Jan Spillane returns to SSS stage and is joined by newcomer Dakota Woods Sun., July 5 at Johnny Harris

Savannah Songwriters Series
Sun., July 5, at 6 – 7:30 pm
Johnny Harris Restaurant 

1651 East Victory Dr.  31404

Free admission. Free parking.  
All ages.  Non-smoking.

Jan Spillane returns to the Savannah Songwriters Series Sun., July 5. A young songwriter making his SSS debut as well as SSS veterans Pete Love and Ben Wells will join her.

Born and raised in Savannah/Tybee Island, Ga., singer/songwriter, Jan Spillane has been recording music since she was eight and performing in front of audiences since she was 16.

Jan Spillane

Jan Spillane

Her music stretches across multiple genres. She is heavy on blues, soft on jazz with drops of folk, pop, and country spread throughout her work. Playing piano/guitar, she has written and recorded numerous songs. To date, she’s released four albums, three singles, and two videos.

Jan is currently working on her latest CD, Blue Canvas with high hopes for its release this year.

Dakota Woods is a 21-year-old self-taught guitarist who learned to play guitar at the knees of his grandfather, starting off with gospel and old school country. He previously played lead guitar and vocals with two other local bands, including Exit 76, but has decided to focus more on writing music moving forward after a recent trip to Nashville.

Dakota Woods

Dakota Woods

Dakota can been seen and heard playing solo around Richmond Hill, Pooler, Rincon and Hinesville.

This is Dakota’s SSS debut.

Pete Love, a SSS favorite, has played with groups such as the Denny Phillips Band, Spectrum, Band in the Park, Mary Davis and Co., the Navigators and Smokin Gun.

A sought-after guitarist who is comfortable with most genres, Pete also performs solo and with bassist Dobby Simmons. He self-produced his CD “Chester and the Elements.”

Ben Wells is a math teacher who for many years was known for his side work with other bands and songwriters. He played on both Pete’s and Jan’s CDs. In the last couple of years, he started writing his own songs. He enjoys trying out his new material at the Coffee. Deli acoustic jams on Wednesday nights.

Ben Wells

Ben Wells

This year, he and Robert Cooper have started playing around town.

The Savannah Songwriters Series is a monthly showcase of original music, fostering an appreciation for Savannah’s songwriting community.  Hosted at Johnny Harris Restaurant the first Sunday of each month, all shows are free and begin promptly at 6 pm.

If you are interested in playing, please email your information to savannahsongwriterseries@gmail.com or visit our website at savannahsongwriters.com


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