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6 Musicians Who Call Tybee Their Home

Tybee Island is home to some amazingly talented individuals. These musicians are part of the colorful fabric of our island and can be found at live music venues, pubs and restaurants. With this guide, you’ll be tapping your toes and grabbing a dance partner in no time!

1. The Train Wrecks

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Photo courtesy of Savannah Morning News

This Americana country rock band is definitely a Tybee favorite. They owe their memorable sound to some pretty unique instruments — dobro, banjo and lapsteele — and their appreciation of Johnny Cash.  If you like traditional country with a hip rock & roll twist, you’ll love The Train Wrecks.

2. The Chuck Courtenay Band

Photo courtesy of Geoff L. Johnson

Photo courtesy of Geoff L. Johnson

Popular electric country musicians The Chuck Courtenay Band straddle the line between classic country and roadhouse rock. These high-energy artists play frequently, averaging over 20 gigs per month. You’re likely to catch at least one of their sets while you’re visiting!

3. Keith & Ross  

Photo courtesy of Keith and Ross

Photo courtesy of Keith and Ross

Catchy acoustic duo Keith Daniel and Ross Ethridge can often be found strumming away on bar stools at venues all over Tybee. Their lighthearted senses of humor and impeccable harmonies are fabulous, and their personalities are as sweet as their sound.

4. The Charlie Fog Band

Photo courtesy of Do Savannah

Photo courtesy of Do Savannah

Since 1996, Dan, Nils, Greg, Billy and James have been treating Tybee’s locals and visitors to Grateful Dead tribute band. You can find them jamming away all over the island, from Huc-a-Poos to the North Beach Bar and Grill.

5. Danielle Hicks and the Resistance 

Photo courtesy of Danielle Hicks

Photo courtesy of Danielle Hicks

Powerhouse Danielle Hicks leads this fierce outfit that has been making a name for themselves all around Tybee and nearby Savannah. This sassy trio plays funky blues and cool jazz — a must-see set.

6. The Eric Culberson Band

Photo courtesy of Connect Savannah

Photo courtesy of Connect Savannah

Funk, R&B, hard rock and punk all serve as inspirations for this accomplished group. They frequent the North Beach Bar and Grill‘s porch area and dish out live blues tunes to enjoy while you eat.

 

jess_brannen_headshotJess Brannen is Visit Tybee’s Social Media Coordinator. She graduated from Armstrong State University with her BA in English and Professional Communications. Jess is a Savannah native and loves playing with Sir Charles Barkley, her neurotic golden retriever, and watching reruns of Martha Stewart’s cooking shows while eating chocolate. 

 

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