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Side project featuring members of Savannah’s own Perpetual Groove, a psychedelic jam band that is steadily becoming one of the most talked about such groups on the national scene. Fri., Locos Deli & Pub.

The Jeff Beasley Band

Led by guitarist and vocalist Beasley (also of Two Blue and formerly of Bluesonics), this trio acts as a showcase for many of his original tunes, which mix Cajun and country influences with more traditional electric blues structures. Fri., - Sat., 10 pm, The Mercury Lounge.

Bottles & Cans

Energetic electric blues group that’s been named a favorite act in our past Reader’s Polls. Thurs., Savannah Blues.

The Doug Carn Quintet

Smokin’ jazz outfit centered around the adventurous keyboardist Carn, who was a shining light of the 1970s Black Jazz movement, and despite relocating to Florida, still enjoys a strong following in Savannah, where he resided for many years. Great stuff. Sun., 7 pm, Creole Red.

Thomas Claxton

This former member of The Dynamic Duo (and current vocalist for local hard rock cover act The Long Awaited) plays a variety of modern and classic rock tunes on acoustic guitar. Mon., 10 pm, Daiquiri Depot (Pooler) + Thurs., Bernie’s on River Street.

Sterling Colvin & Improv

Tight and experienced Hilton Head-based show band playing crowd-pleasing R & B, soul, pop and rock hits. Fri. Fusion/The Monkey Bar.

Chris Cook's "Wild Wild West" Party

Another theme party from this local agitator. Held in honor of “Spanksgiving,” Cook says this ribald bash will include a “shootout at midnight,” and (what else?) whiskey drink specials. Sat., 10 pm, Velouria.

The Courtenay Brothers

Actual siblings (from a musical family), playing soft rock, country and pop tunes on acoustic guitars with sequenced backing. A regular attraction at restaurants and events around town. Wed., 7 pm, The Island Grill (Port Wentworth) + Fri., 9:30 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House +

Eric Culberson Blues Band

See Music Interview. Tues. (hosts Open Mic) - Wed., Mercury Lounge + Thurs., JJ Cagney’s.

Dixieland Jam

In the mood for an old-fashioned jam? This tony supper club on the island hosts an afternoon of regional musicians playing old-school New Orleans-style jazz. Sun., 3 pm, The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).

Jacey Falk & His Revue

Savannah vocalist and raconteur who broke into the New York City jazz scene and returned with an impressive debut CD (featuring the great Ruth Brown, no less). His rotating lineup of backing musicians feature cats from Savannah and Charleston. Sat., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

(An Evening With) Dodd Ferrelle & The Tinfoil Stars

See Connect Recommends. Sat., The Jinx.


The Hitmen

Led by guitarist Brett Bernard, this local group plays a wide variety of electric blues and R & B. Tues. (hosts Open Mic) - Wed. + Sat., Savannah Blues.

Industrial Resurrection

Goth Night at this alternative dance club, hosted by old-school wax-wrangler DJ Elgie. Thurs., Club One (18+).

Jah Creation

See Connect Recommends. Sat., Café Loco (Tybee).

Jake Landers & The Southern Strangers

See Connect Recommends. Sat., 7:30 pm, Randy Wood’s Concert Hall (Bloomingdale).

Joey Manning

Excellent pianist, guitarist and singer who’s been a bar and restaurant fixture around town for years (that kinda makes him sound like a deli case, doesn’t it?), and is considered by many to be the best in town at what he does (accurate renditions of popular soft rock tunes and standards). Fri., 9 pm, Pepper’s Cantina.

Maurice & Doubleday

Popular danceable covers from a longtime area party band.. Wed., 7 pm, Go Fish.

The Park Bench Trio

See Connect Recommends. Fri., Savannah Blues.

G.E. Perry

Gordon Perry is a local guitarist of great skill and emotion. He’s been around the block and knows how things are supposed to sound. His shows center around the blues and jazz idioms. Fri., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

Roy & The Circuit Breakers

Beach, shag, rock and pop tunes. Thurs. - Sun., Doc’s Bar (Tybee).

The Bobby Ryder Quartet

Depending on who you ask, this Hilton Head’s bandleader is either a hip and swinging vocalist in the grand tradition of Sinatra and Tormé, or a schmaltzy lounge lizard who crosses the line into unintentional self-parody. However, his ton of experience playing all sorts of venues far and wide for many years makes a case for legitimate – if sometimes over-the-top – coolness. Thurs., - Sat., The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).

Souled Out

This local soul, rock and blues cover act has existed in many incarnations – including one featuring the late JoJa Band vocalist Howard Jobe. After an extended absence, they’re now back on the scene. Wed., 8 pm, The Oyster Bar (Wilmington Island).


A recent transplant from Florida, this personable multi-instrumentalist and singer is said to have literally hundreds of popular tunes in her repertoire. Tues. - Wed., Fusion/The Monkey Bar.

Gail Thurmond

For over a decade, this versatile pianist and vocalist has held court at this cozy darkwood bar. Her shows include standards from Johnny Mercer, Hoagy Carmichael, Cole Porter and others, plus her own compositions. She has just released her second album, and is well on her way to becoming a Savannah fixture. Tues. - Sun., The Planters Tavern (below The Olde Pink House).


Venerable local sextet offering lived-in renditions of Motown, shag, beach music and Stax soul that are geared for dancing. Sat., Fusion/The Monkey Bar.

Voodoo Soup

High-energy funk and soul jam group featuring members of The Permanent Tourists and The Greg Williams Band. Wed., JJ Cagney’s.

The Greg Williams Band

Greg is one of the most prolific and experienced singer/songwriters in town. His solo shows lean toward modern acoustic folk and blues, but his full band tilts toward raunchy, ‘70s-style rock and funk with a distinct Southern jam vibe, courtesy of his ace rhythm section and expressive lead guitarist. Fri., 9 pm, The Oyster Bar (Wilmington Island).