It’s possible that many of our readers will recognize the name Randy Wood, known for quite some time as one of the premier luthiers in the fretted acoustic instrument world. His mandolins and guitars were regarded as among the finest to be had when I first started playing bluegrass music thirty years ago, and neither their reputation nor their quality has diminished over time. Randy also offers custom banjos and resophonic guitars, and is considered among the very finest repairmen for valuable vintage instruments.
Many folks may not know that Randy recently built a concert hall adjacent to his shop in Bloomingdale, GA – quite near Savannah. Shows are held a few times monthly, and performers are drawn from bluegrass legends, as well as popular current bands and up-and-coming artists. A schedule of events can be found on Randy’s web site.
“Our concert hall is small (100 seats), intimate, and loaded with great sound. We take orders for tickets over the phone with a credit card, but do not reserve seating. We also have a great BBQ place right next door, and the food is reasonably priced.”
Savannah, GA is a common tourist destination, and Randy’s bluegrass concerts make it even more so – at least for bluegrass music lovers.