Do yourself a favor sometime this week and check out guitarist Daniel Bachman's 2012 Tiny Desk Concert at NPR Music.
And then do yourself an even bigger favor and go hear Bachman in person Dec. 6 at Trinity United Methodist Church in the program "Folk Transgressions: A Night of Guitar Auteurs."
If you've been following the news at all, you know Trinity has played an increasingly important role in the Savannah music scene. Trinity Sanctuary Concerts has presented a variety of acts over the past year, and the space will once again be used for chamber music at the upcoming Savannah Music Festival.
The Dec. 6 show features not only Bachman, but also Savannah-based musicians Richard Leo Johnson and Coy Campbell. The promising show has been booked by Safe // Sound, which for several years has been curating gigs in much smaller spaces than Trinity.
The folks behind Safe // Sound are also the drivers behind the small, locally based indie label Soft Science.
A native Virginian who now lives in North Carolina, Bachman spent a good part of the fall touring Europe. The young six-string and lap guitar player has been releasing music steadily since 2008. The show at Trinity presents a unique opportunity to catch a rising star in a spectacular setting.
Johnson seems to be in a constant state of reinvention. He apparently can play any style of guitar but has eschewed mainstream genres for the creation of all-encompassing works. In its review of his recent Soft Science release "Celeste," the highly regarded magazine Downbeat called Johnson a "savant."
For "Celeste," Johnson used a custom guitar with a theremin built into it - let's hope he brings that along for the show at Trinity.
Many of you know Coy Campbell as the bass player with Waits & Co., but Campbell also fronts his own band, Nightingale News.
I've only been able to catch Nightingale News one time - when the band opened for David Dondero at Ampersand - but I heard enough to get really excited about the forthcoming debut album "Bell Rope."
The all-ages show at Trinity begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 and $5 for students.
Bill Dawers writes City Talk in Savannah Morning News and blogs at Savannah Unplugged (www.billdawers.com). Email firstname.lastname@example.org.