"European redneck music" from Savannah
The music of Savannah's Velvet Caravan is rooted in gypsy jazz/gypsy swing and Latin swing styles. This high-energy, acoustic-based quintet of guitar, violin, standup bass, percussion and keyboards (including accordion) has emerged as one of the shining lights of Savannah’s burgeoning music scene. This band plays upbeat tunes from all over the world with thunderous virtuosity and relentless sense of humor. Bringing together the eclectic sounds are a motley crew of super-talented musicians from Venezuela, the Great Northwest, the heartland, the Atlantic Northeast and Georgia's Coastal Empire. South Carolina's Beaufort Gazette calls their sound "sophisticated, yet fun and organic."