I’ve been covering arts and culture in Savannah for many years, and I still have trouble wrapping my head around how much talent we have in this relatively small metro area.
In recent years, Trinity United Methodist Church on Telfair Square has proved a sterling venue for both touring and homegrown musicians. The church hosts shows during the Savannah Music Festival and Savannah Stopover, and the Trinity Sanctuary Concerts series also produces shows throughout the year.
This past Thursday was the annual Singer-Songwriter Edition of the quarterly Thursday Night Opry. This installment featured CC Witt, Jason Bible, Tom Cooler, Anna Chandler (of COEDS and Lovely Locks), Markus Kuhlmann (of Clouds & Satellites and Waits & Co.), A.M. Rodriguez, and Jay Rudd (of City Hotel and Paving Gravy). Each of the seven artists performed three originals, and then they all joined forces at the end for a spirited, beautifully arranged version of Traveling Wilburys’ “Handle With Care”.
Here’s a gallery of photos by Jon Waits (JWaitsphoto), a regular contributor here at hissing lawns, plus one stray shot by me. Click on through for more. Some photos by Don Teuton and more shots by Jon can be seen on the Facebook event page and the Trinity Sanctuary Concerts page (please give it a “like”).