From traveling throughout the Caribbean as a featured, headline act on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line to opening arenas and large festival dates for Peter Frampton, John Fogerty, Vince Gill, The Doobie Brothers, Lady Antebellum and the legendary Kenny Rogers around the world, Savannah Jack has honed their skills as outstanding live entertainers who captivate audiences from the very first note.
How do you describe this band from Nashville, Tennessee? Joe Guercio, Elvis Presley’s longtime music and orchestra director, called Savannah Jack “the absolute best band I’ve seen in music today.”
Savannah Jack has been the preferred opening act for the legendary Kenny Rogers, having performed onstage with him in excess of 66 times including a 21 city tour of England, Scotland, and Ireland in the Spring of 2009. The band's live show was recognized as one of the "Top Concerts of 2010" in the Greater Pittsburgh area by Beaver County Times writer, Scott Tady. Other top ten selectees included Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, and Lady Gaga.
Exceptional songwriters as well as versatile musicians, band members infuse their individual style to collectively create Savannah Jack's unique sound. All have a strong musical background and have been singing and playing their individual instruments from a very young age. Their musical influences range from Ronnie Milsap, The Gatlin Brothers, Kenny Rogers, Restless Heart, The Beatles, Tom Petty, and the Eagles just to name a few.
Savannah Jack is lead by the dynamic and energetic lead singer Don Gatlin with Tony Haan on lead guitar and vocals, Jay Smith on fiddle, guitar and vocals, and Kenny Ames on bass.
“We truly are like family…we have a lot of fun on the road and you never know what we’ll do next,” said Gatlin, also a gifted songwriter. Gatlin grew up in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, where he has now been inducted into the Beaver Valley Musicians Hall Of Fame.
The guys are currently in the process of promoting their second studio album entitled, “Night of Your Life”. This recording features special guests, Love and Theft, Ronnie McCoury of the Grammy Award winning Del McCoury Band, Vince Gill and the Grammy Award winning guitarist, John Jorgensen. It is available for purchase at the band's live shows as well as here on the website, Amazon, and iTunes.
It is obvious that the band loves making music and is having a blast, whether they are performing in a small venue in Nashville or playing in front of thousands of people in sold out amphitheatres across the country. Savannah Jack brings a highly entertaining and energetic show to the stage, commanding standing ovations night after night at virtually every venue in which they perform.