Savannah Songwriters Series
Sun., Aug. 24, at 6 pm
Johnny Harris Restaurant
1651 East Victory Dr. 31404
Free admission. Free parking.
All ages. Non-smoking
One of Savannah Songwriters Series favorites returns for another showcase Sun., Aug. 24, at Johnny Harris Restaurant.
Singer/songwriter Sarah Tollerson headlines a group that includes two songwriters making their SSS. debut.
Tollerson was raised in Winder and started singing at an early age with her musically inclined family.
She studied classical music at the University of Georgia before going to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston to study songwriting and voice.
Shortly after graduation, she relocated to Nashville to continue her career as a singer-songwriter and session vocalist.
Her songs have received awards such as the John Lennon Scholarship for Songwriting, the Berklee College of Music Performing Songwriter Award, and several fan choice awards on OurStage.com and Upromise.com.
Last year she moved to Savannah.
Joining Sarah and making their SSS debuts are Danni Ri from Heflin, Ala., and Nikko Raptoulis .
Danni Ri (Ree) from Heflin, AL., has been singing since the age of 4. She grew up a family whose member favored different decades of music, from 40s big band to 80′s bid hair.
She is currently pursuing opportunities to advance her songwriting career in Nashville and with songs like “Mamma Don’t,” she getting noticed.
Herr first self-produced full Country album titled “Cliché” is now available on i-Tunes, Amazon, et. al.
Nikko Raptoulis moved to Savannah in December after 6 years of performing in and around Orlando, not far from his home-town of Longwood, Fla., and four years performing in Provo, Utah, where he produced his EP, “King of This Castle.”
In Savannah, he has pulled back from performing aside from a few open mics, deciding to recede from the scene a bit to write and enjoy music as a passion and less of a career for the time being.
Thomas Oliver will once again host the showcase. He released his third CD, “The Edge of America,” last year. Red Line Roots said, “…in a world of people trying to make country music and falling short, [Thomas Oliver] soars high above the competition.”
Thomas is one of the co-producers of the Savannah Songwriters Series, which showcases original music the fourth Sunday at Johnny Harris’ restaurant in Savannah.
Local songwriters who would like to be considered for a SSS showcase, should email links to their music to firstname.lastname@example.org