Sun., June 5, 2016
Tybee Post Theater
Doors open at 6:30 Showtime: 7 pm
Phillip Wise, Robert Cooper, Greg Williams and Megan McMillan
The Savannah Songwriters Series is moving to a new time – 7 pm – for its showcases of original music. And Sun., June 5, offers a lineup of songwriters that would be good any time.
BMG/Chrysalis singer and songwriter Greg Williams is making his Savannah Songwriters Series debut. A touring artist whose work has appeared in film and television internationally, Williams has performed with many amazing talents among them Jon Mayer, Warren Zevon, Derek Trucks and Shawn Mullins. He has recorded 5 CDs of original folk, rock and blues.
Phillip Wise returns for his second SSS showcase. The Savannah native that’s been writing songs for about two years and playing all over downtown, honing both songwriting and performance skills. If there’s an open mic, Phillip has played it, if not led it.
He says his inspiration comes from indie pop folk music and he relates his own stories, good and bad, through this style.
Megan McMillan is a folk/country singer-songwriter from the small community of Pinetucky, Ala. Her hometown paper, the Centreville Press, states, “Her ability to closely examine her own life and emotions, and to deeply contemplate the lives of others, has given rise to a talent for poetry and storytelling – both marks of a great songwriter.”
30a Songwriter Radio comments, “Megan McMillan – why we do what we do.” Balancing a steady touring schedule along with homeschooling her two children, Megan displays the perseverance it takes to make a living in this difficult business. Her debut EP, “Potter’s Field” was released in October 2015
Robert Cooper has been playing guitar for most of his life but has never quit his day job as one of Savannah’s premiere freelance photographers.
A Savannah boy, Robert has benefitted from a broad musical heritage steeped in Southern swing and blues with an alternative rocking’ folksy bent. That history is reflected in his tunes, which are personal and insightful, but without navel-gazing. Cooper began writing songs in his twenties and continues to this day.