Todd Murray returns to 2nd Sunday at Doc’s Bar

Second Sunday Savannah Songwriters’ Series at Doc’s Bar: March 10.  6 p.m.  Free to the public.

Todd Murray

Todd Murray

Sunday’s showcase features a veteran of the Savannah music scene, a relative newcomer who has taken the area by storm, as well as a songwriter of exceptional talent making his public debut.

Todd Murray records and often performs under the name Sincerely, Iris.

Arriving in Savannah from Chicago in early 2011, Todd quickly garnered attention. 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.”

Todd was one of the local acts selected to perform during last year and this year’s Savannah Stopover.

This is Todd’s third SSS appearance. His second at Doc’s.

Pete Love has played with groups such as the Denny Phillips Band, Spectrum, Band in the Park and Mary Davis and Co. for nearly three decades.  A sought-after guitarist who is comfortable with most genres, Pete is currently playing with the Navigators.

Dan Dunnagan is one of the reasons SSS exists:  to give unknown songwriters a chance to showcase their talents.  Anyone who has heard the North Carolina native is immediately impressed with his playing and singing.  His songs are so good, the listener is surprised to learn he wrote them rather than they are something by James Taylor or Nanci Griffith.

The Tybee resident started playing and writing at 14.  Although none of his songs sound like Jimmy Buffett, Dan cites the island troubadour as a major influence.

This is Dan’s first public performance.

Rounding out the lineup is Thomas Oliver.  An organizing member of SSS, Thomas moved from Atlanta to Tybee four years ago.  His songs range from country love ballads to the blues of Americana, to country folk songs about Waffle House waitresses and getting older in an ever-younger society.

Now in its third year, Savannah Songwriters promotes original music from local musicians in free songwriters-in-the-round showcases the 2nd Sunday at Doc’s Bar on Tybee and the 4th Sunday at Johnny Harris’.

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