Josh Johansson makes his SSS debut, along with Sarah Tollerson, Sarah Poole and Abe Partridge

Savannah Songwriters Series
Sun., Aug. 7, 2016
Tybee Post Theater
7 p.m. $10.

An American Idol contestant makes his Savannah Songwriters Series debut Sun., Aug. 7, along with an Alabama songwriter with a caseload of tall tales and two veterans of the Series.

josh johanssonJosh Johansson is a soulful solo artist from Savannah. Although he has been gigging for the past four years, Johansson is relatively new to songwriting. He worked his way through college performing a wide variety of covers but now that he has graduated, he is looking forward to writing and performing more original music.

From Atlanta, Josh attended college here. Earlier this year he impressed the judges of American Idol, getting a golden ticket to California.

Singer-songwriter Sarah Tollerson is a favorite of the Series. Sarah TollersonShe was raised in Winder, Georgia, and started singing at an early age with her musically inclined family. Her songs have received recognition such as the John Lennon Scholarship for Songwriting and the Berklee College of Music Performing Songwriter Award.

In 2012, Sarah fell in the kind of love you write songs about, and the next year followed her heart and army pilot to Savannah, where they married in 2015. Their first child is expected to come out singing in September. This will be Sarah’s last performance until after the birth.

Sarah PooleSarah Poole is a Savannah local. She currently has two EPs of original music available on iTunes, Spotify, Google play and Pandora. She gigs around the Savannah area every weekend and has recently put together an alternative rock band called “Ember City.” She is busy writing new material for a full-length album with her band.

Abe PartridgeAt 18, Abe Partridge decided to pursue a theological education. On the way, he became a landscaper in South Alabama, a roofer in East Tennessee, and a day laborer in northwest Georgia until finally accepting a pastorate in Appalachia Kentucky at the young age of 25. After 2 years he left the pastorate and returned to Mobile with his wife, kids, and everything he owned in a U-Haul truck. He joined the Air Force and spent the better part of 2013 – 2014 deployed in the Middle East in support of Operation: Iraqi Freedom, and Operation: Enduring Freedom.
In October last, Abe entered the Gulf Coast Songwriter Shootout. That changed everything, and a dream was born to make an album.
In December 2015, he recorded his first album, “White Trash Lipstick.” He also fronts an original rock n roll band, Abe Partridge & the Psychedelic Peacocks. The band has been described as “holy ghost tent revival meets carnival sideshow.”

The Savannah Songwriters Series, now in its sixth year, presents monthly showcases of four songwriters in-the-round swapping songs and the stories behind them.

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