liquid ginger: friday, SEPTEMBER 1 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30pm

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Founded in 1999, Liquid Ginger is one of the Southeast’s premiere original rock bands. Instrumental overtones of Pop, Dance, Alternative, and Classic Rock, and lead vocals with hints of R&B, and Contemporary Pop and Rock, are combined to give this band a distinctive, soulful flavor. Liquid Ginger transposes these many genres into an eclectic mix of high-energy songs that appeal to a wide variety of audiences.

Voted Favorite Rock Artist of 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 in Southeast Georgia’s Connect Magazine and was voted Favorite Band in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 by Savannah Magazine.

BOBBy LEE RODGERS & ANDREW GILL: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30pm

 

 

For more information www.bobbyleerodgers.com

Whether rocking out to his own compositions in the jazz or jamband scenes or presenting his unique interpretations of musical greats such as Miles Davis, John Coltrane or Wes Montgomery, guitarist Bobby Lee Rodgers is staking out a legendary path with fans and critics alike. His unique sound and stylings are garnering a growing popularity wherever he performs. Along with Col. Bruce Hampton, he became one of the founding members of the Legendary Southern Band The Codetalkers. Bobby began his solo career in 2009 at the Wanee Music Festival in Florida where he performed in front of 10,000 people. He has played the festival many times since then. Bobby brings a unique sound to his performance because he plays through a combination of Leslie cabinet and vintage guitar amp which gives him the beautiful sound of an organ and guitar together. A stellar songwriter, vocalist and guitarist he fuses rock, funk, jazz and blues into a magical musical tapestry. He has performed with such great artists as Vassar Clements, Warren Haynes, Widespread Panic, George Porter Jr. and the list goes on and on. Whether playing his originals or capturing sound of the jazz culture, Bobby Lee Rodgers can truly be called one of the new modern day guitar greats.He will be joined on stage by Savannah’s own Singer / Songwriter Andrew Gill. Andrew has been a part of the Savannah music scene for a long time, starting with his band Wormsloew a local jam-rock-alternative powerhouse for years, has opened for bands such as Eddie Money, Widespread Panic, Marshall Tucker Band and others. Andrew plays most often these day as a solo musicians, in duo format or local bands such as Junkyard Angel. While driving, his creative juices will flow and it fuels the ideas in his original songs that we will be released in the near future. Most recently, you would have found Andrew opening up for Ed McCain right here in Savannah.They will be joined on the Rousakis Plaza stage by Kevin Arpin and Brian Haynes.

 

SWEET TEA TRIO: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 @ 9:00PM – 10:30PM

For more information see www.sweetteatrio.com.

Voted Alabama’s Country Female Artist of the Year for 2016, Sweet Tea Trio is winning the hearts and catching the eye of fans across the country. Their sound is unique, unlike what you hear on country radio today. If you haven’t met them yet, you are sure to remember Sweet Tea Trio once you do. They are all singer/songwriters with a southern charm that is contagious and as authentic as their voices!

Victoria Camp, Savannah Coker and Kate Falcon have joined forces to give country music fans their first taste of an all-female trio since groups like the Dixie Chicks and the Pistol Annies. Sweet Tea made their national television debut singing the National Anthem at the Talladega races and has shared the stage with favorites like Lonestar, Tracy Lawrence, Scotty McCreery, Diamond Rio, Drake White, Shenandoah and others.

Sweet Tea is reaching fans of all ages with a focus on amazing harmonies and impressive energy on stage. Their EP was released in the spring of 2017.

 

 

 

a nickel bag of funk: sunday, SEPTEMBER 3 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30pm

For more information see A Nickel Bag of Funk

Based out of Savannah, GA this hard working band is funk infused with mixes of R&B, Hip Hop, Rock and Soul. It is truly an eclectic musical experience that gets the crowd going and makes the audience demand more. What is consistent about this band throughout the years is its musicianship. It does not matter if it is a three piece or ten piece setup this band always out performs.

