Payne Bridges returns to SSS stage along with Stan Ray, Tom Cooler and Roy Swindelle

Savannah Songwriters Series
Sun., Dec. 6, at 6 pm
Johnny Harris Restaurant
1651 East Victory Dr. 31404

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


Payne Bridges

Local singer/songwriter Payne Bridges will bring what has been described as her “laidback pop with a hint of country” songs to the Savannah Songwriters Series stage. Stan Ray, who helped found SSS but in making his first appearance is a couple of years, will join her.

Showcase veterans Tom Cooler and Roy Swindelle will also be playing the Dec. 6 show at Johnny Harris Restaurant.

Payne moved to Savannah five years ago to attend Armstrong and took up the guitar. Last year, she demonstrated all she had learned and then some with the release of a four-song EP: “GA Flame LA Burn.”

Though it has been a couple of years, this is a return engagement to the Series for Payne.

Speaking of long-time no-see:  Stan Ray will also be returning after a long absence, busy as he has been providing the rhythmic foundation as the drummer for the popular local band the Accomplices.

Tom Cooler is an “Americana” singer-songwriter currently living in his hometown of Savannah.

Tom Cooler

Tom Cooler

He draws most of his inspiration from his personal experiences of  living a traveled and colorful life.

Although he had two CDs, produced over the last four years, and one planned for the Spring, he cites as his greatest musical achievement mentoring a high-school rock band at his church through four years of teenage adolescent angst and growth.

Tom is known as one of the biggest advocates for Live Music.

Roy Swindelle is one of the Coastal Empire’s best-known musicians.  He has been voted Best Musician on Tybee several times by the readers of the Tybee Breeze. He plays solo, often as Roy and the Circuit Breakers, as well as with the Christy Alan Band, which is annually named the Breeze’s Best Band best band.

Earlier this year, the Tybee Mayor and City Council named his song  “Living on Tybee Time”  as the city’s official song.

Roy is a producer of the Savannah Songwriters Series, which showcases original music the 1st Sunday of each month at Johnny Harris.  All are free to the public and start at 6 p.m.


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