IT'S A homecoming for Savannah native Victor Wainwright. A graduate of Benedictine, Wainwright cut his teeth gigging with Eric Culberson in his high school days. The 2000s saw his career grow, as opportunities arose to tour the world, andWainwright currently plays with bands Southern Hospitality and Victor Wainwright and the Wild Roots. His award-winning blues piano has earned him stage shares and collaborations with the likes of B.B. King and Reverend Billy C. Wirtz, but he’s never made it home for a show—until now.
Wainwright is back to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Savannah Harley-Davidson with a free concert for all. Though we haven’t seen him in a bit down here, the local boy still reps us hard, peddling “Piana from Savannah by Way of Memphis” worldwide.
In 2013 and 2014, Wainwright was honored as ‘Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year’ at the Blues Music Award Ceremonies. Often likened to Dr. John to Jerry Lee Lewis with a huge, soulful voice thrown with old-school country flair, Wainwright provides a swinging good time for the whole family. With a strong honky-tonk backbone, a fun sense of the blues, and wild piano chops, he’s guaranteed to thrill the crowd.