Leading up to the North By Northeast festival in Toronto, someone has taken notice of this here whiskey-stompin’ outfit straight outta Montreal. Richard Flohil of FYI Music News (www.fyimusic.ca) lists Ol’ Savannah as one of the intriguing and solid roots acts to catch out of the 600 plus bands participating in this year’s festival.
Ol’ Savannah (The Central, Fri. June 17 @ 12 midnight)
What’s this? An old-timey band out of Montreal playing mountain music from Appalachia? Well, okay then — lots of gruff vocals, banjo and accordion and drums. Singing along, foot stomping and yelling encouragement comes naturally to their audiences.