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Nashville Singer/Songwriter Joins Savannah Songwriters’ Series Sunday at Johnny Harris’

Savannah Songwriters’ Series
Johnny Harris Restaurant
1651 E. Victory Drive
Sun., Oct. 28, at 6 p.m.
Free admission. Free parking
Songwriters: Steff Mahan, Todd Murray, Roy Swindelle and Thomas Oliver
Steff Mahan
Popular Nashville singer/songwriter Steff Mahan will be joining three local tunesmiths at the Sun., Oct. 28, Savannah Songwriters’ Series.
Steff performs about 200 hundred dates a year and has graced the stages of such notable venues as Atlanta’s Eddie’s Attic, Nashville’s The Bluebird Cafe, NYC’s The Bitter End, Charlotte’s The Evening Muse, and Birmingham’s Workplay Theater.
Her self-titled debut album and her second release, 42.50, both garnered national attention, creating a coast-to-coast fan base from LA to New York. Billboard’s Mike Gionet called Steff’s mix of rock, roots, folk and country “an entertaining can’t-miss performance.”
iTunes may have said it best with its review of her latest album, “Never a Long Way Home,” as “a song collection displaying both craft and heart, sung by an artist who wins extra points for her honesty.”
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Todd Murray
Joining Steff at Johnny Harris restaurant Sunday will be Todd Murray, who records and often performs under the name Sincerely, Iris.
Connect Savannah said Todd was “one of the most interesting of Savannah’s newest crop of acoustic artists” in favorably reviewing his CD, The Great Unknown.
This is Todd’s second SSS appearance; his first at Johnny Harris.
      
Roy Swindelle is annually voted best musician on Tybee Island, where he plays as Roy & the Circuit Breakers at Doc’s Bar.  Swindelle is a multi-instrumentalist, at ease on guitar, a set of drums, blowing a harp or slipping on a metal slide to play the blues.  He is a member of the Savannah Songwriters’ Series.
Thomas Oliver moved to Tybee three years ago from Atlanta, where he primarily played original music with his group, The Usual Suspects.  He received several songwriting honors from the Georgia Music Industry Association.
Thomas is an organizing member of the Savannah Songwriters’ Series, which showcases original music twice a month – the second Sunday at Doc’s Bar on Tybee and the fourth Sunday at Johnny Harris restaurant in Savannah.
Local songwriters wishing to perform can send a query along with a link to their music to savannahsongwriterseries@gmail.com.
Contact:
Thomas Oliver 404-660-4320
or
Roy Swindelle 912-657-1035

Lauren Lapointe and Stewart Marshall at Savannah Songwriters Series – Sunday September 23rd

Lauren Lapointe and Stewart Marshall will showcase their songwriting skills at Savannah Songwriters Series

Savannah Songwriters Series

Sun., Sept. 23, at 6 p.m.

Johnny Harris restaurant

1651 E. Victory Drive

Free admission.  Free parking

Songwriters: Lauren Lapointe, Stewart Marshall, Tom Cooler and Jefferson Ross

Savannah’s loveliest singer/songwriter Lauren Lapointe and Stewart Marshall of Junkyard Angels will hook up Sunday with the Savannah Songwriters Series for another installment of the popular in-the-round showcases.

Canadian-born Lapointe has established her roots in Savannah while gaining recognition across the country for her soulful songs, unique voice and strong live performances.

Her songs include themes such as self-empowerment, following your dreams, as well as story songs inspired by living in the South and growing up in Canada.

Marshall is best known as the “Stewart” from the successful, long running regional touring act, Stewart and Winfield.  He also was a founding member of the country tonk band Junkyard Angels. He lives in Savannah with his family and tours with Junkyard Angel, Stewart and Winfield, and his family bands: The Marshall Brothers, The Marshall Family, The Marshalls and Rock.N.Chair.

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.

For over a quarter century, Jefferson Ross honed his craft in Nashville both as staff songwriter for companies like Curb Records, a studio session player and as a road musician and background singer for folks like Terri Clark.

Now living in Savannah, Jefferson has set his sights on putting Savannah and Tybee on the map as hot spots for original acoustic music.

He is a founding member of the Savannah Songwriters’ Series, which showcases original music twice a month – the second Sunday at Doc’s Bar on Tybee and the fourth Sunday at Johnny Harris’ restaurant in Savannah.

Local songwriters who would like to be considered for a SSS showcase, should email links to their music to savannahsongwriterseries@gmail.com

Savannah’s Harry O’Donoghue Returns to Songwriters Series

Savannah Songwriters Series
Sun., Aug. 26, at 6 p.m.
Johnny Harris Restaurant
1651 Victory Drive
Admission is free, as is ample parking.

Songwriters in the round:  Harry O’Donoghue, Brad Wells, Stan Ray and Roy Swindelle.

With over 30 years in the music business, Harry O’Donoghue has become a master folksinger, storyteller and songwriter.  One of Savannah’s most successful musicians, Harry returns to the Savannah Songwriters’ Series after a very successful tour of Ireland.

His comfortable easygoing manner has become a trademark. On stage with acoustic guitar, bodhran and his gentle voice,
Harry has performed, by invitation, with the Savannah Symphony and has shared the bill with such international recording artists as Mary Black, the Furey Brothers, Tommy Makem, Danny Doyle and others.

Harry sits on the advisory board of the Centre for Irish Studies at Georgia Southern University and was voted Best Acoustic/Folk Artist by the readers of Connect Savannah every year since 2001 until the category was eliminated.

Harry performs regularly at Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub when he isn’t touring.

Brad Wells makes his Savannah Songwriters’ Series debut. Originally from St. Louis, Brad is now based out Hilton Head.  In 2010, Brad released his debut album “Stories Of My Life” and it has received some radio play and industry attention.  Brad has been playing guitar and writing since the age of 14. The now 33-year-old musician has also spent the last 13 years as a radio
personality in various states, currently program director/afternoon DJ for Y107.9

Brad Wells has opened for Corey Smith and played shows from Houston to New Orleans, Fort Worth, Mobile to Arkansas and Indiana.

Roy Swindelle is annually voted best musician on Tybee Island, where he plays as Roy & the Circuit Breakers at Doc’s Bar.  Swindelle is a multi-instrumentalist, at ease on guitar, a set of drums, blowing a harp or slipping on a metal slide to play the blues.  He is a member of the Savannah Songwriters’ Series.

Stan Ray is a co-founder of the Savannah Songwriters’ Series.  He plays solo on Tybee and in Savannah when he isn’t banging the drums with the Accomplices.

Now finishing up its third year, the Savannah Songwriters’ Series promotes original music through its twice-monthly showcases: the second Sunday at Doc’s Bar on Tybee and the fourth at Johnny Harris restaurant in Savannah.

Local songwriters wishing to perform can send a query along with a link to their music to savannahsongwriterseries@gmail.com.

Johnny Harris Location A Big Success For The Savannah Songwriters

We were thrilled to see so many original music lovers out to our first show at Johnny Harris’.

Bunny Ware came out to rub elbows and help us spread the word about our live music event.  If you missed the article in the Savannah Morning News you can check it out HERE.  Lots of great photos!!!

NEW SCHEDULE

PLEASE NOTE that we are moving the Johnny Harris event to the 4th Sunday of the month.

2nd Sunday – Doc’s on Tybee Island

4th Sunday – Johnny Harris on Victory Drive

If you are a regular to the event may I ask that you share the date change through your social media channels.

Play On!

Tami