Two of the city’s finer musicians are having an EP release party this Saturday at the Tybee Post Theater. Aaron Zimmer and Jay Rudd are known to most of you as half of one of my favorite local bands, City Hotel. Somehow, during their busy schedule with their band, they have been able to record a disc. The EP Release Show should be a good time to try to catch these two guys in a beautiful environment.
They were kind enough to send me a press release, like I knew what I was doing or something (I hope I’m not violating a copyright or something posting it):
Jay Rudd and Aaron Paul Zimmer are releasing a new EP entitled “Zimmer and Rudd, Vol. 1,” a five song collaboration which includes brand new original material written by each artist. The event will take place at Tybee Post Theater on Saturday, July 13 at 8PM with special guests Russel Cook and the Sweet Teeth opening.
Zimmer and Rudd draw from the traditions of bluegrass guitar and mandolin duos such as the Monroe Brothers and Skaggs and Rice, adding a modern twist drawing from their varied influences. The duo have played together in Savannah-based bluegrass band City Hotel since 2011, releasing two full-length albums and touring the east coast. Last year Zimmer released his solo debut album “Saints and Heretics” which was awarded best local album of 2018 by the readers of Connect Savannah. Russel Cook has released six albums with his wife Cameron as Little Country Giants and is currently exploring new sounds as Russel Cook and The Sweet Teeth, a two guitar and drums juke-joint style trio featuring the sparkling guitar work of Scotty Knight and ace drummer Jeremy Clark.
The intimate atmosphere and unparalleled acoustics of the historic Tybee Post Theater will make for an unforgettable night of original music. “Zimmer and Rudd, Vol. 1” will be available for purchase at the event.