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Liquid Ginger Extremely popular regional pop-rock act with strong local ties. Their shows find them mixing modern and classic rock covers with material from their 2 indie albums. Fri. - Sat., 9:30 pm, The Oyster Bar (Wilmington Island).

Hatch. This group offers ballads, bebop, Brazilian jazz and more. Fri., 9 pm - 1 am, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.

Joey Manning

Ultra-slick punk/ska/emo/pop act with the look and the hooks to go far. In the past 5 years, they’ve played over 700 shows with everyone from Slightly Stoopid to Taking back Sunday, and managed to win the 2004 New York International Music Festival. Not in the least bit original, but certainly well-done. Fri., Locos Deli & Grill.

Jude Michaels & The Hopeless Causes

Passafire Exciting Savannah rock/reggae/hiphop hybrid, who’s soon to release their debut CD, and tours regionally. Fri., Locos Deli & Grill.

Howard Paul & George Sheck

Upbeat, funky jazz quartet from Statesboro. Sat., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

She Alice Pop and rock covers from some of the area’s most experienced players. Fri., Mary’s Seafood & Steaks.

‘Georgia’ Kyle Shiver Locally-based singer/songwriter with a strong voice, impressive acoustic guitar skills, and a few CD’s worth of soulful folk, and distinctly Southern

Solo versions of beach, boogie and blues hits with sequenced backing for a “full band sound.” Fri., Stingray’s (Tybee).

Too Blue Electric duo of local singing blues guitarists Jeff Beasley and Ray Lundy (of Bottles & Cans). They play danceable blues, R & B and blues-rock. Sat., 7:30 pm, The Warehouse.

The Earl Williams Quartet Hilton Head-based jazz and blues artist whose combo is a regular attraction at this upscale supper club. Wed., 7:30 pm, The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).

The Greg Williams Band Locally-based rock & roll group that incorporates plenty of folk and blues influences into both originals (penned by their prolific frontman Williams) and covers by everyone from Dylan to Muddy Waters to Lowell George. Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge. ◗

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Mon-Thurs. 10am-10pm Fri-Sat 10am-12mid, Sun 1p-12m 10419 Abercorn Ext. 961-5455 (Magnolia Plaza-Next to Sluggers)

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One of the finest jazz guitarists (7string, no less) in the area. Sheck accompanies him on bass. Fri. - Sat., 7:30 pm, The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).

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Randy ‘Hatman’ Smith

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This Georgia-based unit is fueled by bassist and composer Morrison’s pedigree (he’s worked with Tony Williams, Sam Rivers, T-Bone Walker, Dizzy Gillespie and Freddy Cole, among others), and pianist Keith Williams, who led his own trio for years at Atlanta’s famed nightclub Dante’s Down The

Rude Buddha

blues. Wed., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House + Fri., 7 pm, AJ’s Dockside Restaurant (Tybee) +Sun., Café Loco (10 pm).

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The Phil Morrison Trio featuring Keith Williams

Formerly known as The No Exit Band featuring Ronnie Keel, this high-octane Southern jam act can always be counted on for Allman Brothers and Widespread Panic-style grooves – plus fiery electric guitarwork. Fri., 7:30 pm, The Warehouse.

Rude Buddha

Veteran, sweet-voiced pianist and guitarist playing several decades worth of soft rock and pop favorites. He’s long been considered one of the area’s best “piano men.” Sat. - Sun. + Wed., 7 pm, AJ’s Dockside (Tybee).

Locally-based singer/songwriter who mixes popular covers with his own lighthearted material, and accompanies himself on both guitar and cello. Fri., Café Loco (Tybee).

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