What’s it like to hang out with a blues icon? GPB News’ Rickey Bevington can tell you. She sat down with blues guitarist Robert Cray during GPB’s “On The Story” broadcast from the Savannah Music Festival. The festival, which is celebrating its 25th year, brings together world renowned musicians for more than 100 performances over three weeks. Some of those musicians just happen to call Georgia home, including Cray.
The Savannah Music Festival is holding a concert tonight as it unveils its 2014 line-up. Blues musician Taj Mahal is one of the artisits coming to next year's festival. And he's just one of the festival's musical surprises. Yesterday, event organizers came out with their list of featured musicians for the spring event, which includes masters of classical, jazz, and folk.
Cigar-box guitars are made using strings stretched over an actual cigar box, and they launched many blues legends, including Bo Diddley, Lightnin' Hopkins and Albert King, who all cut their teeth on such instruments.