Georgia Grown: Stewart & Winfield

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Name: Stewart & Winfield

Where: Savannah and Athens, Georgia

Story: Savannah and Tybee Island natives Stewart Marshall and Winfield Smith have been writing and performing their Ya’ll-ternative folk-rock and old country-roots music for 25 years.  Stewart & Winfield’s live concerts and intimate local shows always bring good times and good tunes to their family of loyal fans.  S & W continue to hook new followers with their instantly recognizable original songs and vocal-harmony driven southern sound.  Georgia music ambassadors, S & W have Southeastern, National, and International Americana music lovers listening loudly and sharing their seven independent albums. In 2004 Stewart & Winfield were invited to perform for media events in Savannah, as well as the World Leaders Finale at the Sea Island, GA  G-8 Summit.  Their touring history includes 14 states, almost 75 cities, and hundreds of venues. These travel and studio veterans continue the journey, annually playing their favorite Southeastern stages for thousands of dedicated fans.

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“A laid-back Athens band with a gentle country/rock crossover sound, mixing equal parts Gram Parsons, John Fogerty… rarely will you hear those old-time vocals in as pure a form as that of Stewart & Winfield…”” – Creative Loafing ~ Atlanta, GA

“They have mined a beautiful nugget of Americana…captured the lazy laid back essence of  a slower time in small town life…if you like the Americana, roots, folk rock, alternative country type of thing, then check out Stewart & Winfield.” – The Brunswick News/The Coastal Scene ~ St. Simon’s Isl., GA

“…blend their voices creating rich harmonies reminiscent of blues, folk, rock, and bluegrass styles…” – Savannah Magazine ~ Savannah, GA

Along the road, Stewart & Winfield are proud to have shared the stage with other Georgia grown acts such as Kevn Kinney, Randall Bramblett, Jennifer Nettles, Drive By Truckers, Zac Brown Band, and Lady Antebellum.  Some of the S & W song and album titles reflect their laid back, lowcountry flavor such as Bum Parade, Sandy Britches, Lowcountry Blues, and West Central Georgia.  They have performed in at least 10 of Georgia’s historic town theaters and multiple plaza shows at the Altanta Braves Turner Field Baseball Stadium.

Where to Listen and Buy: Stewart & Winfield Tour Dates, Social Media, Music and Merchandise are available at www.StewartandWinfield.com CDs and Songs are also available at www.cdbaby.com

10 Must-Dos on Jekyll Island

jekyll3No matter how long your trip to Jekyll Island, there is a perfect set of activities waiting for you to dive into. Here is our “Top 10 Must Do” list.

  1. Historic District Tour-90 minute tour including entry into two of the cottages, filled with rich tales and elegant furnishings. Offered year-round at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Tours begin at the History Orientation Center. For more information call (912) 635-4036.
  2. Historic Hotel Tour-The Jekyll Island Club Hotel is more than a cherished vacation Resort–it’s a living historic site! With our Concierge as your guide, the Historic Hotel Tour revels the Jekyll Island Club’s century of rich history, including stories passed down over time and walks throughout the Hotel structures, cottages and grounds. Tours are offered Monday-Thursday at 2pm, year round.
  3. Georgia Sea Turtle Center-Through sea turtle rehabilitation, research and education programs, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center increases awareness of habitat and wildlife conservation challenges, promote responsibility for ecosystem health and empower individuals to act locally, regionally, and globally to protect the environment.
  4. Summer Waves Water Park-Loaded with fun for the whole family! From exciting waterslides, wave pool and floating the lazy river, this is the perfect spot for a splashing day of fun in the sun! There’s a special area for younger guests, too.
  5. Jekyll Island Golf-With sixty-three holes, Jekyll Island is the perfect play to stay-and-play! Three 18-hole Jekyll Island golf courses (Oleander, Indian Mound,and Pine Lakes) are centrally located on the Island. The historic Great Dunes 9-hole course, a true links course originally laid out in 1910, is located on the ocean.
  6. Bicycle Rental-Bike riding is one of the most popular activities on Jekyll Island. There are 20 miles of flat paths that wind their way across the entire Island offering a great way to see all its historic sites and natural beauty. Rentals are available through the front desk. Half Day: $10.00 and Full Day: $18.00.
  7. Cumberland Island-Take a day trip to this island operated by the National Park Service, which includes designated wilderness areas, undeveloped beaches, historic sites, cultural ruins, critical habitat and nesting areas, as well as numerous plant and animal communities, including wild horses.
  8. Pool Bar & Grill-While staying at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel a summer vacation is not complete without a day at the Pool. We also have a Pool Bar & Grill that serves up delicious hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, chicken sandwiches. Their drink selection is out of this world with tasty frozen delights along with ice cold beers.
  9. Private Beach Pavilion-The Hotel offers a beachfront facility exclusively for guests. Open seasonally, come enjoy burgers, hot dogs, beverages and ice cream overlooking the Atlantic. The Hotel offers a complimentary shuttle for guests.
  10. Dolphin Cruises-Searching for and spotting these playful and graceful creatures in Georgia’s coastal waters is a memorable experience for the whole family. Ninety-minute cruises are available daily, March-November and depart from the Jekyll Wharf, near the front of the Hotel. For reservations and information call (912) 635 3152.

 

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Gurley Creek in Hiawassee, Georgia. Photo by Brian Kreuser. Submitted via Facebook.

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