Savannah Songwriters Series
Sun., Nov. 10, 6 — 7:30 pm
Tybee’s American Legion
10 Veterans Dr. Tybee Island, GA 31328
Free admission. Free parking. All ages
Georgia-born, Boston-trained, Nashville-wrought, Sarah Tollerson joins Roy Swindelle, just voted Tybee’s best musician, and Savannah Songwriter Series veterans Tom Cooler and Lauren Lapointe Sun., Nov. 10, at Tybee Island’s American Legion.
Singer-songwriter Sarah Tollerson was raised in Winder and started singing at an early age with her musically inclined family. After a year in the classical music program at the University of Georgia, Tollerson left the South to study songwriting and voice at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Shortly after graduation, she relocated to Nashville to continue her career as a singer-songwriter and session vocalist. Her songs have received awards such as the John Lennon Scholarship for Songwriting, the Berklee College of Music Performing Songwriter Award, and several fan choice awards on OurStage.com and Upromise.com.
Tollerson is happy to once again be a Georgia peach, as a resident of Savannah.
A favorite of local fans, Lauren Lapointe is a Savannah-based singer/songwriter who has been gaining recognition across the country for her soulful songs, unique voice and strong live performances.
Her third CD, “Super Hero” has been getting good play across the country this fall.
Tom Cooler is a veteran of the SSS circuit. He released his first CD last year, “Nebraska Boy,” which includes the popular “Tuscaloosa” about the devastating tornado in that hit that town in 2011.
This year, he released a new live CD, “This is What You Get.”
Roy Swindelle is one of the Coastal Empire’s best-known musicians. Roy is a multi-instrumentalist, playing drums, bass, guitar, steel drums and harmonica. Rumor has it that he is taking fiddle lessons. He plays solo, often as Roy and the Circuit Breakers as well as with the Christy Alan Band.
His new CD, “401-k Plan” is just out.
Roy is a producer of the Savannah Songwriters Series, which showcases original music twice monthly – the 2nd Sunday at the Tybee Island American Legion and the 4th Sunday at Johnny Harris. All are free to the public and start at 6 p.m.