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Lauren Lapointe returns to Savannah Songwriters at Johnny Harris Feb. 24

cdcoverbutterfly_1288752939Fresh off recording a new CD in Nashville, Lauren Lapointe returns to Savannah Songwriters’ Series Sun., Feb. 24, at Johnny Harris.

Taylor Martin, Robert Benton and Thomas Oliver will join her for the writers in-the-round showcase that is free to the public and begins at 6.

A favorite of local fans, Lauren 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 CD “Butterfly,” has been played on more than 100 radio stations in eight countries and reached #8 on the Georgia Roots Artist Radio Airplay Chart.  While her new CD hasn’t been released, she will be playing songs from it.

A couple of those songs were co-written by Taylor Martin, who makes his SSS debut.

A transplant to Savannah, Taylor likes to keep it simple.  “You can have all the fanciest guitars, riffs, and artists you want, but if you don’t have a good song, you don’t have a good song.”

He claims Willie Nelson, Guy Clark and John Hartford as major influences.

Robert Benton, a native of Savannah, also is making a return engagement with SSS. Those who have heard Robert always remember his strong vocals and mesmerizing performance.  He is currently working with a drummer, bass player and developing originals, as they play gigs as the Benton Hill band.

Thomas Oliver moved to Tybee four years ago from Atlanta, where received several songwriting honors from the Georgia Music Industry Association.

Since then he has played most of the music venues on Tybee and many around Savannah.

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.


Savannah Songwriters’ Series

Johnny Harris Restaurant

1651 E. Victory Drive

Sun., Oct. 28, at 6 p.m.

Free admission. Free parking

Songwriters: Lauren Lapointe, Taylor Martin, Robert Benton and Thomas Oliver


Savannah Songwriters Series now smoke-free at Doc’s Bar on Tybee

Jefferson, Tommy, Skip and Stan

Jefferson, Tommy, Skip and Stan

The showcase at Johnny Harris‘ Sun., Jan. 27, was a spectacular success.

Standing room only for a great show by Jefferson Ross, Tommy Holland, Skip Hinely and Stan Ray.

The next showcase will be at Doc’s Bar on Tybee Sun., Feb. 10, with Andrew Gill, Mark Molloy, John Brown and Roy Swindelle.

We are please to announce that Doc’s is now a non-smoking show.

The Savannah Songwriters’ Series showcases original music twice a month — the second Sunday at Doc’s Bar on Tybee  and the fourth Sunday at Johnny Harris in Savannah.

All shows begin at 6.   All are free to the public.

Artist Feature – Jan Spillane

“SOULFUL sexy singer/songwriter Spillane has the soul of a hopeless romantic, the voice of a smoky jazz chanteuse and the tenacity of a hardworking blues diva.”

~ Bill DeYoung, Connect Savannah

Jan Spillane will be IN THE ROUND with Jefferson Ross, Stan Ray and Jaysond Neill this SUNDAY in the Cha Bella Courtyard. 6pm.

Savannah Songwriters Artist Feature – The Jefferson’s

The Jeffersons, Paul Jefferies and Lisa BrokopPaul Jefferson and Lisa Brokop met for the first time at a Starbucks in Nashville. A few hundred coffees later…they were married.

In the years that followed that initial meeting in the coffee shop, they never once contemplated combining their musical talents. As a solo act you get used to carrying the load and being the person alone out in front. Then one night during a concert Lisa was performing, Paul joined her onstage for a special one-song duet. The crowd went wild. And The Jeffersons were born.

Individually, Lisa and Paul have enjoyed considerable success over the past two decades – with radio and video hits, tours across North America, as well as recognition for writing songs for artists such as Keith Urban, Aaron Tippin, Reba McEntire, and Terri Clark.

Lisa and Paul recently released their debut album, entitled simply, ‘Volume 1’. Their current single, a cover of the Jakob Dylan penned ‘One Headlight,‘was released to radio in April 2011.

About The Jeffersons
Since Vancouver, BC native, Lisa Brokop, burst onto the scene in the early 1990s, she has been a fixture on the country scene.

With seven albums and an impressive resume of writing credits, Lisa has earned her place as one of Canada’s most respected singers and songwriters. She has practically grown up in front of her fans and has garnered an incredible 15 nominations for the Canadian
Country Music Association’s Female Artist of the Year, with hits such as “I’d Like to See You Try,” “Hey, Do You Know Me” and “Break It.”

Born in San Francisco, Paul Jefferson followed his heart to Nashville where he soon made a name for himself with the hits “Check Please” and “I Might Just Make It” from his 1996 debut self-titled album. He has toured with artists such as Trisha Yearwood, Dwight Yoakam, and John Berry and is also an accomplished songwriter, having penned songs for Keith Urban, Buddy Jewell, and the #1
hit from Aaron Tippin, “That’s As Close As I’ll Get to Loving You.”

The Jefferson’s join Jefferson Ross and Stan Ray IN THE ROUND Sunday July 10th

Artist Profile – Eric Britt

Eric Britt will be releasing his solo debut sometime in Winter 2011, following a bank heist somewhere in Texas and a brief stint in the pen. So far the guitar and vocals have been recorded. As you may have collected in the following sentences, based on monetary restrictions the album is not finished.

Britt got his music career started in Athens GA about 1993. He was the frontman and songwriter for Hazel Virtue. Hazel released “hip” in 1995 and began a huge tour behind it that went on for about four years. During this era hazel was headlining such venues as the Georgia Theatre in Athens, Chameleon Club in Atlanta, and the Windjammer in Charleston on a regular basis. In addition to that they received airplay on 100+ radio stations and played huge festivals like Music Midtown, Big Day Out, and Crossroads in Memphis. They were touted as the best unsigned band in America.

Following the break-up, Britt put together a band called Revolvers and did a short tour before starting version #2 of Hazel Virtue. On this run, hazel put out another gem called “face and the shine” and began another tour of the Southeast. This band consisted of some all-star musicians from Charleston SC. They collected a huge following in Savannah, Charleston and the surrounding areas. They began to get airplay on a few commercial stations, ended up at Sony Nashville and made quite a go at it before disbanding in the last couple years.

Eric will be IN THE ROUND this Sunday with Jefferson Ross, Stan Ray and Kyle Shiver