There are more than a few coastal destinations in the southeast that inspire travelers seeking a little respite from the humdrum every day working world if only for a long weekend. Some of these popular destinations can also be identified by their readily identifiable music genre. While New Orleans is best known for her Dixie land jazz, and Coastal Carolina’s North Myrtle Beach is known far and wide for her “shagging on the strand” beach music, coastal Savannah has always been about the blues for this transplanted Savannahian.
So compare me to Pavlov's dog if you will but I tend to associate my music preferences with actual geographic locations.
Tasty Music + Beloved Destination = Memorable Weekend Getaway. It has always been difficult for me to return to coastal Georgia without the Ray Charles classic “Georgia on my mind” softly playing somewhere in the internal recesses of my mind as the lowcountry unfolds around me. Waycross Georgia native Gram Parson’s fusion of blues, rock and country in the 60’s and 70’s still influences not only my own tastes but those of the music industry at large. But for me the Allman Brother’s Band of the 70’s placed their distinctive Bluesy Southern Rock stamp on the lowcountry in as definitive a manner that any self respective lowcountry transplant could ever desire.
With that in mind, Lo-country Legend and Richmond Hill native Gregg Allman’s release of Lowcountry Blues on January 18th of next year is perfectly timed for those of music loving travelers to Destination Savannah in 2011. Not familiar with the Allman Brothers or Gregg Allman? Then check the schedule to see if he will be playing in your area in the next few months. For those among you that enjoy a little traveling music, you might want to order up a little road trip music for your next musical Savannah Getaway road trip.