Pittsburgh songwriter joins Savannah group for another In-the-round showcase at Doc’s
Savannah Songwriters’ Series
Doc’s Bar, Tybee Island
Sun., Sept. 9, at 6 p.m.
Songwriters: Jenny Morgan, David Watt Besley, Jefferson Ross and Mark Carter
PLEASE NOTE that this is a 21 and over event
Living in Pittsburgh now, Jenny Morgan was raised in Austin, Texas. And her songs show it. Her clear, young voice reveals her roots as she matches her catchy melodies with poetic lyrics in a range of folk, pop, Americana and touch of blues now and then.
She has received songwriting awards at such competitions as the Kerrville Folk Festival and the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival.
In 2007 Jenny was signed to Canon Records and recorded her first studio album, “The Songs I’ve Sung.” She has since shared the bill with Ruthie Foster, Susan Gibson and many more.
Jenny was scheduled to play Savannah Songwriters’ earlier this year, but had to cancel. This will be her first SSS showcas
David Watt Besley returns to SSS and Doc’s, where he played last April. The Virginian currently resides in Saint Augustine, where he is mainstay in the local music scene, playing with the Northstar band he formed with his brother, Ed, with the Big Lonesome he formed two years ago and solo as “Dave.”
David has been playing music since the 1970s when he was part of the band Saucer that was one of the first U.S. bands looked at by Virgin Records. Even though he loves to get together with NorthStar and The Big Lonesome he finds his solo career the most enjoyable.
Mark Carter is a regular in the Savannah music scene, playing solo and with Lauren Lapointe. He has established as a gifted artist with heart-felt lyrics and life-lived stories that match his stylistic rhythmic guitar progressions. Mark is a regular SSS participant.
The music of Jefferson Ross can be cooked down to three terms: grooves, grits and great stories.
Jefferson employs his unique acoustic guitar style and Southern, soulful voice to spin some of the finest story songs to come out of Deep Dixie in a long while. His song craft has been compared to Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Rodney Crowell and Jesse Winchester.
For over a quarter century, Jefferson 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.