Low-country songwriters joined in the round by Canadian artist
Savannah Songwriters’ Series
@ Johnny Harris Restaurant
1651 E. Victory
Sun., May 27, 6 p.m.
Free admission. Free parking.
Songwriters: RyLee Madison, Jim Davidson, Roy Stalnaker and Thomas Oliver
Canadian recording artist RyLee Madison’s life overflows with fascinating stories that surface throughout her songs. Since her national debut release in 2002, her recording career has included three albums with eight national country radio singles in Canada.
While RyLee searches for that golden ticket she calls an “American Cut,” she continues to have her songs recorded by Canadian artists whiles she tours both there and in Europe.
Born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, RyLee now resides in Nashville.
After a 30-year career in the business world, Jim Davidson hung up his three-piece suit, re-strung his old guitar, moved home to Bluffton and began playing shows in many of the same tourist venues where he had performed as a college student on Hilton Head back in the 70’s.
Now in his eight season as one of the Low Country’s most authentic and sought-after troubadours, Jim is passionately pursuing his dream and telling his stories in song. Last year, Jim released his 2nd all-original music CD, “Bluffton State of Mind.”
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 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.
He returns for his second Savannah Songwriters’ Series.
Thomas Oliver moved to Tybee three years ago from Atlanta, where he primarily played original music with his group, The Usual Suspects, and won several songwriting honors from the Georgia Music Industry Association. Since moving to Tybee, Thomas has joined the community of musicians who entertain the tourist trade, mostly with cover songs. So, eagerly joined the Savannah Songwriters Series’ effort to promote more original music.
The Savannah Songwriters’ Series showcases original music with performances twice a month — every second Sunday at Doc’s Bar on Tybee and the fourth Sunday at Johnny Harris’ in Savannah.
Thomas Oliver (email@example.com)
Roy Swindelle (firstname.lastname@example.org)