2014 Savannah Stopover Session Videos Are Out!

During the 2014 Savannah Stopover Music Festival, Off The Avenue and Dollhouse Studios teamed up to bring you some awesome live recordings of many of your favorite Stopover bands. Throughout the weekend (March 6th to 8th)  over 15 bands spent time in Savannah’s local state of the art recording studio, Dollhouse, to record 1-2 songs of their choosing. Paired up with the video acumen and considerable talents from the boys at Off The Avenue (North Avenue Studios) from Florida and we get some amazing videos. Check out the playlist of all the videos below and thanks to all the bands and everyone at Off The Avenue and Dollhouse for pulling this great project together.( Tip-don’t miss Savannah’s own rising stars Triathalon and Fare The Gap!)

Bands Involved:

  • TEEN
  • Triathalon
  • The Teen Age
  • New Madrid
  • Fare The Gap
  • Brothertiger
  • Big Ups
  • The Belle Game
  • The Tennis System

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  • Matrimony
  • Leverage Models
  • Weekender
  • Wild Child
  • Ski Lodge
  • DEGA
  • Juan Wauters
  • Good Graeff

Mutual Benefit and J.D. Wilkes & The Dirt Daubers Added To Spring Shows

We wanted to share with you two additions to our on-going MusicFile Productions/Savannah Stopover Spring Concert list:

Thursday, April 10th: J.D. Wilkes & The Dirt Daubers (Thinc Savannah, Year of the Local Event)
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The Dirt Daubers were formed by Legendary Shack Shakers front man, artist, director and country punk pioneer J.D. Wilkes in 2009 with his wife Jessica. Wilkes’ “gothic preacher” persona and frantic blues harmonica whips their live shows into a frenzy, trading lead vocal duties with his feminine foil.
J.D. and Jessica are joined by electric guitarist Rod Hamdallah and drummer Preston Corn. Smoky baritone sax grooves are provided by Tom Waits’ sideman Ralph Carney, with piano played by Wilkes himself – delving deeper into the bluesy recesses of American music. They will be playing ThincSavannah‘s “Year of the Local” event which is open to the public ($20) with food from Forsyth’s Farmer’s Market22 Square and local brews included.

Saturday, May 10th: Mutual Benefit (full band) @ Ampersand

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Mutual Benefit’s full length debut album was one of the most heralded of 2013, earning s slot in Pitchfork’s Top 50 Albums of the year. Drawing comparisons to the likes of Nick Drake, The Antlers and  Sufjan Stevens, it’s gorgeous, baroque pop for the collaborative new millennium. We’re thrilled that the band will ‘stop over’ in Savannah after playing Shaky Knees Music Festival in Atlanta on May 9th.

Jordan Lee has spent the last few years moving from Ohio to Austin to Boston, and most recently Brooklyn, running the wonderful Kassette Klub label, touring with friends’ groups, and leading an amorphous project called Mutual Benefit, a one-man-band or a sprawling collective, depending on where he is and who is around that day. After releasing various limited edition EPs and playing scores of house shows, Lee completed his debut album, Love’s Crushing Diamond, a record of lush, watery, pop songs, pieced together over the past several years and inspired by the kinetic energy, goodbyes, and blurred landscapes of life on the road. The songs are heartfelt and powerful with Lee’s fragile and beautiful voice as the centerpiece, and the recordings are an instantly engaging blend of high and low fidelity, mixing lush studio productions, featuring keys, guitar, violin and banjo, with clattering homemade percussion and found sounds. While Lee is certainly the brainchild throughout, the album is very much a collaborative effort featuring contributions by friends and others met along the way.

Savannah Stopover & MusicFile Productions Announce Three Spring Concerts

Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Blitzen Trapper and Horse Feathers To Play Savannah

Savannah Stopover and MusicFile Productions announced today that three legendary bands will play Savannah this spring:

Click on the links below for more info and to buy tickets on Ticketfly:

1. Friday, April 11th, 2014:  Horse Feathers (w/ mumbledust) @Ampersand

The Portland, OR-based group, led by singer-songwriter Justin Ringle and longtime collaborator, violinist Nathan Crockett, will  mark their 10-year anniversary with an all-acoustic tour across the eastern U.S. throughout April. As an added bonus for fans, the group is accepting setlist requests via their Facebook page.

2. Wednesday, May 7th, 2014: Charles Bradley & His  Extraordinaires @ The Jinx (early show)

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Charles Bradley released his debut album at the age of 62 on Daptone Records and quickly rose to world-wide fame. He will bring his legendary style of American Funk, Soul & R&B to The Jinx for one night only in a rare, small club performance.

Cusses and DJ D-Frost will be spinning soul after the show til close.


3. Monday, May 12th, 2014:  Blitzen Trapper @ The Jinx (early show)

Blitzen Trapper is a Portland, Oregon-based experimental country/folk band on  Sub Pop Records. The band has released seven albums since 2000, garnering critical acclaim. Furr, the band’s 2008 breakout album, and it’s first on Sub Pop Records remains one of the best albums of the last decade.


We’re Proud To Present Our 2014 Sponsors

We’ve announced today that 20+ sponsors have confirmed participation in the 2014 Festival which include the following: (click here for the actual press release)

Premier Sponsors:
- Mailchimp
- Lagunitas Brewing Company
- Whole Foods Market
- Gaslight Group
- One West Victory

Participating Sponsors:
- Barefoot Wine: Official Festival Wine Sponsor
- Green Truck Pub: Supporting Sponsor and Backstage Sponsor
- Bragg Jam Music Festival: City Coffee Stage Sponsor
- The Thunderbird Inn: Official Band Hotel for 4th year!

Media Sponsors:
- Savannah Morning News/Do Savannah: Moon River Stage Sponsor, Ellis Square participating sponsor
- Savannah Magazine: Opening Night Event Sponsor
- Connect Savannah: Local Bands Sponsor
- WJCL/WTGS: Festival Broadcast Sponsor
- Q105.3: Festival Radio and Stopover Hour Sponsor (the station will broadcast a Stopover Midnight Radio Hour on Thursday, February 20th featuring Stopover bands)

Arts Sponsors:
- Georgia Council for the Arts
- Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office
- Blick Art Materials

Production Sponsors:
- Longbeard Electric & Integrated Systems
- Capital A Productions
- Gretsch Drums

Full Schedule Released!

Back by popular demand, this is our second year using Sched* as our scheduling platform and we are excited! What we love about Sched* is the ability to customize your own personal schedule and it’s ease of use across mobile and online outlets.

Here is the link to our schedule or click on Schedule above on our top navigation bar: savannahstopover.com/schedule

Below are a few tips and guidelines to use our schedule:

  • Hover over the “Schedule” tab to view 4 different layouts (By Venue, Grid Form, etc.).
  • To customize your own personal schedule, first sign up or log in (It’s super easy to sign in with Facebook). Then, start adding your favorite shows by clicking on the circle next to your must-see act. A check mark will appear by all the shows you’ve picked.
  • To view your personal schedule hover over your profile picture at the top left corner and select “My Sched”
  • You can share your schedule with your friends on Facebook, Twitter or just an email by clicking the respective buttons on the top right corner.
  • Here is the mobile web app for your smartphone/tablet: 2014 Schedule Mobile Web App. Be sure to save it as a bookmark on your home screen so you have quick access to it wherever you are.

We know you have some tough decisions to make so check out all our band bios, listen to our playlist and start creating your own schedule now! Have fun!