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About Us

The City Hotel Band of Savannah The City Hotel was born in Savannah in the summer of 2011. The band has emerged as one of the most engaging acts in Savannah, GA. Melding a love of popular and indie rock music with a traditional bluegrass lineup, the band provides an individual, exciting, and eclectic sound. With a combination of covers from treasured influences and unique originals, the City Hotel Band offers an unmatched experience to all audiences. In May of 2013, City Hotel was voted 'Best Acoustic Band' by the readers of Connect Savannah.

Jay Rudd: Banjo
Anthony Teixeira: Upright Bass
Cory Chambers: Mandolin
Aaron Zimmer: Guitar

About the Name

Elazer Early, a native of Charleston, S.C, built the City Hotel in 1821. Not only was it the first hotel in Savannah, but it was also home to the first branch of the United States Post Office in Savannah, as well as a branch of the Bank of the United States. Many notable people stayed at the City Hotel, including War of 1812 hero Winfield Scott, the Marquis de Lafayette, the first three commodores of the U.S. Navy and naturalist James Audubon. Audubon stayed six months while attempting to sell books full of his wildlife sketches.

In 1851 Peter Wiltberger bought the City Hotel. He renovated it and put a live lion and lioness on display to draw attention to his business. City Hotel’s final guest checked out in 1864, just before the arrival of General Tecumseh Sherman during the Civil War and the subsequent closing of the City Hotel. from Moon River Brewing Company Wikipedia article

Tracks from the Album

City Hotel Photo

Savannah Grass

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