Fresh off a tour that took the band to six states, Lyn Avenue — the husband and wife duo of CC Witt and Patrick Ellington — will play a homecoming show at 8 p.m. May 4 at Tybee Post Theater.
Especially since the release of the 2018 EP “Never Been to Nashville,” Lyn Avenue’s fresh, honest country sound has been attracting more and more attention.
“The most amazing part of the tour was realizing that in every city we played in, we had fans,” Ellington said about the recent swing across the South.
“Because we live in Savannah, we get people from all over the country who have seen our local performances,” Ellington said. “To be so far from home, in cities we’ve never played in before, and still find fans that came to each show was pretty awesome.”
For the Tybee show, Lyn Avenue will be joined by Jared Hall (Velvet Caravan) on keys. John Cranford of Hilton Head-based Cranford Hollow will open.
“With hometown shows, we know we’re playing for our friends, families and fans that have become friends,” Witt told me. “We have been writing new material and we’ve got some new songs we’re excited to share! It’s gonna be a good night!”
Witt also said that Lyn Avenue hopes to go back into the studio later this summer to record some of those new songs.
As Lyn Avenue has matured and the personal relationship has evolved, Will and Ellington’s creative processes have changed. In the band’s early days, Witt wrote all of the material, but the pair now collaborate extensively on new songs.
“Usually I have trouble finishing a song that I’ve started writing,” Ellington said. “I can get about 75 percent finished writing, but I usually get CC to help me finish the lyrics. And she’ll come to me with most of a song sometimes, and she just needs an idea for a bridge, and I can usually help her out.”
Lyn Avenue has another local gig at the busy River Street club Saddle Bags in July, but fans will not want to miss the experience of hearing the band’s country and Americana sound at the Tybee Post Theater, one of the best venues in the area.
“As always, we are so humbled and thankful that we’ve had the support that we do from our Savannah community, families, fans and friends,” Witt said about the upcoming show.
Tickets ($15) are now on sale. If you have never been to the Tybee Post Theater, you are likely to find ample on-street parking within a five-minute walk. Meters on Tybee are enforced till 8 p.m. Check out the theater’s website for more information.
Bill Dawers writes City Talk in Savannah Morning News and blogs at Savannah Unplugged (www.billdawers.com) and hissing lawns (www.hissinglawns.com). Email firstname.lastname@example.org.