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Bill Dawers

"Unplugged"

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: 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.

 

Unplugged: Big shows this weekend at Wormhole, Jinx

03 Jan 2017

It looks like we’ll have plenty of thrilling shows in 2017, and we’re off to a good start with this weekend’s offerings.

 

Unplugged: Looking ahead to the Savannah music scene in 2017

27 Dec 2016

In last week’s column, I looked back at some personal highlights from the Savannah music scene in 2016, so today let’s look ahead to 2017.

 

Unplugged: 2016 dotted with outstanding, memorable performances

20 Dec 2016

One of my favorite musical performances of 2016 was way back in early January.

 

Unplugged: Savannah embraces idiosyncrasies for the holidays

14 Dec 2016

It wouldn’t be Christmas in Savannah without some pretty strange parties.

 

Unplugged: Collective Face’s strong production of ‘Pygmalion’ continues at Muse

07 Dec 2016

“What have you left me fit for?” Eliza Doolittle asks Henry Higgins at a pivotal moment in George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion.” “Where am I to go? What am I to do? What’s to become of me?”

 

Unplugged: Shows at Barrelhouse, El-Rocko among Savannah’s club highlights

30 Nov 2016

If you’ve been wishing that 2016 would just end already, you might want to take a deep breath, slow down and make plans to enjoy some of the excellent live music coming up in December.

 

Unplugged: Homegrown Holiday Hoedown, other exciting shows coming up in December

22 Nov 2016

The sixth annual Homegrown Holiday Hoedown will take place on the evening of Dec. 16 in the grand ballroom on the second floor of American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St.

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