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On the Road Again
Creating Magic Moments with Music
Weekend Update - May 4-6, 2017

On the Road Again

(Multiple Musical Settings in Savannah, GA)

Last week, the Jeremy Shrader Music crew travelled to the enchanted land of Savannah, GA. This was our first trip there and I hope it won't be the last. The Memphis-based corporation we entertained were hosting a sales meeting. They wished to allow their managers and vendors to let their hair down for a bit each evening. Over three nights of events, they tasked us to create four separate musical atmospheres.

Our solution was to use progressively larger bands with distinct styles of music. We brought along five of our incredible Memphis musicians. To fill out the larger bands, we utilized some fabulous local musicians, courtesy of another Jeremy. Savannah native Jeremy Davis called upon some musicans from his Fabulous Equinox Orchestra. The events were held at the amazing Westin Savannah Harbor.

 

The first event was a very casual 'Southern-style' welcome reception by the beautiful Savannah River. For the music, we turned to the classic country repertoire of our band Big Barton. The trio configuration (dubbed Tiny Barton), included Jeremy and Logan from the band and Michelle on guitar and vocals. They played laid-back classics with a bit of Memphis flavor. Michelle added some of the Nashville folk sound of Gillian Welch. Of course, we could't resist including a rendition of Dock of the Bay, considering the location.

The managers were 'slightly' more dressed up on Wednesday night for a dinner reception. The band that evening added Jim on saxophone and Earl on drums, having just arrived from Memphis. We also had the opportunity to perform with a fantastic local bassist, Mitch Hennes. The Brazilian music of Jobim and Carribbean and Latin jazz created a 'beachy' vibe. The bar almost ran out of rum that evening!

For the final night's award gala, the managers, and the band, donned their best dress. Michelle warmed up the crowd during cocktail hour with a solo performance.

Cocktail hour with @onehundredoaks @westinsavannah #savannah #jeremyshradermusic

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After dinner, the guests retired downstairs for dessert and the 'Big Band' swing of Jeremy Shrader's Octocats. The band was once again expanded with local musicians from the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra. Jose on saxophones, Austin on trombone, Leif on keyboard, and Mitch, returning on the bass, swung along-side our Memphis crew. What a great cap to the event!

We love and appreciate the opportunity to travel and perform for different folks, but of course it is so nice to come home! Until the next out-of-town adventure, we look forward to the blues and soul of Memphis inspiring our daily lives and performances. What kind of unique atmosphere(s) would you like us to create for you?

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