Savannah Songwriters’ Series
@ Johnny Harris Restaurant
1651 E. Victory
Sun., June 24, 6 p.m.
Free admission. Free parking.
Songwriters: Jenny Morgan, Cc Witt, Jefferson Ross and Thomas Oliver
Living in Pittsburgh now, Jenny Morgan was raised in Austin, Texas.
And her songs show it. Her clear, young voice reveals her
roots as she matches her catchy melodies with poetic lyrics in a range
of folk, pop, Americana and touch of blues now and then.
She has received songwriting at such competition as the
Kerrville Folk Festival and the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival.
In 2007 Jenny was signed to Canon Records and recorded her
first studio album, “The Songs I’ve Sung.” She has since shared the
bill with Ruthie Foster, Susan Gibson and many more.
Jenny is now recording her third album independently and
finding her niche in the Pittsburgh scene.
Cc Witt is a young aspiring musician born and raised in Savannah. The
nineteen-year’s songs are composed of a unique blend of genres, with a
heavy does of country.
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.
The music of Jefferson Ross can be cooked down to three terms:
grooves, grits and great stories.
Jefferson employs his unique acoustic guitar style and
southern, soulful voice to spin some of the finest story songs to come
out of Deep Dixie in a long while. His song craft has been compared to
Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Rodney Crowell and Jesse Winchester.
For over a quarter century, Jefferson honed his craft in
Nashville both as staff songwriter for companies like Curb Records, a
studio session player and as a road musician and background singer for
folks like Terri Clark.
Now living in Savannah, Jefferson has set his sights on
putting Savannah and Tybee on the map as hot spots for original
He is a founding member of the Savannah Songwriters’ Series,
which showcases original music twice a month – the second Sunday at
Doc’s Bar on Tybee and the fourth Sunday at Johnny Harris’ restaurant
Thomas Oliver moved to Tybee three years ago from Atlanta, where he
primarily played original music with his group, The Usual Suspects,
and received several songwriting honors from the Georgia Music
Thomas moves easily from country ballads to the blues of
Americana, to country folk songs about Waffle House waitresses and
getting older in an ever-younger society.
The son of a Sunday school teacher, Thomas once considered
the ministry but opted instead for a career in journalism, which he
spent mostly at Atlanta’s largest newspaper.
Since moving to Tybee, Thomas has played many of the live
music venues on Tybee, from Bernie’s Oyster House and the Rock House
to Doc’s Bar, Two Pirates Tavern, North Beach Grill, as well as Wild
Wing’s in Savannah and Uncle Bubba’s on Wilmington. He is now an
organizing member of the Savannah Songwriters Series’ and its effort
to promote more original music.
See you Sunday!