She had a pretty big rock 'n' roll hit ("One of Us") back in 1995, but these days Joan Osborne is known as one of the most reliably smoky rhythm 'n' blues singers in the business.
Here's a roundup of several other notable events this weekend in the Savannah music world:
WHAT: Tybee Island will proudly host the thirdrd Annual EVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour, featuring elite professional athletes, free agents and amateur volleyball players. This event is free and open to spectators. Special contests and promotions will be held throughout the tournament. The EVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour is a network of select volleyball professionals from across the country competing for top honors and awards on beaches across the U.S.
For the most part, people frown upon writing on the walls.
HOOTS & HELLMOUTH
It's spring in Savannah, but it's a wine–lover's summer paradise on Tybee this week for the fourth annual Tybee Wine Festival.
PENNVILLE, Ga. - Folk art legend Howard Finster's quirky Paradise Garden has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
HINESVILLE: Liberty Stadium Cinemas
The 2012 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf Tournament, a nationally televised part of the PGA Champions Tour, is offering big benefits to armed service members.
Charlie Daniels is coming down to Georgia.
GENERAL OGLETHORPE & THE PANHANDLERS
Valdosta, GA – Wild Adventures Theme Park (WA) adds four concerts to its already star-studded 2012 Family Concert Series. Georgia native Lauren Alaina joins Sugarland on Saturday, July 28 along with country music singer songwriter Canaan Smith. Rock band Abandon and alternative band The City Harmonic join Newsboys' lineup Saturday, April 14. WA's Family Concert Series features 19 performances, all included with a 2012 Season Pass or park admission.
March 29, 2012 (Savannah, GA) - The 4th Annual Savannah Urban Arts Festival will take place April 15-22 at several venues around the city. There are some exciting new additions to the schedule this year, which will make this the most packed schedule yet. There are loads of great events throughout the week, but three in particular we'd like to highlight: The SUAF benefit concert and local music showcase, the performance by Kristina Wong on Friday night, and the final Saturday of the festival, SUAFest!
With root systems that feed from a half-dozen genres, from punk to jazz, from folk to electronica, Acollective stands tall as a singular tree in a forest of international indie bands trying to reach the sun.
Jerry Douglas, who's in town for a concert this week, has performed as part of the Savannah Music Festival five or six times. It's one of the Grammy-winning Dobro player's favorite recurring gigs.