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Country duo opens Savannah festival
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SAVANNAH - The opening weekend of the 2008 Savannah Music Festival now features a country music reunion in place of the originally scheduled appearance by Marty Stuart and deceased country music legend Porter Wagoner. An Evening with Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart is an acoustic duo performance by the platinum-selling artist and Georgia native Tritt alongside Stuart. They take the stage at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. on March 21.
"Though Porter Wagoner is irreplaceable, we look forward to presenting Marty Stuart with long-time collaborator and accomplished Georgia-born entertainer Travis Tritt," says SMF Executive & Artistic Director Rob Gibson.
Other productions set for the festival include The World of Slide Guitar featuring Jerry Douglas and Derek Trucks, the premier of an original piece by Stewart Copeland, the Savannah Jazz Party, and many more.
Stuart and Tritt have worked together before, including co-writing the Grammy-winning song "The Whisky Ain't Workin'," released on the Tritt album "It's All About to Change."
Other opening weekend highlights include: Yundi Li, The Blind Boys of Alabama with Adolphus Bell, Steep Canyon Rangers, Sensations chamber music with Daniel Hope & Friends, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Nrityagram Indian Dance Ensemble, Hamilton de Holanda Quintet, and Blues in the Night with Nappy Brown, Adolphus Bell and "Steady Rollin'" Bob Margolin. After a light schedule on Easter Sunday, SMF hits full swing with concerts through April 5.
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