Savannah Songwriters Series
Sun., Jan. 3, at 6 pm
Johnny Harris Restaurant
1651 East Victory Dr. 31404
Free admission. Free parking.
All ages. Non-smoking
Mary Davis and Sara Bacon make their Savannah Songwriters Series debut Sun., Jan. 3, at Johnny Harris Restaurant. Jason Salzer and Thomas Oliver will join them in this monthly showcase of local songwriters.
Mary Davis may be new to the Savannah Songwriters Series, but she is certainly no stranger to professional music or to the local stage. A lifelong musician, Mary’s been singing great songs written by other artists for years. While she always wanted to write her own music, she set that desire aside, putting her energy instead into her family.
While a wife and a mother of school-age children, Mary re-entered professional music in 2003 and has managed a fairly busy schedule, fronting three different bands since then, including Mary Davis & Company.
With her children now grown, she’s regained time to begin crafting her own songs. She now divides her time between writiing and her current band, Tell Scarlet. And she looks forward to recording in 2016.
Sara Bacon is a Tybee Island native who began playing guitar around the age of fifteen. It was on Wilmington Island six years later at the infamous Wiley Workman’s Thursday night jam where she met the musicians who make up the core of her new Savannah based jam band The Flying Bacon Cheeseburgers.
Jason Salzer has spent over a decade based out of Nashville, touring America as a singer/songwriter. In addition to having songs recorded by other artists, Salzer has independently released his own acclaimed albums.
“My favorite part of the music business is still the time spent on stage,” Salzer says”
Relocating to Savannah in 2014, Jason Salzer has refocused his Americana sound and story-telling style. “Savannah has taught me to take my time. This town is laid back and beautiful and I feel like here we have it all.”
Tybee Island singer/songwriter Thomas Oliver “knows how to hook you with a punchy line,” according to the Savannah Morning News. Connect Savannah said his songwriting “displays a fine — one might say journalistic — eye for detail and poetic flow.”
And Red Line Roots wrote, “…in a world of people trying to make country music and falling short, [Thomas Oliver] soars high above the competition.”
He followed 2013’s “The Edge of America” CD, with this year’s EP, “When You Kissed Me.”
Thomas is a producer of the Savannah Songwriters Series, now in its fifth year of showcasing local songwriters, with the occasional touring artists appearance.
All showcases are free to the public and start at 6 p.m.
If you are interested in playing, please email your information to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at savannahsongwriters.com