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The Tybee Post Theater brings a female-driven twin bill with Southern Songbirds and Girls Just Want to Have Fun

The Tybee Post Theater brings a female-driven twin bill with Southern Songbirds and Girls Just Want to Have Fun

We seem to forget these days that Tybee Island was once an important part of coastal military defense. Few things are left from what once was an active military base but the historic Tybee Post Theater, set in the heart of what used to be Fort Screven, still stands. It was constructed in 1930 as a movie house for the soldiers stationed at the Army base. The theater has gone through major transformations after being closed for fifty years. It resumed operation in September 2015, and it is now a performing arts and movie venue for Tybee residents and visitors.

And this weekend the ladies are running the show.


SOUTHERN SONGBIRDS

“My passion is definitely the celebration of local artists and music. I come back to Savannah each year, and this show is one of the reasons,” Jill Knight said. “One night filled with music and I promise you that this show is unforgettable.”

Knight is a native of Savannah, now living in California, her music delivers a southern texture blending Americana, blues and weaving in a little R&B. She was also voted Best Songwriter on the Central Coast of California by 2018 New Times Music Awards, a finalist at the Telluride Troubadour competition, and a finalist at the National Academy of Songwriters “Songwriter of the Year” competition. “I am incredibly honored to be sharing the stage with these phenomenal artists,” Knight added. “Carly Gibson, an Atlanta-based singer-songwriter, whose solo work is an ethereal escape into R&B and blues, is currently a backing vocalist with American funk rock legends, Mother’s Finest. I think her voice is stronger than ever and I am honored to be sharing the stage with her.”

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Legendary Americana singer/songwriter David Olney to perform at the Tybee Post Theater

Legendary Americana singer/songwriter David Olney to perform at the Tybee Post Theater

By Linda Sickler/SMN
David Olney has worked as a professional musician for more than four decades.

“Early on, I saw that I had a knack for it and that it kind of really grabbed my interest like nothing else did,” he says. “Even before I was playing gigs, I was thinking about music a lot.

“That was just playing. When I found I could write songs, it became the main part of my life, the thing I could do the best.”

An Evening with Americana Legend David Olney will be presented Aug. 18 at the Tybee Post Theater. Read more….

Randall Bramblett Band @Tybee Post Theater

Randall Bramblett Band @Tybee Post Theater

By Anna Chandler/Connect Savannah

IF YOU missed Athens hero Randall Bramblett at the big Night Flight Café reunion back in May, don’t fear: he’s coming back! The treasured Southern songwriter brings his original sound and incredible band to the Tybee Post Theater stage this weekend.

For 40 years, Bramblett has worked as a sideman, collaborator, and solo act to be reckoned with. The prolific artist releases his eleventh album, Juke Joint at the Edge of the World, this month via New West Records and will celebrate with a CD release party on Tybee.

Bramblett gave fans a taste of the record’s sound with “Devil’s Haircut,” his unique, bluesy take on the signature Beck track. It’s the first time Bramblett’s released a cover song on a solo record, but the undercurrent of darkness and whimsical lyricism is a smart fit in his catalog. The multi-instrumentalist has said the new record is inspired by the soul and R&B music of his childhood.

friday, july 14, 8 p.m., $25-30 via tybeeposttheater.com, all-ages

Savannah Songwriters Series @Tybee Post Theater

Savannah Songwriters Series @Tybee Post Theater

By Anna Chandler/Connect Savannah

CELEBRATE original Lowcountry songwriting with a stellar lineup of musicians, including two Savannah Songwriters Series veterans.

Sarah Tollerson returns to the SSS circle. A Winder, Georgia native, Tollerson has received high praise and awards for her musical talents, earning the John Lennon Scholarship for Songwriting and the Berklee College of Music Performing Songwriter Award. Catch her while you can—the talented musician just announced that she and her husband are expecting their first child in September, and Sunday’s performance will be her last for a while.

These days, you can catch Sarah Poole fronting alternative rock band Ember City, but she still shows off her acoustic, singer-songwriter side. She’ll belt it out solo on Sunday.

Josh Johansson has been gigging and playing cover songs for about four years, but he’s just begun exploring his own songwriting talents. This is his SSS debut.

Abe Partridge has led a colorful life: from theological education to time in the Air Force to roofing, his wealth of experience led him to write an album of original music, White Trash Lipstick, in 2015.

Sunday, August 7, 7 p.m., $10, all-ages