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Joshua Peacock

"Empire of Sound"

Joshua Peacock is a writer and musician. He has been involved in music since the age of 5 and studied music theory, jazz and playwriting at the University of Iowa. He is an Online Content Producer for Savannah Morning News and a contributor to Do Savannah. You can contact him at


Japan’s pop-punk band Shonen Knife brings USA Ramen Adventure Tour to Savannah

24 Apr 2017

International pop-punk royalty Shonen Knife is returning to Savannah to not only play, but also find our town’s best Ramen dish.


Savannah Sweet Tease Burlesque Revue continues performance evolution

17 Apr 2017

Over the last four years, the Savannah Sweet Tease Burlesque Revue has grown from a group of rag-tag, DIY dancers into a professional strip-tease troupe with more than just skin to share.


Folk singer Kath Bloom makes Savannah debut

12 Apr 2017

Kath Bloom is one of those singer-songwriters whose three decades worth of work has acted as a bedrock of influence for folk musicians over the years.


Review: Savannah Music Festival is overall educational and endearing

10 Apr 2017

The 28th annual Savannah Music Festival was a global experience, an education with high production value and unique performances, all delivered by some of the most talented living musicians the world over.


Empire of Sound: Tune in to WRUU, Savannah’s new community radio station

10 Apr 2017

Savannah finally has a community radio station! WRUU 107.5 FM Savannah Soundings is live on the radio now.


Sister Hazel brings decades of music to Savannah’s Stage on Bay

10 Apr 2017

For more than 20 years, Sister Hazel has churned out albums, toured the world, hosted unique events and dented the Billboard charts with their own particular rock ’n’ roll, and all with the same core group of musicians.


Review: A lesson in Brazilian music with masters Hermeto Pascoal and Danilo Brito

10 Apr 2017

I have to admit, I chose to review this concert not because I had a tremendous wealth of knowledge about Brazilian music, but rather because I didn’t.


Savannah Music Festival: Justin Townes Earle sharpens own style while echoing the past

04 Apr 2017

Justin Townes Earle was born under the shadow of two great American roots music icons, but has emerged with a distinctive voice in the Americana revival of the 2000s.


Legends of Southern Hip Hop tour brings the greats to Savannah

03 Apr 2017

The Legends of Southern Hip Hop concert April 8 at the Savannah Civic Center boasts some of the biggest names that helped put southern rap on the musical map.


Empire of Sound: Notes from a music junkie at Savannah Music Festival

03 Apr 2017

Over the last week, I caught 11 Savannah Music Festival concerts and three rock shows around town, and still managed to miss a lot of really great music. 


Review: Savannah Music Fest's Swing Central Jazz Finale proves future is in good hands

03 Apr 2017

The Swing Central Jazz Finale has become a highlight of the Savannah Music Festival. This year was no exception. The young bloods and the old bloods came to play.


Savannah Music Festival: Nikki Lane and Parker Millsap showcase modern country storytelling

28 Mar 2017

While a majority of the Savannah Music Festival’s concerts highlight longtime practitioners of music, the double bill with Nikki Lane and Parker Millsap is a chance for audience members to experience two emerging country/pop stars.


Savannah Music Festival: The Grateful Ball a bluegrass foray into the Dead

28 Mar 2017

The Grateful Ball is more than just a tribute show — it’s a grouping of some of the finest bluegrass musicians paying homage to the legendary rock band and its saintly guitarist.


Savannah Music Festival: Week 2 at a glance

28 Mar 2017

The Savannah Music Festival runs from March 23-April 8. Order tickets at


Metal gods Weedeater, ASG return to Savannah

28 Mar 2017

Southern metal outfits Weedeater and ASG both have tenured, intertwined histories with Savannah and its metal community.


Review: When Brahms takes on Tchaikovsky in Savannah, everyone wins

28 Mar 2017

In yet another unique showcase for the Savannah Music Festival, the U.S. premiere of “Brahms vs. Tchaikovsky” was a superb display of chamber music from two titan composers.


Review: Arias & Encores a healthy dose of all the best at Savannah Music Fest

26 Mar 2017

Over the years, and to some degree especially this year, the Savannah Music Festival has strived to offer patrons unique experiences that are equally educational and entertaining. 


Review: Avett Brothers shine in first of two concerts to open Savannah Music Fest

24 Mar 2017

In what appeared to be a sold-out show, the Avett Brothers opened a double bill at the Savannah Music Festival with a simply spectacular concert. 


Reverend Horton Heat back at The Jinx with special guests

23 Mar 2017

After 30-plus years, 11 studio albums and thousands of live shows, the king of modern rockabilly is still going strong and nowhere near stopping.


Savannah Music Festival: Daily top picks

22 Mar 2017

Do columnist Joshua Peacock offers his top picks for the Savannah Music Festival from March 23-April 8. 


Savannah Music Festival: The Avett Brothers back with new album in tow

21 Mar 2017

The Avett Brothers are excited to play the Savannah Music Festival again, after selling out shows in 2011 and 2014.


Savannah Music Festival: ‘Brahms vs. Tchaikovsky’ highlights composers’ rift with multimedia concert

21 Mar 2017

Johannes Brahms and Pyotr Tchaikovsky were contemporaries, masters of symphonic music who held each other’s work in the worst of regards.