hissing lawns is a music blog based in Savannah, Georgia. Bill Dawers founded hissing lawns in September 2013 because he thought that the city and its artists deserved a blog like this to cover the music scene.

We post news, clips, photos, and other media related to Savannah-based bands and touring musicians stopping nearby. We also post about regional, national, and international musicians that catch our ears, and we have covered major festivals throughout the Southeast.

Please follow hissing lawns on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

If you’re trying to reach us, shoot a message to our Facebook page. (Email is dead.)

Current Contributors:

bill – co-editor and founder
Tom Cartmel – co-editor
Andy Berger
Caila Brown
Holden Taylor
Jon Waits
Joshua Peacock
Kayne Lanahan
Kyle Brown
Larry Jack Sammons
Niema Ross
Petee Worrell
Sarah Weitman
Skye Duke

5 comments for “about

  1. March 29, 2017 at 18:54

    Hey Bill —

    First, I want to thank you for noticing and taking the time to watch us at Savannah’s A-Town Get Down. From the very start you’ve been generous with your time and input through hissinglawns.com. Your suggestions are always appreciated (I agree we need to condense the real estate around the Festival in this new location — so true). If you ever have additional thoughts, please do let me know — the same for others at hissinglawns.

    You’re right — it was a major move to go outside of the Morris Center – something we felt we needed to do in order to increase ticket sales, to help us pay for the event, but the people at Charles Morris Center were always truly great partners.

    So now to keep on keeping on, and learn as we go.

    Thank you again for helping us with that learning, and for being a true student of the subject you cover — you and the others at the blog really know your artists, past and present. And upcoming (future) of course.

    Your opinions and input keep us all inspired.

    Thank you again —


  2. January 19, 2016 at 11:07

    Good to find this, Bill. I look forward to exploring it more.

  3. November 3, 2014 at 14:09

    Hey guys,

    My name is Ian, I’m part of the indie folk band Highbeams. We’ll be coming through Savannah in December for the 6th at Ampersand and the 13th at Sentient Bean. We’d love to see you out at one of the shows if you enjoy our sound!

    Feel free to check us out at highbeamsmusic.com

    Best wishes,


  4. August 29, 2014 at 13:05

    Greetings HissingLawns. First off, you guys are simply amazing. The luster to the work your staff has put into this shiny, deliciously cool blog got me turned onto many different bands in Savannah and the surrounding areas like Bully Pulpit, and Crazy Bag Lady.

    Speaking of, we are The JOYKILLS. We’re a four-piece of pure trouble that is set to play a house show in Savannah on Friday the 19th of September with our dear friends Crazy Bag Lady.

    I wanted to write you mostly to come hang out! We do submit our press information all the time, but we’d love for you all to come. This is a house show, so I can promise you anything goes… 😉

    In the meantime I wanted to include our tour schedule as we’re making our rounds across the entire Northeast and Midwest before the year ends.

    Again, please, please please keep writing. You are all on my tweet list as an avid reader. If you can make some time to come out that night I think you’ll find the music irresistibly harmful to your health.

    Finally, come visit our Label BloodDrunkRecords at http://www.bloodrunkrecords.com not only are we there but Atlanta’s finest (many of whom come to Savannah on the regular.)

    Thank you again for your patience and stay in touch,


  5. August 9, 2014 at 20:10

    Hello there good people of hissing lawns!

    I just finished a new album and would like to send you a CD to review. What address should I use?

    Soda Pop Sun

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