Savannah Songwriters Series
Sun., Dec. 22, at 6pm
Johnny Harris Restaurant
1651 East Victory Dr. 31404
Free admission. Free parking. All ages. Non-smoking
Two accomplished songwriters make their SSS debut Sun., Dec. 22, at Johnny Harris. Chris Desa and Laurie Rider will be joined by SSS favorites Joan Maute and Thomas Oliver
Chris Desa is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter specializing primarily in six and 12-string guitars. With over five decades experience, he blends well-known tunes of the 60’s- 80’s with his own compositions. He also enjoys promoting songwriters who are not well known by playing his versions of their tunes.
He is president of Savannah Folk Music Society since 2011 and has served as a long time member and board member.
A seasoned maritime professional for over 40 years, he operates an independent maritime consulting company based in Savannah.
To hear Laurie Rider is to hear the raw, yet thoughtful bearings of a Southerner’s heart. On her debut release, the Arrows EP, the Waycross native wears her diverse set of influences proudly. Country, Soul, Folk, Rock, Pop.
A self-described ”old folkie from the 60s”, Joan Maute is a retired teacher who lives on Hilton Head.
Joan took her guitar and music into the classroom when she began teaching in 1970. She used music to help her teach social studies, reading and language arts, and she has shared her techniques with teachers across the country and in Canada. Joan will be singing some songs from her third CD, So Much More.
Thomas Oliver has just completed a 16-show tour through north Georgia and Florida in support of his first CD in seven years, “The Edge of America.” Thomas is one of the co-producers of the Savannah Songwriters Series.
Savannah Songwriters Series is entering its fourth year of staging showcases for original music. All are free to the public and start at 6 p.m. the 2nd Sunday at the Tybee Island American Legion and the 4th Sunday at Johnny Harris.