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Savannah Music Festival LIVE is a weekly radio series produced for Georgia Public Broadcasting, which is now in its ninth season. The show has been licensed to public radio stations across the country and is available to stream online anytime. GPB Radio's weekly statewide broadcasts are at 8pm on Sunday and 10pm on Monday.

Savannah Music Festival LIVE 930 – The Timejumpers


While American country music originated in the late 1920s in the southern United States, an important subgenre of the style was called western swing. As dance music, often with an uptempo beat, western swing attracted huge crowds to dance halls and clubs in Texas, Oklahoma and California during the 1930s and 40s, until a federal war-time nightclub tax in 1944 led to its decline. In this episode, we listen to the first half of a 2016 SMF performance given by one of the foremost western swing ensembles playing the music today: the Timejumpers out of Nashville, Tennessee.