Savannah Stopover has already released much of its 2015 lineup, but dozens more acts (including the local bands) as well as the venues will be confirmed on Friday night at The Jinx sometime before or between performances by two excellent bands: Family and Friends, which is booked for this year’s Stopover, and River Whyless, which has played the festival twice before. (Click here for the Facebook event; click here to buy tix.)
UPDATE: Click here for details on the full Savannah Stopover lineup.
For a full preview of the show, check this excellent article by Dash Coleman for Do Savannah.
Here’s Asheville-based River Whyless with “Life Crisis” in a video shot by Little Tybee’s Brock Scott and submitted to a contest at NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts:
Friday’s show at The Jinx will probably sound a little more like this — here’s studio footage and sound from La La Land in Louisville of “Airline to Heaven”:
Family and Friends has taken the Athens, Ga. area by storm in recent months. They were selected both Artist of the Year ’14 and Upstart Band ’14 in the Flagpole Athens Music Awards. F&F vaulted to our attention at Bragg Jam last summer in Macon, played a thrilling set at Savannah’s Revival Fest last October, and they sold out Athens’ Georgia Theatre last week.
Here’s a live version of “Wyoming”:
With so much else going on, Mike’s vocals can get a little lost in the sound, so I really like this version of “My Life, My Love” from Glow in the Dark Studios in Atlanta:
And I still haven’t had a chance to hear A.m. Rodriguez live. Check out “Latona Basement Sessions” — it’s awesome: