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Unplugged: Special shows in Savannah with Painter & Poet, City Hotel, Mile Twelve

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Unplugged: Special shows in Savannah with Painter & Poet, City Hotel, Mile Twelve

09 Nov 2017

It’s another good week for good music.

Stopover in the Yard returns to The Grey from noon-3 p.m. Nov. 11 with a performance by Painter & Poet, a talented Savannah-based four-piece led by William and Anna Cusack. Both wife and husband were raised in Texas, but they met here in Savannah.

The nonprofit art program Loop It Up Savannah is the community partner for this edition of Stopover in the Yard, which will include a menu of burgers, hot links, potato salad, broccoli slaw and baked beans. Tickets ($25 for lunch and one drink, $15 for children under 10, $15 for music and a drink only) will be available at the door.

The outdoor area at The Grey has proved itself a great spot for music, food and community gatherings. This is also a perfect opportunity to learn more about the fine work of Loop It Up.

Also on Nov. 11, some music lovers in Savannah will be making the short trek to the Roasting Room Lounge & Listening Room at 1297 May River Road in Bluffton, S.C., for a special performance by City Hotel.

The Savannah-based string band will be performing their wonderful new album “Don’t Go to the Porch” in its entirety. The Roasting Room is one of the finest small performance spaces — and bourbon bars — in the region, so this should be a special night. Tickets are $10 and up at Doors open at 7 p.m. and music begins at 8 p.m.

You’ll have another chance to hear City Hotel in a near-perfect setting on Nov. 15 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 W. President St., facing Telfair Square.

The Trinity Sanctuary Concerts series has staged many fine shows in recent years, and next week City Hotel will share the bill with Mile Twelve, a young bluegrass band from Boston with a remarkable history.

Mile Twelve was founded by musicians who met at the Savannah Music Festival’s Acoustic Music Seminar, an educational initiative that also produces one of the fest’s most satisfying shows each year.

Tickets ($20) are available via Tikly and will be available at the door. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15.

Bill Dawers writes City Talk in Savannah Morning News and blogs at Savannah Unplugged ( and hissing lawns ( Email