Partial support by Carole & Gene Brogdon, and Friends of Savannah Music Festival, Homewood Suites Savannah Riverfront
A songwriter and guitarist from Hickman, Kentucky, S.G. Goodman’s hard-hitting songs are anchored in the complexity and beauty of the rural South. Having recently recorded her second album in Athens, Georgia (following a critically acclaimed debut produced by Jim James of My Morning Jacket), Goodman’s music ranges stylistically from southern indie rock and Appalachian balladry, to post-punk and country music. Her newest collection of music is described as “what you might get if Flannery O’Connor and Lou Reed went on a road trip.”
Nashville-based songwriter and guitarist Aaron Lee Tasjan makes music with conviction that has its roots in rock’s murky past, armed with an arsenal of songs that spill over with humor, intelligence and irony. With 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. Tasjan’s versatility is evident as he covers territory that includes dreamy ‘70s-era country rock, rollicking honky-tonk and introspective acoustic folk.
“There’s no other artist out there quite like Aaron Lee Tasjan. The Nashville singer-songwriter blends glam-rock showmanship with poetic vulnerability and a comedian’s quick wit.” –GARDEN & GUN