I looked up a few of the bands playing the Savannah Stopover Fest March 9-12, and I found a little gem of a band called Birds of Avalon. So, now I want to go to this festival because I’ve never been to Savannah and this band is pretty fantastic. The fact that they have a great female guitarist – who plays lead (can I get an amen?) is an added bonus. Cheetie Kumar rules.
The band is made up of husband and wife Cheetie Kumar and Paul Siler (guitar), David Mueller (bass) and Scott Nurkin (drums). From what I can tell Craig Tilley is no longer the band’s vocalist. The band’s facebook page seems to have the most up-to-date information including the tour dates listed below.
Birds of Avalon tour dates
2/26/2011, Raleigh, NC, Kings Barcade
3/12/2011, Savannah, GA, The Wormhole – Savannah Stopover Festival
3/14/2011, New Orleans, LA, Circle Bar
3/15/2011, Houston, TX, Continental Club
03/18/2011, Austin, TX, Emo’s JR – Leafy Green/Thrill Jockey Showcase
03/21/2011, Little Rock, AR, Revolution Music Room
3/22/2011, Knoxville, TN, Pilot Light
Listen to some more stuff here.