-Anna Chandler (Connect Savannah)
"If you’ve seen City Hotel live, you know they’re masters of bringing wonderfully unexpected, contemporary moments to their old-time sound." "Zimmer’s like a front porch Sinatra, able to demonstrate control and a pleasingly timeless tone framed by a Southern accent. Chambers was born to sing old time music, stretching those vowels with natural country flair and easily belting into a banjo strain."
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-Heather Henley (Do Savannah)
"From original compositions to Hank Williams tunes to interesting covers — whoever chose “Groove is in the Heart” is a genius — City Hotel kept the audience either tapping its toes or dancing along with the band. They know just how to blend their instruments and voices to take listeners back to the beginnings of bluegrass.
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-Joshua Peacock (Hissing Lawns)
"There are a lot of talented musicians in Savannah, but I rank these four in the top tier of that list. Melding traditional bluegrass music with solid modern songwriting and a contemporary sensibility concerning their music, City Hotel properly carries the traditions of an American art form into the future."
Larry Jack’s Year End Review – 2014
-Larry Jack Sammons (Hissing Lawns)
"This is a timeless band. I really believe they sound like their sound would fit in in the 40’s, but somehow they make it sound current. Lead singer Aaron Zimmer’s voice is amazing."
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-Adrianna Boatright (DoSavannah)
"If I had any doubts music is a universal language that connects and brings people together, the sentiment was solidified after meeting with the guys from City Hotel."
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-Jon Waits (Hissing Lawns)
"In the green room, City Hotel was banging out the bluegrass in anticipation of their turn. Hopping onstage they quickly wowed the audience with hot banjo licks and the more traditional sound that they’re known for. This was music meant for an attentive & appreciative ‘listening room’ crowd, and they brought it in spades. Anthony Teixeira’s upright bass provided the slap, Cory Chambers’ mandolin brought the high pickin’ notes, Baby Jay Rudd’s banjo followed calls from Aaron Zimmer’s rhythm, and a harmonica wailed across the room. At one point they acknowledged that they might be pushing the time limit of their set, but decided that the crowd would be treated to a few more. Nobody complained."
Luxury, reasonable rates
-Bill DeYoung (Connect Savannah)
"With equal measures of bluegrass, talking blues, country and folk, City Hotel's music straddles and blurs the lines of Americana, acoustica and old-time wit and whimsy. Not even two years old, this eclectic four-piece band has an imminent self-titled EP, cut here in town at Elevated Basement, containing five songs that would make any long-term string band proud."
Savannah band City Hotel plans album release, Chris Bell show
-Savannah Morning News
"The five-piece folk outfit with the exuberance of the Soggy Bottom Boys but a pluckier, Appalachian sound will be playing back-to-back shows this weekend in support of their new record, “Savannah Grass,” which will debut Jan. 26 at a Blowin’ Smoke release event."