Savannah Blue plays next concert in the park |

Savannah Blue plays next concert in the park

Staff Reports
Savannah Blue plays a free concert June 20 in Minden Park.
Special to The R-C |

The GE Family Concert Series continues 6:30 p.m. June 20 with Savannah Blue (southern rock) in Minden Park.

Savannah Blue has been a fixture on the Northern California blues and rock club scene since 1995, as well as more recent success bringing A Southern Rock Revue to a growing number of California and Nevada festivals.

The band is comprised of founding members Dean Fisher (lead guitar), and Mike Cochran (bass), along with Scott Johnson (lead guitar, vocals), Don Nehasil (drums, vocals) and the recent addition of Mike Machi (vocals, harmonica).

“Savannah Blue has raised the bar once again to bring you the best show possible,” promoters said. “Not only do they play the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd or The Allman Brothers, Savannah Blue is presenting music from the entire genre. Expect to hear great Southern Rock Classics like ‘Keep On Smilin,’ ‘If You Want To Get To Heaven’ or ‘The South’s Gonna Do It Again,’ along with perennial Allman & Skynyrd favorites.”

The band also performs music from The Outlaws, The Marshall Tucker Band and Molly Hatchet, 38 Special, The Charlie Daniels Band and ZZ Top.

“The result is a power-packed, highly-charged tour d’ forc of the best that those good old Southern boys ever served up,” promoters said. “Hit after hit, Savannah Blue turns out ballads and rockers alike, faithfully reproducing the sound, the spirit and the intensity of the original artist’s recordings.”

The band has shared concert stages with Joe Bonnamassa, Elvin Bishop, Jackie Green, Greg Allman, Joan Jett, Molly Hatchet and others. Savannah Blue has also played numerous poker runs and biker events like The Redwood Run and Street Vibrations, as well as many festivals across Northern California and Nevada.

Concerts are free of charge due to the contributions of local businesses and organizations. Concessions will available to purchase at the concert sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Carson Valley, Carson Valley Lions Club and the Soroptimist.

For more information contact the Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department at 782-9828.