Tonight (July 30th) at The Levee, a very special unplugged show will take place featuring local acts Baytown, Steve Maloney, Full Flavor, and come-from-aways Ol’Savannah. Hailing from Montreal, Ol’ Savannah consists of Speedy Johnson (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Bartleby J. Budde (banjo, lap-steel, vocals), Kevin Labchuk (accordion, vocals), Chris Byrne (bass, vocals) and Max Outerbridge (drums).
Stylistically, Ol’Savannah sounds like a mix of Tom Waits’ Mule Variations-era junkyard stomp mixed with old-school bluegrass, blues, and traditional à la Roscoe Holcomb, Muddy Waters and The Pogues. The group’s latest album Underneath The Old Red Barn (2012) is their best and most consistent sounding record yet. Songs range from the banjo-boogie of “She Done Gone to the Devil”, their twisted take on the traditional standard “Coo Coo” and today’s track, the bar-room brawler “Won’t Get Drunk No More”.
Check out Ol’Savannah tonight (July 30th) at The Levee with Baytown, Steve Maloney and Full Flavor. Show starts early at 9:30, so after the Sheepdogs are over make your way straight to the Levee.