Two touring songwriters take the stage Sunday at Johnny Harris

Linda McRae headlines SSS at Johnny Harris April 28


Two touring songwriters take the Savannah Songwriters stage Sun., April 28, at Johnny Harris at 6 p.m.

Linda McRae

Linda McRae

Canadian folk artist Linda McRae’s highly anticipated fourth solo release “Rough Edges and Ragged Heart” doesn’t describe the gold and platinum polish enhancing a musical career spanning 25 years.  The Canadian Folk Music Awards nominated it last year as Contemporary Album of the Year.

Her soaring, honest vocals hold nothing back. She nails a song to the wall.This gifted singer/songwriter/musician and holder of 3 platinum albums, plays claw hammer banjo, acoustic guitar, accordion and porch board, combining old-time sounds with universal themes of heartbreak & redemption offering an intriguing sepia postcard from the past that is vibrant and alive in the present.

Todd Hoke was born in Conroe, Texas (just north of Houston), lived in Austin for a dozen years, and currently pays his utility bills on time in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Todd has two dogs and a wife. Todd has recorded three albums of rootsy, folksy, bluesy music covering a wide array of topics.

Todd Hoke

Todd Hoke

Todd paints pictures of the world according to Todd. Combining comedy with tragedy and often times throwing in a brutally sharp wit comment, Todd’s songs are journeys you must experience

Thomas Claxton is a popular fixture on the Savannah music scene.  A native of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., the 28-year-old has been performing professional 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 and promoting their new CD “Return to Nowhere.”

For over a quarter century, Jefferson Ross 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.

Fans of his previous two solo albums:  “Azalea” and “Hymns to the Here and Now” are eagerly awaiting the release of “Isle of Hope.”

He is a founding member 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

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