Famous Artists Opened For or Played With

From Bob Dylan and BB King to Chuck Berry and the Marshall Tucker Band.

We’ve all had that chance encounter with a celebrity, especially here in Savannah. Though as a musician, can you imagine jammin’ out with an artist who actually directly influenced your music? Even if they didn’t directly influence you, getting the chance to perform or open for, and then meet, with any famous musician, is something special.

Scroll down to reveal the famous musicians these artists have performed with or opened for …

1. Clay Hodges

“I once opened for Tito Jackson.”Clay Hodges

2. Jim Reed

“My original alternative rock band, City of Lindas, opened for Bob Dylan in April of 1991 at the Johnny Mercer Theater.”Jim Reed of Superhorse and Magic Rocks

3. Jon Willis

“I’ve performed with Billy Sheehan and jammed with Paul Reed Smith.”Jon Willis of the Jon Lee Murphy Band

4. Shrimp City Slim

“I was good friends and toured Europe with Piedmont blues legend Big Boy Henry.”Shrimp City Slim

5. Bottles and Cans

Photo by Ace Andersson

“We opened for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Marshall Tucker Band, Eddie Kirkland, and Charlie Musselwhite. They were all kind to us.”Bottles and Cans

6. Thomas Claxton

“I’ve performed with Mario Cipollina, a two-time Grammy Award winning founding bassist of Huey Lewis and the News”Thomas Claxton

7. Josh Johansson

Josh Johansson and Kevin Griffin

“I opened for Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra at B&D Burgers in City Market.”Josh Johansson

8. Kyle Yardley

“I’ve jammed with Marquise Knox and Jeremiah Johnson in St. Louis.”Kyle Yardley

9. Anders Thomsen

“I was a member of Chuck Berry’s touring band.”Anders Thomsen

10. The Train Wrecks

“We opened for B.B. King at the Johnny Mercer Theater in 2008.”The Train Wrecks

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