Savannah Songwriters Series
Sun., March 6, at 6 pm
Johnny Harris Restaurant
1651 East Victory Dr. 31404
Free admission. Free parking.
All ages. Non-smoking
The Savannah Songwriters Series presents its final showcase at the Johnny Harris Restaurant Sun., March 6.
Local songwriters Britt Scott, Rick Williamson and Ben Wells will welcome Scott Thompson from Marietta as he makes his SSS debut.
Britt Scott is no stranger to the Savannah stage, from the staple performer at the House of Mata Hari (Savannah’s only speakeasy) to most recently as a member of the American Hologram trio.
Her songwriting combines catchy pop structures, soulful vocals and emotionally authentic lyrical content where she explores concepts of the afterlife, of ghosts and God, the lasting effects of love, and our rawest and most innate desires.
She is working on a debut EP, Diving Bell.
Rick Williamson was born and raised in Augusta. In 1986 he and his wife moved to Nashville so he could pursue a songwriting career that included stints at major publishing houses, writing with such legendary writers as Hall of Fame songwriter Whitey Shafer, Phil Vassar, Tony Joe White and George McCorkle, founding member of the Marshall Tucker Band.
Artists who have recorded Rick’s songs include The Kentucky Headhunters, Kenny Chesney and Engelbert Humperdink.
After some 27 years in Nashville, Rick and his wife decided to return to his roots and bought a home in Savannah.
Ben Wells started writing his own music within the last couple of years, while working on Jan Spillane’s most recent CD. He co-wrote and recorded a song with her and John Banks.
Since then, he has written several songs on his own and has recorded them at home. He enjoys trying out his new material at the Coffee. Deli acoustic jams on Wednesday nights.
Ben is a math teacher with the Savannah Chatham County Public School System. He is married to Stacey and they have a young son, Charles. They reside in Coffee Bluff.
Scott Thompson, a singer/songwriter with more than 20 years experience as a professional musician, is from Marietta. He plays music from all genres including classic rock, soul, blues, R&B, Jimmy Buffett, country, oldies, pop, and new rock.
The Savannah Songwriters Series has enjoyed its relationship with Johnny Harris and appreciates the use of its facility these last four years. Management and staff have been very accommodating.
The Series will continue at a new location to be announced at the March 6 showcase. The next SSS will be April 3, the first Sunday of the month.