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For a full listing of live music events going on New Year’s Eve, please see this week’s Music Feature...

Absylom Rising

Extremely eclectic dance-oriented jam quartet from Oxford, Miss. that blends elements of bluegrass, classic rock, funk and traditional country, and is known for its vocal work. Fri. - Sat., 10 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House.

Teddy Adams

One of the key figures in the local jazz scene (and the Coastal Jazz Association), this trombonist has performed and collaborated with many of the greats in his genre. He leads his own groups, but plays infrequently in town, so it’s always worth catching when he does. Thurs., 8 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.


This tight and extremely entertaining electric blues combo has been playing in this area for almost two decades. Despite a number of lineup changes, their drummer Ken Harrison has remained a constant presence, and guides the band through scores of upbeat, danceable shuffles and Chicago-style ballads. Fri., The Warehouse.

Bottles & Cans

Local outfit that straddles the line between Hellhound rock and gritty Delta blues. Fans of T-Model Ford, Hound Dog Taylor and late-period Tom Waits will find much to like about this stirring quartet. Thurs., 10 pm, Savannah Blues + Fri., 10 pm, JJ Cagney’s + Sat., Savannah Blues.

Thomas Claxton

Intense acoustic guitarist and singer who previously served as the frontman of local hard rock cover band The Long Awaited. His sets include both popular rock tunes, and slightly left-of-center choices. Thurs., 8 pm, Bernie’s On River Street + Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Bayou Café.

Mary Davis & Company

Acoustic trio centered around the vocals and guitar of Davis – better known as the frontwoman for the impressive Wilmington Island-based party act Band In The Park. This trio’s sets focus on well-known rock, pop and soul tunes. Thurs., 6:30 pm, Baja Cantina (The Landings).

The Georgia Rhythm Band

Regional band offering covers of popular country, Southern rock and classic rock hits form the past few decades. Fri. - Sat., 9:30 pm, Scandals (Tybee).

Keith & Ross

Acoustic duo (who also function as the core of the electric band Two Path Road) specializing in country and classic rock hits. Known for their vocal harmonies and tendency to stretch their songs out into extended jams. Thurs., 10 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House.

Dexter Lott

Smooth jazz, fusion and R & B. Fri., 9:30 pm, Il Pasticcio.

Harry O'Donoghue

Beloved, locally-based, native Irish troubadour who plays the acoustic guitar and bodhran. The host of Georgia Public Radio’s popular program The Green Island, he’s released eight solo albums of traditional and contemporary Celtic music and tours regularly in the U.K. and the USA. Wed. - Sun., Kevin Barry’s.

The Bobby Ryder Quartet

Hilton Head-based music scene veteran who specializes in approximating the sound of the big band era (think vintage Sinatra) with just a four-piece group. Thurs., 7:30 pm, The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).

Southpaw w/Scott Owens

Regional quintet playing popular modern and classic country covers. For these shows, they’ll be joined by a guest lead vocalist. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Tommy’s (Pooler).

16ail Thurmond

A downtown fixture of sorts, this vibrant singing pianist has been playing jazzy standards and show tunes in this cozy darkwood bar for over a decade. Many folks make it a point to stop in and see Gail whenever they pass through the area. She’s a welcome constant in the increasingly disparate downtown entertainment world. Tues. - Sun., Planter’s Tavern (beneath The Olde Pink House Restaurant).