Savannah Music Festival LIVE 337 – Renaud Garcia-Fons

Original air date: week of January 2, 2011

When double bass player and composer Renaud Garcia-Fons arrived backstage in the van with his custom five-stringed bass, we expected to see yet another huge bass case. Instead, he unloaded a much smaller box from which emerged a wooden body, out of which came the neck, followed by some strings that were quickly attached. And that was merely the prelude for one of the most unique performances by a bassist that Savannah audiences have ever seen. Tune in to this episode for highlights of a 2010 Savannah Music Festival performance by French bassist Renaud Garcia-Fons, an artist influenced by classical, jazz and the diverse musical traditions of the Mediterranean rim.