Sponsored by Tim & Dorothea Coy and Bob Faircloth
Partial support by Bill & Bev Jaques
Formed in 2004, the John Jorgenson Quintet is the only American act to ever headline the prestigious Django Reinhardt Memorial Festival in France. While the band’s style has been called “Gypsy Jazz” for its dynamic string-driven swing sound based on the music played by Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli in 1930s Paris, guitarist Jorgenson’s compositional approach draws on elements from Latin, Romanian, classical, rock and Greek music. In addition to its namesake founder, John Jorgenson Quintet includes guitarist Max O’Rourke, bassist Simon Planting, pianist Rory Hoffman and percussionist Rick Reed. Jorgenson, a Madison, Wisconsin native, is also well-known for his guitar work with bands such as the Desert Rose Band and The Hellecasters.
Based on a mutual love of bluegrass, country, blues, western swing, and string band music of all kinds, Dobro and lap steel specialist Rob Ickes and acoustic/electric guitarist Trey Hensley formed a partnership in 2015 after their debut album, Before The Sun Goes Down, was nominated for a Grammy. Since then, the duo has performed at music festivals across America including Rockygrass, ROMP, Wintergrass, Bluegrass Underground and the Freshgrass Festival, as well as venues in Europe, England, Ireland and Australia. Ickes grew up in California’s Bay Area and cut his teeth on traditional bluegrass before moving to Nashville in the early ‘90s where he co-founded the highly influential bluegrass group Blue Highway. He has won 15 IBMA Awards for Dobro Player of the Year. A Tennessee native, Hensley was 11 years old when Marty Stuart brought him onstage to play with him and Earl Scruggs at the Grand Ole Opry. This is their SMF debut, following an appearance at the SMF In Unison concert in October of 2021.
Frank Vignola, who was originally scheduled for this performance, has canceled his tour dates for March and will not be performing at the 2022 Savannah Music Festival. Please contact email@example.com with questions.
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