Maintaining its deep commitment to presenting a perfect balance of iconic artists and new forces on the scene, Savannah Music Festival (March 24 to April 9, 2011) will present long-celebrated luminaries such as Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver in tandem with artists that are transforming and re-interpreting the traditions of bluegrass, country and folk music.
The Punch Brothers, featuring virtuoso mandolinist Chris Thile is one of today’s hottest acoustic groups combining bluegrass, pop and classical influences.
A double-bill entitled ‘Giants of Texas Country’ pairs the distinguished West Texas country band The Flatlanders with lap steel guitarist Junior Brown’s fusion of the soul of country and the spirit of rock n’ roll.
Famed vocalist and songwriter Tim O’Brien leads his band on a program with prolific instrumentalists The Infamous Stringdusters.
The McIntosh County Shouters, a national treasure from the coast of Georgia, present slave shout songs, a preservation of one of the oldest forms of African American cultural and religious expression.
Tickets are now on sale for the 2010 Savannah Music Festival (SMF), and are available online at www.savannahmusicfestival.org by phone at 912-525-5050. Purchases of four concerts or more made before January 8th receive a 10% discount.
For more information, visit www.savannahmusicfestival.org
Author: World Music Central News Department
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