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Review: Sound issues, lackluster lineup lead to underwhelming Drive-By Truckers show at SMF

13 Apr 2016

What a difference a day makes. Exactly 24 hours before the Drive-By Truckers’ Savannah Music Festival performance, I had been sitting in — get this — exactly the same seat for a flat-out incredible show by Dave Rawlings Machine.

 

Review: Dave Rawlings Machine conjures Bob Dylan’s Americana at Savannah Music Fest

13 Apr 2016

It would be tempting to say the specter of Bob Dylan draped itself like Spanish moss over almost the entire Dave Rawlings Machine concert at Trustees Theater on April 5.

 

Review: Danish String Quartet, Väsen offer Savannah Music Fest crowd a night of soaring strings synergy

13 Apr 2016

The classical and Nordic folk double-bill of the Danish String Quartet and the Swedish trio Väsen performed twice in the same day at the 2016 Savannah Music Festival.

 

Review: My Brightest Diamond captivates Savannah Music Fest crowd from start to finish

12 Apr 2016

Shara Worden, billed as My Brightest Diamond, took to the low stage at the Charles Morris Center in a somewhat unexpected fashion for her Savannah Music Festival debut.

 

Savannah Music Fest blog: Another fine year on the books

12 Apr 2016

Another year, another wondrously entertaining Savannah Music Festival is on the books. 

 

Savannah Music Fest blog: Variety is the name of the game

08 Apr 2016

Doug DeLoach is blogging for Georgia Music and sharing his experiences at this year's Savannah Music Festival. 

 

Savannah Music Fest: My Brightest Diamond makes local debut

06 Apr 2016

In what may be one of the more unusual offerings of the Savannah Music Festival to date, two concerts April 8 and 9 feature the area debut of My Brightest Diamond, otherwise known as singer-songwriter Shara Worden’s current creative outlet.

 

Savannah Music Fest: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra pre-concert talk gives background

06 Apr 2016

Some of the classical music should sound familiar to anyone who attends the April 9 performance of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. 

 

Savannah Music Fest: Stringband Spectacular returns with 16 young virtuosos

06 Apr 2016

It’s time to show what they can do. The Stringband Spectacular 2016, set for April 8 at the Savannah Music Festival, is the culminating concert of the week-long Acoustic Music Seminar.

 

Savannah Music Fest: Fanfare CiocArlia and Red Baraat offer up a dance party

06 Apr 2016

The Brass Band Blowout with Fanfare CiocArlia and Red Baraat will be presented in two performances at the Savannah Music Festival on April 9.

 

Savannah Music Fest: Roots music comes to life with Rhiannon Giddens and Mokoomba

06 Apr 2016

Rhiannon Giddens, who performs April 8 with Mokoomba at the Savannah Music Festival, is looking forward to returning.

 

Review: Cancer treatments don’t stop Sharon Jones from giving her all to Savannah audience

05 Apr 2016

Had Sharon Jones not mentioned it herself from the Lucas Theatre stage a few times during her rather relentlessly soulful show on Monday, April 4, few in the packed house would have likely assumed the celebrated R&B singer was feeling at all under the weather.

 

Review: ‘Mozart in Prague’ co-production proves Savannah needs more opera

05 Apr 2016

One of the most striking features of the Savannah Music Festival is its ambitious dedication to genre diversity.

 

Review: Silent film finds new voice with Wycliffe Gordon at SMF

05 Apr 2016

There was singing, hand clapping and foot stomping, not just by the two vocalists, but also by other members of the 20-piece jazz orchestra there to bring lively and soulful music to the 1920 silent film “Within Our Gates.” 

 

Review: Ricky Skaggs and company bring the house down with old-time gospel and bluegrass

05 Apr 2016

“Howdy, howdy,” were the first words spoken by famed bluegrass and country musician Ricky Skaggs to the sold-out crowd at the Lucas Theatre on March 30 for the opening night of his 2016 tour alongside his wife, Sharon White, and famed multi-instrumentalist Ry Cooder. 

 

Review: A night of lush, dreamy country sounds as only Dwight Yoakam can bring

05 Apr 2016

Folks were in a festive mood when Dwight Yoakam and his crack band took to the stage at the Johnny Mercer Theater on March 31. 

 

Review: Ballaké Sissoko takes Savannah’s breath away with third SMF appearance

05 Apr 2016

The intimate Charles Morris Center Trustees Garden was the setting for a nearly sold-out performance by Ballaké Sissoko, world-famous master of the kora, an infamously difficult African stringed instrument. 

 

Savannah Music Fest blog: Cecil McLorin Salvant offers a high point with soul-stirring set

05 Apr 2016

We're past the halfway mark on the Savannah Music Festival calendar and a whole lot of fantastic concerts have transpired since my last report.

 
 

Savannah Music Fest: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings make triumphant return

31 Mar 2016

Some cities just breed great music. At certain times, in certain places,the stars align and magic happens. 

 

Unplugged: SMF brings the known and the unknown

31 Mar 2016

The SMF might be at its best when presenting talent most Savannahians would never otherwise get a chance to see. 

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