Savannah Songwriters Series
Sun., March 9; 6 — 7:30 pm
Tybee’s American Legion
10 Veterans Dr. Tybee Island, GA 31328
Free admission. Free parking. All ages
Jonathan Hill makes his debut at the Savannah Songwriters Series, joined by Chris Desa, Jason Salzer, both making their second appearance with SSS veteran Skip Hinely.
Chris Desa is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter specializing primarily in six and 12-string guitars. With over five decades experience, he blends well-known tunes of the 60’s- 80’s with his own compositions. He also enjoys promoting songwriters who are not well known by playing his versions of their tunes.
He is president of Savannah Folk Music Society since 2011 and has served as a long time member and board member.
A seasoned maritime professional for over 40 years, he operates an independent maritime consulting company based in Savannah.
Skip Hinely is a local legend, playing around Savannah for almost 50 years, in such bands as Deap Blue in the 60′s, The Marble Fawn in the 70′s, the Veraflames in the 80′s and most recently Flashback. He plays guitar, bass and drums. It’s been said that he knows every Beatles song.
Jonathan Hill is a Mississippi born musician and songwriter who has spent the last 20 years writing and performing in a variety of bands and styles around the country. He moved to Savannah three years ago and has been playing locally with several bands including Gypsy Slim, The Resuscitators, and Eric Culberson Band.
Having spent time around Nashville for several years, he honed his love of recording and is currently finishing the touches on his own first full-length album at his home studio in Savannah. It will be out this spring.
“It was a lot of fun because I got a lot of friends involved from all around the Southeast,” he says. With styles that range from acoustic singer songwriter to instrumentals and rock, it has a little bit for everyone.
Jason Salzer recently relocated to Savannah after a 15-year career in Nashville. While based out of Music City, Salzer toured the country, sharing the stage with renowned artists including Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, and Steve Earle.
In addition to releasing several albums of his own, Salzer has had his songs cut by country, Americana, and Christian artists alike. He has worked with some of Nashville’s top writers and producers.
The Savannah Songwriters Series showcases original music twice a month – the second Sunday at the American Legion on Tybee Island and the fourth Sunday at Johnny Harris’ restaurant in Savannah.
Local songwriters who would like to be considered for a SSS showcase, should email links to their music firstname.lastname@example.org