We had the good fortune of connecting with Savannah Lee and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Savannah, how do you think about risk?
I believe it’s always important to weigh risk vs. reward when making decisions, especially financially. It’s so easy to find yourself completely out of money as you pursue endeavors in the music industry; things are always changing so quickly. With that being considered though, emotional rewards can be just as satisfying as financial gain. If I know that something might put me out financially (a long drive to a show, new equipment, etc…), but very a very rewarding experience or allow me to be more creative, I’m highly likely to do it anyways.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Right now I’m a student in GSU’s School of Music, studying in the jazz guitar department and music technology program. Two years ago, I was connected with two incredibly skilled musicians, Aaron and Caleb Hambrick (Drums and Bass), and with the help of their friend, guitarist Brooks Mason, we released an album as Swallowed Sun. Shorty after, we ran a national radio campaign and signed syncing contracts with upwards of 30 television networks. Now we’re all working and/or in school (ew I know), and we aren’t very active as a band, but we still play occasional shows. I’m not sure what new projects the future holds, but I know they’ll be good ones!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
My list would be something like this: – On a scooter ride around the city – To the rooftop pool at my apartment – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for lunch (or dinner to catch a show) – To the aquarium to see the whale sharks – To Centennial Olympic Park to take a walk – To Pasta da Pulcinella in Midtown to get some Lobster Ravioli for dinner – Over to Cafe Intermezzo for coffee and cheesecake – Then over to West End to catch the Sunday night jam at Gallery 992 or to the Elliot Street Deli to catch the jam there. If they still weren’t tired, I’d recommend a trip back up to the roof to see the skyline.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Aaron Hambrick 100% deserves this shoutout. He’s been irreplaceable in every musical endeavor we’ve embarked on and had put me on to all kinds of music I never thought I’d listen to or be inspired by. In addition to being an extremely talented musician, he’s always encouraging and enthusiastic. I’m extremely grateful for his presence in my life.