Tom Savage


GrassRoots Regina is pleased to present Kingston, Ontario's singer, songwriter and guitarist Tom Savage in concert.

"… singer-songwriter whose songs shine with old school folk, bare-bones and stripped down."
Graham Rockingham - Hamilton Spectator

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Club, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina

Show starts at 8:00 p.m.

Admission: $15 at the door

Click here to see poster.

Tom Savage has devoted the past twenty years to the creation of songs. Waiting for them to come to him or dragging them out of the ether kicking and screaming. Letting them linger on the edges of his psyche until they are just right, or scribbling them down on the page with reckless abandon. Ten minutes from the seed of an idea to a finished product. Every song is different and is meant to serve a purpose and tell a story.

The wrong side of town, endless roads traveled, longing for home, and the hope for love. These are the themes that find their way into much of Tom's music. He is an excellent songwriter. His songs are often poetic in their deceptive simplicity and often politically informed; his lyrics recall the best folk singers of the sixties. Savage is also a skillful guitarist, seamlessly moving from folk to country to rock, all the while incorporating a variety of other elements. His raspy voice, which has been compared to that of Johnny Cash and Bruce Springsteen rolled into one, is the commonality throughout his songs.

A prolific writer, Tom has released six recordings of original music and penned hundreds of songs. In 2012, he challenged himself to write, record, and post online a song for every week of the year. Dubbed the Song-A-Week Challenge, the project allowed people a unique glimpse into the songwriting process and left Savage with a new, workmanlike approach to songwriting. Tom has recently released his seventh album, History of A Common Man, and is currently touring in support of the record.

Although Tom often performs with his band, the country-tinged Foley Mountain Boys, he will be bringing his solo acoustic show to Regina.
His performance will feature music akin to the following audio clips.

Everything Intertwined audio clip:

Wrong Side of Town audio clip:

Solemn Ground audio clip:

Skinny Kid audio clip:

All Over You audio clip:

YouTube Video clips here.

Savage Web site here.