Savannah Songwriters Series, Sunday, June 23, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Featuring: Leo Dean, Brad Wells, Catherine Kimbro and Audi Burchett
Johnny Harris restaurant, 1651 East Victory Dr. 31404
Free admission. Free parking. All ages. Non-smoking.
Savannah Songwriters favorite Leo Dean will host the 4th Sunday showcase that will feature two female songwriters making their SSS debut. Plus Brad Wells from Hilton Head makes a return engagement.
Dean lives and plays out of Brunswick.
A life-long musician, Dean promotes himself as a “trop-rock musician with focus on resorts, corporate and wedding functions.
He’s been called the Human Jukebox.
He is also a master Parrot Head, knowing and playing as many Jimmy Buffett songs as the man from Margaritaville himself.
Leo has played Parrot Head clubs up and down the East coast of the US and as far west as Texas. He has been invited to play the prestigious Meeting of the Minds — the annual convention of Parrot Head clubs.
But he is also a master songwriter and storyteller with three CDs out. He is an engaging performer and fan favorite at his previous Savannah Songwriters’ showcases.
Catherine Kimbro was born in Lawrenceville and raised on classic country and gospel music. She hit the stage at an early age and began writing at 10. She picked up the guitar five years later and a year later cut her first demo, “Racing,” which quickly became a favorites in Metro Atlanta and beyond. She was invited to play at the much sought-after Writer’s Night at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville has been heard on Atlanta’s 94.9 The Bull’s Backyard Country program. She has released an album: “Someday.”
Born and raised in a little town called Calhoun, Audi Burchett has had a love for music since a small child while singing in her grandfather’s Church. Audi’s mother and father bought her first guitar five years ago and she has not put it down since.
“Music is my life, I truly pour my heart and soul into it.” Audi will be bringing her unique bluesy, vintage rock-n-roll sound to Savannah.
Brad Wells returns the Savannah Songwriters’ Series for a second appearance. Originally from St. Louis, Brad is now based out Hilton Head. Brad has been playing guitar and writing since the age of 14. The now 33-year-old musician has also spent the last 13 years as a radio personality in various states, currently program director/afternoon DJ for Y107.9
Brad has opened for Corey Smith and played shows from Houston to New Orleans, Fort Worth, Mobile to Arkansas and Indiana.
In 2010, Brad released his debut album “Stories Of My Life.” and it has received some radio play and industry attention.
The Savannah Songwriters Series showcases original music the 2nd of each month at the America Legion on Tybee and the 4th Sunday at Johnny Harris restaurant in Savannah.