The next scheduled FIRST FRIDAY for Folk Music will be held at Stewart Hall, First Presbyterian Church 520 Washington Avenue, Savannah GA on 2nd October 2015. Festivities start at 7.30pm and run till about 10:00 pm. It is a smoke free, alcohol free and family friendly evening of music in a coffee house setting, regularly attended by an appreciative audience of folk music enthusiasts from the greater Savannah and surrounding area. There is a suggested minimum donation of $ 5/- to support the event and other SFMS activities. This month’s show features a touring and a local act “DAVID KRAAI” and “MIDLIFE CRISIS”.
Your host for the evening will be CHRIS DESA
DAVID KRAAI is making his debut appearance at First Friday, but has performed in Savannah before at a Savannah Songwriters event. David Kraai (pronounced cry) is a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter who has been traveling and performing his melting pot of country, folk and rock music for over a decade. His roots stem from New York’s Hudson Valley, but his music has taken him all over the United States, and at times abroad, gaining him an ever-growing fan base.
Carrying on the tradition of Cosmic American Music, David’s influences include Gram Parsons, Neil Young, Bob Dylan and The Band. These influences along with his unique sense of melody and lyric help create a sound that is truly his own. Kraai has been fortunate enough to release several albums and share stages and bills with some of his heroes like Pete Seeger, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Dickey Betts, Leon Russell, Charlie Louvin and more.
Richard Flynn, a professor at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro leads “MIDLIFE CRISIS” which sometimes performs as a duo or trio, when David Posner and Joe Kropp join him on stage with their voices, guitar and mandolin. As an accomplished guitar player and singer, his repertoire comprises of folksy blues, both classic and contemporary as well as some of his own original tunes. Expect some fine guitar, slide guitar, perhaps some banjo playing and a possible Robert Johnson tune
Please come and enjoy an evening of great folk music on 2nd October 2015