Tybee Post Theater – Songwriter’s Circle

The Songwriter’s Circle” featuring Joni Bishop, Darryl Wise and “Jimmy Maddox!”

The Tybee Post Theater’s 80th Birthday Celebration, and First ‘Live’ Performance in Over 40 Years!

ONLY 100 tickets will be sold for this event!!!

On Saturday, June 5th, 2010, the Tybee Post Theater will open its doors and raise the curtain (so to speak) for the very first time in over 40 years!  This year, 2010 also marks the theater’s 80th birthday, and the evening’s “live” performance in the building will feature four extraordinary musicians – two singer/songwriter soloists – Joni Bishop, and Darryl Wise, and duo, Jimmy Maddox and Bobby Hanson.  (Due to a medical emergency, Michael Amburgey will not be performing.)

Joni Bishop, from Nashville, got her first guitar at age 9, and her career as a singer-songwriter is well established on the American folk music scene. She’s toured extensively throughout the US and Europe, and her distinctive songwriting, vocals, and finger-style guitar has not only won her recognition in many noted song festivals here and abroad, she also landed a staff-writing deal with Galleon Music Publishing Co. in Los Angeles before arriving in Nashville in 1989. She’s a “New Folk” winner in the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas, has recorded for CBS Records, BWE Records and released 5 CDs on her own independent label, Polestar Records. Joni’s songs have been recorded by other artists as well, among them country singer Crystal Gayle, pop group 3T, Australian country artist Shanly Dell and numerous folk artists and bluegrass groups. Her music continues to receive airplay around the country on Americana, college and public radio.

Darryl Wise is no stranger to Tybee audiences. Now based in Saint Augustine, Florida, the Savannah native lived on Tybee for many years, and played music more recently with locals like Georgia Kyle Shiver and the Back River Ramblers. But Darryl has been playing since the mid 1970’s, and has opened shows and performed with artists ranging from Los Lobos, Tears for Fears, Steve Riley and Mamou Playboys to folk legend Tom Paxton. In 2004, he performed in Nashville at a Bluebird Cafe “Songwriters in the Round” showcase, along with other Georgia artists Tony Arata, Pat Algers and Tom Douglas. His first, and long awaited CD, “Many Miles” was released in 2008 – a compilation of originals he’d written and performed through out the years. A second CD, “Reflections” followed soon after in 2009. Darryl is passionate about his songwriting, and his ability to move an audience is well-known. According to Hank Weisman, of the Savannah Folk Music Society, Darryl is “the finest folk singer/songwriter, and most accomplished guitar player to ever emerge from the Savannah area.”

Bobby Hanson and Jimmy Maddox have been musical colleagues for over forty years. Both being native to the Savannah area, they have been mainstays of Savannah’s musical history. Bobby is known for his prowess on the harmonica and his powerful, plaintiff vocals. Jimmy is a fabulous keyboard player and a talented singer as well. Together, they fronted the legendary Joja Band as it made its mark on local pop culture. The band featured many songs penned by Hanson and Maddox. In recent years, Bobby appears with his other lifelong friend and songwriting partner, Michael Amburgey and his “Cockroach Blues” anchored an advertising campaign by Yates-Astro exterminators. Jimmy is working clubs, doing concerts and playing on cruise ships as his musical career flourishes.

The theater is still undergoing renovations, but restroom facilities, and concessions will be available – all proceeds to the theater. Remember to bring your lawn chair – or better yet, a blanket or seat cushion to sit on the slanted floor.  Indeed, you’ll be “roughing it” for this concert, but it’s sure to be an evening of quality entertainment – and a memorable birthday celebration that marks the beginning of a wonderful new era of performances in Tybee’s vintage theater.

REMEMBER to bring your lawn chairs and cushions – there are no seats in the building!

SPACE IS LIMITED to the first 100 tickets under the theater’s temporary certificate of occupancy.  Tickets may be purchased online, and also at the door, but it will be a sell-out, so don’t wait.

Doors open at 6:30pm – Concert runs from 7:00pm until 9:30pm.

Tickets are on sale NOW at the Tybee Post Theater website, and will be available at the door, but space is limited so you better hurry!

The Tybee Post Theater is located at #10 Van Horn, Tybee Island, GA. Limited parking is available nearby, and also at Jaycee Park. There will also be a bicycle rack at the theater for those who want to cycle over to the concert.

For more information or to purchase tickets please visit: http://www.tybeeposttheater.org, or call 912-323-7727.

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