This weekend presents an embarrassment of riches for the Savannah music scene — on Saturday alone there’s A-Town Get Down with headliner Blind Boys of Alabama; the Caleb Klauder Band and The Accomplices at American Legion Post 36; Crazy Bag Lady, Warehouse, Breathers, and Culture Vulture at Hang Fire; and American Aquarium, Nightingale News, and Don Chambers at The Jinx.
We know that Raleigh-based American Aquarium will put on a killer show (I’ll add a link to my preview in Do Savannah once it’s posted), but if you’re headed to The Jinx Saturday, you should get there in time for Coy Campbell’s new project Nightingale News. According to an excellent piece by Anna Chandler for Connect Savannah, Coy will be joined on stage by Markus Kuhlmann on drums, Stu Harmening on guitar, Rachael Shaner on double bass, and Igor Fiksman on pedal steel. Saturday is the debut of the full band, but a smaller version of Nightingale News — with Coy, Stu, and Markus — opened for Dave Dondero at Ampersand in summer 2014, and I was pretty much blown away by the beauty and mystery of the band’s songs.
Simply put: Nightingale News might be a new band, but there’s a depth to the sound that many acts never achieve.
Check out the following video and Bandcamp embed, and I’ve added a few photos from that show at Ampersand too.