The Daryl Hance Power Trio will perform in support of the album "Land of Trembling Earth" on Christmas Day at Barrelhouse South.
"Land Of Trembling Earth" is the follow-up album to Hance's 2011 debut, "Hallowed Ground." The title refers to the Okefenokee Swamp, and is a translation of its name, which was bestowed by the Hitchiti Creek Indians.
"It came out in August," Nance says. "We're still kind of in the early stages of it."
While the new album is a follow-up, it is quite different from the first album.
"'Hallowed Ground' is three guys playing together in a room," Hance says. "With this one, I had time off and didn't really bounce anything off anybody.
"It's kind of highly experimental. I'm getting ready to record a third album."
In Savannah, Hance will play songs from both albums.
"I've got a full-time band now," he says. "We'll do some unreleased songs and throw a few covers in there."
No one in Hance's immediate family played music.
"I'm kind of the oddball in the family," he says. "I just started gravitating toward music when I was 10, 11, 12 years old.
"Both my older sisters and parents had vinyl records around. My dad liked Charley Pride, Waylon, Willie and the original country guys.
"My mother and sisters liked rock 'n' roll stuff, like Lynyrd Skynyrd," Hance says. "I've still got a ton of 45s. I just gravitated like that."
One friend in particular played a role in Hance's interest in music.
"He had a drum set," Hance says. "I used to go hang out at his house.
"I kept bugging my dad and he traded his shotgun for a drum set. A year and a half later, the drum set was gone and the shotgun was back on the rack.
"Finally, I got to play a guitar at 17, right toward the end of high school," he says. "I got an electric guitar and was pretty much self taught."
A friend who already knew how to play helped Hance learn the guitar. He knew that's what he wanted to do with his life.
"Even before I started playing, I started seeing bands like The Police," Hance says. "I was really into them and other bands in that same time frame.
"I said, 'That's what I want to do.' I always envisioned myself playing drums, but evolved to playing the guitar."
Every gig is different, Hance says.
"If you don't like the situation you're in, the very next day you'll have a clean slate," he says. "I can't imagine doing anything else."
Hance enjoys all aspects of music, from performing to song writing.
"It all works together," he says. "Like any other occupation, it's got its good points and bad points."
Song writing is one of the good points.
"Songs fall out of thin air," Hance says. "When I first started writing, the first song I ever wrote I probably wrote out lyrically 100 different times before it fell into place.
"Now they come much easier. If you get your thinking out of the way, it lets it flow through you much easier. The lyrics can get tricky, but music has always been easy for me."