With this first installment, hissing lawns introduces an ongoing series of posts by Larry Jack Sammons, who probably goes to more gigs than anyone in Savannah. From Larry Jack:
Hello blog-land. My name is Larry Jack Sammons. Some of you know me, and those that don’t would probably recognize “that old guy with a big smile that I see at EVERY show”, although most of you are kind enough to leave out the “old” part. After receiving dozens (well, at least one half-dozen) requests, and being threatened with a GPS tracker, I decided to place my schedule/recommendations on this blog.
Different things can affect what I put on the Music Tour. Of course, logistics come into play. Being an old man, I can’t ride my bicycle to the Southside, so it has to be a special show for me to head south of Victory. And although they sometimes have better music than downtown, Tybee is usually a no-no for me. Also, I tend to avoid yuppie-type bars. I am more of a dive-bar kind of guy.
Enough running my mouth, here is the schedule for this week.
Tuesday 24th (I’m planning on staying home, but here are some recommendations)
Hitman at The Warehouse (8pm)
Ricardo & Sasha at Foxy Loxy Cafe (8:30pm)
Eric Culberson Jam Night at Bayou Cafe
Velvet Caravan at Savannah Jazz Festival (Habersham & 63rd) (6pm) – If you have never seen these guys, you have got to go to this show. It’s at 6p, there are places to eat, no excuses. If you think you don’t like gypsy-jazz, you are wrong. This is some of Savannah’s finest players, they even make me feel like dancing.
I am planning an early night, but if you make it back downtown, I would recommend
Hitman at Bay Street Blues
Jon Lee’s Apparitions at The Warehouse (8pm)
Savannah Jazz Festival at Forsyth Park (Blues Night) – My favorite night of the Festival. Eric Culberson (7p), EG Knight (8:15), and Watermelon Slim & The Workers (9:30). I don’t know the later acts, but I trust the festival’s and Skip Jennings’ choices.
After the Jazz Festival, I’ll be heading downtown for either (possibly both):
Georgia Kyle at The Warehouse (8p – 11:30) – You really want to see him play his cigar box guitar
Craig Tanner & Friends at Molly MacPherson’s (10pm)- Guitarist-songwriter and very nice guy
The tour schedule continues after the jump.
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