While there are plenty of bands coming to the Savannah Stopover that have never played here, the festival is also bringing a number of acts with existing Savannah ties — or even deep roots.
That’s obviously the case with Little Tybee, named for the barrier island next to the strangely populated Tybee Island, downriver from Savannah.
In June 2010, I wrote a column about one of Little Tybee’s Savannah gigs. I said in part: “Native Savannahian Brock Scott fronts the five-piece band from Atlanta, whose album Building a Bomb – a joyous and occasionally meditative mix – references the atomic bomb scuttled off the coast in 1958.”
Check out this great music video of “Nero”:
And here’s a wonderful video of “History,” live:
I suspect every listener will focus on something different — the smart lyrics, Scott’s light but insistent vocals, the beauty with which the violin is incorporated, or any number of other sharp and subtle touches.
Little Tybee’s next album, Humorous to Bees, will be released on April 5th, 2011.