Two veterans of the local music scene make their SSS debut Sun., Dec. 8

Savannah Songwriters Series
Sun., Dec. 8;   6 — 7:30 pm
Tybee’s American Legion
10 Veterans Dr.  Tybee Island, GA 31328
Free admission.  Free parking.  All ages

 

The Savannah Songwriter Series is pleased to announce that two long-time local musicians will make their series debut Sun., Dec. 8, at the American Legion on Tybee.

Ricky Stokes has played guitar since age 12 and written songs since age 13.  He has played in numerous  bands (both Gospel and secular) over the past few years. He was a worship leader at First Christian church in Rincon for seven years.

Ricky Stokes

Ricky Stokes

His song “You Can Always Come Back Home” was recorded by Chuck Day on his CD “Eleven.” It went #1 on Christian country radio charts in September of this year. The Inspirational Country Music Association also nominated the song for song of the year last month.

Jeff Beasley is known for his acoustic one-man band act where he plays guitar, harmonica and sings, all while kicking a kick drum, hi hat, tambourine and snare.

Jeff Beasley

Jeff Beasley

Jeff spent several years in Nashville, where he had a small publishing deal with Warner Chappell England.  He was a featured writer at the Bluebird Café.  Prior to that, he worked the Athens music scene for several years after graduating from Ga. Southern.

Jeff is a regular on the Savannah music scene, playing as his one-man band or adding a couple of musicians and performing as the Jeff Beasely band; or expanding further into The Fabulous Clams.

With six fully produced band albums under his belt, Jeff released his first live solo album in 2010 titled “Jeff Beasley One Man Band.”

Thomas Oliver has just completed a 16-show tour through north Georgia and Florida in support of his first CD in seven years, “The Edge of America.”

Thomas is one of the co-producers of the Savannah Songwriters Series.

Roy Swindelle is also a co-producer of the series. In addition, he is a well-respected musician, having recently been named Best Musician on Tybee, where he often plays solo as Roy and the Circuit Breakers, as well as with the Christy Alan Band, which was recently named Best Band by The Tybee Breeze.

His new CD, “401-k Plan” is just out.

Savannah Songwriters Series is entering its fourth year of staging showcases for original music.  All are free to the public and start at 6 p.m. the 2nd Sunday at the Tybee Island American Legion and the 4th Sunday at Johnny Harris.

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