Savannah songwriters Cory Chambers and Robert Cooper will be joined by Kylie Odetta and Joan Maute Sun., Nov. 1 at Johnny Harris

Savannah Songwriters Series
Sun., Nov. 1, at 6 pm
Johnny Harris Restaurant
1651 East Victory Dr. 31404

Free admission. Free parking.
All ages. Non-smoking

City Hotels’ Cory Chambers returns to the Savannah Songwriters stage, while Savannah-native Robert Cooper makes his SSS debut. Joining them in the songwriters’ in-the-round series will be the impressive young Kylie Odetta from Greenville, S.C., and Joan Maute, a veteran of several SSS showcases.

Cory Chambers

Cory Chambers

Cory Chambers studied folk music and flatpicking while attending Clayton State University in Atlanta. He moved to Savannah in 2010 where he co -founded City Hotel, Savannah’s award winning bluegrass band.

He also lends his considerable talents to several other bands, such as Paving Gravy.

The songwriter, vocalist, guitar and mandolin player plans to release a solo album of original folk songs in 2016.

His previous showcase at the Savannah Songwriters Series revealed a songwriter with a sardonic wit, a combination of Will Rogers meets Jimmie Rogers.



Robert Cooper has been playing guitar for most of his life but has never quit his day job as a freelance photographer. A Savannah boy, Robert has benefitted from a broad musical heritage steeped in Southern swing and blues with an alternative rockin’ folksy bent. That history is reflected in his tunes that are personal and insightful but without the navel-gazing.

He and Ben Wells (a veteran of the Series)  began playing as a duo this year.

Cooper started writing songs in his twenties and continues to this day.

This marks his SSS debut.

Kylie145Kylie Odetta is an18-year-old singer/songwriter with an old soul, who writes and sings with hints of jazz, soul and pop influences.

From Greenville, S.C., Kylie has become a seasoned performer at an early age, playing more than 100 shows and opening for artists such as Gavin DeGraw, Colbie Callait, and Kelly Pickler.

Calling herself “an old folkie from the sixties,” Joan Maute is a favorite of SSS audiences.

Joan Maute

Joan Maute

She started singing playing and writing songs in Chicago when she was 15, playing at many coffee houses and clubs in the city and suburbs.

After college her performing went to the back burner and she spent the next 35 years teaching.  Though she didn’t teach music, she often used the guitar to teach other subjects.

Now retired and living on Hilton Head, Joan has returned to her personal music.  She’s produced four CDs since moving down here, the last three in Nashville.

Joan also now works with Guitars In The Classroom, a national not-for-profit organization, teaching teachers to play guitar and ukulele so they can use music to teach across the curriculum.

The Savannah Songwriters Series is a monthly showcase for original music, fostering an appreciation for Savannah’s songwriting community.  Hosted at Johnny Harris Restaurant the first Sunday of each month, all shows are free and begin promptly at 6 pm.

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