Savannah Songwriters Series
Sun., Feb. 23, at 6pm
Johnny Harris Restaurant
1651 East Victory Dr. 31404
Free admission. Free parking. All ages. Non-smoking
Two of Savannah’s hottest young female songwriters return for their second Savannah Songwriters showcase Sun., Feb. 23, at Johnny Harris restaurant.
Kyrsten Paie Roseman and Sarah Tollerson will be joined by Jim Seem and Thomas Oliver.
Singer-songwriter Sarah Tollerson was raised in Winder and started singing at an early age with her musically inclined family. She studied classical music at the University of Georgia before going to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston to study songwriting and voice.
Shortly after graduation, she relocated to Nashville to continue her career as a singer-songwriter and session vocalist. Her songs have received awards such as the John Lennon Scholarship for Songwriting, the Berklee College of Music Performing Songwriter Award, and several fan choice awards on OurStage.com and Upromise.com.
Last year she moved to Savannah. This is her second appearance at a SSS showcase.
Kyrsten Paige Roseman shares the stage with her sister Kourtney in the indie soul duo, The Rosies, who have been making a splash in Savannah. They opened for Loretta Lynn at the Johnny Mercer Theater last fall.
A song off their E.P Spectrum, “Game of the Wicked,” has been selected as the protagonists theme song in the San Francisco Independent Film, “Writers Cramp” coming out this year.
Last year, Kyrsten blew away the audience at her first SSS showcase.
Jim Seem is making his SSS debut.
The Asheville, N.C., musician now living in Daytona Beach grew up in the Midwest where he
discovered Rastafarianism, skate boarding and punk rock. All that against the backdrop of farm dances, Catholic mass and flat plains. However, it was 90s R&B and hip-hop that had a profound impact on the 30-year-old acoustic artist who idolized artists such as D’Angelo, Jodeci and the Wu-Tang Clan.
You hear all of this in his folksy melodies and R&B lyrics.
Last fall, Thomas Oliver released his first CD in seven years. “The Edge of America.” Connect’s Bill DeYoung said the songwriter displayed a “journalistic eye for detail and poetic flow.” Red Line Roots said, “…in a world of people trying to make country music and falling short, [Thomas Oliver] soars high above the competition.”
Thomas is one of the co-producers of the Savannah Songwriters Series, which showcases original music twice a month – the second Sunday at the American Legion Post 154 on Tybee Island 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 firstname.lastname@example.org