Savannah Songwriters’ Series
Sun., March 25, from 6 – 7 p.m.
Johnny Harris Restaurant
1651 East Victory Drive
Free parking. Free admission.
In-the-round: Aaron LaFalce, Thomas Oliver, Pete Love and Kurtis Schumm
SAVANNAH SONGWRITERS JOINED IN THE ROUND BY ASHEVILLE ARTIST
Asheville, N.C., singer songwriter and radio personality Aaron LaFalce comes to Savannah March 25 as part of the Savannah Songwriters’ Series at Johnny Harris’ restaurant. The multi-instrumentalist took first place in two different categories in a recent Best of Western North Carolina poll: singer/songwriter & local performance artist.
Playing over 200 dates a year, LaFalce’s performances have taken him from New York’s Carnegie Hall & National Underground to the beach bars of British Virgin Islands.
Now in its third year, Savannah Songwriters’ Series promotes original music from local musicians in a free songwriters-in-the-round showcase once a month in Savannah, and once a month on Tybee Island. The series has grown in popularity, filling both the historic ballroom at Johnny Harris restaurant and Doc’s Bar on Tybee.
In addition to LaFalce, the showcase on the 25th will feature local songwriters Thomas Oliver, Pete Love and Kurtis Schumm.
Oliver moved to Tybee three years from Atlanta, where he primarily played original music with his group, The Usual Suspects, and won several songwriting awards from the Georgia Music Industry Association. Since moving to Tybee, Thomas has joined the community of musicians who entertain the tourist trade with mostly cover songs. But he is also eagerly joined the Savannah Songwriters Series’ effort to promote more original music
Love has played for nearly three decades with groups such as the Denny Phillips Band, Spectrum, Band in the Park and Mary Davis and Co. A guitar virtuoso, Love is in great demand.
Schumm is best known as part owner of the Tybee Island Social Club, a restaurant that burst onto the scene two years ago, offering regular live music as well as a hip urban Mexican cuisine. Before entering the restaurant business, Schumm played with his brother around town as Kurtis and Kody. They still tour and have opened from the Allman Brothers and Emmylou Harris. Kurtis can also be seen many nights playing at the Social Club.