Savannah Songwriters Series
Sun., July 27, at 6 pm
Johnny Harris Restaurant
1651 East Victory Dr. 31404
Free admission. Free parking.
All ages. Non-smoking
Three new voices to Savannah Songwriters Series take the stage Sun., July 27, at Johnny Harris restaurant.
Anna Chandler, Isaac Smith and Rachael Shaner make their SSS debuts. Long-time SSS veteran and host Thomas Oliver will join them.
Anna Chandler’s earliest childhood memory growing up in Greenville, SC, she’s barefoot hanging onto the top of a metal fence, furiously blowing into a harmonica and disturbing the neighbors early on a Sunday morning. As a grown woman who is now a vocalist, guitarist, and accordionist, primarily with Savannah bands Lovely Locks and COEDS.
While attending SCAD on a creative writing scholarship, Chandler fell in love with Savannah. In 2009, Chandler and Devin Smith formed General Oglethorpe & the Panhandlers.
A lifelong lover of all-American rock ‘n’ roll, folk songs and hymns, and lush harmonies, Chandler’s lyrics are flushed with realism, urgency, a little paranoia and a healthy dose of Southern sweat.
Lovely Locks just released “Trust No Man,” which is available at lovelylocksband.com. COEDS’s latest single, Summer Hits, Some Ain’t, can be heard at coeds.bandcamp.com.
Isaac Smith is hard to pin down as an artist. From Atlanta, he is steeped in Southern culture, trained in classical music, and raised on the pews of his father’s church. He blend’s all of these elements into his live performances.
In his live performance, you can expect to hear soulful re-imaginings, roots rock, pop, and maybe even catch a hymn from his youth.
When Isaac is not performing around Savannah’s music scene you can catch him on Sunday mornings at Tapestry Church.
Rachael Shaner was born and raised in Savannah. She was classically trained on upright bassist for 12 years. She then wandered a bit. From Atlanta to Colorado but got drawn back to Savannah.
Only recently has the 23-year-old Rachael begun writing and singing. She just picked up the guitar and started writing/playing this past February. Soon she was attracting attention at the open mic at Tybee’s Social Club.
Last fall, Tybee Island songwriter Thomas Oliver released his first CD in seven years. “The Edge of America.”
One reviewer said the songwriter displayed a “journalistic eye for detail and poetic flow.” 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