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Bill Dawers


Bill Dawers is a columnist for Savannah Morning News and Do Savannah, the editor at Savannah Unplugged and an instructor at Armstrong Atlantic State University.


Unplugged: 2017 a year of transition for Savannah music scene

21 Jun 2017

At their show last Friday night at The Jinx, The Train Wrecks proved yet again that they’re still at the top of their game.


Unplugged: Another year, another perspective on Spoleto vs. Savannah Music Fest

14 Jun 2017

Like many other Savannahians, I head to Charleston for at least a day each year for Spoleto Festival USA. 


Unplugged: Annual SCAD New Alumni Concerts brought Savannah together

30 May 2017

The Savannah College of Art and Design isn’t producing the usual New Alumni Concert in Forsyth Park this year.


Unplugged: Roots musicians Amythyst Kiah, Tony Furtado headed to Savannah

09 May 2017

I’ve raved in this column before about Amythyst Kiah, the Johnson City, Tenn.-based roots rocker who will be performing at The Jinx on May 11. 


Everymen at The Jinx among this week’s top Savannah shows

03 May 2017

With touring acts like SUSTO and St. Paul & The Broken Bones on the way, we’re headed for another strong week for theSavannah music scene.


Unplugged: Four Savannah songwriters pay homage to Townes Van Zandt

25 Apr 2017

Townes Van Zandt has been dead for just over 20 years, but the famed Texan continues to have a profound impact on other musicians.


Unplugged: Time to mark your calendars for big spring shows

19 Apr 2017

It’s time to get out your music calendars. Spring is a busy season in Savannah, and there are shows coming up in the next few weeks that some of you do not want to miss.


Unplugged: Magical, unscripted moments at Savannah Music Festival

04 Apr 2017

The second week of the Savannah Music Festival offered some extraordinary moments.


Unplugged: The Jinx lineup for St. Patrick’s features excellent local, touring acts

14 Mar 2017

A relatively new Savannah transplant recently told me that she and her children had never experienced St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah.


Unplugged: Strong ensemble drives Asbury’s ‘Steel Magnolias’

08 Mar 2017

Robert Harling’s “Steel Magnolias” is 30 years old, but the play still feels fresh, funny and wise in its exploration of the relationships among six women in a small Louisiana town.


Unplugged: Discover the new at Savannah Stopover

01 Mar 2017

More than 80 bands in three days? How does a live music lover even know where to begin?


Unplugged: A-Town hosts party, city prepares for ‘Music March’

22 Feb 2017

In previous years, the A-Town Get Down Festival was held in the winter, but the daylong event, which features diverse musical talent and a healthy dose of arts activities, has moved to the spring for 2017.


Unplugged: Busy weekend for Savannah scene with Velvet Caravan, Dope KNife, more

14 Feb 2017

Those of us who follow the Savannah music scene closely have been wondering what would happen with the departure of key young musicians. Would the scene continue to thrive in 2017 as it has in recent years?


Unplugged: Oscar Wilde returns to Hostess City for Savannah Rep debut

07 Feb 2017

A new theater company has come to Savannah, and the first offering is one of the great plays of the Victorian era.


Unplugged: The Accomplices host ‘So Long, Not Farewell’ party

01 Feb 2017

“It was time to shake things up,” Colleen Heine of The Accomplices told me recently. “I think change inspires growth, and it’s good to get out of your comfort zone.”


Unplugged: A weekend of tough choices

26 Jan 2017

We have all heard about improvisational comedy and theater, but how about an improvised musical?


Unplugged: Strong lineups this week at El-Rocko, Sentient Bean

17 Jan 2017

Birdperson’s high-energy, New Wave-influenced rock seems a great fit for the party atmosphere at El-Rocko, and that show kicks off a busy weekend that takes the band to Atlanta and Myrtle Beach.