The Savanna Songwriters Series presents two of the Coastal Empire’s best-known guitarists Sun., Oct. 2, at the Tybee Post Theater. Joining Georgia Kyle and Chris Desa will be Athens singer songwriter John Swilley and Brandon Nelson McCoy..
Georgia Kyle really needs no introduction, as he has being playing around these parts since 1998.
During the early years of his career he toured often, playing most everywhere this side of the Mississippi River. He was a regular in many of the East Coast’s most popular songwriter clubs such as the Bluebird Café in Nashville, Eddie’s Attic in Atlanta, and Club Passim in Cambridge Massachusetts.
Kyle has worked with, opened for, and shared stages with the likes of Shawn Mullins, John Mayer, and the Blind Boys from Alabama, just to name a few.
Along the way, Kyle has independently released eight CD’s of original music, including his latest project called, “We Are All One Human Family.”
These days, Kyle plays mostly around the Savannah area as a solo act, or with his classic rock/blues trio.
Likewise, Chris Desa needs little introduction. An accomplished multi-instrumentalist, the singer/songwriter is known for his work on the twelve-string guitar, with over 5 decades experience in music.
Having started playing the piano at a very early age, by the time Chris completed high school he was able to play thirteen instruments. He served five years as president of Savannah Folk Music Society and has served as a long time member/ board member.
A seasoned maritime professional for over 40 years.He has lived in Savannah since 1992.
John Swilley is a young singer-songwriter from Athens.
Whether it was singing karaoke on the coffee table at the age of 4 or opening for The Gym Class Heroes this past April, John has always known that he wanted to perform.
John has been writing songs since age 15. His songs are a great blend of rock, indie pop, blues and even a little reggae. His music takes you on an emotional roller coaster from the haunting sadness to the upbeat rhythms.
Hailing from Northwest Georgia, Brandon Nelson McCoy crafts songs that focus on history, story and character.
After leaving Savannah a few years ago, Brandon spent time in Athens as one of two primary songwriters in the anarchic Monkeygrass Jug Band where he also played mandolin.
Now, back inside the Chatham County line, Brandon Nelson McCoy is very excited to continue his growth both as a musician and a songwriter.
The Savannah Songwriters Series showcase songwriters performing their original songs the First Sunday of each month at the Tybee Post Theater. Show times are 7 p.m. General admission is $10. All ages are welcome.