In The Round at Johnny Harris – April 22nd

After a winter tour, Jefferson Ross returns to Savannah and the songwriting showcase he helped create

Savannah Songwriters’ Series

Sun., April 22, 6 p.m.

Johnny Harris Restaurant

1651 E. Victory; Savannah

Songwriters: Jefferson Ross, Harry O’Donoghue, Roy Swindelle and Robert Benton

Free admission. Free parking.

Jefferson Ross is a Savannah-based singer-songwriter who blends country, blues and folk musical stylings with keen, descriptive lyrics. His songs paint a picture as well as tell a story.

A touring troubadour, Jefferson’s “Winter Tour 2012” covered 15,000 miles in five weeks, from Boston, to Kerrville, Texas, and from Ann Arbor down to Ft. Myers, Fla.

An accomplished player on the Nashville music scene for over 25 years, Jefferson now sets his sights on putting Savannah and Tybee on the map as hot spots for original acoustic music.

He is a founding member of the Savannah Songwriters’ Series.

Harry O’Donoghue is a master folksinger, storyteller and songwriter.  His comfortable easygoing manner has become a trademark. On stage with acoustic guitar, bodhran and his gentle voice, Harry weaves and interconnects a pattern filled with history and culture, his songs telling the story of Ireland past and present. Add with that his quick wit, engaging humour and ability to draw an audience into his show and the result is a wonderfully enjoyable and memorable experience.

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 a set of drums, blowing a harp or slipping on a slide to play guitar.  He is a member of the Savannah Songwriters’ Series.

Robert Benton, a native of Savannah, has been playing and singing for about 20 years. Benton grew up on Wilmington Island and attended UGA.   Only in the last few years has he started focusing on writing. Benton is currently working with a drummer, developing originals, as they play gigs as the Benton Hill band.


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