The great blues/rock singer Joan Osborne has joined the band Trigger Hippy, which has been added to the Live Wire Music Hall schedule for Friday, April 20.
Trigger Hippy has been around for two years - it's the side project of Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman, who got it rolling with ex-Crowes guitarist Audley Freed (now also an ex-member of Trigger Hippy, replaced by Nashville writer and producer extraordinaire Will Kimbrough).
The band also includes singer/songwriter Jackie Green (a jam festival favorite), and Nick Govrik on bass.
Tickets are $12.50 advance, $15 day of show.
Osborne has a new album, Bring it on Home, just out. It features a baker's dozen blues and soul classics, along the lines of "Shake Your Hips" and "I Don't Need No Doctor."
You've already heard about the Live Wire date for Amy Ray (May 5), and here's a new one: Guitar maestro and super-delightful quirky songwriter Keller Williams will play the club (again) May 3.
I want my Cusses
Since MTV doesn't actually play music videos any more, it was cool to see that the Bob Jones-directed video for "Worst Enemy," from the debut full-length by Savannah's Cusses, was added to the "rotation" on mtv.com. This happens to me my favorite song on the Cusses album, too.
@ Guitarist Laurence Juber has an 8 p.m. show April 20 at Randy Wood Guitars in Bloomingdale. Among the impressive stats on the English musician's bio: He was lead guitarist in the last-ever incarnation of Paul McCartney's Wings - that's LJ on "Goodnight Tonight," "Coming Up (Live at Glasgow)" and the entire Back to the Egg album.
@ Director David I.L. Poole and his theater group, the Collective Face, return to Muse Arts Warehouse May 4 with a two-week production of Jean-Paul Sartre's No Exit.
• Charlie Daniels Band/Little Big Town. Forsyth Park. April 20.
• Savannah Philharmonic: A Night of Great Opera. Lucas Theatre. April 21.
• Brian Regan. Johnny Mercer Theatre. May 3. CANCELED.
@ Keller Williams. Live Wire. May 3.
• Trace Adkins. Johnny Mercer Theatre. May 4.
• Tall Ships Challenge (riverfront). May 3-7.
• Straight No Chaser. Johnny Mercer Theatre. May 5.
@ Amy Ray. Live Wire Music Hall. May 5.
• Kevin Hart. Johnny Mercer Theatre. May 12.
@ SCAD Fashion Week Runway Show. Lucas Theatre. May 17.
@ Savannah Philharmonic Season Finale. Lucas Theatre. May 19.
@ Shirley Ceasar Father's Day Gospel Explosion. MLK Arena. June 17.
@ Laughs For Lemonade. June 23. Lucas Theatre.