Two newcomers take the SSS stage Sun., Nov. 24, at Johnny Harris

Savannah Songwriters Series
Sun., Nov. 24, at 6pm
Johnny Harris Restaurant
1651 East Victory Dr. 31404
Free admission. Free parking. All ages. Non-smoking


The Savannah Songwriters Series welcomes two newcomers to the series.

Jason Salzer recently moved to Savannah from Nashville, and Tony Mikels comes from the Atlanta area.  Two veterans of the Coastal Empire music scene — Thomas Claxton and Roy Swindelle — join them Sunday, Nov. 24, at Johnny Harris.

Jason Salzer

Jason Salzer

Salzer recently relocated to Savannah after a 15-year career in Nashville.  While based out of Music City, Salzer toured the country, sharing the stage with renowned artists including Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, and Steve Earle.

In addition to releasing several albums of his own, Salzer has had his songs cut by country, Americana, and Christian artists alike.  He has worked with some of Nashville’s top writers and producers.

Tony Mikels

Tony Mikels

Born in Knoxville, Tennessee,  Mikels is a guitar-playing singer-songwriter from Braselton. He is the lead vocalist and a founding member of the Americana rock band, 3Penny, whose debut CD is “Miles and Miles.”  He graduated from the University of Tennessee and has been on the move ever since.

Thomas Claxton is a popular fixture on the Savannah music scene.  A native of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., the 30-year-old has been performing professionally for over a decade.

“…Thomas is a breath of fresh air to a slightly stodgy scene,” 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.

This marks his return engagement with SSS.

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 was recently (again) voted Best Musician on Tybee 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 was the Breeze’s Best Band.

His new CD, “401-k Plan” is just out.

Roy is a producer of the Savannah Songwriters Series, which showcases original music twice monthly – the 2nd Sunday at the Tybee Island American Legion and the 4th Sunday at Johnny Harris.  All are free to the public and start at 6 p.m.


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