Savannah Stopover 2017

I did Friday night of this year’s Savannah Stopover, and it was a blast.  Savannah Stopover is a three day music festival featuring bands from all over. Many of the bands stop over in Savannah before heading to SXSW in Austin.

I first stopped by the secret show at West Elm. Christopher Paul Stelling performed an acoustic set.  His new album, ‘Itinerant Arias’, will drop on 05/05/17.  After his set, I grabbed some dinner from the Chazitos Latin Food Truck.  The empanadas and plaintains are delicious.

Chazitos

Then I went to see Becca Mancari play at Trinity Church. She’s originally from Staten Island, but plays country music. Listening to secular music in a church is pretty cool.

Becca Mancari Later on, I saw Gracie and Rachel play.  Their sound is orchestral pop. Their choral acoustic cover of Kreayshawn’s “Gucci, Gucci’ is the best cover I have heard this year.

Gracie and Rachel

Alanna Royale is an authentic soul singer. She has so much stage presence that it is imperative that you see her live.  She is a great complement to Lee Fields and the Expressions who performed in the most handsome shiny suits.

They played baby-making music with an old school vibe,  and it felt so good.  However, seeing Alanna and Lee actually reminded me of Sharon Jones which made me feel a little melancholy. It was time for me to change venues, so I walked to Club One to see Floco Torres. Floco Torres is a hip hop artist from Macon, Georgia.  His flow reminded me of 90’s hip hop.  Next up was Deantoni Parks who used to be the drummer for Mars Volta.  Wearing a  first ‘Batman movie era joker t-shirt and playing drums, Deantoni was like if The Art of Noise met up with Prince and early Can.  He was great!  Last but not least was the dj collective, A Tribe Called Red.  They are a Canadian first nation group.  I saw all of the amazing music for less than $40.  The three-day passes are more, but I highly recommend coming to Savannah for Stopover next year.

 

 

 

 

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