This double bill pairs two up-and-coming Americana singer-songwriters in their Savannah debuts. Oklahoma native John Moreland is an original songwriter whose focus on love and transformation have earned significant accolades and allowed him to create great Americana-tinged rock ‘n’ roll. With his band in tow and a sound influenced by Steve Earle and Townes Van Zandt, Moreland’s music is described by Rolling Stone as building on his “acoustic balladry with country shuffles, straightforward rockers and garage-blues barnburners.”
Nashville-based Aaron Lee Tasjan has a musical background ranging from jazz to punk to alt-country. He won the award for Outstanding Guitarist at the Essentially Ellington Competition at Jazz at Lincoln Center as a teenager, and has since been the guitarist for glam-rock innovators the New York Dolls, Southern rock band Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ and British roots rockers Alberta Cross. Leading his own group, Tasjan’s versatility is evident as he covers territory that includes dreamy ‘70s-era country rock, rollicking honky-tonk and introspective acoustic folk.