Chambers, Tanner, Hinely and Swindelle in the round at Tybee’s American Legion

Savannah Songwriters Series
Sun., Aug. 11, 6 — 7:30 pm
Tybee’s American Legion
10 Veterans Dr  Tybee Island, GA 31328
Free admission.  Free parking.  All ages

The Savannah Songwriters’ 2nd Sunday showcase features another young, local songwriter, Cory Chambers of the City Hotel.

Craig Tanner, one of the most sought after sidemen in the area, who also writes very intelligent songs, will join him.  They’ll share the stage with two of the area’s legendary musicians – Skip Hinely and Roy Swindelle. 

Cory Chambers was born in Atlanta and moved to Savannah in 2010. He married his high school sweetheart in December of 2012 at the old Blowin Smoke BBQ.

The 29-year-old has been playing guitar for 10 years.  He picked up the mandolin 5 years ago and can be found picking all over Savannah and Tybee with the acoustic string band, City Hotel, voted Best Acoustic Band in Connect.

Cory also plays a bluegrass brunch every Sunday with members of the Accomplices band at Tybee Island Social Club.

Cory has an English degree but only uses it to write pun laced folk music.

Craig Tanner is a well-known photographer, filmmaker and widely acclaimed

Craig Tanner

Craig Tanner

photographic educator. His photographs have appeared in numerous national and regional publications.

As with his photography, Craig is self-taught on the guitar, and those who have heard him say he is one of the finest flat-pickers in these parts.  He hosts a popular open mic at Abe’s on Lincoln and helps host one at Molly McPherson’s.  He can frequently be heard playing with Eric Britt. They have recently formed a new band, American Hologram, with Britt Scott and Eric Dunn.

His original songs reflect his love of country and blue grass music, which he comes by naturally as a descendant of Georgia’s legendary Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers.  Yet the newer songs are more folk in nature in their take on the political and societal issues.

Skip Hinely is a local legend, playing around Savannah for almost 50 years, in such

Skip Hinely

Skip Hinely

bands as Deap Blue in the 60’s, The Marble Fawn in the 70’s, the Veraflames in the 80’s and most recently Flashback.  He plays guitar, bass and drums.  It’s been said that he knows every Beatles song.

Roy Swindelle is one of the Coastal Empire’s best-known musicians. Roy is a multi-instrumentalist, playing drums, bass, guitar, steel drums and harmonica.  Rumor has it that he is taking fiddle lessons.  He plays solo, often as Roy and the Circuit Breakers as well as with the Christy Alan Band.

Roy is a producer of the Savannah Songwriters Series, which showcases original music twice monthly – the 2nd Sunday at the Tybee Island American Legion and the 4th Sunday at Johnny Harris.  All are free to the public and start at 6 p.m.

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