The fourth installment of Savannah Stopover will take place over a manic three days in March, but we've learned in the last couple of years that the indie music festival keeps on giving throughout the year.
Savannah Stopover is the most important but certainly not the only initiative of MusicFile Productions and CEO Kayne Lanahan.
In September, MusicFile launched the first Revival Fest at the Georgia State Railroad Museum, an all-day affair with a mix of fabulous local and touring talent, and also booked a number of important shows throughout the year, including the legendary Modern English at Dollhouse Productions.
In late November, a few dozen of the bands performing at the 2014 Savannah Stopover were announced with a show at The Jinx headlined by Futurebirds from Athens.
On Jan. 3, The Silver Palms, a Georgia foursome booked for the March festival, will play a Stopover preview show at The Jinx.
Guests will have chances to win Stopover tickets.
Look for other details on the Facebook event page.
The Silver Palms is made up of four kids from Camden: Adam Drury, Dalton Drury, Wade Beahm and Jordan Scott.
The band's first video, "Georgia Boy," which was partially shot in Savannah, has high energy and an infectious refrain.
The Silver Palms' combination of indie rock, synth and even pop is attracting plenty of attention outside of Georgia.
The band played the CMJ festival in New York in October, has recently been recording in Nashville and is touring with The Orwells in the United Kingdom in February.
I missed The Silver Palms' September gig at The Wormhole, but will definitely try to make The Jinx gig.
Given the vagaries of the music industry and the unpredictability of young musicians, it's way too early to be forecasting stardom for The Silver Palms.
Let's just say they have all the makings of one of those "I saw them when" bands.
Bill Dawers writes City Talk in the Savannah Morning News and blogs at Savannah Unplugged (www.billdawers.com). He can be reached via email@example.com.