Savannah Came Down With The Winter Blues Last Saturday…
And no one seemed to mind. Concert-goers danced the night away at the Liberty St. Knights of Columbus to the incredible sounds of local and regional blues acts.
Savannah’s own Missionary Blues kicked off the night featuring our very own board chair, Mike English, on guitar and Sista Rae Rae wailing on the harmonica. In setting up this event, Macon-native Sista Rae Rae used her hometown contacts to bring aboard the next two acts.
Big Mike & the Booty Papas took the stage next. This two-time Grammy nominated band from Macon backed up its professional reputation with a performance that may best be described as a soulful romp. As the band played on, the dance floor became more and more crowded.
Then came Robert Lee Coleman himself backed by the Night Owls. A legend in his own right, Robert’s mastery of the guitar feels absolutely ageless. As his notes electrified the very air, it felt like an honor just to be in the same room with such an artist. And the crowd danced on.
While the crowd danced on, the band played on – well past the scheduled 10pm stop time for the show. The evening truly reached its climax as the instruments on stage transformed into revolving doors that saw musicians wandering into and out of a lengthy, impromptu jam session. By the end of the evening, the night’s revelers bounced, walked, and stumbled out of the concert hall with goofy grins spread wide across nearly every face. Who knew the Winter Blues were this much fun?
We have a lot of incredible people to thank
So many people helped make this evening a huge success. First, we must thank a special group of people, without whose support, we could not have thrown such a great party. A heartfelt thank you to all of our generous table sponsors – Cliff Cannon, M.D./Cannon Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Charlie Cortese, Frank Iezzi, Fred & Harley Krinsky/Lookin Good Properties, McCorkle & Johnson, LLP/Mathew McCoy, Rhett Mouchet, Jacqueline & Ken Sirlin, Queensborough National Bank & Trust, and Wells Anderson Construction – as well as our half-table sponsors – John Harvey, Mark Lemcke, and Savannah Rocks in honor of Bill Avila.