Savannah Stopover preview: St. Paul & The Broken Bones

For its 4th installment, Savannah Stopover is featuring its strongest ever lineup of bands from the South.

One of the best of those acts from the South — St. Paul & The Broken Bones — will be playing at 8 p.m. on the evening of 3/6 for the festival’s opening party Moon River Beer Garden.

St. Paul & The Broken Bones’ first album Half the City has just been released to wide acclaim. From Ann Powers with NPR’s First Listen, reflecting on the band’s development since she first saw them:

Since that winter weekday gig, I’ve watched as St. Paul and the Broken Bones became one of the nation’s best live bands. Every crowd is bigger; nearly every listener locks in and becomes a raving fan. Now, the group is releasing a debut album that’s an ideal counterpart to those frenetic shows. Produced by Ben Tanner, keyboardist for the Alabama Shakes, “Half the City” is the album you put on after the night’s done, to chill out, make out or cry into that last drink you pour in the kitchen. It’s also the one you reach for the morning after, because you just have to memorize those grooves.

And be sure to check out Bill DeYoung’s excellent profile of the band and interview with lead singer Paul Janeway in Connect Savannah.

Check out these excellent live videos from Live & Breathing and OurVinyl: