***Updated Thursday July 17th***
Savannah Songwriters’ Series
Sun., July 22 6 p.m.
Johnny Harris Restaurant
1651 E. Victory, Savannah
Free admission. Free parking.
Songwriters: Jason Bible, Matt Eckstine, Leo Dean and Roy Swindelle.
The front man and songwriter for one of Savannah’s most established
bands and the lead singer and songwriter for one of the hottest new
bands headline the Savannah Songwriters’ Series Sun., July 22 at
Johnny Harris restaurant.
Jason Bible of the Trainwrecks and Matt Eckstine of The Accomplices
will be joined in-the-round by Tybee’s most noted musician, Roy
Swindelle, and a seasoned pro from Nashville, Steve Haggard.
As a solo artist Jason has released seven collections of songs. The influence of Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams and Johnny Cash permeate his sound. He formed the Trainwrecks in 2005. The band has been voted best Country/Americana/Rock band by Connect Savannah for four years running.
The Accomplices burst on the scene last year with the release of
Canned Beans, an all-original CD. The string band plays a combination
of groove-based blues-grass with overtones of jazz and bohemian
country. Matt Eckstine plays guitar, is the lead vocalist and writes
some of the Accomplices more lyrical tunes.
Leo Dean lives and plays out of Brunswick.
A life-long musician, Dean promotes himself as a “trop-rock musician with focus on resorts, corporate and wedding functions.”
He’s been called the Human Jukebox.
He is also a master Parrothead, knowing and playing as many Jimmy Buffett songs as the man from Margaritaville himself.
Dean has played ParrotHead clubs up and down the East coast of the US and as far west as Texas.
But he is also a master songwriter and storyteller with three CDs out. He is an engaging performer and fan favorite at his previous Savannah Songwriters’ showcases.
Roy Swindelle is annually voted best musician on Tybee Island, where he plays as Roy & the Circuit Breakers at Doc’s Bar. Swindelle is a multi-instrumentalist, at ease on guitar, a set of drums, blowing a harp or slipping on a metal slide to play the blues. He is a member
of the Savannah Songwriters’ Series.
In its third year, the Savannah Songwriters’ Series supports local,
original music through its twice-monthly showcases that are free to
The second Sunday of the month showcase is at Doc’s Bar
The fourth Sunday showcase is at Johnny Harris.