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Famous Artists who Savannah Artist’s Have 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.

1. Clay Hodges

“I once opened for Tito Jackson.”

2. Jim Reed of the Magic Rocks

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

3. Jon Willis

“I’ve performed with Billy Sheehan and jammed with Paul Reed Smith.”

4. Shrimp City Slim

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

5. Bottles & Cans

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

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6. Thomas Claxton

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

7. Josh Johansson

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

8. Kyle Yardley

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

9. Anders Thomsen

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

10. The Train Wrecks

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

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