such groups in town. Tues. (hosts Open Mic) + Thurs. - Sat., Savannah Blues.
Veteran, sweet-voiced pianist and guitarist playing several decades worth of soft rock and pop favorites. Sat. - Sun., 7 pm, AJs Dockside (Tybee).
Howard Paul & George Sheck
Paul is generally regarded as one of the finest jazz guitarists in the area. he plays a custom-built 7-string instrument similar to those used by his friend (and mentor) Bucky Pizzarelli. Sheck accompanies him on bass. Fri. - Sat., 7:30 pm, The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).
The Denny Phillips Band
Long-running area cover band specializing in upbeat, danceable pop and rock hits from the 60s through the 90s. Their frontman is well-known for his spot-on Neil Diamond routine. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, The Oyster Bar (Wilmington Island).
Rick & Ginger of Liquid Ginger
Acoustic duo of key members from this popular regional pop-rock act. Their acoustic act offers well-known covers, plus some originals.Thurs., 7 pm, Tubbys (Thunderbolt) + Fri., Café Loco (Tybee) + Sat., 12 pm, City Market Courtyard + Sat., Tubbys (River St.), 6 pm.
Pop and rock covers from some of the areas most experienced players. Fri. - Sat., Scandals (Tybee).
"Georgia" Kyle Shiver
Locally-based singer/songwriter with a strong voice, impressive acoustic guitar skills, and a few CDs worth of soulful folk, and distinctly Southern blues. Wed., 9 pm, Fiddlers Crab House + Fri., 7 pm, AJs Dockside Restaurant (Tybee) +Sun., Café Loco (10 pm).
Intense Florida-based singer/songwriter known for her bold, ballsy stage demeanor, and introspective, neo-folkie tunes that draw comparisons to Ani DiFranco and Patty Griffin. Fri., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.
Hilton Head-based jaz and blues artist.
Sat., 9 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar.
Prolific Savannah songwriter and guitarist who plays high-profile showcase rooms in L.A. and Nashville in addition to his regular local haunts. Recommended for fans of John Hiatt, Tom Petty and Elliot Smith. Fri. - Sat., 7:30 pm, The Warehouse + Mon., JJ Cagneys + Tues., 10 pm, Fiddlers Crab House.