Here’s the press release:
PRESS RELEASE 16th October 2011
GOVE SCRIVENOR RETURNS TO SAVANNAH ON SUNDAY OCTOBER 23rd
FOR A FOLK MUSIC CONCERT
7:30 pm at Ships of the Sea Museum
41 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Savannah GA
On October 23rd, 2011, the Savannah Folk Music Society welcomes Gove Scrivenor back to the City of Savannah. A frequent performer at Savannah’s legendary Nightflite, Gove has many fans in this area. The performance will be at the Ships of the Sea Museum gardens, 41 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. and starts at 7:30 PM. Tickets will be available at the door for $10, general admission, $8, SFMS members, and $5, children and students.
When looking for expressive and uncommon sounds, Dolly Parton, Neil Young, Dan Seals, Hank Williams, Jr., Iris Dement and Glen Campbell all turned to the evocative sound of Gove Scrivenor’s autoharp. When Gove released early albums on Flying Fish Records, his friends, Doc Watson, John Hartford, Marty Stuart, and Buddy Emmons…all lined up to contribute to his recordings. More recently joined by John Prine, Nanci Griffith and Lari White for his first Compass Records release, Shine On, Gove has created a collection of five self-penned and selected favorites of fellow artists. Gove, once again, introduces songs that are full of life and energy and his very personal, soulful sound.
Gove moved to Nashville in the early 70’s after a four-year stint as a submarine sonar technician in the Navy. This move proved to be a wise one, as he was signed by the largest music publishing company in the world, Acuff-Rose. Wesley Rose saw in Gove the qualities that his struggling TRX record label needed, and Gove was soon signed to a recording contract as well as a songwriter agreement. Things began to happen. Scrivenor signed a management and booking deal with the Don Light Talent Agency in Nashville. During his years with Don Light, Gove toured with fellow agency artists Delbert McClinton and Jimmy Buffett and the Original Coral Reefer Band. These successes opened many doors and he was soon performing two years in succession on the popular PBS series, AUSTIN CITY LIMITS with Doc Watson and The Amazing Rhythm Aces. He played the character of Daniel Boone on the National Geographic Recording written by Billy Ed Wheeler entitled “Cumberland Gap”. Gove was often called for jingle work as well, including the early Opryland campaigns for TV and Busch Beer.
Gove’s first release, “Shady Gove” featured such masters as Doc Watson, John Hartford, Buddy Emmons and a host of others. It was the first of two highly regarded albums for Flying Fish. “Coconut Gove,” his second release, features contributions by Marty Stuart, Ben Keith (Neil Young), and Dave “Please Come To Boston” Loggins. These two albums were re-issued by Rounder Records (Flying Fish) in 1999 as a compilation entitled “Solid Gove.” His CD, “Made Of Sand” was completed in the spring of 2007 features guest appearances by Emmylou Harris, Guthrie Trapp and Nanci Griffith along with the best of the best pickers in Nashville. Gove’s music has been described as “high energy folk blues,” with inventive slide work and powerful vocals, tempered with singular work on the autoharp and beautiful ballads of his own writing. He’s well known for his magical rapport with audiences of all ages.
For further information, call: 912 355 7172 or 912 898 1876
The Savannah Folk Music Society is supported in part by grants from
the City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs / Leisure Services Bureau.