Four favorites return for Mother’s Day special at Tybee’s American Legion

Pete Love, Mark Carter David Watt Besley and  Roy Swindelle perform a special Mother’s Day showcase for The Savannah Songwriters Series 4th Sunday.

Sun., May 12, at 6 p.m. at the American Legion on Tybee.  Free parking.  

David Besely

David Watt Besley makes another returns to SSS.  The Virginian currently resides in Saint Augustine, where he is mainstay in the local music scene, playing with the Northstar band he formed with his brother, Ed, and with the Big Lonesome he formed two years ago.  He also plays solo as “Dave.”

David has been playing music since the 1970s when he was part of the band Saucer that was one of the first U.S. bands looked at by Virgin Records. Even though he loves to get together with NorthStar and The Big Lonesome he finds his solo career the most enjoyable.

 Mark Carter is a regular in the Savannah music scene, playing solo and with Lauren Lapointe.  He has established himself as a gifted artist with heart-felt lyrics and life-lived stories that match his stylistic rhythmic guitar progressions.  Mark is a regular SSS participant.

Mark Carter
Mark Carter

Roy Swindelle is one of the Coastal Empire’s best known musicians. Voted yearly as the best musician on Tybee, Roy is also a multi-instrumentalist, playing drums, bass, guitar and steel drums.  Rumor has it that he is taking fiddle lessons.  Roy is an organizing member of 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.

Pete Love, a SSS favorite,  has played with groups such as the Denny Phillips Band, Spectrum, Band in the Park and Mary Davis and Co. for nearly three decades.  A sought-after guitarist who is comfortable with most genres, Pete is currently playing with the Navigators.

Local songwriters wishing to perform can send a query along with a link to their music to


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