THE granddaddy of jam music, Col. Bruce Hampton is coming to town to show everyone how it’s done. Breaking out in 1969 with Hampton Grease Band, Hampton has performed with a variety of bands, including the Late Bronze Age, The Codetalkers, The Fiji Mariners, The Quark Alliance, and, most influentially, The Aquarium Rescue Unit.
If it weren’t for the Atlanta native’s penchant for bucking tradition and mashing together rock ‘n’ roll, bluegrass, jazz, funk, blues, and more, the world might not have Widespread Panic, Phish or Dave Matthews Band, groups that were significantly influenced by the talented Aquarium Rescue Unit players.
That band, which had its core run from the late ‘80s to late ‘90s, reunited in the mid-2000s and once again in 2015, but Col. Hampton has a new band to show off in Savannah, Col. Bruce Hampton & The Madrid Express.
Singer-songwriter Colin Lake kicks off the evening.
Saturday, April 2, 9 p.m., free