Savannah is certainly an eclectic town, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the diverse, thriving music scene that calls the city home. From bluegrass to hip hop, there is something for every music taste to be found here, and South wants you to experience it all. Specially marked copies of this month’s The South magazine contains our first ever Sounds of the South compilation CD, a limited-edition disc featuring 13 of the most notable and popular bands who call (or have called) Savannah home.
The collection starts with “Spilt Milk,” a track from Savannah-raised Kristina Train, a singer/songwriter/violinist with a gorgeous, soulful voice. Train, now residing in New York, signed with the prestigious Blue Note Records label almost eight years ago. Luckily for us, she has finally released her debut album, Spilt Milk, which the Boston Herald has called “timeless music, recorded beautifully and sung perfectly.” She will be returning to her hometown for the 2010 Savannah Music Festival.
Category: Entertainment, Entertainment Features, Music
Tags: Entertainment, Music, Music Blog, southern music, the south magazine
The Jimmy Wolling Band keeps it real in Savannah’s bluegrass scene.
Jimmy Wolling hates computer boys.
You know, he says, the solo acts that push a button and suddenly transform what would otherwise be a simple acoustic guitar and vocals into some sort of canned approximation of an entire band—or orchestra. That trend rubs Wolling the wrong way, although he’s quick to say that perhaps hate is too strong a word for those who’d rather program a robotic musical “servant” than get living, breathing humans to flesh out a stage show.
“It’s more of a sense of frustration,” the lanky banjoist with long, blonde curls says in a deep Georgia drawl that betrays his Savannah roots—and that has become something of a trademark. “I’ve spent years mastering my instrument, and I
Category: Aug/Sep 09, Entertainment, Music, The Magazine
Tags: bluegrass, Jimmy Wooling Band, local, southern music