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Savannah Red & the Blueberries is a band that plays original music... that was previously written by someone else. Some may call us a cover band, but really, we're your favorite band playing songs you love to hear. We bring back the good times of Sam Cooke, Patsy Cline, and The Ronettes, to name a few, with some added freshness of Norah Jones, Rilo Kiley, and even the infamous Cee Lo Green.
Front woman Anslee Connell, also known as Savannah Red, has been singing in front of a live audience since she was 13 years old in her hometown of Statesboro, Georgia. She started with a music festival debut and began singing professionally at 16. In recent years, she has performed with jazz great Ben Tucker of Savannah and has been a guest singer for the world famous Jazz Corner in Hilton Head, SC. Now, she brings her passion of soul music, classic oldies hits, love songs, and damn good times to the Austin stage with her beloved Blueberries.
Rachelle C Davis, aka rap artist "monikker," began playing violin at the age of 12. Already studying piano, her love for music grew throughout her teen years and into college. Inspired by gospel rappers and introduced to many other genres within hip-hop, she began writing and recording rhymes during high school. Originally studying business and music in college, she later graduated from Baylor University with a degree in Film & Digital Media. A businesswoman, student, rapper and violinist, Rachelle brings a unique, cool musical vibe.
Michael Muñoz picked up a guitar at the age of twelve thinking it was an advanced flossing mechanism. When that didn't work out, he decided maybe playing it instead. At the present time, the only tricks he knows are ones that can't be performed in a parlour. He has studied classical guitar, jazz, rock n' roll, punk, prog, funk, noise, and psychedelic reverberations. He also met Micki Free and played the same stage as him and Malo at The Gathering of Nations. Michael loves sour ales, a good cumbia or raga, and spends additional free time fishing for the keys to our plane of existence.
Andres Torres didn't realize he could keep a beat on a drumset until his late teens while attending high school. He was in the school band from 6th to 12th grade but never actually picked up the drums officially until his late senior year. He has an entire decade worth of playing experience and within those 10 years he's accumulated several full length albums and demos along with a 2 week long central US tour. He lists Bill Ward, Dave Grohl, and Chad Smith as heavy influences, just to name a few. Andres enjoys staying busy and is currently in 3 different groups which doesn't leave time for much else. He hopes to someday have a financially promising music career doing what he loves and does best.
Oluwatosin N. Awofeso began his musical career at home listening to his mother sing to him, and listening to his father's outstanding jazz collection. At a young age, he was making drums out of pots and pans and playing along to Miles Davis and Thelonius Monk. In middle school he was given a trumpet and started taking his music to his church piano and trying to pick out the notes one at a time. Two years later the church ended up giving him that old piano and it would be with him until he graduated from high school. He has a Sound Engineering degree, and plays in Austin with La Vida Buena, Savannah Red & The Blueberries, Jackie Venson, Ruby Jane, Hilary Kuhlmey, and his church.
Right now, Savannah Red & the Blueberries are rocking March 2014 with SXSW shows and looking forward to a busy and fun year!