Four songwriters with diverse styles converge on the 4th Sunday at Johnny Harris

Two newcomers to the Savannah Songwriters Series join two veterans Sun., March 24, for another showcase of original music at Johnny Harris restaurant, starting at 6 p.m.

Zachary Smith is best known as the bass player for Savannah’s hottest band the Accomplices.  In addition to his songwriting and singing, Zach is a multi-instrumentalist.  His latest pursuit is the banjo.

Zack Smith, the Accomplices' bass player

Zack Smith, the Accomplices’ bass player

It all comes from his early years in the studios of his disc jockey father.  “Love of music and voice began very early for me. I have sung in choirs, played in orchestras, jazz bands, bluegrass, rock, and reggae groups, and even worked as a bandleader while living on a farm out on the Oregon coast,” Zach says.

Craig Anderson and his wife, Renee, have been living on Tybee for the past six months in order for her to take teaching level instructions in yoga.  Craig is a master luthier and guitar player from Vermont.  He is a member of the Burlington (Vermont) Songwriters group in Vermont.

His “folk-centric songs [are] delivered in an easy baritone, occasionally shaded with something resembling a light Celtic brogue,” Seven Days, a Vermont newspaper, wrote of Craig’s debut CD, “A Moment in Time.”

Roy Stalnaker was born and raised in Savannah. He started singing professionally in the late 1970s, performing throughout the Southeast, from Savannah’s Night Flight Café to Nashville’s Blue Bird Café.

His songs are not exactly traditional country and certainly not the pop country of radio. But with his smooth voice, Stalnaker takes you with him as he travels the back roads of a soulful country music with his ballads and stories.

Roy Swindelle is the house band “Roy and the Circuit Breakers” at Doc’s Bar on Tybee.  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 Doc’s and the 4th Sunday at Johnny Harris.  All are free to the public and start at 6 p.m.

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