July 14, at 6 p.m. Tybee Island’s American Legion; 10 Veterans Drive, 31328
Four gifted songwriters will be performing their original tunes this evening beginning at 6 at the American Legion on Tybee. It’s free, as usual, and all are welcome.
Dennis Page from Rincon is making his Savannah Songwriters Series debut, and Tommy Holland returns for his second showcase. They will be joined by veteran SSS songwriters Joan Maute and Joel Clackum.
Dennis Page hails from Rincon, GA. His big claim to fame is that in the late ‘60’s, his band, the Beach Nuts, from Hampton, SC, was perhaps the first musical group to have regular gigs on Hilton Head. They throughout the summer at the Sandlapper Lounge.
Dennis is the former owner of Music Inc, which had locations, at one time or the other, in Hampton and Beaufort and in Savannah.
Dennis is CEO of Twitch Technologies, in Savannah, which is developing a new keyboard system for smart phones and tablet computers. He holds several patents for systems that automatically detect lightning, and automatically disconnect valuable gear and data whenever threatened by storms.
He is making his Savannah Songwriters Series debut.
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, which will be released in the next month.
Joel Clackum, originally from Dallas, Ga., has traveled and played indie alternative music up and down the East Coast with a variety of bands. After taking a break to live abroad, he now makes his home in Savannah, and is working on new projects meant to explore some of his earlier influences, melding his indie songwriting with his more traditional Southern roots .
His most recent EP Thursday Morning is available on iTunes and Amazon Music under the artist name A Good Man.
Tommy Holland, a Savannah native and well known civic leader, is making his second SSS appearance. His first showcase was the first standing room only show at Johnny Harris.
Savannah Songwriters Series, in its third year of showcasing original music, is free to the public. The America Legion hall is an all ages, non-smoking environment. Pizza by the slice and drinks are available. Shows start promptly at 6.