Savannah Songwriters Series makes it debut at the Tybee Island American Legion Post 154 Sun., April 14, with a great lineup of three young songwriters, plus of a local favorite.
Tyler Harrison is an Okie from Muskogee, Ok. and just like Merle before him, he grabbed a guitar and a pen. He came to the Savannah area by way of the military and when he realized how much heart the music had there he decided to stay. His witty lines and smooth vocals make his tunes catchy and immediately recognizable. A good ole country boy at heart, Tyler tries to reflect music from the golden days when Merle and George were kings of the country charts.
Cc Witt is a young aspiring musician born and raised in Savannah. The 20-year-old’s songs are composed of a unique blend of genres, with a heavy does of country. Her voice has a warm tone with just the right amount of country twang. When it comes to songwriting, Cc has been winning awards for her songwriting since the age of fifteen.
“When I write my songs, I don’t want people to walk away wondering what they just heard, I want to inspire them. That’s what it’s about for me.”
A graduate of St. Vincent’s Academy, Cc is the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the local band Lyn Avenue. This makes her second showcase with SSS.
Also returning is Allen Coté, a 30-year-old composer, multi-instrumentalist and multimedia artist, originally from Austin and currently living in Milwaukee.
Coté is well versed in guitar, bass, lap steel, ukulele, mandolin and various percussion instruments. He performs his own original compositions – ranging from folk to avant-garde electronica – solo and with various groups.
The elder among this group is Tybee Island singer/songwriter Thomas Oliver.
Thomas’ music is straight from the rich heritage of Southern music: the roots of Americana and real country. Thomas moves easily from country love ballads to the blues of Americana, to country folk songs about Waffle House waitresses and getting older in an ever-younger society. His “Ballad of Tybee Island” is a local favorite.
Thomas is an organizing member of Savannah Songwriters Series, which showcases original music on the 2nd Sunday at the American Legion on Tybee and the 4th Sunday at Johnny Harris restaurant in Savannah.
The Tybee Island American Legion Post 154 is located at 10 Veterans Dr., Tybee Island, GA 31328.
Plenty of free parking. Bar and pizza available.
Doors open at 5. Show starts promptly at 6 pm.