Savannah favorites American Aquarium returned to The Jinx last Friday at the start of their summer tour — and fresh off of opening for the legendary Willie Nelson at Sweetland Amphitheatre.
Opening was outlaw country singer PeeWee Moore and The Awful Dreadful Snakes, accompanied by the familiar face (and pedal steel guitar) of Igor Fiksman. Following their set was Radio Birds, whose southern rock set amped up the crowd for headliners American Aquarium.
A few songs in, BJ reminded the crowd of a conversation he had with club owner Susanne when they first started playing Savannah. In it, he promised her that they would always play at The Jinx when they were in Savannah — and even though they’ve played increasingly bigger venues over the years, they’ve kept that promise.
On a personal note, I’ve known BJ for almost a decade — going back to radio interviews with the original lineup(s) from around 2008 when they first started playing Savannah. I’m so proud of how far they’ve come, and that the success of Burn. Flicker. Die. and Wolves has propelled them to new heights. Look for his solo album, Rockingham, later this summer.
Check out some photos below, and more after the jump!