Band of Horses, Robert Randolph, Citizen Cope added to SMF lineup

Savannah’s spring music scene has gotten even stronger with more late additions to the Savannah Music Festival lineup. I’ve already mentioned the addition of The Avett Brothers here.

Band of Horses, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, and a solo acoustic show by Citizen Cope have also been added, with tickets on sale as of 10 a.m. this morning. (Right at 10, I snagged great seats for Robert Randolph and Citizen Cope, but as I write this the server at is overwhelmed, almost certainly because of the manic interest in The Avett Brothers.)

Here’s Robert Randolph and the Family Band on Letterman:

Here’s RR and the Family Band covering “Billie Jean”:

Call me excited about that show.

Band of Horses is obviously a big name, and the show will be at the bigger Johnny Mercer Theatre. I find the sound very easy to like but a little hard to love.

Here’s Citizen Cope doing “Bullet & A Target”:

I don’t really know what to expect from his acoustic show, but if this rendition of “Keep Askin'” is any indication, I’m going to love it:

Many younger Savannahians have been hoping the Savannah Music Festival would add more acts like these to their world-class lineup year in and year out of classical, jazz, bluegrass and other great musical traditions.