Savannanh Songwriters’ Series @ Doc’s Bar
Sun., Aug. 12, at 6 p.m.
Parking can be a hassle so get there early.
Admission is free, as always.
Savannah Songwriters’ Series welcomes two new writers
Two newcomers to the Savannah Songwriters’ Series join two SSS veterans at Doc’s Bar Sunday.
Allen Coté is a 30-year-old composer, multi-instrumentalist and multimedia artist, originally from Austin and currently living in Milwaukee.
Coté is well versed in guitar, bass, lap steel, ukulele, mandolin and various percussion instruments. He performs his own original compositions – ranging from folk to avant-garde electronica – solo and with various groups.
Currently, Coté is composing the music for the local culinary show “Wisconsin Foodie,” airing weekly around the state on Wisconsin Public Television. He also provides music to marketing and new media firms, and teaches guitar lessons at Milwaukee Montessori School.
Allen Coté and John Crockett have twice presented their sound installation “Tonal Motion” at the acclaimed Milwaukee Art Museum.
The Savannah Songwriters’ Series at Doc’s Bar is his final stop on a two-week tour of the Southeast (Charleston, Jacksonville, et. al.).
Craig Tanner is a well-known photographer, filmmaker and widely acclaimed photographic educator. His photographs have appeared in numerous national and regional publications including Backpacker, Outdoor Photographer, Outside, Southern Living, and Atlanta Magazine.
In addition to his editorial and advertising photography, Craig’s fine art landscapes are widely collected and exhibited and can be found in the corporate collections of The Coca Cola Company, Cox Communications, The Home Depot, Southern Company, and UPS.
As with his photography, Craig is self-taught on the guitar, and those who have heard him say he is one of the finest flat-pickers in these parts. He has hosted an Open Mic at the Wormhole and currently helps host one at Molly McPherson’s.
His original songs reflect his love of country and blue grass music, which he comes by naturally as a descendant of Georgia’s legendary Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers.
This is his first Savannah Songwriters’ Series.
Tom Cooler is a veteran of the SSS circuit. He released his first CD this year, “Nebraska Boy,” which includes the popular “Tuscaloosa” about the devastating tornado in that hit that town in 2011.
Thomas Oliver, also a veteran of SSS, continues to write songs that reflect his move from Atlanta three years ago (“Atlanta’s Burning”) as well as his new home of Tybee (“The Ballad of Tybee Island.”)
Thomas hosts a weekly Open Mic at Two Pirates Tavern & Pub.