Savannah Songwriter Series Gives Local Musicians A Chance To Show Their Original Side

Savannah Songwriters Series
Sun., Nov. 20; 6-7 p.m.
Cha Bella Restaurant, East Broad St.

Pete Love and Robert Willis have been entertaining audiences around Savannah for a combined 50 years.  They’ve played in bands and as solos for some of the most popular destinations for music.

But on Sunday, Nov. 20, Love and Willis will be showcasing their songwriting talents as part of the Savannah Songwriters Series at Cha Bella.

Love has played with groups such as the Denny Phillips Band, Spectrum, Band in the Park and Mary Davis and Co. for nearly three decades.

Willis, who resides in Jesup and began his musical venture in Brunswick and Jekyll Island, has been playing these parts for about 20 years.  He can be seen regularly at Stingrays and Doc’s Bar on Tybee.  He also has played the Riverboat.  In Nashville, he’s written with Jason Aldean and Dwayne Blackwell (who wrote “Friends in Low Places”).  He wrote “The Loft” with Marie Osmond, who can be seen singing it on YouTube.

Now in its second year, Savannah Songwriters promotes original music from local musicians in a free songwriters-in-the-round showcase once a month in Savannah, and once a month on Tybee Island. In addition to Pete and Robert, the showcase on the 20th will include Tubby Love (no relation to Pete) and Thomas Oliver.

Tubby Love is from Savannah.  He graduated from the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston and spent the summer playing the festival circuit.  He is currently on tour, making his way home for this Savannah Songwriters engagement.

Two years ago, Oliver moved from Atlanta, where he primarily played original music with his group, The Usual Suspects, and won several songwriting awards from the Georgia Music Industry Association’s.  Since moving to Tybee, Thomas has joined the community of musicians who entertain the tourist trade with mostly cover songs.  But he is also eagerly joined the Savannah Songwriters Series’ effort to promote more original music.

Savannah Songwriters Series
Sun., Nov. 20; 6-7 p.m.
Cha Bella Restaurant, East Broad St.

Contact: Thomas Oliver (toliver.writeright@gmail.com); 404-660-4320; 912-786-4732
Roy Swindelle  band4rent@aol.com; 912-657-1035

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