Lead vocalists and creator, Leslie Adele is a powerhouse. She presents powerful vocals and emotional performances, every word is emphasized and every note is hit. What is wonderful about this lead singer is that it does not matter if it is a cover song or one of her original tracks; you are going to get the best out of Leslie no matter what! With Adele at the helm, this funk outfit is poised for national attention.

The conception of Leslie Adele and A Nickel Bag of Funk happened on a wing and a dare on July 4th, 2005. Leslie who was a waitress at the time at the North Beach Grill on Tybee Island, GA was dared to go on stage and sing. Never being one to back down Leslie jumped up and belted out “Superstitious” by Stevie Wonder, she finished that night with double tips and motivation to start a band.

The immediate future for A Nickel Bag of Funk and Leslie is to keep touring and performing, having performed over 300 performances in the past year. This is truly the busiest little band in the South East. With the release of their first full length album Melodic Schizophrenic, they have a solid collection of original music that reflects the band’s musical voice as well as array of talent. What started out as the shear unwillingness of Adele to pick a genre to stay in, has turned into the audible ethos of these Savannah natives. Awe inspiring and aggressive drum grooves combined with Adele’s raw powerhouse vocals and LaBelle-esque stage presence has set the much anticipated scene for this first offering of original material.

Features and Mentions
A Nickel Bag of Funk has been voted Savannah’s Best R&B/Funk Band  for 2007-2016 winners by the Connect Savannah Reader’s Poll. Breaking the streak only in 2009 for a Leslie to take family leave. They are the Southeast’s go to opener for national and international acts. Sharing the stage with the likes of Rascal Flatts, Phillip Phillips, the S.O.S. Band, B.O.B., Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue,  Avant, Marsha Ambrosius and many more.

danielle hicks and the resistance: monday, SEPTEMBER 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30pm

For more information see Danielle Hicks

Danielle Hicks is a blues rock singer and songwriter based out of Savannah, Georgia.

Raised in the small town of Tifton, Georgia, Danielle Hicks began performing at age 7; singing with her father’s southern rock band and sitting in with local musicians decades older than her.

After high school, Hicks made the leap from small town to big city, relocating to New York City to attend  The American Musical and Dramatic Academy and continue her career as a performer.  It was during these years that Danielle developed her songwriting and singing style into a unique combination of influences. While she had been performing blues standards and classic rock for years, the New York-influence lead her into the more modern R&B and new-soul sounds of Sade as well as the sultry influence of artists like Nina Simone, Etta James, Stevie Nicks, and Bonnie Raitt.

After 10 years working as a singer, actress and studio musician, Hicks moved to Savannah, Georgia to start her own quartet and began performing regularly throughout the Southeast region, honing her style while continually writing and arranging new music. Since moving back to Georgia she has become one of the most sought out and celebrated singer-songwriters in the low-country.

She’s currently hard at work gigging around the Southeast and planning a full tour in support of her new album ‘Honey’. She’s joined by the amazingly talented guitarist Ben Keiser and some of Savannah’s finest musicians (Ryan Kelly, Ira Miller, Matt Fallin) –The Resistance.

the isaac smith band: monday, SEPTEMBER 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30pm

 

For more information see Isaac Smith

Born and raised in Atlanta, GA of his father’s church, there is no denying his southern influence. Filling in from a young age on any instrument that was needed in that lively pentecostal church, he quickly began molding his musical roots in black gospel and hymns. It was clear through his youth, he was being groomed to be a musical figure in the church world but like many of us, he realized there was more to life and more to faith than “church”.

After relocating to Savannah, GA, his rediscovery of his faith and his music began. He never thought as himself as a writer but in 2014, he wrote his first EP titled ‘Magnolia Bloom”. Writing became something as equal to playing instruments for people and definitely more fulfilling than singing and playing covers at the local bars.

2017 is a promising year for Isaac and his band. Their new record titled “Young or Old” is set to release in September. In the last few years, they’ve grown as a band and evolved their sound into a unique blend of rock, folk, and alt country pop while keeping a soulful approach.

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