Savannah Songwriters Series
Sun., Dec. 7, at 6 pm
Johnny Harris Restaurant
1651 East Victory Dr. 31404
Free admission. Free parking.
All ages. Non-smoking
A strong set of songwriters inaugurates in a new date for Savannah Songwriters’ showcases, Sun., Dec. 7.
Kris Youmans returns to her hometown with her fusion of Texas swing, Americana and traditional country. She’ll be joined by local songwriters Andrew Gill, Thomas Claxton and Roy Swindelle at Johnny Harris Restaurant, as the SSS moves to the First Sunday of each month.
Kris Youmans has always been influenced by the Southern charm and coastal life of Savannah, where she was born and raised. Now living in Newnan, she is the founder of Newnan Unplugged, a popular songwriter showcase in Newnan, and is also the co-coordinator for the Carrollton chapter of Nashville Songwriters Association (NSAI). She is a community partner with Meals On Wheels and organizes musical fundraisers for them annually.
She has been nominated several times at Ga-Country.com for female vocalist of the year as well as the Georgia Music Awards 2013.
The Kris Youmans Band performs in venues throughout the Atlanta metro area and just completed a new CD of original tunes.
Andrew Gill was the lead vocalist for the popular, local band Wormsloew. He can be heard most weekends around Savannah solo or fronting the Andrew Gill Band (AGB).
Andrew’s vocals are as dynamic as any in the Coastal Empire. He possesses perhaps one of the strongest voices to grace the Savannah Songwriters Series. His lyrics are as strong as his voice.
Thomas Claxton is a popular fixture on the Savannah music scene. A native of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., the 31-year-old has been performing professionally for over a decade.
“…Thomas is a breath of fresh air …,” according to Connect Savannah. His performances are high-energy and the breadth of rock songs he knows and performs is astounding.
He is currently playing with his band the Myth.
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. He has been voted Best Musician on Tybee several times by the readers of the Tybee Breeze. He plays solo, often as Roy and the Circuit Breakers, as well as with the Christy Alan Band, which has been voted the Breeze’s Best Band two years running.
Roy is a producer of the Savannah Songwriters Series, which showcases original music the 1st Sunday of each month at Johnny Harris. All are free to the public and start at 6 p.m.