The Eric Culberson Band, a Savannah Blues legend, has graced the Savannah Jazz Festival stage for years as a beloved regional act.

Culberson has been playing music since the age of 6. In 1992, he caught the attention of Kingsnake Records’ head, Bob Greenlee, and was signed as a solo artist. Since then, he has performed in major festivals, toured the Midwest and even played a bit in Europe. In 1998, Culberson opened Savannah Blues, a live-music nightclub hosting legends including Bobby Blue Bland, Sean Costello and Derek Trucks.

Dolette McDonald joins Culberson again this year as a featured guest to inject some female blues vibes into the festival. A recent resident of Savannah and board member of Savannah Jazz, McDonald is no stranger to the big spotlights.

As a professional background vocalist, she distinguished herself by performing wildly different styles of Laurie Anderson, the Talking Heads, the Rolling Stones, Steve Winwood, Sting, and El Divo de Juarez, Juan Gabriel. She is also prominently featured in concert films by Sting and Laurie Anderson.

Savannah is lucky to have Dolette during what she calls her “Act III.”