Extremely eclectic dance-oriented jam quartet from Oxford, Miss. that blends elements of bluegrass, classic rock, funk and traditional country, and are known for tight vocal harmonies.Tues., 10 pm, Fiddlerís Crab House.
Veteran local guitarist known for his bottleneck slide in the duo of Amburgey & Hanson. This monthly gig finds him accompanied by a rotating cast of guests. Thurs., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.
High-energy Jacksonville-based Southern and hard rock bar band, featuring a founding member of Molly Hatchet. Covers and originals. Sat., 9:30 pm, The Oyster Bar (Wilmington Island).
Bottles & Cans
Raw electric rotgut blues a la T-Model Ford or Hound Dog Taylor. Straight, no chaser. Thurs., Savannah Blues.
Erickson & Strong
Local cover duo offering laid back covers of pop, country, shag and rock hits, recast with a slightly calypso feel. Fri., 7 pm, Uncle Bubbaís Oyster House.
Locally-based jazz scat vocalist, who spent time in the NYC jazz world, and returned with an impressive debut CD and a handful of A-list connections. His local gigs find him joined by an ever-changing lineup of the areaís better players. Thurs., 10 pm, Fiddlerís Crab House.
The Noel Friedline Quintet
A celebrated Floridian vocalist/pianist (in the tradition of Nat ìKingÎ Cole) leads this ace acoustic jazz group, which features a talented female singer (in the tradition of Shirley Horn). Fri. - Sat., 7 pm, The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).
Classically-trained harpist offers a unique take on this most bewitching instrument by playing traditional pieces, her own arrangements of popular tunes and her own original material. This makes a wonderful complement to brunch in this new luxury hotelís restaurant. Sun., 11 am - 2 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
Led by pianist Eric Jones, this new trio also includes multi-instrumentalist Ricardo Ochoa and celebrated regional traps drummer Billy Hoffman. Fri., 8:30 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
Atlantaís MC Soulheir the manCHILD and DJ Dust make thoughtful, positive cutting-edge hip-hop that many liken to both Talib Kweli and The Black Eyed Peas. Their signed to tobyMACís cutting-edge Christian rock, pop and hip-hop label Gotee Records, Sat., The Jinx.
Newly-minted local cover band (popular hits in a variety of styles) featuring keyboardist Skip Graham. Sat., Pogyís Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill).
Young, ìwanderlusty songwriterÎ who rediscovered her country roots after relocating to Austin, Texas. Mon., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.
Tybeeís 5th Annual Spring Fling
This eagerly-anticipated street festival has grown quite a bit since its inception. The latest installment includes a variety of local artists and craftspeople, food, and ñ of course ñ free live music. Saturdayís lineup features local blues songwriter Jan Spillane, the 1960s-style female trio Girlfriends, and Atlanta bluesman Slim Fatz. Heís back on Sunday, along with the locally-based Middle Eastern pop sensation ZAN (celebrating the release of her new CD), and the steel drum-driven Caribbean sounds of the Heritage Band. It makes a great family outing. Sat. & Sun., 10 am - 6 pm, Memorial Park (next to Tybee City Hall) - ALL AGES.
It doesnít get much heavier than this South Carolina sludgecore act led by the absolutely unhinged Dave ìDixieÎ Collins, infamous for his time in the see-it-to-believe-it BUZZOV-EN. With local punks Black Tusk (ex-Bricks). Wed., The Jinx.
The Greg Williams Band
Greasy, folk and blues-influenced rock & roll from one of the areaís most accomplished singer/songwriters. Expect soaring leads and powerful vocals. Fri., 9 pm, The Oyster Bar (Wilmington Island).